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R1.5bn solar energy boost for Northern Cape

In a significant show of support for South African renewable-energy projects, a new R1.5 billion Solar Power Plant, near Kimberly in Northern Cape, is expected to contribute immensely to the country's rising energy demands. ... Full story

Northern Cape spurs construction of new renewable energy projects

Premier Sylvia Lucas desire to have Northern Cape to run entirely on renewable energy has spurred the construction of new large solar and wind power stations projects in the region. ... Full story

Miranda regains prospecting right over Rozynenbosch

Miranda Mineral Holdings has regained a prospecting right over the multi-metal Rozynenbosch property after the Department of Mineral Resources initially declined to convert an old-order right over the property. ... Full story

Google pumps R103m into Northern Cape solar energy project

Internet giant Google yesterday announced its first renewable energy investment in Africa: R103 million ($12 million USD) investment in the Jasper Power Project, a 96 megawatt solar photovoltaic plant in the Northern Cape. ... Full story

Commercial property funding helps revive property development in Kimberley

After more than half a decade of construction moratoriums, Kimberley is once again seeing the start of significant commercial property development thanks to the commencement of construction on the Montrio Corporate Park in the popular Monument Heights area of the city. ... Full story

Northern Cape job growth leads at 9.6% Q1 2012

The Northern Cape is the employment-creation champion with a 9.6% increase in the first quarter 2012 compared with a 2.3% year-on-year (y/y) increase for the whole of SA, Statistics SA (Stats SA) said on Thursday. ... Full story

Northern Cape gets new R1,5bn manganese mine

Kudumane Manganese Resources (KMR) launched its new mine just outside Hotazel, in the Northern Cape. ... Full story

Eskom tests market interest for 100 MW solar power-tower project

State-owned power utility Eskom has issued a request for information (RFI) to test supplier-market interest for the design, supply and installation of the 100 MW concentrating solar power (CSP) plant it is planning to construct near Upington, in the Northern Cape, by 2016. ... Full story

Northern Cape ready for economic zones

The Northern Cape is ready for the establishment of special economic zones, says the Department of Trade and Industry (dti). ... Full story

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