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Namibian power privatisation looms

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Namibia’s State-owned electricity utility, Nampower, has signalled a willingness to embrace either full or partial privatisation. 

Privatisation comes to the fore in SA

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Just six years ago privatisation was considered a swearword for members of the African National Congress, now South Africa’s ruling party. 

Tenders for power station dismantling close Feb 15

By: System Author     21st January 2000 A contract is to be awarded for the dismantling of the Highveld power station near Sasolburg in the Free State by State-owned electricity utility Eskom before mid-year. 

Increased environmental disclosure urged

By: System Author     10th December 1999 As South Africa becomes a global player not only in the economic and political spheres but also in the field of environmental management, a shift in focus will be needed. 

National Electricity Regulator: the latest

By: System Author     10th December 1999 The long-awaited restructuring of the electricity supply industry should be able to proceed full steam ahead following the announcement of the ‘transformed and realigned’ National Electricity Regulator. 

SA wins Nigerian contracts

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Two South African companies have won a multimillion-dollar contract to install fibre optic cable on 

Telecom firm eyes acquisitions

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Following its acquisition of a 60% stake in Intertech Systems for an undisclosed sum last week, turnkey telecommunication firm Ikwezi is looking towards procuring further companies as part of its growth strategy. 

Power generating plant, Free State

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Eskom is to issue an enquiry for the sale, demolition and removal of all the power-generating plant at its mothballed Highveld power station. 

Small business: active but not good enough

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Although there are not enough small and micro companies in South Africa yet, there is significant activity in this area. 

From humble beginnings to industry leader

By: System Author     26th November 1999 1st Industrial 

Chinese lamp maker enters Gauteng

By: System Author     26th November 1999 A joint venture between Fujian Machinery and Equipment, of China, and Corporate Electrical Technologies, of South Africa, will see the establishment in South Africa of a manufacturing facility. 

Lesotho is eyeing water and power projects worth R1bn

By: System Author     26th November 1999 South Africa’s neighbour, Lesotho, is considering water and electricity projects worth more than R1-billion for early next century. 

State power utility demonstrates that it is up to Y2K challenge

By: System Author     19th November 1999 As the new millennium looms ever nearer, State power utility Eskom has announced that it has completed the necessary testing to ensure its Y2K compliance. 

Programme turns on the lights for the masses

By: System Author     19th November 1999 econstruction & Development 

SA plans its water security beyond 2020

By: System Author     12th November 1999 With South Africa due to run out of water between the years 2020 and 2030, various solutions concerning water conservation and augmentation schemes, among others, need to be maintained and sustained. 

Wind-energy farm, Western Cape

By: System Author     12th November 1999 The 10 MW Darling demonstration wind farm, an initiative by the Oelsner Group, is nearing implementation stage, and commissioning of the first 5 MW phase is expected next year. 

Wake-up call to all engineering editors

By: System Author     12th November 1999 Electrically Speaking 

John Blackbeard - PPC Cement

By: System Author     12th November 1999 Leaders 

Placing the spotlight on electricity pricing

By: System Author     5th November 1999 Electrically Speaking 

SA’s first independent power option

By: System Author     5th November 1999 Lifeline offered to power station 

Substantial investment in SA infrastructure

By: System Author     5th November 1999 German Contribution to South Africa 

Russians conclude deal with SA utility

By: System Author     5th November 1999 Energomash Corporation, of Moscow, and electricity utility Eskom has the potential to open new markets in Asia and Africa. 

Eskom sale would raise at least R80bn

By: System Author     29th October 1999 The full privatisation of State power utility Eskom would raise a minimum of R80-billion for the country. 

Mozambique energy project advances

By: System Author     29th October 1999 The proposed US$1-billion 1 000 MW power-station and US$240-million coal-mine at Moatize in Mozambique are set to move into the bankable feasibility study phase as soon as finance is secured. 

35% of province’s water goes to waste

By: System Author     22nd October 1999 It is estimated that an average of 60% of water within the Gauteng water system is wasted. 

R12,5bn power station set for fifth unit

By: System Author     22nd October 1999 The R12,5-billion Majuba power station near Volksrust, in Mpumalanga, is on schedule for commercial load of its fifth unit next April and the sixth the following year. 

New coating-thickness gauge launched

By: System Author     22nd October 1999 Noise, Vibration & NDT 

Dry-ice blasting for cleaning oil refineries

By: System Author     22nd October 1999 Oil Refineries 

‘Little nukes’ to mushroom in South Africa

By: System Author     22nd October 1999 Electrically Speaking 

SA–Indian trade on the increase

By: System Author     15th October 1999 Bilateral trade and investment relations between South Africa and India are experiencing significant growth. 

Aluminium smelter reaches halfway mark

By: System Author     15th October 1999 Construction on the US$1,3-billion Mozambique Aluminium (Mozal) plant outside Maputo is on schedule and on budget. 

New national control centre for energy

By: System Author     15th October 1999 The R27-million project to construct a new national control centre and upgrade existing facilities in Germiston, Gauteng, by State electricity utility, Eskom. 

Power utility has what it takes to be Telkom No 2

By: System Author     8th October 1999 Electricity provider Eskom has the infrastructure to compete for the second fixed-line telecommunications licence to be awarded in either 2002 or 2003. 

SA a reservoir for safety expertise in region

By: System Author     1st October 1999 Industrial Safety, Health & Security 

Thulani Gcabashe - Eskom Enterprises

By: System Author     1st October 1999 Leaders 

Computerised turbine data

By: System Author     24th September 1999 To enable electricity utility Eskom to undertake preventive maintenance on turbines in its power stations, all its turbine equipment data is being computerised. 

Kudu contract awards expected in Dec

By: System Author     24th September 1999 Cape Town local authorities, together with Shell, plan to award contracts in December for four detailed studies into the viability of a gas-fired power station linked through a pipeline to the Kudu gasfields off the Namibian coast. 

R6bn telecom investment in post-monopoly SA?

By: System Author     24th September 1999 It is expected that a second South African telecommunications network operator could invest as much as R6-billion in infrastructure, boosting local telecommunications equipment and associated telecommunications infrastructure industries. 

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