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Prasa set to introduce electric high speed trains in 2015

In a bid to ease congestion and make better use of public transport, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) is set to introduce an electric high speed train fleet in 2015, which will offer faster journey times and greater reliability. ... Full story

Gazetting Infrastructure Bill approved by Cabinet

Cabinet has approved the gazetting of the Infrastructure Development Bill for public comments.

Gigaba says Eskom tariff hikes necessary

Eskom's request for a 16% tariff increase from the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) was a necessity, said Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba on Tuesday.

South Africa could increase its Nuclear Power output

Cabinet has endorsed the proposed phased decision making approach for the implementation of South Africa's nuclear build with Eskom involved in proceedings, Minister in the Presidency for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation, Collins Chabane said on Thursday.

Nedbank plays pivotal role in South Africa’s first ever Institutional Green Bond

In a first for South Africa, a R5 billion Green Bond will be used to fund the growth of green and energy efficient industries

Renewable energy programme to bring R47 billion in investment

The Department of Energy says it is expecting R47 billion to be invested in the country through Window 1 of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP).

South Africa's infrastructure drive needs Private Sector

The government is considering a bigger role for the private sector and the country's development finance institutions in order to boost funding for South Africa's infrastructure drive, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

DBSA funds R9.6 billion for renewable energy projects

The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has approved loan facilities of R9.6 billion for renewable energy projects, the development finance institution reported on Monday.

South Africa unveils first solar plant in Ekurhuleni

South Africa has unveiled first solar power plant, situated at the environmentally friendly OR Tambo Precinct, produces about 200 kW of electricity through 860 PV (photovoltaic) solar panels on 2,500 m² of land.

Nedbank secures 40% of renewable energy funding

Nedbank Capital has lauded the announcement by the Department of Energy on Wednesday morning of the preferred bidders for SA's first Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers as a massive step forward towards the country's realisation of its vision for a green economy.

SA opting for an evolutionary green-infrastructure transition

The infrastructure backlog has been hampering South Africa’s development over the past few years.

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