International Training Seminar and Summer School 26-30 November 2018

The School of Engineering at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), in collaboration with the Southern African Regional Branch of the International Waste Working Group (IWWG) and the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) presented a three day International Training Seminar on Managing Waste as a Resource. Along with a five day Summer School as an introduction to the new coursework’s Master of Science in Engineering in Waste and Resources Management (WaRM).

The Master of Science in Engineering in WaRM Course will become available from 2019. The course was designed to provide engineering and science graduates with theoretical, research and design knowledge. This knowledge can be applied in providing engineering solutions to various environmental problems. Such solutions are compliant with the environmental regulations and essentially focus on waste and resources management.


Official opening of The Greening of the Earth Centre

The partnership between the University of South Africa (Unisa), mining company Exxaro Resources and the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) officially launched its first institutional anaerobic biogas digester at Earth Centre in Johannesburg this week.

The 10 cubic metre bio-digester uses a feedstock of horse manure diluted with a sustainable volume of water, including grey water, to produce biogas fuel for heating applications. In households, schools, early childhood development centres and community facilities, the fuel can be used for as a substitute for electricity or LPG. It can be used for cooking, water heating, space heating and lighting.


Natural Resource Preservation Starts at Home

South Africa currently boasts a population of approximately 57.7 million according to Statistics South Africa. At present, an estimated 86% has access to electricity while more than 5 million individuals still do not have access to clean running water. If there are two things that South Africans know all too well, it is load shedding and water shortages. While inherently being a country filled with natural resources, the supply is by no means infinite. In order to minimize interruptions in service delivery and ensure that there will be enough resources available for generations to come, every individual has to take the necessary steps to reduce personal consumption at their homes...


30 Oct, 18

Turning waste into energy at four Emfuleni schools

The Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development’s (DID) Green Agenda is about exploring innovative technological ways that are efficient in resources, such as alternative building materials, energy, water, air, carbon emissions etc...


11 Oct, 18

SANEDI attends SGE cleantech trade mission

Representatives of the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) recently attended the CSIR-hosted Switzerland Global Enterprises (SGE) Cleantech mission to promote trade and R&D in the clean technology and energy efficiency industries. Part of the mission was to seek opportunities for partnerships between South Africa and Switzerland...


10 Oct, 18

SANEDI sponsors Carbon Capture and Storage Special Award at science fair

The South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) has awarded its prize for Carbon Capture & Storage Special Award at the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists. A Grade 11 learner, Nyeleti Mashele from Sir Pierre Van Ryneveld High School in Kempton Park was also awarded the prize for overall Best Female Project by Eskom Expo...


05 Oct, 18

Women triumph at SANEDI awards

At the 2018 South African National Energy Association (SANEA) awards evening, held at the end of August 2018, the Renewable Energy Centre of Research and Development (RECORD) unit of the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) presented two awards in the RECORD Renewable Energy Research Excellence (RERE) categories...


31 Aug, 18

Eskom Expo for Young Scientist - The Carbon Eater

Interest for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology continues to grow amongst young people in South Africa. This was evidenced during the 2018 Eskom Expo for Young Scientists Regional Science Fairs in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal Provinces respectively...


31 Aug, 18

Earth Overshoot Day Press Release

The South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) is proud to announce its participation in the global Earth Overshoot Day on 1 August 2018. This marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year...

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01 Aug, 18

SANEDI/South African Agency for Sciencce and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) collaboration awareness raising event

To ensure the effective and efficient dissemination of information on SANEDI’s programmes, it has been necessary to forge collaborative partnerships with other government departments and State-owned entities for maximum exposure, given budgetary constraints.
SANEDI accepted an invite from Minister of the Department of Science & Technology, (Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane), to attend the SAASTA/DST Hydro-System Launch held on 13 April 2018 at Poelano High School in Ventersdorp - North West Province...

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13 Apr, 18

Hybrid Technologies in South Africa full report

In the context of this study, hybridisation is the coupling of a renewable energy technology with an existing fossil fuel technology in order to deliver the same energy service. Hybridised energy systems are designed to replace, augment or boost conventional fossil fuel technologies with renewable energy technologies...

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15 Jan, 18
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