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Africa's energy industry needs a clear policy environment

Meeting the demands for Africa's critical energy infrastructure was in the spotlight at the annual Infrastructure Africa Business Forum which was recently held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg...

Public sector involvement required to drive emerging market needs

The East African Power Industry Convention (EAPIC) emphasised that strong public sector involvement is required in order to drive emerging market needs, as well as satisfy the risk appetite of the various sets of investors...

Biogas backpack revolutionises cooking in Ethiopia

A small green revolution is taking place in Ethiopia and it comes in the form of a large gas-filled backpack...

By Shamin Chibba

British oil company investigated for corruption in Somalia

An oil company chaired by a former leader of Britain's ruling Conservative party is being investigated for alleged corruption in Somalia, claims the company slammed as "defamatory"...

Oil and gas discoveries catalyst for investment into trade and logistics

Oil and gas (O&G) discoveries have become a catalyst for investment into...

By Siphesihle Hlela

SkyPower to invest $2bn in Kenyan solar projects

SkyPower has signed a $2.2bn agreement with Kenya for the development of 1GW of world-class solar projects to be built in four phases over the next five years...

Tanzanian parliament passes petroleum bill

Tanzanian lawmakers have passed a new petroleum bill that creates a regulatory and legal framework to manage discoveries and control of the East African nation's natural gas reserves and possible future oil finds, officials said...

Tanzania wants to get coal mining underway

The National Development Corporation (NDC), a state-owned firm that oversees major projects, is determined to implement the Mchuchuma and Liganga iron ore mining projects at a cost of $3 billion...

Depth of Africa coverage improves

Coverage of the rest of Africa in our media provides an interesting gauge of our relationship with the continent since our borders opened up 20 years ago...

By Anton Harber

Could Africa become like China?

Africa's changing demographic over the next three-and-a-half decades could transform the continent into the next China, but only if its youthful population is educated and entrepreneurial.

By Jana Marais

Postive results likely from US-Africa summit says Davies

South Africa and Africa in general benefitted immensely from the recent US-Africa Leaders' Summit held in Washington last week, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on his return.

Africa must look for partnerships

Africa needs to form partnerships with the developed nations in order to realise the continent's goal to industrialise, International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said .

By Chris Bathembu

AECI plans to reduce its reliance on a weak SA

JSE-listed AECI plans to start producing explosives in Australia by year-end‚ as the chemicals and explosives firm looks to reduce its reliance on South Africa's weak mining and manufacturing sectors.

By Nick Hedley

Sanlam looking to invest in Africa, South-East Asia

Sanlam says it has R3bn in discretionary capital that is earmarked for growth opportunities mainly in Africa and South-East Asia.

By Phakamisa Ndzamela

Grindrod, a boost for Africa

Shipping and logistics group Grindrod has been a big spender on infrastructure for some time. Growing its network of port and rail operations allows the group to diversify away from international shipping, a notoriously cyclical business.

Zimbabwe central bank has 'no tools' to fix economy

Zimbabwe's new central bank chief said the country's economy was weakening and the bank did not have the tools to fix it.

Zimbabwe takes heart from Antwerp trial sale of gems

Zimbabwe is planning a second auction of its Marange diamonds next February‚ buoyed by the interest in and sale of more than 279‚000 carats of diamonds in Antwerp‚ Belgium. The sale raked in US$10.7m.

By Ray Ndlovu

Barloworld plans Africa expansion

Barloworld is targeting six sectors to boost the growth of its business and is busy positioning itself "o expand into west and east Africa‚ according to company chief executive Clive Thomson.

By Nick Hedley

Zuma calls for increased trade between SA, DRC

President Jacob Zuma says South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) must explore ways to stimulate trade and investment between the two countries.

Bowman Gilfillan to increase of offices in Africa

South African law firm Bowman Gilfillan‚ which established an office in Botswana in October‚ is moving quickly to implement a medium-term strategy to have between 8 and 12 offices across Africa.

By Evan Pickworth

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