Report Fraud at: 0800 20 30 52

menu

News

HomeNews
HomeNews

Improving the health and safety of mining communities through cool surfaces

This December has seen the government place a stronger emphasis on health and safety. While focus in 2020 has of course been on the mitigation of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) is reminding the country of its efforts towards a Zero Harm minerals and energy sector, by partnering with the Mine Health and Safety Council (MHSC) for a month-long health and safety campaign. The campaign aims to create awareness, promote health and safety, and communicate safety tips. It has also created a platform for all stakeholders, government, business, labour and the public to engage on health and safety issues that will assist the minerals and energy sector to achieve the slogan of Zero Harm.

READ MORE

17 DEC, 20

SANEDI and MDA partner to provide mining communities with safer and energy efficient cooking solutions

Efforts to bring relief to South Africa’s mining communities amid the turbulence of 2020 are bearing fruit for 200 families in large mining communities. The year is drawing to a close on a positive note as these communities received safer, more sustainable, and more cost-effective cooking solutions to see them through the coming months. The South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) together with the Mineworkers Development Agency (MDA) handed over the first batch of 200 liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) stove systems to families in Virginia in the Free State, and Orkney in the North West Province on the 14th and 15th of December, respectively.

READ MORE

15 DEC, 20

SANEDI to implement SA energy efficiency standards to rid country of inefficient electrical appliances

Household appliances are responsible for a significant percentage of residential power usage, and as South Africa is still heavily reliant on coal-fired power stations, this usage results in increased greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In a bid to combat this, the ‘Energy Efficiency Standards and Labelling’ Programme places energy labels on appliances that provide consumers with accurate and comparable information on their energy efficiency performance.

READ MORE

09 DEC, 20

SANEDI and stakeholders discuss energy sector opportunities with Czechia

It is widely reported that South Africa is a country well-suited to renewable energy development, as seen from the successful Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REI4P). The greatest potential exists in solar energy development thanks to the country’s sunny geography, however, clean energy possibilities exist across many energy technologies. The South African National Energy Development Institute, along with stakeholders, recently hosted an energy sector meeting between Czechia and South Africa to discuss industry collaboration and opportunities in the energy sector.

READ MORE

03 DEC, 20

SANEDI cools down Lephalale SANDF training facility

SANEDI (the South African National Energy and Development Institute) has implemented a successful cool surface proof of concept (PoC) project at the Department of Defence’s (DoD) Lephalale South African Military Health Service (SAMHS) Training facility in Lephalale, Limpopo.

READ MORE

25 NOV, 20

South Africa Receives World Bank Support to Stimulate Demand-Side Energy Efficiency Market

South Africa’s efforts to further develop its energy efficiency market have received a boost with a US$305 000 World Bank grant towards developing a study on sustainable financial mechanisms for demand-side energy efficiency market. The beneficiaries of the study – the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) and the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) – will use it to identify and develop appropriate financing mechanisms and associated institutional structures for implementing energy efficiency measures at scale, focusing on the public, agriculture and industrial sectors

READ MORE

17 NOV, 20

Cape Town settlements benefit from Cool Roof this Summer

The South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) is rolling out 26 000 m2 of cool roofing technology in the City of Cape Town as part of the Cool Roofs and Insulation Collaboration. The purpose of the roll out is to show the power of passive cooling when cool coatings are used in conjunction with insulation.

READ MORE

11 NOV, 20

SANEDI bids farewell to SA Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage

The South African National Energy Development Institute has long been host to a successful and lesser-known initiative that seeks to see South Africa’s carbon footprint minimised through the capture and storage of carbon dioxide emissions. Through the South African Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage (SACCCS), SANEDI has been supporting the country’s efforts to be more environmentally responsible. In a new development, considering the geological aspects involved in this climate change solution, the SACCCS has been transferred to the Council for Geoscience (CGS), which is sure to see further success of this initiative in the country.

