Sovereign reaffirms commitment to Cooling-as-a-Service with Energy Partners

Building on the successful partnership at its Kariega, Eastern Cape, Further Processing Facility, Sovereign has again entered into a Cooling-as-a-Service (CaaS) agreement with Energy Partners (EP) to meet growing production demands as efficiently and reliably as...

Evaluating Eskom’s bold turnaround claims: what SA’s C&I companies need to know

​Arguably, the most talked-about point to emerge from this year’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) was that ‘the end of loadshedding is finally within reach’. Since then, the assertions of President Ramaphosa have been referenced extensively by Eskom, which has made...

Growth, profit, sustainability: How Sovereign Foods ticked all the boxes with one contract

​​Welcome to Kariega, a picturesque town nestled in the Eastern Cape, where South Africa's third largest fully integrated poultry producer, Sovereign Foods, recently found itself at a crossroads. Faced with escalating demand, the company’s value-adding facility...

Kimberly-Clark, Energy Partners sign PPA for one of Cape Town’s largest rooftop solar systems

​​​​​   Kimberly-Clark (K-C), one of the world's leading manufacturers of personal care and hygiene products and owner of household brands such as BabySoft®, Kleenex®, Kotex® and Huggies®, has signed a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with integrated...

Gas burners trending as end-users adopt cleaner energy practices

​​Demand for gas-fuelled burners is increasing as South Africa’s production facilities continue to distance them-selves from traditional fossil fuels, such as coal, in line with lower global emissions targets, and to align with more sustainable business practices,...

Netcare sprints to energy efficiency

In 2013, Netcare set a goal to reduce its carbon-based energy intensity by 24 percent in 10 years. It was a target met – and exceeded – well ahead of schedule, impacting both the group’s carbon footprint and bottom line. How did they do it?   When it comes to...

Accelerating South Africa’s automotive industry to Net Zero: The embedded generation imperative

As the world races to net-zero emissions by 2050, the global automotive industry is at a crossroads, facing the unprecedented challenge of rethinking strategies, cultures and products as it navigates the complex landscape of decarbonisation. Industry stalwarts such as...

Fresh from farm to table: How Cooling-as-a-Service can solve Africa’s cold chain challenges

In the developed world, the average consumer may not be aware that the domestic refrigerator is only the final link in a long continuum that begins on the farm and ends on the table. These two end points are connected by a coordinated series of actions and...

Atlantis Foundries’ CEO outlines factors behind innovative PPA

“At the end of the day, we decided that we’re good at manufacturing castings, not creating electricity – that’s not our function. We’d rather buy it than manage it.” Pieter du Plessis, CEO, Atlantis Foundries South Africa’s automotive industry faces serious...

Servitisation can unlock capital and build food production resilience in ‘interesting times’

Almost 60 years ago, on 6 June 1966, a young Robert F. Kennedy told an audience at the University of Cape Town, “There is a Chinese curse which says, ‘May he live in interesting times.’ Like it or not, we live in interesting times. They are times of danger and...