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February 16, 2024

Eskom, South Africa’s main electricity supplier, has made a significant move to help wind power projects in the Western and Eastern Cape provinces by releasing an important document called the “curtailment addendum” as part of its Generation Connection Capacity Assessment for 2025. This document, which is now available on Eskom’s website and has been approved […]

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February 12, 2024

The Western Cape Government (WCG) is further ramping up its efforts to step in where Eskom needs ever more support to fix the electricity outage in the Central Karoo. “Staff across the WCG have been assisting with all sorts of support that Eskom needs to expedite this issue, from procuring drilling equipment, to transporting and […]

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November 15, 2023

In today’s rapidly changing world, energy resilience has become a top priority for farmers. The volatile energy landscape, characterized by rising costs and inconsistent supply, poses significant challenges to agricultural operations. To address these challenges, farmers need to explore ways to use energy more efficiently, reduce costs, and implement renewable energy solutions. This guide aims […]

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November 8, 2023

Premier Winde recently met with stakeholders from the citrus fruit industry in Ceres, alongside provincial Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, Mireille Wenger. Their discussions brought to light significant concerns regarding ongoing inefficiencies at the Port of Cape Town (PoCT), a critical gateway for exporting 42% of the region’s produce, valued at over R17 billion. […]

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September 5, 2023

Loadshedding, the controlled rolling blackouts implemented by Eskom, South Africa’s state-owned electricity supplier, has cast a shadow over the Western Cape’s agricultural sector.  A report by the Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP), commissioned by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture, examines the far-reaching consequences of these power disruptions on farming and agri–processing. The […]

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September 4, 2023

Dr Ivan Meyer, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, responded to the BFAP Study Report at the Western Cape Department of Agriculture’s Energy Summit, held in Rawsonville recently. Addressing farmers, producers, energy experts, officials, and representatives from the financial sector, Minister Meyer called on attendees to “move mountains to lower the sector’s reliance on Eskom.” The […]