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Full transparency

By: Terence Creamer     1st March 2024 The decision to drawdown R150-billion from the Gold and Foreign Exchange Contingency Reserve Account (GFECRA) to reduce government borrowings and... 

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Crunch time

By: Terence Creamer     23rd February 2024 The consequences of policy failure in electricity are so obvious there is no need to ventilate them again. Not so for gas, however, given that they... 

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Reform momentum

By: Terence Creamer     16th February 2024 From an economic perspective, the most important signal provided by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his State of the Nation Address was that the... 

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Worrying outlier

By: Terence Creamer     9th February 2024 The International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) most recent report on the electricity sector includes a troubling section on Africa’s recent... 

Grid unlocked

Grid unlocked 

By: Terence Creamer     2nd February 2024 As the South African government seeks to re-establish some momentum behind the public procurement of new independent power producer (IPP)... 

Big procurement year

Big procurement year

By: Terence Creamer     26th January 2024 The coming year is poised to be the most active ever for the public procurement of new electricity generation capacity. Besides shepherding the... 

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Gas lock-in

By: Terence Creamer     19th January 2024 “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail,” the quote, attributed to Benjamin Franklin, reads. What happens, however, when your plan is a... 

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No seamless extension

By: Terence Creamer     15th December 2023 The Koeberg saga, much like South Africa’s ongoing efforts to tackle loadshedding decisively, hardly ever fails to disappoint. Having missed... 

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No love, but some sympathy

By: Terence Creamer     8th December 2023 There is not much love for ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA). The near-monopoly business is seen as over-protected, and under responsive by many of... 

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Green growth and jobs

By: Terence Creamer     1st December 2023 Transitioning South Africa’s energy ecosystem from its current over-reliance on coal to one progressively based on the country’s natural advantages... 

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