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South Africa can't afford hydropower from Inga 3

As finance minister Tito Mboweni prepares to deliver his budget in Parliament this week, it is imperative that he unshackles South Africans from the financial calamity that is the Inga 3 hydropower project..

By Siziwe Mota 1 day ago

Safeguarding LNG operations in Mozambique

With substantial offshore gas discoveries of over 100-trillion cubic feet, Mozambique has seen an influx in foreign investment in its liquified natural gas (LNG) developments...

By Charnè Hundermark 2 days ago

Why being endowed with oil is not always a boon: the case of Nigeria and Angola

In countries with weak governance institutions, natural resource wealth tends to be a curse instead of a blessing...

By Ross Harvey 18 Feb 2021

Botswana must curb diamond reliance: president

After a year in which coronavirus restrictions caused a slump in diamond exports, Botswana's president said on Thursday that the country needs to diversify its economy...

By Matthew Larotonda 15 Feb 2021

Solar panels in Sahara could boost renewable energy but damage the global climate - here's why

In a bid to ditch fossil fuels, some countries are considering carpeting deserts with solar panels...

By Zhengyao Lu and Benjamin Smith 12 Feb 2021

Mega co-located trade show set for Joburg in November

Analytica Lab Africa, Ifat Africa and Food & Drink Technology Africa have been rescheduled to November 2021...

10 Feb 2021

Kipeto wind power project adds 100MW to Kenya's national grid

Kipeto wind farm has been connected to Kenya's national grid and will start generating power in the next week...

25 Jan 2021

Keeping an eye on Biden's plans for Africa

President Joe Biden has been sworn into office, ushering in a new administration, new foreign policy and a new approach to US trade and investment in Africa...

22 Jan 2021

Glencore sells Mopani stake to ZCCM

Glencore subsidiary, Carlisa has signed an agreement to transfer its 90% interest in Mopani Copper Mines to Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines (ZCCM), the owner of the remaining 10% interest in Mopani, for $1 and the transaction debt...

19 Jan 2021

Angola's focus on local content in oil & gas sector

For decades, many of Africa's oil- and gas-producing states followed a predictable pattern. They treated their oil and gas primarily as raw materials that could be sold abroad for a quick profit...

By NJ Ayuk 12 Jan 2021

AfDB approves funding for mini-grid advancement in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) earlier this month approved a $7m grant from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) for technical assistance in setting up the Africa Mini-Grid Market Acceleration Programme...

31 Dec 2020

Grid or solar: looking for the best energy solution for the rural poor

South Asia has made tremendous progress in connecting rural areas to the electricity grid but the number of people in Africa without access has scarcely changed since 2010...

By Jörg Peters and Maximiliane Sievert 30 Dec 2020

AfDB approves Desert-to-Power technical support programme

The African Development Bank (AfDB) recently approved a Desert-to-Power (D2P) technical support programme that aims to advance the rollout of solar generation in G5 Sahel countries...

28 Dec 2020

West African solar startup secures $8.5m

Senegal-based startup, Oolu has secured $8.5m in a Series B round of investment led by RP Global, an independent renewable energy developer, and several additional investors...

By Ishani Chetty 24 Dec 2020

AfDB approves funding for medium-scale independent power producers in SSA

The African Development Bank last week approved $15m from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) and $10m from the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) to advance the African Renewable Energy Fund (AREF) II's projects...

21 Dec 2020

Bizcommunity's festive thank you to the SA business community

Since March 2020 when Covid-19 first turned business on its head, Bizcommunity has been the place where virtual business gets done, fully set up to seamlessly steer your business communications through the challenges of lockdowns, meltdowns and new remote working norms...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 18 Dec 2020

RSA-EU strategic partnership encourages and supports green economic recovery

Ambassador Riina Kionka, the head of the delegation of the European Union to South Africa, Ambassador Martin Schäfer, the German ambassador to SA, and Ambassador Aurélien Lechevallier, the French ambassador to SA, discuss the importance of investing in a green recovery for South Africa as well as the EU's projects in South Africa...

Issued by GreenCape 14 Dec 2020

#BestofBiz 2020: Energy & Mining

What a year 2020 has been! So, we've curated the year's most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views on Bizcommunity's Energy & Mining platform into our #BestofBiz2020 list...

14 Dec 2020

Africa's power demand to keep rising between 4-5% per year

Total electricity generation in Africa stood at 870TWh in 2019, an increase of 2.9% from 846TWh in 2018. Africa's electricity generation capacity has grown at an average of 4.8% per annum since 2008...

3 Dec 2020

As cobalt demand booms, companies must do more to protect Congolese miners

The Democratic Republic of Congo is the major source of some of the minerals used to manufacture components in household appliances, mobile phones, electric vehicles and jewellery...

By Dorothee Baumann-Pauly & Serra Cremer Iyi 26 Nov 2020



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