Thabametsi CIPP preferred bidder “delighted” with outcome

first_img Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector BRICS Bucket of coal and helmet coal miner. Credit: 123rf On Monday, South African energy minister, Tina Joemat-Pettersson announced Thabametsi as one of the two selected preferred bidders for the country’s first Coal-Baseload Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme.Exxaro Resources Ltd (Exxaro), who has been selected as the preferred coal supplier for a signed period of 30-years, has “expressed their delight” in a recent statement.Mxolisi Mgojo, chief executive officer of Exxaro Resources, said: “This is an exciting milestone for Exxaro and in realising our vision of creating jobs and powering economic development in South Africa.“As the largest supplier of coal to Eskom, we are already integrated in South Africa’s energy value chain and look forward to being able take advantage of the opportunities provided by current regulatory developments in the mineral and energy sectors to develop a coal mine that can supply new power-generating capacity.”Thabametsi coal-fired stationThe coal-fired power station will be built near Lephalale, Limpopo Province, adjacent to Exxaro’s existing Grootegeluk Complex, the mining company said in a statement.The firm noted that the plant will generate 557.3MW (net) of electricity for the national grid from coal supplied by Phase 1 of Exxaro’s planned Thabametsi Mine.“Thabametsi Mine Phase 1 will be developed at an approximate cost of ZAR3 billion ($210 million) to supply approximately 3.9 million tonnes of coal per year at full capacity.“The new mine is scheduled to produce its first coal in Q2/2021 (and ramp-up until end 2022), in line with the development ramp-up schedule of the power station, which is expected to be operational in 2021,” Exxaro explained.The company added that the plant’s development creates opportunities to supply coal to other coal IPPs in the Waterberg that could bid in Window 2, as well as the mining of high value coal seams for the export market. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleSA electrification target hits highNext articleInternational banks back Morocco’s energy efficiency Ashley TheronAshley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa. Finance and Policy Generation UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon developmentlast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Cynthia Erivo to Sing in New Film Gig & More

first_imgCynthia Erivo(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Cynthia Erivo to Sing in New Film GigTony winner Cynthia Erivo will lead the cast of Drew Goddard’s new thriller Bad Times at the El Royale, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Erivo will play an out-of-luck singer in the movie focused on a group of people at a Lake Tahoe hotel whose shady agendas collide. Erivo will be lending her exquisite singing voice to the film, so gear up for the magical sounds that only this Color Purple star can provide.Once on This Island Star Lea Salonga to Pay Tribute to Ahrens & FlahertyLea Salonga, who is set to return to Broadway in the new revival of Once on This Island, will tip her hat to the show’s songwriters, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, at the 2017 Primary Stages gala. Salonga, who will perform at the October 16 event at Tribeca 360º, will be joined by Liz Callaway, Quentin Earl Darrington, Terrence McNally, Margo Seibert and more singing tunes from Anastasia, Ragtime, Rocky and other Ahrens & Flaherty scores.Rent Original Fredi Walker-Browne to Join Lilli Cooper & More in Starry ConcertsA slew of stars will come together for a pair of Rent concerts at Jonathan Larson’s alma mater, the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center in Garden City, New York. Rent’s original Joanne, Fredi Walker-Browne, will appear alongside Lilli Cooper, Felicia Boswell, Sydney James Harcourt, Danielle L. Greaves, Douglas Lyons, MJ Rodriguez and Mike Squillante in a look back at the 1996 Tony-winning musical. T. Oliver Reid will direct the performances set for September 16 at 7:00pm and September 17 at 2:00pm.Hamilton Tony Winner Thomas Kail at Work on Fox Interactive Comedy SeriesThomas Kail, who took home a Tony Award for his work on the Broadway juggernaut Hamilton, is developing a new comedy series for Fox, according to Variety. The interactive series, titled Immediate Family, follows a real-life hero who is convinced he’s the only one who can keep his family together. Kail will direct the series’ pilot as well as serving as the show’s exec producer.Cherry Jones Joins Cast of New Film Boy ErasedTwo-time Tony winner Cherry Jones is set to appear in the new drama Boy Erased, which will be led by Oscar nominee (and stage vet) Lucas Hedges along with Oscar winners Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman. The movie follows Jared (Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who is outed to his parents (Kidman and Crowe) at age 19. Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a gay conversion therapy program or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends and faith. View Commentslast_img read more

