26 Jul

Eskom enhances app, intros Alfred the chatbot

The state-owned company says it has embarked on a digital journey to increase its availability and accessibility to customers.


Deadline looms for renewable sector bid submissions

Local businesses look for strategies to enter the renewable energy manufacturing value chain.

15 Jul

Nedbank raises R910m to finance green projects in SA

The new capital raise brings the total green or climate-related funding secured by the bank between 2019 and 2021 to approximately R8.6 billion.


ICT tenders: SOEs lead the way

This week sees a handful of state-owned entities dominating with multiple requests.

Jun 28, 2021

Italian firm invests R17m to boost SA solar PV manufacturing

Enertronica Santerno will invest millions to enhance the capability of manufacturing inverters for solar photovoltaic applications in South Africa.

Jun 11, 2021

Telco base stations under siege amid latest load-shedding

As power blackouts persist, mobile operators see a spike in incidents of theft and vandalism of their infrastructure, leaving communities without connectivity.

Jun 10, 2021

Wind sector is ready and eager to blast load-shedding

The industry calls for the immediate release of available additional capacity from operational wind farms into the national grid, as load-shedding infuriates citizens.


ICT tenders: Eskom goes shopping

Despite its financial and service delivery woes, the state-owned entity is on a technology spending spree.

Jun 3, 2021

Norway’s Scatec to invest R1bn in SA’s solar project

The company announces the awarding of its bids to supply SA with 150 megawatts of dispatchable power through the use of renewable energy.

May 20, 2021

Govt looks to renewables to save SA from Eskom woes

As the power utility continues to struggle to keep the lights on, government undertakes to rapidly increase energy generation capacity outside of the state-owned company.

Apr 20, 2021

Eskom’s internal IT team ‘holds fort’ amid Oracle dispute

The state-owned company embarks on an emergency procurement process after the US enterprise software giant pulls the plug on IT support services.

Apr 7, 2021

Oracle insists Eskom must cough up in contract tiff

The power utility puts contingency measures in place to ensure minimal power disruptions amid a nasty contractual dispute with the enterprise software giant.

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