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Solar power rising in southern African hotel industry

Members of the southern African hospitality industry are rapidly joining the green revolution and its not for show or Google ranking - there are savings to be had and natural vistas to preserve...

By Vanessa Rogers 16 Aug 2017

Waste-to-energy programmes key in the sustainable circular economy

The business case for transforming waste to address critical energy shortages is mounting...

By Webb Meko 8 Aug 2017

Maputo's residents can now use gas, but dropping charcoal proves hard

One of the things that has made the biggest difference to Agostinho and his family's life has been improvements in the energy system in Mozambique's capital, Maputo...

By Vanesa Castán Broto 3 Aug 2017

Namibia is all set to power up on wind

The Diaz Wind Farm, Namibia's first venture into this form of clean energy, aims to bring an additional 44MW to the country's national grid...

31 May 2017

#AfricaMonth: Internal trade barriers show signs of falling

While the road ahead may still present significant challenges, some of Africa's most long-standing internal trade barriers are beginning to show signs of falling. We interview David Williams, Maersk Line Africa chief executive and global head of Safmarine to find out more...

By Ilse van den Berg 30 May 2017

Solar energy for Zambia can end poverty in sub-Saharan Africa

When electricity reaches Zambia through the solar market, we could see a dramatic decrease in poverty and a surge in creative entrepreneurs contributing to a thriving economy...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Apr 2017

Building a sustainable future in a changing landscape

Modernisation, beneficiation and community development need to be addressed if regional mining is to be sustainable...

By Danette Breitenbach 22 Sep 2016

Big business opportunities ahead for Africa - McKinsey

Africa's overall growth has slowed but new research shows long-term fundamentals are strong and there are big business opportunities ahead...

16 Sep 2016

EU-Africa research cooperation to improve energy access in Africa

Energy in Africa is a rarer commodity than in the developed world...

By Dr Ed Brown and Dr Zivayi Chiguvare 22 Apr 2016

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...

10 Sep 2015

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 5 Aug 2015

Zimbabwe company inks USD1.1bn thermal power deal with China

A Zimbabwean company on Thursday, 23 July 2015, signed a $1.1bn agreement with the China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) to build a 600-megawatt thermal power plant, a move expected to ease power cuts in the country...

27 Jul 2015

Xtract bets on gold in Mozambique

Xtract Resources intends building Mozambique's first large gold mine and restarting sizeable copper output in the Northern Cape, says CEO Jan Nelson, who was behind the growth of Pan African Resources into a mid-tier gold miner...

3 Jul 2015

Globalstar to deliver satellite coverage to Southern Africa

Now that its gateway in Gabarone has gone live, Globalstar can deliver affordable simplex coverage across Southern Africa...

26 Jun 2015

Namibia seeks to review diamond joint venture terms with De Beers

Namibia wants to review the terms of its diamond mining joint venture with the international giant De Beers to ensure more stones are cut and polished locally, a cabinet minister said on Monday, 22 June 2015...

23 Jun 2015

Mozambique mining regulations for employees a potential burden

The new Mozambique mining regulations for employees in the mining sector could "increase the risk of contract alteration and regulatory burden.

26 May 2015

Veolia presents workshop on optimising operations for environmental sustainability of mining

GHANA: Veolia, an environmental resource management organisation, is participating in the 7th West & Central Africa (WaCA) Mining Summit & Expo currently underway at the Accra International Convention Centre in Ghana...

20 May 2015

Platinum miners express concern over export levy

Platinum miners in Zimbabwe have expressed concern over the uncertainty surrounding the platinum export levy...

3 Feb 2015

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 5 Dec 2014

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 19 Aug 2014

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