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South Africa’s renewables focus shifting from costs to jobs and transformation

South Africa’s renewables focus shifting...

The themes of transformation and employment in the renewable-energy sector have started to eclipse traditional concerns over cost and reliability following government’s highly contested, and much delayed, decision to press ahead with the signing of agreements for another 27 renewable-energy independent power producer IPP projects.The projects, which have a combined capacity of 2 300 MW, bring to 112 the number of IPPs procured under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme REIPPPP since 2011.To date, 6 422 MW of renewables capacity has been procured, with 3 773 MW, from 62 IPPs, currently in operation. The combined investment across all projects is greater than...

The themes of transformation and employment in the renewable-energy sector have started to eclipse traditional concerns over cost and reliability following government’s highly contested, and much delayed, decision to press ahead with the signing of...

The themes of transformation and employment in the renewable-energy sector have started to eclipse traditional concerns over cost and reliability...

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Radebe says signing of 27 IPP agreements a ‘new dawn’ for renewables in South Africa

Radebe says signing of 27 IPP agreements...

Agreements opening the way for the construction of 27 renewable-energy independent power producer IPP projects, with a combined investment value of R56-billion and a combined capacity of 2 300 MW, were finally signed on Wednesday April 4, after a confidence-sapping delay of over two years.At the signing event in Pretoria Energy Minister Jeff Radebe declared a “new dawn” for renewable energy in South Africa, following a “long period of uncertainty, not only for the renewable-energy industry, but also for private sector investment in the energy sector” .He committed to providing investors with better “line of sight” of what South Africa planned to procure in future and acknowledged that no...

Agreements opening the way for the construction of 27 renewable-energy independent power producer IPP projects, with a combined investment value of R56-billion and a combined capacity of 2 300 MW, were finally signed on Wednesday April 4, after a...

Agreements opening the way for the construction of 27 renewable-energy independent power producer IPP projects, with a combined investment value of...

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Survey shows market confidence flat among general builders, civil contractors

Survey shows market confidence flat amon...

General building confidence, as measured by the Construction Industry Development Board CIDB SME Business Conditions Survey, was flat at 36 index points in the first quarter of this year.Only Grades 3 and 4 reported lower confidence in line with weaker underlying indicators among general builders in this group.For Grades 5 and 6, as well as Grades 7 and 8, the improvement in the momentum of activity growth helped nudge confidence higher.“It should be noted that, even though one sees positive movements in some of the underlying indicators across the grades, confidence levels remain at depressed levels below long-term averages,” CIDB monitoring and evaluation project manager Ntando Skosana...

General building confidence, as measured by the Construction Industry Development Board CIDB SME Business Conditions Survey, was flat at 36 index points in the first quarter of this year.Only Grades 3 and 4 reported lower confidence in line with...

General building confidence, as measured by the Construction Industry Development Board CIDB SME Business Conditions Survey, was flat at 36 index...

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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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