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Know your business inside out with a Biz Office
Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

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Frameworks to investor interest in Africa's renewable energy

With a population of more than one-billion people and a collective economy of around $1.5trn, Africa is a continent ripe for economic growth. Developing the capacity to satisfy its people's energy demands is key to unlocking that potential...

1 Oct 2019

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019
Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2019

The Department of Mineral Resources has given the go-ahead for Italian group Eni to conduct drilling off the coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Photo: Eni (fair use)
Controversial KZN drilling project gets go-ahead

Marches, protests and objections to plans to drill for gas and oil along the KwaZulu-Natal coastline over the past few years have come to naught...

13 Sep 2019

Area 4, Rovuma Basin, Mozambique
Oil & gas set to be the backbone of African growth

A string of successful exploration projects over the last decade has seen the number of African countries with proven oil and gas reserves rise to 28...

28 Aug 2019

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Fossil fuel extraction could be contributing to climate change by heating Earth from within

Almost all scientists agree that burning fossil fuels is contributing to climate change. But agreement is less clear cut on how exactly it's influencing rising global temperatures...

By Rizwan Nawaz & Adel Sharif 23 Aug 2019

Maguga Dam is one of the hydro power projects in Eswatini
Eswatini moves forward with renewable energy plans

The Kingdom of Eswatini's reliance on imported power from its neighbours - Mozambique and South Africa - will be reduced after it issued a request for the qualification and development for a 40MW solar PV plant and a 40MW biomass-to-energy plant...

By Koketso Lediga 20 Aug 2019

Greater Tortue Ahmeyim LNG development. Photo credit: BP
Senegal on the cusp of an energy renaissance

After decades of struggles against a deficient power generation system, Senegal is now at the verge of a paradigmatic shift that could put many of its troubles to rest...

By Sebastian Wagner 8 Aug 2019

Electricity pylon. Wikimedia Commons
Lessons to be learnt from Ghana's excess electricity shambles

Access to energy plays a critical role in economic development. But bad government policies have affected energy security in many developing countries...

By Samuel Asumadu Sarkodie 5 Aug 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

A worker makes coal chips for combustion in Calcutta. India’s demand for energy is growing fast. EPA/PIYAL ADHIKARY
Retire all existing and planned fossil fuel power plants to limit warming to 1.5°C

It will be very difficult to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by enough to halt global heating at 1.5°C - the threshold at which catastrophic climate change becomes more likely...

By Marcelle McManus 3 Jul 2019

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What's really driving oil market volatility?

With the 13 June attacks on two oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz-a vital Gulf of Oman waterway-investors may be wondering if these types of disruptions could derail the global oil market...

By Fred Fromm 25 Jun 2019

Okavango Blue diamond
Diamonds add sparkle to the Botswana economy

Botswana is reaping the rewards of decades of successfully managing its diamond sector to become one of the fastest growing economies in Africa...

25 Jun 2019

Mohamed Cassoojee
Enterprise applications are core to the renewal of South Africa's energy sector

New trends in energy storage, small-scale embedded generation, and smart grid systems are disrupting the power sector, a trend that will accelerate in South Africa with the recent lifting of licence restraints on power plants....

12 Jun 2019

Stephen Barnes
Africa's energy landscape transitions to base load-capable renewables

The advent of renewables, new storage technologies present Africa's utilities with an opportunity to increase capacity and efficiency while re-kindling their appeal to investors...

11 Jun 2019

Tim Frankish, managing director, Solar Saver
Solar power makes strides in innovation

The transformation of the world's energy markets continues to gain momentum. Renewable energy projects, which have seen a rapid decline in cost over the last decade, are increasingly powering the world's large economies...

6 Jun 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Zambian President Edgar Lungu meet on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg in 2018. EPA-EFE/Alexei NikolskySputnik/Kremlin Pool
Russia in Africa: can it offer an alternative to the US and China?

Russia has never had an African colony. It stayed out of the scramble for Africa, only engaging with African states in the 19th Century.

By János Besenyo 3 Jun 2019

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Solar power could stabilise Nigeria's electricity grid and save it money

Lengthy power cuts are pretty much a daily experience in Nigeria. The country's epileptic power supply has been identified by businesses as the second biggest obstacle to doing business in the country, after a lack of access to finance...

By Samuel Ayokunle Olowosejeje 31 May 2019

Otto Shikongo, CEO of Debmarine Namibia
What SA can learn about offshore mining from Namibia

The incredible wealth of the Southern African region's offshore mineral deposits was once again highlighted by the oil and gas find off the coast of Mossel Bay...

By Otto Shikongo 30 May 2019

Konkola copper mine. Image: Wikimedia Commons
Zambia threatens to liquidate Vedanta's Konkola Copper Mines

Vedanta Resources is seeking at urgent meeting with Zambia president Edgar Lungu ahead of a High Court hearing on Friday to rule on an application to provisionally liquidate Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) which Vedanta controls...

22 May 2019

Eskom chief executive, Phakamani Hadebe
#AUW2019: Investors won't fund fossil fuels

Even if the country remained committed to long-term coal-fired energy in a world rapidly transforming to green energy, it would have difficulty finding investors to build the infrastructure...

By Nicci Botha 17 May 2019

Sergio Pugliese, AEC president for Angola
Q&A with Angola's new African Energy Chamber president

Production levels in Angola are expected to soar by 2020 following the reorganisation of the state oil company Sonangol, and a drastic revision of country's legislation related to oil and gas...

13 May 2019

Strategic Fuel Fund signs deal for Block B2
Strategic Fuel Fund signs deal for Block B2

South Africa signs an exploration and production sharing agreement (EPSA) with South Sudan for Block B2...

9 May 2019

Penny Herbst, director: strategy, GreenCo
Finance model for energy projects in Africa needs to change

The business model for energy investment needs to change. There are far too many players that are comfortable with the same structures for investment, selling to an SOE (state-owned enterprise) with a government guarantee...

30 Apr 2019

ExxonMobil increases its Namibian exploration stake
ExxonMobil increases its Namibian exploration stake

ExxonMobil has increased its offshore exploration acreage in Namibia with the addition of approximately 28,000km2.

25 Apr 2019

Namibia revises electricity buying market model
Namibia revises electricity buying market model

The Namibian Cabinet has approved a revised market model, which will allow independent power producers (IPPs) to sell electricity directly to customers and not just to the Namibia Power Corporation (NamPower)...

24 Apr 2019

20-carat Okavango Blue diamond unveiled
20-carat Okavango Blue diamond unveiled

The biggest blue diamond discovery ever made in Botswana has been unveiled to the world by Okavango Diamond Company (ODC)...

18 Apr 2019

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Dirty deeds: how to stop Australian miners abroad being linked to death and destruction

Australian companies dominate African mining. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade counts 175 ASX-listed companies operating in 35 African countries...

By Julia Dehm 17 Apr 2019

Eskom implements winter plan, but urges SA to use power sparingly
Eskom implements winter plan, but urges SA to use power sparingly

Eskom has reviewed its winter plan, but has cautioned the country to use electricity sparingly as the demand for power is expected to increase this week as cold weather gets a grip on parts of South Africa...

9 Apr 2019

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Canada shows interest in mining investment

Regulatory uncertainty, lack of policy cohesion, infrastructural constraints and, in some instances, politics across Africa are clearly seen as deterrents, but there is great potential to attract investment if these issues can be addressed.

1 Apr 2019

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