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  • Eskom renewable energy IPP delays threaten transport investments
    27 Feb, 2017

    Delays by Eskom to sign off the next round of state-commissioned wind farms has cost a local black-owned transport and rigging company 30 jobs since November 2016.

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  • Boom box for hire
    21 Feb, 2017

    When a 44 megawatt solar plant turned on its lights just outside the Karoo town of Touws River in December 2014, a percentage of the revenue it earned from selling electricity to the national grid immediately started trickling through into the town’s sluggish economy. Leonie Joubert visited some of the businesses that are part of an enterprise incubation scheme.

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  • At the gates
    20 Feb, 2017

    When a 44 megawatt solar plant was built just outside the Karoo town of Touws River, the private consortium that owns it had to ensure that some of the people it hired to help run the place are from nearby communities. Leonie Joubert met the security guards at the gate.

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  • The Busy Bees
    17 Feb, 2017

    When a 44 megawatt solar plant turned on its lights just outside the Karoo town of Touws River in December 2014, a percentage of the revenue it earned from selling electricity to the national grid immediately started trickling through into the town’s sluggish economy. Leonie Joubert visited one of the businesses that is part of an enterprise incubation scheme there.

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