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As SA teeters on the brink of full-blown energy disaster, it’s vital the right decisions are made – now

Ours is a highly complex energy system that has been pushed to extremes. If it starts to collapse, it will be much harder to steer the energy transition in the right direction. We missed three crucial decision points — in 1999, 2015-17 and 2019. Let’s learn from these.

Call for abstracts: 5th National Global Change Conference 2023

The University of the Free State (UFS), in partnership with the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and the National Research Foundation (NRF), invites abstract submissions for the GCC5, which will be held on the UFS Bloemfontein Campus from 30 January to 2 February 2023. The call for abstracts, with the theme ‘Research and innovation accelerating transformation to global sustainability’, is open to any discipline

CST researchers honoured at Research Excellence Awards

Congratulations to CST Co-Director Prof Mark Swilling and research fellow Dr. Julia van Velden who were honoured for their outstanding contributions at Stellenbosch University (SU)'s Research Excellence Award ceremony held at the SU Museum recently. Mark Swilling, co-director of the CST. Prof Mark Swilling was presented with a Research Excellence Award. This award

Ramaphosa’s electricity plans ‘significant’, says energy transition expert Mark Swilling

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s new plan to address South Africa’s electricity crisis has been widely panned in the media as being ‘too little too late’ or lacking details or timeframes, but Mark Swilling, co-director of the Centre for Sustainability Transitions at Stellenbosch University, disagrees.

INTERVIEW: We need to declare an energy emergency to have light at the end of the tunnel

Mark Swilling speaks to the eNCA news team in his capacity as part of the National Planning Commission about a way forward for electricity generation in South Africa.

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