During the Zuma era we had to watch as South Africa's largest source of foreign direct investment dried up.
This of course was renewable energy. And it was due to the Zupta administration rather looking to enrich a select few with a nuclear plant program…
But that's now in the past.
And on Wednesday 4 April 2018, Energy Minister Jeff Radebe signed 27 agreements with independent power... ››› more
In the year 1900 Africa was the world's most sparsely populated continent.
Today, it boasts a seventh of the world's total population.
While most people have only been pre-occupied with Africa's failure to develop like Western and many eastern countries have done, they've missed what is happening on the continent.
Over 800 million people have been added to Africa's population in the pa... ››› more
I recently wrote an article detailing the unstoppable global trends that have made many people billions of dollars throughout history.
Just to recap, the trends are energy (renewables), technology, war, healthcare and demographics.
I said that these trends have been at the centre of wealth creation since the dawn of time. And as we look towards the future, these trends will continue to gener... ››› more
As a South African, we're tired of waking up every day and reading the comedy politicians spew out. In some way it's very entertaining. But in another way, it's very worrying that these are the people that lead our country on a daily basis.
It's extremely worrying that we have government officials who have no clue what they're doing.
Yet we still have people standing up and delivering the... ››› more
This Saturday I was in the Eikestad mall in Stellenbosch, as I was walking alongside the masses of shoppers the inevitable happened.
Eskom cut the power and two and a half hour of load shedding started.
The mall went semi dark. More than three quarters of the shops closed. And only a couple of larger stores with backup power kept their doors open.
What made me take notice of this event wa... ››› more
Eskom's headed for six days of rolling blackouts.
The South African power grid is at the point of a complete crash. And it's not even winter yet…
Luckily there's some light at the tunnel.
Germany's state-controlled development bank, KfW, announced it would lend Eskom R4 billion in the past week. And it promised another R2 billion to another private local power producer.
In short, the... ››› more
Investing great Warren Buffett is a massive fan of renewable energy like solar and wind.
Bloomberg says he's already invested $15 billion in the sector. And it looks like he's set to invest the same again.
So should you invest in renewable energy? Is it really the future?
Let's take a closer look…
Renewable energy looks like the way forward
The renewable energy sector is certainly... ››› more
Right now, the buzz word in the world of investing is renewable energy. And it's easy to see why: Green investing is BIG money. But what are the best ways to invest in these companies and what's actually available? Today, we look at your options…
Three ways to invest in the green investment trend
To decide which type of renewable energy investment vehicle is right for you, there are two k... ››› more
“The renewable energy industry is well past its training wheel phase,” writes renewable energy investor Tam Hunt. And while there may be many ways to invest in all types of renewables, here in SA these opportunities are very limited. That's why it makes sense to global. And that's where these alternative energy ETFs come in…
What types of alternative energy can you invest in?
When it ... ››› more
Green investing is set to be all the rage this year. This as renewable energy is becoming the buzz word for countries around the world. Now, says altenergystocks.com, there's a new renewable energy investing trend emerging. Read on to find out what it is….
There’s a new type of renewable energy investment proliferating
According to lowlyinterpretor.com, there’s been an unprecedented l... ››› more
As I drove back from the Western Cape during the past holiday I saw something impressive…
It was the Kalkbult Solar plant.
312,504 Solar panels installed - Working together to harness the unrelenting power of the Karoo sun.
And this solar project isn't the only one in South Africa:
There's another solar project of the same size elsewhere in the Northern Cape.
And yet another massi... ››› more
It's not just Eskom that's worried about keeping the lights on in South Africa. Global search engine, Google, has made it a top priority as well. Last Thursday, the group announced its first renewable energy investment in Africa. Here's how it'll affect you…
Google is ”making sure the lights (and your Android phone) stays on, by having invested a cool $12 million (R103 million) in the Jaspe... ››› more
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