Are solar panels worth it?

A few years ago, we thought that not having electricity in our homes for some parts of the day would become a regular occurrence as then Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona said load shedding was “here to stay”. Fast-forward to this year when we may not be suffering from load shedding at the moment, but the

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Fear of jobs bloodbath over Eskom tariff hike

Cape Town – The proposed 19.9% electricity hike by Eskom will result in job losses in the steel and engineering sector, warned an economist for the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa). Seifsa, which strongly opposes Eskom’s application for electricity tariff increases, is set to make a representation at the National Energy

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Harnessing the sun’s power to light up rural SA

Load shedding may be behind us, but South Africa’s energy situation leaves much to be desired. Millions of people, mostly living in rural areas, don’t have access to electricity and are forced to rely on charcoal, paraffin and firewood. Off-grid solar solutions have the potential to solve this issue. South Africa may have significantly improved

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