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Others expected to follow Coca-Cola’s solar leadership as costs fall

By: Simone LiedtkeCoca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA), Coca-Cola’s bottling partner in South Africa, is aiming to have 25% of its electricity powered by renewable sources by 2025. The company says the first 10% of this renewable energy, about 18-million kilowatt hours a year, will be rolled out nationwide... 

Others expected to follow Coca-Cola’s solar leadership as costs fall

Editorial Insight

Rediscovering Mandela

By: Terence CreamerThe great leadership challenge of our times is to make the correct decisions, and implement them, in a world that is increasingly failing to recognise that the destiny of all humanity is as tightly interwoven as a seamless cloth. One of the extreme ironies of the so-called connected generation is... 

Rediscovering Mandela

News & Insight

Ansys rebrands as Etion

By: Natasha OdendaalDigital technology solutions provider Ansys has embarked on a significant rebranding to breathe new life into its business units and reflect its new position as a diversified digital technology group. Now evolved into Etion, representing “energy in action”, the AltX-listed group has changed the... 

Cape Town reassesses future water mix after dodging Day Zero bullet

By: Natasha OdendaalThe City of Cape Town’s dreaded Day Zero has been pushed out to 2020 – as long as the current water restrictions are maintained – owing to higher dam water levels, intense water demand management programmes, communication and awareness and behavioural changes. Day Zero, when the taps in Cape Town... 

M&A advisory firm aims to use SA as gateway to African market

By: Nadine JamesWashington DC-headquartered mergers and acquisition advisory firm Taylor Advisory announced last week that it was entering the African market through South Africa with the appointment of Francois Baird as its Africa co-chairperson and Riaan Rademan as its South Africa co-chairperson. This is... 

M&A advisory firm aims to use SA as gateway to African market

Mozambique moves closer to becoming LNG producer

By: BloombergMozambique moved a few steps closer to becoming a player on the fast-growing global market for liquefied natural gas, eight years after the first major deep-water discovery there. The development of hydrocarbon resources is crucial for the southern African country, which has struggled this year... 

SA halts oil exploration permits to revamp licensing

By: BloombergSouth Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources has issued a moratorium on new applications for petroleum exploration and development in order to change its licencing process. The restriction won’t affect applications received before the date of publication of the notice, which appeared in the... 

SA promises to align energy plans with SADC gas masterplan

By: Terence CreamerEnergy Minister Jeff Radebe has promised greater alignment between South Africa’s energy plans, including the new Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for electricity, with a regional gas master plan, which is currently under development within the 16-country Southern African Development Community... 

Solid demand forecast for turboprop aircraft amid growth in regional routes

By: Rebecca CampbellRegional turboprop airliner manufacturer ATR has released its 20-year (2018 to 2037) forecast for global demand for turboprop airliners. It estimates the market at 3 020 aircraft, worth more than $80-billion. “The key driver for this positive outlook is traffic growth in regional connectivity,”... 

Technology incubator seeks proposals for creation of Gauteng ICT hub

By: Natasha OdendaalBusiness and technology incubator Softstart Business and Technology Incubator (SBTI) wants to transform 19 000 m2 of its undeveloped land in Midrand into Africa’s largest information and communication technology (ICT) hub to drive the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The group sent out a request for... 

Travel between SA and Spain boosted by renewed air link

By: Rebecca CampbellThe reintroduction of direct flights between Johannesburg and Madrid by Spanish flag-carrier airline Iberia in August 2016 has resulted in a significant boost in travel between South Africa and Spain. This was reported by Airports Company South Africa Assistant General Manager (Client and... 

UK continues to push development of small and modular reactors

By: Rebecca CampbellThe UK Government has reaffirmed its commitment, including research and development (R&D) funding, to the development of small and modular nuclear reactors. It has done so in the Nuclear Sector Deal, developed by Britain’s Nuclear Industry Council in cooperation with the Government, and published... 

Photo of the Week


By: Terence CreamerGeneral Motors has installed 18 fast chargers for its Cruise self-driving car unit at a parking facility on San Francisco's Embarcadero, a busy boulevard along the Californian city's eastern shoreline. General Motors has created its own ride-hailing platform and is aiming get its self-driving car... 



Countdown to Brexit

By: Riaan de LangeShould you be reading this column on the date of its publication – July 13 –  it will be the second and last Friday the 13th in 2018. I hope you are not superstitious or suffer from triskaidekaphobia, an extreme or irrational fear of the number 13. And it is only 260 days to the day when the... 

Ramaphoria index falling

By: Aubrey MatshiqiThis month we are celebrating the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela. I suspect that the country will celebrate more the older Mandela than the young hothead of a militant who became a commander in the armed struggle against white minority rule. To me, the commemoration of the centenary of... 

Ramaphoria index falling

The war is over

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoyAlan Campbell mentioned to me that, since this column is titled Electrically Speaking, it really should be about electricity. Good point. Well, water is normally supplied by pumps, and pumps work on electricity. So, joining the dots, this column is about water. Or more specifically the recent... 




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