Experts talk nuclear reactors
Over 100 delegates from 18 countries and representing 52 organisations have gathered in the Kruger National Park to hold a conference on high-precision analysis techniques which can be used in the fabrication of components for nuclear reactors. South Africa is currently hosting the 9th International Conference on Mechanical Stress... Read more
CDC’s energy approach boasts well for Eastern Cape
The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) recently hosted the Minister of Energy Ms Mamokolo Kubayi who recommitted the Coega SEZ as one of the preferred locations identified to host the gas to power plant and identified the CDC as one of the important partners to assist the department in implementing... Read more
Minister Brown backs Eskom investigation
A thorough investigation is the only way to lift the cloud shrouding State-owned enterprises stemming from allegations of State capture, says Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown. In a statement on Tuesday, Minister Brown reiterated that she is on record as supporting the investigation of the Directorate for Priority Crime... Read more
Sustainable electricity development key to Africa’s growth
Africa must rethink the way it approaches electricity production if it is to realise its industrial and economic growth imperatives, says Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown. The Minister on Tuesday said electricity is the cornerstone of any economy, and the design of electricity systems on the continent must be... Read more
Coega remains a preferred location for gas-to-power says government
Coega SEZ remains one of the preferred location for its gas aspirations, particularly for the 1000MW LNG project announced to the Coega SEZ last year  says Minister of Energy, Ms Mmamoloko Kubayi. Her announcment followed a visit to the Eastern Cape SEZ with the MEC for Economic Development, Environmental Affairs... Read more
Sustainable electricity development key to Africa’s growth
Africa must rethink the way it approaches electricity production if it is to realise its industrial and economic growth imperatives, says Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown. The Minister on Tuesday said electricity is the cornerstone of any economy, and the design of electricity systems on the continent must be... Read more
Coega’s energy sector booming; projects value now over R4-billion
Investors in the energy sector are continuing to plug into the Coega Special Economic Zone (SEZ) for a wide spectrum of technologies, ranging from renewable energy, gas to nuclear, says Dr Ayanda Vilakazi, Head of Marketing and Communications at the Coega Development Corporation (CDC). “The Coega SEZ has been... Read more
Eskom signs US$1.5 billion loan with China Development Bank
Eskom today signed a US$1.5 billion (approximately R19.6 billion) loan agreement with the China Development Bank (CDB) at a signing ceremony held at Eskom’s head office Megawatt Park in Sunninghill, Johannesburg. The facility will form part of the financing of the Medupi Power Plant. Eskom’s Interim Group Chief Executive... Read more
Govt pursuing nuclear build programme at an affordable pace
Government remains intent on pursuing the Nuclear New Build Programme at a pace and scale that the country can afford, President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday. He said this when he appeared before the National Assembly to respond to oral questions. He said the Nuclear New Build Programme was... Read more
Government committed to energy security
Government remains committed to ensuring energy security through the rollout of the nuclear new build programme, which forms part of the country’s energy mix, says Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi. In a statement on Wednesday, Minister Kubayi said government is committed to the provision of reliable and sustainable electricity supply,... Read more