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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

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

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

Solar Payback

Solar Payback

The South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) and the Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAGCCI) have teamed up for the international ‘Solar Payback’ project, which aims to increase the use of solar thermal energy in industrial processes. The Kick-Off Meeting took place in Johannesburg on 23January 2017...


01 Feb, 17

SANEDI/SACCCS Mentee Scoops The Beijing International Award

Mandisa Xaba from Sakhwele Secondary School at eZakheni, KZN hoisted the South African Flag by winning the Gold Medal in Beijing on 26 March 2017 for her project titled: “Production of Heat Energy from CO2 Emissions: The Effect of Forces on the Chemical Composition and Thermal Behaviour of CO2 (The Mathematical Study) focused on converting carbon dioxide (CO2) from vehicles and power industries into heat energy...

Mandisa was discovered by the Stakeholder Engagement Team in September 2016 and in October 2016 she won the Carbon Capture & Storage Special Award of the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists International Science Fair.
Rofhiwa Raselavhe and Wiseman Ngcobo have been mentoring Mandisa in preparation for the 2017 Beijing Youth Creation Competition. The CCS Category was introduced in the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists to popularise the technology amongst the learners and the Educators alike. In tandem with the Eskom Expo, SANEDI’s Pilot Schools Project initiative aims at identifying and unleashing innovation amongst the young people, whilst at the same time demystifying the myth around Maths, Science & Technology.
Congratulations are in order for Mandisa, our Scientist in the making. She has demonstrated against all odds that one’s attitude determines one’s altitude. Coming from the rural area with lack of educational amenities did not deter Mandisa from pressing on. SANEDI is proud of Mandisa for setting a precedence in the rural area. Mr Kevin Nassiep, the CEO committed at Bhambanani in the KZN at the handing over ceremony of the Science Tool Kits held on 23 March 2017 that SANEDI will continue to support the Schools’ initiatives.
26 Mar, 17
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