Mon Valley athlete inducted into college Hall of Fame

first_imgLike us at @NewPghCourier on Twitter Celebrated McKeesport High School athlete and former native, Juandell Wilson was inducted into the Yankton College Hall of Fame in South Dakota this summer.The 1968 graduate in his youth played offense and defense for the McKeesport Little Tigers in 1963 and his junior and senior years with the McKeesport Tigers before he attended Yankton College where he played as running back and defensive cornerback for four years for their Greyhound football team.In 1970 the Yankton Greyhounds were voted Midwestern Team of the year in overall sports and Wilson played in one of the few bowl games the College had ever been invited to. Wilson was also selected three years consecutively as the MVP of the team and was voted as the most valuable freshman in his first year. In his junior year he was ranked 4th in the nation (NAIA) in punt returns.An all-around athlete, Wilson while attending Yankton also lettered in track and field for three seasons competing in such events as the long jump, triple jump, 4 x100 relay and the 880 or half mile relay.Participating in pro and semi-pro football, in 1973 he signed as a National Football League free agent with the Atlanta Falcons, was injured and as a result was released. He signed a one-year contract with the New York Stars of the World Football League where he started nine games at defensive cornerback. The next year he signed with the Chicago Wind and was released prior to the season opener.Wilson, the youngest of three brothers comes from a talented athletic family. His oldest brother, Hinton was a professional boxer that was the sparring partner of Light Heavy Weight World Champion Bob Foster. Hinton’s twin, Edgar was a weight lifter and bodybuilder.  The middle brother Charles (deceased) was an All State High School Pennsylvania football player that received an athletic scholarship to Boise Idaho State University and later graduated from the University of Pittsburgh as a registered nurse. Their family by any standard would be considered as patriotic. His father, three brothers and he all served in the armed forces and survived two major wars, the Korean War and Vietnam War.When asked who his role models are he credits his mother. “She raised me and my three brothers as a single parent leaning not on her own understanding but in all ways acknowledging God first.  She instilled moral values in us and raised us with respect and honor and stressed the importance of education,” he pointed out.Wilson holds a degree in Business Administration, Marketing and has dedicated 37 years as a Human Resources Professional. He has retired from the corporate world of Aerospace and International Airports and currently operates an independent consulting company that specializes in soft skills for Human Resources.Wilson is well traveled, corporately experienced and has lived the international life. A family man, he and his wife and daughter have made their home in the Atlanta area for the last 26 years. REMEMBERING HIS ROOTS—Former McKeesport athlete, Juandell Wilson is excited to be inducted into his college Hall of Fame.last_img read more

Neymar not going anywhere, says player’s father

first_imgNeymar believed that the younger players’ poor performance led to PSG’s loss at the Coupe de France finalAdvertisement bzt6czNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vse8g3iaWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E0qemy( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) bxdWould you ever consider trying this?😱kbyjCan your students do this? 🌚25gRoller skating! Powered by Firework Neymar’s transfer of 222 Million Euros from Barcelona to PSG was the most expensive of its time but the move wasn’t the kind of paradise that is expected at that price. With media fueling regular speculations and the player’s own disinterest, it mostly seemed that the Brazilian wanted a way out.Advertisement However, Neymar Senior, the player’s father spoke to RMC Sport to clear up the fact that Neymar is here to stay in Paris and the fans can rest assured.Advertisement “The contract is long with PSG.“We are only in the second season and it is not even over yet. We have a contract we are not even halfway through.Advertisement “These rumours of departure will always exist, we cannot have a player like Neymar without clubs dreaming about him.”He added: “Neymar’s desire to be at PSG was expressed two years ago, so the fans can sleep easy.“Today Neymar does not want to leave PSG, he wants to continue to help the club win titles.”Neymar does boast 48 goals in just 53 appearances for PSG and this excellent record with the capital club could increase along with the trophy count , given the form PSG are in lately. Advertisementlast_img read more

Watson stars as Bears fold

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Supermarket rumour mill

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Health hub on the way

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Family violence services streamlined

first_imgBy Aneeka Simonis THE family violence policing unit based in Pakenham will soon be relocated to a support super centre…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img