Category Archives: South Africa


Source: Zimasa “mooshtaffa” Vabaza

The story of Coal in SA is the story of Africa’s most industrialized economy fighting for its competitive industrial advantage in a world that is saying we should stop using our most important resource because they spent the last 100 years building their economies while messing Read the rest

Opposition to the Unbundling of Eskom: Submission to Parliament South Africa, ELECTRICITY REGULATION AMENDMENT BILL (B23-2023)

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I oppose the current move by the South African Government precisely because I have studied the history of unbundling in the developing world, the success stories, and the failures.

For instance, the World Bank’s comprehensive assessment titled: Rethinking Power Sector Reform in the Read the rest

UNDICTATED: SA’s lost nuclear opportunity ready for comeback, can end blackouts

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In this episode of UNDICTATED, Kemm offers context into why nuclear went off the rails in SA – and why the country may finally be ready to cash in on its world-class expertise and in some areas, global leadership.

UNDICTATED: SA’s lost nuclear opportunity ready

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Koeberg Unit 1 is safely and successfully synchronised to the grid

re posted from                             HUGO KRUGER SUBSTACK

Cape Town will now enjoy another 20 years of reliable baseload capacity that is generated from zero carbon Nuclear Power. The anti-nukes are not going to like it, because there is now no more need for extra transmission lines (that will be the Read the rest

Electricity should be sold as a service. Time to shift to new paradigm

please read this excellent  article on the most important issue of electricity as a service vs a commodity

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The consequence is that partial off-grid solutions (such as a solar panel on a residential household that draws electricity from Eskom at night) might appear more affordable than Read the rest

World Wide Utility Ownership

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World Wide Utility Ownership

There is no “best model”

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The New Cold War Plays Out in South Africa Over Electric Infrastructure

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The New Cold War Plays Out in South Africa Over Electric Infrastructure

How the Belt and Road Initiative Summit in China and Africa’s Energy Week Showcase a New Path Forward

Alex Dimitrios


Fox Green
23 Oct 2023
The modern Cold War is not about
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South Africa’s First Mini Nuclear Reactor Planned for the Western Cape


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South Africa’s first mini nuclear reactor planned for the Western Cape

The Western Cape could get South Africa’s first mini nuclear reactor as early as 2026, Sunday news Rapport reports.The … Read the rest

Musina- Makhado: Economic Integration and Mineral Beneficiation for SADC

Musina- Makhado: Economic Integration and Mineral Beneficiation for SADC

by PD Lawton, 18 October 2023


Musina- Makhado Special Economic Zone (MMSEZ) is a proposed industrial park in South Africa, designated with tax incentives as a special economic zone (SEZ). It is an initiative of the Limpopo Province … Read the rest