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Drought-stricken South Africa faces water infrastructure funding shortfall

Drought-stricken South Africa faces wate...

A new report estimates that South Africa will need to invest about R70.4-billion a year in water infrastructure investment over the next decade to address water scarcity and provide reliable water to all people, businesses and industries in South Africa.The ‘Water 2018 Market Intelligence Report’, released by non-profit organisation Green Cape, on Wednesday, said investment in water infrastructure included the refurbishment and upgrade of existing infrastructure, as well as the development of new infrastructure, to support population and economic growth. “With budgeted funding of only R43.4-billion in 2017 for total water infrastructure, there is a significant [R27-billion] shortfall in...

A new report estimates that South Africa will need to invest about R70.4-billion a year in water infrastructure investment over the next decade to address water scarcity and provide reliable water to all people, businesses and industries in South...

A new report estimates that South Africa will need to invest about R70.4-billion a year in water infrastructure investment over the next decade to...

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S.Africa: Energy Minister welcomes High Court Ruling

S.Africa: Energy Minister welcomes High ...

In March, Transform RSA NPC and the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa NUMSA lodged an urgent application for an order interdicting Eskom from concluding the twenty-seven 27 renewable energy Independent Power Producer Projects IPP including the PPAs with Eskom, pending finalisation of the main application instituted under case no. 42887/2017, the Coal Transporter’s Forum matter. On Thursday, Pretoria High Court Judge Dawie Fourie ruled that the application launched by NUMSA and Transform RSA, was not urgent. The judge accordingly struck the case out of the roll with costs, the Department of Energy DoE said in a statement. "The Department of Energy will continue to vigorously...

In March, Transform RSA NPC and the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa NUMSA lodged an urgent application for an order interdicting Eskom from concluding the twenty-seven 27 renewable energy Independent Power Producer Projects IPP...

In March, Transform RSA NPC and the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa NUMSA lodged an urgent application for an order interdicting...

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Long-delayed renewables IPP agreements to be signed on Wednesday

Long-delayed renewables IPP agreements t...

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe announced on Tuesday that agreements for 27 renewable-energy independent power producer IPP projects, which have been delayed since 2016, will be signed on Wednesday, April 4. The projects have a collective investment value of R55.92 -billion. The Department of Energy DoE said the agreements would include the power purchase agreements PPAs with Eskom. The department said the "milestone" had been reached following a long period of uncertainty, which arose initially after Eskom indicted in early 2016 that it was unwilling to enter into new PPAs with renewables IPPs, having returned to a surplus operating position. The uncertainty was then extended further after the...

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe announced on Tuesday that agreements for 27 renewable-energy independent power producer IPP projects, which have been delayed since 2016, will be signed on Wednesday, April 4. The projects have a collective investment...

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe announced on Tuesday that agreements for 27 renewable-energy independent power producer IPP projects, which have been...

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Renewable Energy - North Gauteng High Court

Renewable Energy - North Gauteng High Co...

The North Gauteng High Court on Thursday ruled against the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa Numsa and civic group Transform RSA’s urgent application to stop State-owned Eskom from signing contracts with private renewable energy projects.Numsa had asked the court to block the signing of 27 power purchase agreements PPAs with independent power producers IPPs until the court heard an application by the Coal Transporters’ Forum, which argues that a switch to renewable energy from coal-fired electricity will lead to job losses in linked sector. However, the court ruled that the application was not urgent and that it should be set aside. South African Wind Energy Association SAWEA...

The North Gauteng High Court on Thursday ruled against the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa Numsa and civic group Transform RSA’s urgent application to stop State-owned Eskom from signing contracts with private renewable energy...

The North Gauteng High Court on Thursday ruled against the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa Numsa and civic group Transform RSA’s...

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