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Solar on the water, a dam good idea

To counter the problem of load shedding and to encourage sustainability, farmers are going solar, which is good. But solar on the water is even better, Gerrit Rautenbach discovered. On the one hand, SA’s national electricity supplier is primarily using…

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Load shedding blues

Load shedding in January came at an extremely inconvenient time for deciduous fruit producers, with harvesting, packing and cold store operations currently reaching a seasonal peak. Hortgro's executive director, Anton Rabe, says: "Farms and packhouses had to make adjustments such…

Paul Nel


South African energy expert, Paul Nel, addressed the question at the Hortgro Technical Symposium 2019. Nel, an engineer who worked for Eskom for 18 years, said that for the first time the government and Eskom itself acknowledged that the energy…

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