BizTrends 2018


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2018 African Infrastructure Project Developers Awards shortlist announced

Africa investor (Ai) recently announced the shortlisted candidates for its 2018 African Infrastructure Projects Developer Awards...

1 day ago

Two SA women awarded Goldman prize for halting SA-Russia nuclear deal

Makoma Lekalakala and Liz McDaid are the recipients of this year's Goldman Environmental Prize...

2 days ago

Millions of urban Africans still don't have electricity: here's what can be done

Urban communities often face many challenges in obtaining electricity access...

By Rebekah Shirley 2 days ago

Eskom lays cards on the table at public hearings

At the first of its countrywide public hearings, held in Cape Town, Eskom presented its case to recover costs already spent in the provision of electricity totalling R66.6bn...

17 Apr 2018

'RobotQuartz IV' for Total Quartz engine oil

Total's car engine oil brand, Total Quartz, returns with a new international campaign...

Issued by Total 17 Apr 2018

Proper water management key to viability of solar-powered irrigation systems

According to a new report, solar-powered irrigation is now an affordable solution to both commercial and small-scale farmers in developing countries, but adequate management and regulations to avoid the unsustainable use of water are needed...

13 Apr 2018

Nersa announces re-appointment of regulator members

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) on Thursday, 12 April 2018, announced the reappointment of three part-time regulator members...

12 Apr 2018

Uganda signs $4bn agreement to build a refinery

The government of Uganda has signed the contract for the construction of the $4bn oil refinery, offering further clarity on how the country's oil resources will be exploited...

By Jeff Mbanga 12 Apr 2018

Nersa to hold public hearings into Eskom's RCA

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) will hold public hearings into Eskom's Regulatory Clearing Account applications across the country, starting next week...

11 Apr 2018

20 out of 65 Seedstars Summit finalists from Africa

With the Seedstars World Summit taking place on Thursday, 12 April 2018, the organisers have announced the final 65 finalists that will get the chance to pitch their ideas on the global stage. 20 out of the 65 finalists are from Africa...

By Ilse van den Berg 11 Apr 2018

Africa breaks ranks with World Bank and IMF on coal

The African Development Bank (ADB) is set to back coal-fired projects in Nigeria, Kenya and Senegal in a departure from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) policy, which has a ban on fossil fuels...

By Emeka Okonkwo 10 Apr 2018

Minister Gordhan accepts Lamberti resignation

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has accepted the resignation of Eskom board member Mark Lamberti...

9 Apr 2018

Why South Africa's power utility should boost its output of in-house renewables

South Africa has exceptionally favourable conditions for solar and wind power generation...

By Hartmut Winkler 9 Apr 2018

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