After months of delays and legal challenges.
South Africa signed long-delayed renewable energy contracts worth R55.92 billion with independent power producers on Wednesday, in the first major investment deal under President Cyril Ramaphosa.READ MORE
A quarter of the projects so far approved in the REIPPPP programme have been allocated to the Eastern Cape with 91% of these being wind projects and the balance solar photo-voltaic.READ MORE
For Thulani Nkuna, managing the building of the new Sea Vista Library is more than a job, it is helping to build his own future.
Thulani, who grew up in KwaNomzamo, is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day site activities, making sure that the workmanship is top quality, and communicating with the principal agent and engineer about any adjustments to the structure.READ MORE
Fikile Maliti and Aphelele Ndesi, two local farmers in Noupoort, are taking the lessons learnt during an Enterprise Development Programme, to grow their poultry and egg laying business.READ MORE
The signing of 27 outstanding renewable energy projects will not happen today as anticipated.
This after trade union National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and civic group Transform RSA were granted an urgent court interdict at the North Gauteng High Court.READ MORE
The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) responds to the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa’s urgent court interdict blocking Eskom from signing 27 renewable energy contracts, READ MORE
Today was meant to mark the reawakening of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), first initiated in 2011.
“The delayed investment of over R59 billion, the creation of over 13 000 construction jobs and a further 2000 operations jobs was meant to be unlocked today,” said Brenda Martin, CEO of the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA).READ MORE