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Every March is Energy Month in South Africa; a time to focus on the importance of energy to the economy, to powering our infrastructure and to people’s everyday lives.

An important aspect of the energy sector is that of green industrial development, particularly in the fields of renewable energy, bio fuels, turning waste into energy and the creation of systems to reduce CO₂ emissions and pollution management. Prominence is given to this sector in strategy documents such as the New Growth Path and the National Development Plan.

The green energy agenda is a priority focus for us in creating a greener economy, supporting job creation, boosting local economies – and sharing our know-how.

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At the recent Renewable Energy Forum, the IDC's socio-economic development specialist, Tendani Nelwamondo, said Community Trusts needed sound management and minimal political interference to successfully benefit....

 

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Don't wait for a government announcement, says the senior project adviser in the Private Public Partnership unit of the National Treasury. Get ready for round four bidding for the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme, because it will happen....

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Supporting renewable energy efforts and metals beneficiation, two Industrial Development Corporation-funded Coega Development Zone projects will also create some 500 job opportunities for locals....

 

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Iron ore beneficiation in South Africa may be in a trough, with ageing plants and high costs, but there is a glimmer of hope: by 2020, there is potential for doubling the steel demand in Sub Saharan Africa. The steel industry should embrace alternative iron-making technology, the Iron Ore Beneficiation Africa conference heard....

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Speaking at the Power and Electricity World Africa conference exhibition in Johannesburg, Emergent Energy CEO Frank Spencer urged renewable energy start-ups to approach the Industrial Development Corporation for low-cost debt finance....

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