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Solar streetlighting for Mkhambathini local municipality  

BEKA Schréder has supplied the solar streetlighting solution for the Mkhambathini Local Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal. The BEKA SOLAR was chosen for this off-grid lighting solution. Illumination of these key areas not only...

Load Shedding Crisis: Plastic manufacturing sector suffers 30%-40% declines

Load shedding is having a disastrous impact on the local plastic manufacturing sector, with some SMME’s reporting declines of around 30%-40%, according to Plastics SA’s Anton Hanekom. Many companies are unable to...

From the “Bee in my Bonnet Column” – Grid free, nearly!

(Apologies to those who understand these things in advance, and hopefully the rest of us may derive some benefit!) AFTER persevering with a petrol powered generator for five years, the noise and...

President outlines progress on Energy Action Plan

President Cyril Ramaphosa has reiterated government's commitment to resolving the energy crisis as soon as possible. The President was addressing the National Assembly on Wednesday during the occasion of The Presidency’s Budget...

Acting Eskom chief Cassim says utility hopes to recover 6000 MW in the next...

The acting Group Chief Executive of Africa’s largest utility, South Africa’s Eskom, Calib Cassim, says the power company’s executive management has agreed to assist generation “to the best of our ability...

Loadshedding is having a huge impact on the uptake of new equipment, warns Shumani

LOADSHEDDING is having a huge impact on the total uptake of equipment in general, says Victor Nemukula, MD of Shumani Industrial Equipment. Companies are instead spending their capital budget on solar...

Electricity Minister visits Eskom power stations

In the next two weeks, Minister in the Presidency responsible for Electricity, Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, will be visiting all 14 Eskom power stations to engage with the management, workers, and unions. The...

From the “Bee in my Bonnet column” – I wonder if the Mayor has...

AFTER an infuriating week of queueing for hours and being affected by loadshedding in Council controlled offices, I wondered if our executive mayor, Geordin Hill-Lewis has ever tried to renew his...

The lights are still not on, but someone has finally come home

Jerome Brink, Director: Tax & Exchange Control Practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Every South African is currently faced with the ongoing negative effects of rolling electricity blackouts, which Government euphemistically refers to...

On. Off. On. Off. Is your office loadshedding-proof?

Regardless of where you or your employees work, it’s become critical to ensure power is always on and everyone is completely prepared Loadshedding, according to recent news, has been declared a national...

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Renewable energy component market will be worth R468-billion by 2030 –...

By Larry Claasen SOUTH Africa’s energy crisis, along with the global move to environmental sustainability has the potential to be a big economic drive, says...

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