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South Africa’s role in clean energy discussed at Mining Indaba

Production will start at South Africa's first fuel cell component plant by December, it was announced at the Investing in African Mining Indaba. Fuel...

Five alternative energy initiatives in Africa

26 October 2016 The renewable energy industry is a two-fold opportunity: it offers cost- effective, environmentally friendly energy to consumers in Africa and it provides...
Huge Soweto housing project under way

Living standards improve in South Africa

Living standards in South Africa have improved significantly over the past two decades on all possible measures, such as access to housing, electricity, clean water and sanitation. The data in the Institute of Race Relation's South Africa Survey 2016 "show the relative success of the government's service delivery efforts".

Maasai women lead solar revolution in Kenya

Rural communities in Kenya are benefitting from a solar power drive by Green Energy Africa. Maasai women buy the equipment from the organisation, sell it for a small profit, and are empowered to install it themselves.

Africa Progress Report speaks of continent’s green energy leaders

African countries are emerging as global green energy leaders, although electricity constraints still hamper growth in many regions of the continent. The Africa Progress Report points to inequality in pricing and a need for greater investment.

Women combat lack of electricity with solar power

Solar Sister empowers women in Africa to be entrepreneurs. They earn an income through selling solar power products, bringing light to homes across the continent and ending the terrible fires caused by candles and paraffin lamps that can devastate whole communities.

Minister Brown: we are not close to a blackout

At a press briefing held on 15 April, 2015, Public Enterprises minister, Lynne Brown, has assured South Africans that despite the implementation of stage three of load shedding, the country is not close to a power blackout. 

SA 'to meet 2014 electrification target'

South Africa to seek solutions to electricity constraints

A summit for all stakeholders - government, business and civil society - will be held to find solutions to the electricity constraints in South Africa, according to the deputy president. He said progress had been made in the president's five-point plan to assist Eskom.
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Bokoko literacy project brings books and libraries to Africa

Born in Spain but of African descent, Bisila Bokoko was so moved by a trip to discover her roots that she set up the Bisila Bokoko African Literacy Project. Through it, she builds libraries, donates books to African children, and runs a scholarship fund.

Medupi power station 'ready by December'

Eskom’s Medupi power station produces first electricity

The first of Medupi power station's six units was connected to South Africa's national power grid on Monday, marking "an exciting milestone" toward full commercial power of the Limpopo plant, Eskom boss Tshediso Matona said.

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