Energy minister Gwede Mantashe is being sued following the suspension of a National Nuclear Regulator board member who also works with a group fighting the lifetime extension of Koeberg.
Author: Antony Squazzin
A sub-variant of the Omicron coronavirus strain, known as BA.2, is spreading rapidly in South Africa and may cause a second surge of infections in the current wave.
South Africa has extended a deadline for companies to reach financial close for projects aimed at ending load shedding.
A key obstacle to an emergency programme to supply 2GW of power to South Africa’s grid has been removed.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has been told to cut bureaucracy and focus on fixing the country’s energy crisis if he wants to revive the economy.
Sun Exchange, a South African firm that crowd-sources funds for solar panels and leases them to customers, plans to expand to other countries on the continent.
Johannesburg has joined Cape Town in opposing plans by Eskom to raise electricity costs by more than three times the current inflation rate.
Investec plans to offer its private banking clients funding to install solar panels and battery storage systems in their homes.
WiSolar, a South African start-up that sells solar power on a prepaid basis, plans to raise R45-million as it gears up for growth.
South African excess deaths have peaked during the Omicron wave at a fraction of the numbers seen in earlier outbreaks of Covid.