Nicci Botha
#AOW2018: Driving growth through resources

#AOW2018: Driving growth through resources
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[Nicci Botha] 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...

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Nicci Botha
#AOW2018: Sudan poised for second boom

#AOW2018: Sudan poised for second boom[Nicci Botha] Years of civil war has seen Sudan's lucrative oil industry shrink to virtually nothing...

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Nicci Botha
#AOW2018: SA "aggressively" pursuing a new refinery with Saudis, Radebe says

Dr Fatih Birol, executive director, International Energy Agency, and South African Energy Minister Jeff Radebe
Dr Fatih Birol, executive director, International Energy Agency, and South African Energy Minister Jeff Radebe
[Nicci Botha] South Africa's much mooted seventh refinery is on the way...

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Strike action leaves SA in the dark

Strike action leaves SA in the dark[Nicci Botha] Eskom left large chunks of the country in the dark on Thursday night when it implemented stage one load shedding, blaming the black out on sabotage by striking workers...

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#AUW2018: Renewables top the agenda in Radebe's speech

Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe
Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe
[Nicci Botha] Energy minister, Jeff Radebe, did not once mention nuclear as an option for future energy provision, instead he sang the praises of the country's successful renewables programme...

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SA and Mozambique on the cusp of an oil and gas boom

Niall Kramer, CEO: Saoga
Niall Kramer, CEO: Saoga
[Nicci Botha] Both South Africa and Mozambique show promise in the oil and gas sector, and collaboration between the two countries to create a substantial hub could significantly grow the region's economy...

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Danette Breitenbach
#AEI2018: Closing Africa's energy gaps

#AEI2018: Closing Africa's energy gaps
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[Danette Breitenbach] While access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy for all will usher in economic growth and job creation on the continent, energy projects in Africa lack sufficient access to financing sources...

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#AEI2018: Energy - the golden thread

#AEI2018: Energy - the golden thread
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[Danette Breitenbach] With the demand for energy expected to increase substantially to 2040 globally, Africa is no exception...

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Nicci Botha
Is Eskom imploding?

Is Eskom imploding?
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[Nicci Botha] The number of incumbents who have warmed the chief executive's seat at Eskom in the last year continues to grow...

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Nicci Botha
Regional power pools hold the key to sustainability

Regional power pools hold the key to sustainability
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[Nicci Botha] Regional collaboration is key to securing energy supply and minimising costs, but regional integration in a mutually beneficial manner remains a challenge, said Ben Martins, deputy minister of state enterprises.

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Nicci Botha
No-show Molefe sidesteps difficult questions at #AUW2017

Dr Ben Ngubane, Eskom chairman. Source: Miningmx
Dr Ben Ngubane, Eskom chairman. Source: Miningmx
[Nicci Botha] Brian Molefe was a no-show at African Utility Week. Not surprising, given his track record of not pitching at this event when there's a bullet to be dodged...

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State of Capture and the Eskom CEO

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[Nicci Botha] Eskom CEO, Brian Molefe, has resigned just days after the State of Capture report was released...

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Nicci Botha
#SAGO16: Gas-to-power IPP programme explained

#SAGO16: Gas-to-power IPP programme explained[Nicci Botha] The much anticipated PIM, outlining the scope of South Africa's gas-to-power IPP programme and detailing priority projects has been released...

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Nicci Botha
#YouthMonth: From humble beginnings to the cover of Forbes Africa

#YouthMonth: From humble beginnings to the cover of Forbes Africa[Nicci Botha] Not many 28 year olds have achieved what Obinwanne Okeke has, includings gracing the cover of one of the world's most influential business journals.

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#AfricaMonth: Bujagali hydro project: Poster child or white elephant?

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[Nicci Botha] SN Power is painting Bujagali hydro as a poster child for a successful development scheme. Or is it just glossing over a rescue mission for an ailing facility?

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Nicci Botha
#AUW2016: How nuclear build programmes can be a strategic game changer

South Africa's only existing nuclear power station, Koeberg, north of Cape Town. © Peter Titmuss
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[Nicci Botha] A while back, South Africa reeled in shock when a rand figure of trillions was mentioned in the same breath as nuclear power...

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Nicci Botha
#AUW2016: Operationalising the water-energy nexus

#AUW2016: Operationalising the water-energy nexus
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[Nicci Botha] Day 2 of African Utility Week looked at the cornerstones of sustainable development - energy, water and food security - and how they need to developed in unison to achieve the ambitious goals of COP21,,.

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Nicci Botha
#AUW2016: Global trends in the African context

#AUW2016: Global trends in the African context
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[Nicci Botha] A few years ago, alternative energy sources were a rich man's whimsy, but we are now living in the world of low-cost renewable energy...

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Nicci Botha
#AUW2016: A vision for the African power utility in disruptive times

#AUW2016: A vision for the African power utility in disruptive times
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[Nicci Botha] Electricity is integral if continent is to fulfil its ambitions of economic sustainability, and this requires collaboration and innovation that are uniquely African...

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Boris Dzhingarov
Simple tips to help you choose energy suppliers - Monetary Library

Boris Dzhingarov[Boris Dzhingarov] You want to be patient when you choose your energy supplier since you surely want to have the benefits that are associated with working with a really good service provider, while avoiding pitfalls that can appear in the future...

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