Biomass that's been through a torrefaction process could do the same duty as coal, with far less water use and less pollution.
South Africa's dysfuctional municipalities are characterised by very poor, or no delivery, of basic services such as refuse collection.
South Africa's local governments lack a clear separation of legislative and executive powers.
South Africa's new energy plan is set to be announced.
High municipal electricity tariffs pose a serious threat to South Africa's machinery and equipment manufacturing industries.
South Africa's power utility would do well to consider swapping out expensive new coal-powered capability for renewables.
South Africa's 2018 budget does not go far enough. Perhaps finance minister, Malusi Gigaba was caught up in the euphoria of the widely welcomed state of the nation address by Cyril Ramaphosa.
South Africa's 2018 national budget makes it clear that the slumber and corruption that has hampered state owned enterprises must come to an end.
South Africa has successfully defended its constitutional democracy. But the harsh reality is that the country still faces development challenges.
Cyril Ramaphosa is no Messiah, and when the post-Zuma champagne corks stop popping, South Africans need to assess him as a mere mortal.
President Jacob Zuma shouldn't be allowed to detract from the momentum that Cyril Ramaphosa, the new president of the ruling ANC, has started to build.
For South Africa decommissioning its nuclear plant Koeberg is a reality that cannot be ignored much longer.
The shake up at South Africa's power utility, Eskom, sends a good signal about where Cyril Ramaphosa is taking the country.
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma seems to be making a final push to secure the nuclear power deal before his tenure comes to an end. But it won't be easy.
South Africa's finance minister Malusi Gigaba failed to impress when presenting the eagerly awaited 2017 medium term budget.
Business Leadership South Africa has in the recent past assumed a stinging position against public sector corruption. Bonang Mohale explains the stance taken by the lobby group.
Privatisation talk in South Africa shows how state owned enterprises are being used as tools for enrichment by the connected and less as key elements of development.
There is no good case for bailing out South African Airways, it's simply a matter of avoiding a potentially catastrophic debt default.
South Africa's 14 point plan to achieve economic recovery lacks detail and vision of how the country is going to get itself out the prevailing economic crisis.
The Gupta email leaks have exposed the involvement of some big private corporations. in the unfolding corruption scandal thus challenging the private sector to do some introspection.