Russia Offers to Expand Nuclear Power in Africa

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2019 05:00:00 +0000

The post Russia Offers to Expand Nuclear Power in Africa appeared first on POWER Magazine.

South Africa is the only country on the African continent with nuclear power generation, but Russia is working to make nuclear power a reality for more African nations. Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke

The post Russia Offers to Expand Nuclear Power in Africa appeared first on POWER Magazine.

Read more

Battery Supply Constraints On The World Market & Electricity Blackouts Spur South African Battery Assembly

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2019 23:00:30 +0000

Blue Nova by Remeredzai KuhudzaiJust like many EV brands blame the slow ramp-up of EV production on battery supply constraints, lithium-ion home batteries have not been produced in large volumes. With a huge world market to address, a limited quantity of the batteries from these global brands get to reach Africa

Read more

Restructuring Report: Eskom ‘Fundamentally Insolvent, Permanently Impaired’

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2019 14:32:17 +0000

The post Restructuring Report: Eskom ‘Fundamentally Insolvent, Permanently Impaired’ appeared first on POWER Magazine.

Eskom, South Africa’s state-owned utility that produces nearly 90% of the African powerhouse’s electricity, is saddled with liabilities, unavoidable expenses, and stranded costs that exceed $113 billion, and for various reasons, it is “fundamentally insolvent, permanently impaired, and will never be a true going concern enterprise under its current legal, operational, and governance structure,” concludes […]

The post Restructuring Report: Eskom ‘Fundamentally Insolvent, Permanently Impaired’ appeared first on POWER Magazine.

Read more

South Africa Could Miss Out On EVolution

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 23:00:44 +0000

Elon Musk’s home town of Pretoria recently hosted the Smarter Mobility Africa 2019 Summit, where the future of South Africa’s automotive manufacturing industry was one of the major sessions. According its website, “Smarter Mobility Africa brings together mobility thought leaders from business and government to consider, collaborate, co-create and consolidate efforts for accelerating the transition to electric and smart mobility.” Some of the discussions zoned in on how international markets are preparing for the transition to electromobility and how South Africa’s motor vehicle manufacturing industry could be impacted by this shift

Read more

Financially Flailing Eskom Scrambles to Complete Defect-Ridden Coal Plants

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 14:53:46 +0000

The post Financially Flailing Eskom Scrambles to Complete Defect-Ridden Coal Plants appeared first on POWER Magazine.

South Africa’s state-owned utility Eskom was forced to slash 2,000 MW on a rotational basis nationwide on Oct. 16 and Oct. 17. The newest round of power cuts—the first in nearly seven months—highlight the state-owned utility’s scramble to avert financial disaster stemming in part from the fast-tracked construction of two 4.8-GW coal-fired power plants: Medupi […]

The post Financially Flailing Eskom Scrambles to Complete Defect-Ridden Coal Plants appeared first on POWER Magazine.

Read more

Will South Africa Build Electric Vehicles?

Credit to Author: David Zarembka| Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2019 21:30:05 +0000

Like Germany is to Europe, South Africa is the manufacturing powerhouse of sub-Saharan Africa. In particular, it has 8 automobile assembly plants. The companies are BMW, Ford, Isuzu, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Renault, Toyota, and Volkswagen. In 2018, South Africa produced 610,854 vehicles

Read more

South Africa’s president accused of misleading Parliament

Credit to Author: Dennis Maliwanag| Date: Sat, 20 Jul 2019 00:44:37 +0000

South Africa's president accused of misleading Parliament

A South African corruption watchdog on Friday said President Cyril Ramaphosa “deliberately misled” Parliament about a campaign contribution, a setback for a leader who has vowed to address sprawling graft allegations that forced his predecessor from office and sparked national outrage.

The post South Africa’s president accused of misleading Parliament appeared first on Inquirer News.

Read more

South Africa’s ex-president appears at corruption inquest

Credit to Author: eestopace| Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2019 12:14:48 +0000

South Africa's ex-president appears at corruption inquest

Former South African president Jacob Zuma is appearing Monday before a state commission probing allegations of corruption during his tenure as the country’s leader.

The post South Africa’s ex-president appears at corruption inquest appeared first on Inquirer News.

Read more