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Transitioning to a Greener Economy

By Ntombifuthi Ntuli* The added wind energy allocation in the 2019 IRP will reduce the cost of energy, improve the country’s competitiveness and help to...

Power shortages will remain a big challenge in a post-COVID-19 South...

Hartmut Winkler, University of Johannesburg The decline in economic activity precipitated by the spread of COVID-19 and ensuing lockdown in South Africa is also affecting...

The impact of Covid-19 on South African businesses: A look at...

As Coronavirus takes hold of a majority of the world, the rising number of cases in Africa has seen the government and army officials...

South Africa plans to open up electricity generation

South Africa plans to  open up electricity generation to other players a move that has been welcome by key industry leaders but one that...

Panic over water in South Africa’s economic hub is misplaced

Mike Muller, University of the Witwatersrand It has been a hot, dry October in much of the interior of South Africa. And the rains have...

Lessons about housing from Ghana’s Volta River project 50 years on

Iain Jackson, University of Liverpool The Volta River project in Ghana was a symbolic embodiment of progress, modernisation, and development. It offered the opportunity for...

For Africa, Going Green Is Not a Luxury

By Carlos Lopes Earlier this year, Tropical Cyclone Idai tore throughsouthern Africa, killing hundreds, injuring thousands, and displacing even more. In Mozambique, as much as half...

A mega-solar initiative will help southern Africa shine

By Andrew Herscowitz,  Coordinator, Power Africa Mega-solar projects – large-scale installations capable of producing upwards of hundreds of megawatts (MW) of power – are generating much-needed...

South Africa’s construction industry could become safer. Here’s how

Patrick Nwabueze Okonkwo, Stellenbosch University Construction is tough, sometimes dangerous work. Globally, the construction industry accounts for about 7% of employment. But it’s responsible for...

South African construction companies should digitise ahead of anticipated uplift in...

  South African construction companies have endured a difficult few years. Not only have they struggled as a result of a slowdown in government infrastructure...
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