READ MORE

28 OCT, 20

SANEDI encourages road-cooling technology this Transport Month

Cool road surfacing can combat rising temperatures due to “urban heat islands” and spur the economy. That’s the view of South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) as the country marks Transport month. In urban areas especially, cities are as much as 2 degrees Celsius warmer than their rural surroundings – creating “urban heat islands” (UHIs). SANEDI believes a simple solution to combatting this heat lies in something inherent to all cities – the extensive road networks.

READ MORE

20 OCT, 20

Energy efficiency – Realising immediate and direct financial gains for the poor

Energy efficiency practices have far-reaching financial benefits for the underprivileged as these provide daily cost savings, especially at a time when the global economy is under pressure. The South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) believes people need to be fully informed, to understand the importance of sustainable energy practices in order to benefit from the associated savings.

READ MORE

14 OCT, 20

Load shedding here to stay: Energy efficiency vital

While South Africans celebrate the lifting of many Covid-19 restrictions and the full reopening of the economy, the news is not all good as Eskom has reported a severely constrained power system, resulting in continued load shedding. This latest round of load shedding comes as ten generation units at seven power stations have suffered breakdowns in the last 48 hours. “These power interruptions are inconvenient, but they come at a massive cost to the economy,” explains Barry Bredenkamp, General Manager Energy Efficiency & Corporate Communications at the South African National Energy Development Institute, (SANEDI).

READ MORE

02 SEP, 20

SANEDI and MDA work together to support SA Mineworkers

SANEDI (South African National Energy Development Institute) and the Mineworkers Development Agency (MDA) have signed a Partnership Agreement that will see the organisations partnering to bring relief to the country’s former mineworkers and their communities in the wake of mine closures and the ever-growing prevalence of mining “ghost towns” and other poverty stricken areas.

READ MORE

13 AUG, 20

Where mining meets energy: small operational changes reap great savings

Amid national energy constraints and a mining sector set to contract, opportunity exists for South Africa’s mining sector to continue exploring cost-saving measures with improved energy efficiency. With mine production in the country having plummeted in April and May due to lockdown restrictions and a near total industry shutdown, boosted efforts to save energy and costs can improve the sustainability of this sector, which accounts for 8% of the country’s GDP.

READ MORE

29 JUL, 20

Improve your energy efficiency this winter while keeping warm

South Africans can keep warmer, save money, and take pressure off the national grid by implementing simple low-cost energy saving measures. This call from Barry Bredenkamp, General Manager Energy Efficiency & Corporate Communications at SANEDI, (The South African National Energy Development Institute).
“While South Africa has passed the winter equinox, meaning our days are getting longer again, this doesn’t necessarily mean they are getting warmer just yet. In fact, we can still expect several cold fronts to come knocking, with some of the country’s coldest days expected in July and August,” explains Bredenkamp.

READ MORE

08 JUL, 20

Youth must energise with 4IR skills to build a better world

The gauntlet has long been thrown – students of the 21st century must ensure they’re equipped with the relevant skills for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), to grasp opportunities in the future. This is according to the South African National Energy Development Institute, (SANEDI).

READ MORE

23 JUN, 20

Cool surfaces – creating a sustainable, low-cost intervention during economic crisis

Cool surface technology offers an immediate, direct and inexpensive solution to South Africa’s strides towards an economy built on clean energy, says SANEDI (South African National Energy and Development Institute).
Through this technology, the environment benefits from a passive-energy cooling solution that includes cool roofs, cool walls and cool roads. Indeed, cool surfaces offer answers that demonstrate impact at various scales, industry and users.

READ MORE

18 JUN, 20

Cool surfaces – creating a sustainable, low-cost intervention during economic crisis

Cool surface technology offers an immediate, direct and inexpensive solution to South Africa’s strides towards an economy built on clean energy, says SANEDI (South African National Energy and Development Institute).
Through this technology, the environment benefits from a passive-energy cooling solution that includes cool roofs, cool walls and cool roads. Indeed, cool surfaces offer answers that demonstrate impact at various scales, industry and users.

READ MORE

18 JUN, 20
1 2 3 4 5