archives 2009
Finally ...they have electricity!
Date: 2009/11/16 Source: Daily Sun
Life will be easier for this one small community. Residents of the rural Seraleng community, outside Rustenburg, will now be able to cook food and do other household chores in the evenings, after they were connected to the electricity grid. 
Eskom, municipalities to get R980m boost for energy management programmes
Date: 2009/11/13 Source: The Herald
Finance Minister, Prayin Gordhan has made R980-million available over the next three years to Eskom and municipalities to assist with the implementation of energy efficiency and demand side management (EEDSM) programmes. 
Government to regulate gas
Date: 2009/11/10 Source: SAPA
Energy Minister Dipuo Peters invited players in the energy industry on Monday to invest in Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG). "Opportunity exists to make a significant impact as South Africa, Africa, and the world diversify their energy mix," she told an annual LPGas safety association conference in Fourways, Johannesburg. 
SA will not raise renewable goals - Minister
Date: 2009/11/10 Source: Engineering News
South Africa will not increase its 2013 renewable energy target of 10 000 GWh, the Minister of Energy said on Tuesday, although a new tariff scheme could boost renewable energy uptake above that level. 
SA pushes solar water geysers
Date: 2009/11/09 Source: SA Info Online
On 9 November 2009, the South African government has introduced a draft framework aimed at ensuring the installation of a million solar-powered geysers in households and commercial buildings in South Africa over the next five years. 
Credit cards will squeeze margins fuel traders
Date: 2009/11/03 Source: Business Day
Fuel retailers are not keen on the use of credit cards as, in their present format, the move will squeeze their government-set retail margin, according to a fuel retailer's body. 
It's all systems go for huge refinery at Coega
Date: 2009/10/07 Source: The Herald
The biggest economic development in the history of the Eastern Cape-incuding the creation of close to 50000 construction phase and permanent jobs-came a step closer yesterday with the signing of a crucial agreement on a R75-billion oil refinery. 
Electricity plan due this month
Date: 2009/10/06 Source: Business Day
A "new integrated resource plan" for electricity generation is to be published by the Department of Energy later this month, according to a written reply given in parliament today. 
Key role for independent system
Date: 2009/10/01 Source: Business Day
In a move to entice private sector investors into electricity generation, the mooted independent system operator will play a central role in procuring electricity from the independent power producers (IPPs).say Energy Minister Dipuo Peters.