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Madagascar's indigenous forests are being stripped to meet energy needs. Photo: Greentumble
Madagascar: How to futureproof energy projects in face of political uncertainty

Madagascar has a new energy policy with the ambitious plan of providing universal access and energy security to its citizens by 2030. But this plan is not without its challenges...

By Nicci Botha 13 Dec 2018

Garyn Rapson, partner at Webber Wentzel
Some take outs on carbon tax

After more than eight years in the making, South Africa's carbon tax law is expected to take effect on 1 June 2019...

By Garyn Rapson 3 Dec 2018

Mining Minister Gwede Mantashe
Government committed to growing oil, gas industry

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe says his department will work towards creating an enabling environment for the oil and gas sector to be able to do business in the country. ..

30 Nov 2018

Privatisation, productivity and the potential of mini grids
Privatisation, productivity and the potential of mini grids

To continue on the economic growth trajectory many African countries find themselves on, they need reliable, sustainable sources of energy. However, the continent finds itself trailing behind other emerging markets...

26 Nov 2018

Changing the energy landscape
Changing the energy landscape

The affordability and availability of renewable energy presents South Africa with a unique opportunity to cut its carbon emissions drastically,..

By James McKay 23 Nov 2018

Not enough being invested to meet energy goals
Not enough being invested to meet energy goals

The finance required to close electricity gaps remain dramatically short of what is needed to meet global energy goals by 2030...

21 Nov 2018

Renewables won't solve Africa's energy crisis on their own
Renewables won't solve Africa's energy crisis on their own

Renewable energy alone is not the solution to Africa's energy woes...

21 Nov 2018

African Development Bank launches energy portal
African Development Bank launches energy portal

An online portal has been launched that will consolidate, validate and disseminate energy data and insights across Africa's energy value chain, covering generation, transmission, distribution, regulation and policy.

13 Nov 2018

#AOW2018: Driving growth through resources
#AOW2018: Driving growth through resources

Africa Oil Week held in Cape Town recently was a veritable who's who of oil and gas players on the continent. A ministerial panel gave insight into the aspirations of some of the countries...

By Nicci Botha 12 Nov 2018

Dr Fatih Birol, executive director, International Energy Agency, and South African Energy Minister Jeff Radebe
#AOW2018: SA "aggressively" pursuing a new refinery with Saudis, Radebe says

South Africa's much mooted seventh refinery is on the way...

By Nicci Botha 7 Nov 2018

Corporate content should be part of your DNA
Corporate content should be part of your DNA

On the cusp of exciting and fruitful pan-African networking and trade, the time to make use of an unbiased B2B media showcase for all Africa's dynamic, entrepreneurial business communities is now...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 24 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

Deepa Vallabh
Channelling FDI in the right direction

President Cyril Ramaphosa has returned triumphant from his international investment roadshow, having secured billions of dollars in foreign direct investment (FDI)...

By Deepa Vallabh 19 Oct 2018

Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe
Parliament welcomes inputs into draft IRP 2018

The Portfolio Committee on Energy has began public hearings into the draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP 2018), which serves to guide government's plan for electricity provision within the energy mix...

18 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

Andries Rossouw, partner at PwC
Report outlines the highs and lows of SA mining

Precious metals and regulatory uncertainty are dragging down the South African mining industry, in stark comparison to a positive global market...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 Oct 2018

President highlights importance of infrastructure development
President highlights importance of infrastructure development

President Cyril Ramaphosa recently announced his plan to establish a public-private infrastructure fund as part of the nation's recovery plan...

1 Oct 2018

Roadmap for Angola: 2019 and Beyond
Roadmap for Angola: 2019 and Beyond

The government revised the growth forecast to 2.2% in August, compared to 4.9% in the previous forecast, and the IMF forecast 2.3% of economic growth...

28 Sep 2018

Are first world laws stunting SA's mining growth?
Are first world laws stunting SA's mining growth?

The South African mining industry needs to consider ways to prevent a further decline of the mining sector and simplify access for potential entrants into the mining industry...

By Athi Jara 26 Sep 2018

Photo: sibanye-Stillwater
Competition Commission gives green light for Sibanye, Lonmin deal

The South African Competition Commission has recommended that the South African Competition Tribunal approves the Sibanye-Stillwater acquisition of Lonmin subject to certain conditions...

20 Sep 2018

Lithium demand to soar in the next five years
Lithium demand to soar in the next five years

The demand for lithium, needed for the batteries to power electric vehicles (EV), will more than double from 26.7kt in 2018 to 58.3kt in 2022...

13 Sep 2018

Chinese loan to Eskom granted without conditions
Chinese loan to Eskom granted without conditions

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the recent Chinese loan that was given to state-owned entity, Eskom, comes with no conditions...

12 Sep 2018

Michael Power, strategist: Investec Asset Management. Photo: Funds Society
Renewables will fuel the 4th Industrial Revolution

The two great disruptions happening in the world economy are the rise of China and renewable energy (RE)...

By Nicci Botha 10 Sep 2018

Mining sector sees growth in second quarter
Mining sector sees growth in second quarter

The mining sector grew by 4.9% and contributed 0.4 of a percentage point to gross domestic product (GDP) growth, led by growth in platinum group metals (PGMs), copper and nickel, amongst others...

5 Sep 2018

Finding solutions for policy uncertainty
Finding solutions for policy uncertainty

The policy uncertainty hangover, notably in the mining sector, from the previous administration continues to manifest itself is a stagnant economy...

By Jonathan Veeran & Bruce Dickinson 29 Aug 2018

President João Lourenço. Photo: Angop
Angolan investment honeymoon looks to be over

When Angolan President, João Lourenço, took power a year ago, there was a wave of market optimism and fresh investor interest...

23 Aug 2018

Karel Cornelissen, CEO, Energy Partners
Smaller grids may be better to power Africa

Research by the World Bank indicates an estimated $100bn in infrastructure investment is needed to close the electrification gap in Africa...

By Karel Cornelissen 23 Aug 2018

Maarten Ackerman, chief economist, Citadel
Wage increases could sink Eskom

Above-inflation wage increases for Eskom workers are simply not sustainable in the long-term, especially if South Africa is to avoid further credit ratings downgrades...

By Maarten Ackerman 7 Aug 2018

SA, Russia seek ways to preserve platinum value
SA, Russia seek ways to preserve platinum value

South Africa and Russia have discussed various options to preserve the value of platinum, says Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe...

25 Jul 2018

Despite challenges, Eskom improves operational performance
Despite challenges, Eskom improves operational performance

Eskom continued to deliver improved operational performance in the financial year ended 31 March 2018, despite the financial and governance challenges facing the company...

24 Jul 2018

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