South Africa would pay more for Cahora Bassa hydropower if a new tariff scheme came into effect

Monday, 26 January 2004 02:00

Sparks to fly in regulator's parting shot

Outgoing electricity control body flexed its power in showdown with Eskom

Wednesday, 21 January 2004 02:00

Erwin, Alcan in talks on Coega deal


The trade and industry department has confirmed that that minister Alec Erwin met representatives from Alcan and Pechiney, who visited SA last week, to assess the merits of Pechiney's proposed $2,2bn aluminium smelter at Coega.

Alcan comments on the proposed investments

Wednesday, 21 January 2004 02:00

Price hike on bulk raw water approved

The water affairs and forestry department had approved an above-inflation tariff increase of 6,1% for the bulk raw water supplied out of the Vaal River, the ministry said yesterday.

Monday, 19 January 2004 02:00

Coega smelter hangs in the balance

Government and several parastatals made their biggest sales pitch yet last week when they met representatives of Canadian aluminium group Alcan in an effort to sell SA as the destination for a 2,2bn aluminium smelter at Coega in Eastern Cape.

The $2.2 billion aluminium smelter at Coega in the Eastern Cape was "just one of many options" available to Alcan

Monday, 19 January 2004 02:00

Africa's grid a step closer to reality

POWER utility Eskom's longstanding vision of harnessing the hydroelectric potential of the Congo River moved a step closer this week with the pending signing of the intergovernmental memorandum of understanding.

Friday, 16 January 2004 02:00

Govt pulls out all stops for Coega talks


Government says it is pulling out all the stops to secure SA's largest single foreign direct investment to date ahead of a meeting with representatives from Alcan and Pechiney in Gauteng today.

Friday, 07 November 2003 02:00

Capetonians to get green electricity option

Capetonians may have the chance to opt for "green" electricity within a year, although they will have to pay a premium for the product, says city

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