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Lake Turkana Wind Power turbines. LTW
How Kenya's mega wind power project is hurting communities

Kenya recently launched the Lake Turkana Wind Power project, Africa's largest wind energy project and the biggest public-private investment in Kenyan history...

By Zoe Cormack 3 Sep 2019

Smart cities will depend on faster adoption of 4IR
Smart cities will depend on faster adoption of 4IR

If you are not digital it will be very difficult to be competitive in industry, or in the buildings you produce. Because what you are building is here for the next 50 years, and it has to be green, smart and automated...

By Taru Madangombe 3 Sep 2019

Maleka appointed as Eskom's interim group treasurer
Maleka appointed as Eskom's interim group treasurer

Mandla Maleka is Eskom's new interim group treasurer. He is replacing Andre Pillay, whose tenure came to an end last month.

2 Sep 2019

Total working to close the gender gap in SA's agriculture, forestry, fishery and mining industries
Total working to close the gender gap in SA's agriculture, forestry, fishery and mining industries

In South Africa, the agriculture, forestry, fishery and mining industries are categorised as the primary economic sectors. These are essentially industries that rely on South Africa's natural resources to function...

Issued by Total 30 Aug 2019

Gabon on track to increase oil production
Gabon on track to increase oil production

As Gabon works to increase its crude oil production by 50 percent by 2020/2021, US hydrocarbon exploration firm, Vaalco Energy announced that it will begin its drilling campaign the country's offshore this September...

30 Aug 2019

Medupi's last unit produces first power
Medupi's last unit produces first power

Medupi's Unit 1 has produced its first power attaining 190MW, making it the last of the six units of Medupi Power Station to be synchronised to the national grid...

29 Aug 2019

BizTrends 2020: Make the vision Towards Africa 2020 possible
BizTrends 2020: Make the vision Towards Africa 2020 possible

Your invitation to the first Trend Report of the new decade!..

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 29 Aug 2019

Coal mines need to be taken to task over water pollution
Coal mines need to be taken to task over water pollution

Coal mines in Mpumalanga have polluted about 90% of groundwater in the Highveld region alone..

28 Aug 2019

Ecolog, Dynology sign MoU to expand defence and energy sector cooperation
Ecolog, Dynology sign MoU to expand defence and energy sector cooperation

Under the terms of the MoU, parties will join forces to provide integrated security solutions, cybersecurity services and end-to-end implementation programmes...

28 Aug 2019

Special paper on the future of Eskom expected soon
Special paper on the future of Eskom expected soon

A special paper that maps a long-term sustainable way forward for Eskom will be published by the South African government in the next few weeks..

26 Aug 2019

Robert Lucian Crusitu/Shutterstock
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

Indaba addresses issues facing women in mining
Indaba addresses issues facing women in mining

A gender database showing exactly how many women are employed in the mining industry and what positions they hold and female-specific stumbling blocks...

22 Aug 2019

Ghana's pact with China to explore bauxite threatens a unique forest
Ghana's pact with China to explore bauxite threatens a unique forest

Ghana's Atewa forest is one of the most beautiful and scenic landscapes in the country...

By Alfred Oteng-Yeboah 22 Aug 2019

Gwede Mantashe, minister of energy and mineral resources, Image credit: GovernmentZA
Nuclear still a possibility in SA energy plan

The government is considering further implementing nuclear power in the country's long-term energy strategy, said Gwede Mantashe, minister of mineral resources and energy, at a round table engagement in Johannesburg...

22 Aug 2019

Equatorial Guinea to build West Africa's first LNG storage and regas plant
Equatorial Guinea to build West Africa's first LNG storage and regas plant

Equatorial Guinea is set to construct the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage and regasification plant in West Africa, advancing efforts to monetise gas resources through the creation of a domestic gas-to-power infrastructure...

21 Aug 2019

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Airline passengers can reduce up to 80% of their CO2 emissions

Lufthansa Innovation Hub has launched its new Compensaid sustainability platform sustainability, which will make it possible for travellers to offset their individual carbon footprint using Sustainable Aviation Fuel...

21 Aug 2019

Francesca de Gasparis, Safcei executive director
Call for more vigilance in energy procurement projects

Major energy procurement projects need independent oversight at all stages - pre-procurement, procurement and post-procurement - to prevent further state capture...

21 Aug 2019

Lukas van der Merwe
Bolstering mining safety through technology

Although the South African mining sector's safety record is improving, proper utilisation of technology could be a major boost for safety at mining operations...

20 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

Energy planning can support the success of young businesses
Energy planning can support the success of young businesses

Energy management is vital, even at times when there is no national energy supply crisis - and the small business sector is not helpless in terms of effecting changes that benefit themselves as well as their customers...

By Lia Labuschagne, Issued by SAICA 19 Aug 2019

Chiboni Evans, CEO of the South African Electrotechnical Council
Energy still a key challenge to African industrialisation

Reliable energy was highlighted as a key challenge during a week-long trade and investment mission to Zambia by South African companies...

19 Aug 2019

Safe drone usage on mines
Safe drone usage on mines

Drones are an increasing familiar feature on the mining landscape, therefore safety officers need to know the laws and regulations governing the safe use of these machines...

16 Aug 2019

Jean-Marc Thystère-Tchicaya, minister of hydrocarbons of the Republic of Congo
Oil discovery a game-changer for Congo

Early projections from recent onshore discovery made in the Delta de la Cuvette deposit in the Republic of Congo indicate that the deposits could produce up to 359-million barrels of oil...

16 Aug 2019

Ambiguity of the transformation rules made it possible for mining companies to renege on their commitments. Shutterstock
Disconnect between business and state contributed to Marikana massacre

The Marikana massacre, in which 34 striking mineworkers were shot dead by police on 16 August 2012, was a tragic and historic event in South Africa...

15 Aug 2019

What Appeal Court's fracking judgment means
What Appeal Court's fracking judgment means

Anti-fracking activists won their appeal to the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) last month. The legal victory of Treasure the Karoo Action Group (TKAG) and others means that environmental regulation of mining activities has been taken out of the hands of the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR)...

By Wilmien Wicomb 15 Aug 2019

Professor Fred Cawood, director of the Wits Mining Institute
Best practice report on mining health and safety

Better safety on South African mines resulted in fewer fatalities, but more must be done to improve livelihoods and boost inclusive growth on the back of mining...

14 Aug 2019

Kumba Iron Ore's Sishen Mine
Kumba, Rosond sign R2bn next-generation drilling rig deal

Thirty advanced drilling rigs will be rolled out, beginning in January 2020, as part of a R2bn multi-year agreement between service provider, Rosond, and Anglo American Kumba Iron Ore...

13 Aug 2019

Clever ways to finance exploration
Clever ways to finance exploration

Jeremy Asher, Chairman and CEO, Tower Resources chats about clever ways to finance oil & gas exploration at AOP Investor Forum 2019...

12 Aug 2019

Oryx Oil South Africa appoints new managing director
Oryx Oil South Africa appoints new managing director

Benoit Araman is pleased to announce the appointment of his successor, Pam Indurjeeth, as Oryx Oil South Africa managing director effective 1 August 2019...

Issued by Oryx Energies 12 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

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