Brand SA and its partners promote road safety

Brand South Africa hosted a dialogue with Eskom to drive the road safety messaging to young professionals. The two entities partnered in delivering the...

Infographic: Khi Solar One

Khi Solar One is Africa's first concentrated solar power plant. Situated outside of Upington in the Northern Cape, the 140-hectare plant will produce 50 megawatts of power by using 4 200 concave mirrors to reflect and concentratea large area of sunlight onto a small area on a 205 metre tower.


Gogo empowers children to be the best

PYP LMP thumbOn 18 July, people around the world are urged to participate in acts of kindness; through the Play Your Part for Madiba campaign and GEM app, they are encouraged to keep paying it forward throughout the year.

South Africa sells Vodacom stake to fund Eskom

Cash from the sale of the state's 13.91% stake in Vodacom - to the Public Investment Corporation, which acts for the Government Employees Pension Fund - will finance the multibillion-rand allocation to Eskom. The deal is believed to be worth nearly R29-billion.

South Africa works to stop load shedding

Urgent steps are being taken to address load shedding, according to Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson. The government also plans to increase the independent power producer energy supply to the grid by means of renewable energy, coal, gas and co-generation.

South Africa will not privatise Eskom

The state will not privatise basic services, such as electricity and sanitation, but South Africans can expect load shedding for the next three years while it finishes new power stations. Already, Medupi has passed the 700MW milestone and will be fully operational by the end of June.

Eskom’s Sere wind farm is up and running

Sere adds 100MW to the grid and will save nearly six million tons of greenhouse gas emissions over its 20-year lifespan. Each year, it will supply enough energy to power about 124 000 homes. Next on Eskom's renewables agenda is a concentrated solar power plant.

Statement by Minister Lynne Brown on the appointment of Brian Molefe as acting chief...

Brian Molefe is the current Group Chief Executive of Transnet and his secondment is with immediate effect. His experience in having turned around the Public Investment Corporation and providing stability at Transnet is a clear indication that Molefe is no stranger in leading complex institutions.

Live Twitter chat with Dr Clinton Carter-Brown on renewable energy in South Africa

On Wednesday, 22 April, Brand South Africa will host a live Twitter chat on renewable energy with the technical director of energy at Aurecon, Dr Clinton Carter-Brown. 

Minister Brown: we are not close to a blackout

At a press briefing held on 15 April, 2015, Public Enterprises minister, Lynne Brown, has assured South Africans that despite the implementation of stage three of load shedding, the country is not close to a power blackout.