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Eric Croeser
Smart mining is the key to competitiveness

Smarter mining, embracing the total value chain and finding solutions to the new realities that the industry faces, holds the key to remaining competitive in a fiercely contested marketplace...

By Eric Croeser 3 days ago

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Market access and cooperation will unlock opportunities in Africa's energy sector

Africa's energy sector is a catalyst for growth and development across the continent. Industry and investors need to stay abreast of the high-speed advances in the energy landscape...

6 Dec 2019

Electric cars might not yet be green, but we should buy them anyway
Electric cars might not yet be green, but we should buy them anyway

Our power plants may be dirty now. But unlike combustion vehicles, electric cars give us the chance to finally free ourselves from high-carbon travel...

By Ranald Boydell 3 Dec 2019

AfDB loans $400m for Mozambique LNG project
AfDB loans $400m for Mozambique LNG project

The African Development Bank Group has approved a long-term senior loan of $400m for an integrated liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant, including a liquification facility in Mozambique...

27 Nov 2019

João Marques
It's time to negotiate a better future for African energy

For the better part of the last half century, oil and gas has been portrayed over and over again as the source of all evil across Africa, responsible for instability, power struggles, poverty, death, pollution and corruption...

By João Marques 26 Nov 2019

Rodwyn Peterson, head of litigation Chibesakunda & Co, DLA Piper Africa member firm in Zambia
Can AfCFTA solve Africa's energy challenge?

This serious shortage of electricity in most African countries creates a need for the introduction of power generation from alternative sources...

By Rodwyn Peterson 22 Nov 2019

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Children labour rife in Madagascar mica mining sector

Mica from Madagascar is mined by children aged as young as five years old in dangerous conditions, research by Terre des Hommes has found...

19 Nov 2019

Smart cities embrace 4IR
Smart cities embrace 4IR

Smart cities rely on smart grid technology that includes traditional and renewable energy sources in its mix of power supply...

19 Nov 2019

Demonising African oil & gas is not constructive for energy transition
Demonising African oil & gas is not constructive for energy transition

In a 2014 article written for the Guardian newspaper this week,Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu argued for an Apartheid-style boycott on coal, oil and gas companies as a solution to fight climate change and help ensure global environmental sustainability goals...

By NJ Ayuk 18 Nov 2019

LE South Africa introduces oil-spill-eating enzyme technology
LE South Africa introduces oil-spill-eating enzyme technology

"In nature, bacteria release enzymes and biosurfactants that attack the spill. The biosurfactants emulsify the spill, breaking it down to be used as a food source for the bacteria. The end result of this process is CO2 and water."

8 Nov 2019

Gwede Mantashe, SA minister of minerals and energy
#AOW2019: Mantashe calls for gas investment

Highlighting the investment opportunities at the country's first liquefied natural gas (LNG) hub in the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ), Minerals and Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe called on foreign investors to help develop South Africa's fledgling gas industry...

By Nicci Botha 6 Nov 2019

Africa's oil & gas industry poised for further growth
Africa's oil & gas industry poised for further growth

The global energy market is in an exciting phase of transition and disruption, which is likely to position gas ahead of coal by 2030 to become the world's number two fuel...

4 Nov 2019

Minister of Innovation and Technology of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Getahun Mekuria Kuma.and Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachev,
Ethiopia and Russia sign peaceful atomic energy deal

Russia and Ethiopia have signed an intergovernmental framework agreement on cooperation in the peaceful use of atomic energy on the sidelines of the Russia-Africa Economic Forum in Sochi...

24 Oct 2019

Sherif Andrawes, BDO’s global head of natural resources
What's going to shake up the mining industry by 2030?

A new report has revealed the major changes predicted to shake up the world's mining sector by 2023, including specific South African predictions...

23 Oct 2019

Klipheuwel Wind Farm
Wind power is far more than just energy

Energy security remains a challenge in the continent, with the average electrification rate in Africa at only about 43%. Wind power therefore could be a game changer...

17 Oct 2019

Mozambique's LNG projects ready for implementation
Mozambique's LNG projects ready for implementation

The latest final investment decision (FID) on Mozambique's $20bn Anadarko liquified natural gas (LNG) project makes it the largest sanction ever in sub-Saharan Africa oil and gas sector...

15 Oct 2019

NJ Ayuk
#AOP2019: Free market capitalism will work best for Africa

African oil and gas champion, NJ Ayuk, is unabashed in his support of free market capitalism, saying it is the economic model that will work best for Africa...

By Nicci Botha 11 Oct 2019

President Felipe Nyusi
Exxon to sign $33bn LNG deal in Mozambique

American oil giant, Exxon Mobil, is about to sign an initial investment decision for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project worth around $33bn with the government of Mozambique...

7 Oct 2019

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Frameworks to investor interest in Africa's renewable energy

With a population of more than one-billion people and a collective economy of around $1.5trn, Africa is a continent ripe for economic growth. Developing the capacity to satisfy its people's energy demands is key to unlocking that potential...

1 Oct 2019

DStv partnership in Mozambique brings solar power to rural areas
DStv partnership in Mozambique brings solar power to rural areas

Fenix Mozambique inaugurates Nampula branch in collaboration with FUNAE and DStv...

20 Sep 2019

Circular cities of the world: What can green infrastructure do?
Circular cities of the world: What can green infrastructure do?

As the population of the world's cities grows, so too does resource and energy use as well as waste generation. We can combat these issues with a circular economy that uses nature as a template...

By Daniel Johnson 19 Sep 2019

Area 4, Rovuma Basin, Mozambique
Oil & gas set to be the backbone of African growth

A string of successful exploration projects over the last decade has seen the number of African countries with proven oil and gas reserves rise to 28...

28 Aug 2019

African LNG market to attract $103bn in 2019
African LNG market to attract $103bn in 2019

Africa is an exciting frontier in the global natural gas sector. The continent holds 7.1% of proven global gas reserves and is expected to contribute nearly 10% of global production growth through to 2024..

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

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

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

The atmospheric tower destined to the Dangote Refinery in Nigeria. Image: The Gaurdian, Nigeria
Jobs and revenue: The potential of downstream development in Africa

Africa is one of the few regions where demand for oil and oil products is expected to grow significantly over the next two decades...

5 Aug 2019

World's largest single-site solar project begins commercial operations
World's largest single-site solar project begins commercial operations

Abu Dhabi's new solar plant project has recently started its commercial operations as scheduled at Sweihan in Abu Dhabi...

12 Jul 2019

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Zimbabwe pays part of its electricity bill to Eskom

Zimbabwe has paid Eskom R139m, after the power utility cut off the electricity supply to the neighbouring country for non-payment...

3 Jul 2019

Aerial view of Kariba dam. Dmitriy Kandinskiy/Shutterstock
Quick-fix solutions to Zimbabwe's huge electricity crisis

Zimbabwe's government has announced its facing critical power shortfalls. The country's anchor power producer, Kariba Dam, might have to stop production in weeks due to dropping water levels...

By Moina Spooner 2 Jul 2019

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