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Infographic: Khi Solar One

Khi Solar One is Africa's first concentrated solar power plant. Situated outside of Upington in the Northern Cape, the 140-hectare plant will produce 50 megawatts of power by using 4 200 concave mirrors to reflect and concentratea large area of sunlight onto a small area on a 205 metre tower.


Five alternative energy initiatives in Africa

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

South Africans nominated for Innovation Prize for Africa

Four South African innovations have made it on to this year's list of 10 nominees for the Innovation Prize for Africa. Its aim is to encourage local solutions to challenges and inspire continued growth on the continent. The winner will be announced in a ceremony in June in Botswana.

South Africa reports on energy investments

South Africa reports on energy investments

South Africa has reiterated its commitment to the development of the energy sector as one of the most vital keys to easing constraints to economic growth. The expansion of the nuclear energy will be implemented over the next decade, adding to the R83-billion already invested in Eskom.
Morocco set to become Africa's solar superpower

Morocco set to become Africa’s solar superpower

Concentrated solar power is one of the fastest growing energy technologies, and Africa is leading the way. In addition to several South African solar thermal plants operating or under construction, Morocco's Noor plant, set to become the largest in Africa, begins its first phase this month.

Government has prioritised energy security to enable economic growth and development

• Government is aware that the country’s economic growth performance needs to be improved in a sustainable manner and has therefore made the resolution of...

Giant Flag to bring tourists and jobs to the Camdeboo

In the Valley of Desolation in the Camdeboo region of the Eastern Cape, a global online crowdfunded project with huge ambitions is set to transform a community where four of every 10 people don't have jobs. This is South Africa's Giant Flag, a development project so big it will be visible from space.

Sunbird to supply Eskom with Ibhubesi gas

Sunbird to supply Eskom with Ibhubesi gas

Sunbird Energy, an Australian listed energy company, has signed a 15-year gas sales term sheet which will see it supplying gas to Eskom. South Africa's national energy utility plans to use gas rather than costly diesel to power its generators.
Investment in African mega projects on the boil

Investment in African mega projects on the boil

Africa is "en route to a brighter future", with investment in mega projects surging to almost R4-trillion. In its Construction Trends report, Deloitte says it sees the opportunities surpassing the challenges facing the continent. Energy and power lead the field in number of projects undertaken.
South Africa secures World Bank loan

South Africa’s action plan to keep the lights on

South Africa's so-called "energy war room" - established last year to address the country's energy issues - was focused on implementing the government's plan to stabilise supply and diversify sources of energy, Rural Development Minister Gugile Nkwinti told a media briefing this week.


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