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Total declares force majeure on Mozambique LNG projectArticle

In a serious blow to Mozambique's economic revitalisation hopes, Total has declared a force majeure and suspended its $20bn liquefied natural gas (LNG) project...

28 Apr 2021

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Powerships: A solution for Africa's energy short-term supply?Article

Africa and its people cannot wait for governments and companies to agree on the design, pricing, and financing of energy projects with a long development time. African countries need energy now...

Andres Vega 9 Apr 2021

Rovuma LNG project
LNG production in Mozambique and the political risk of Islamic militancyArticle

The Cabo Delgado province in the northernmost part of the long Mozambican seaboard is now home to Africa's three largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects...

Theo Neethling 30 Mar 2021

Total's Afungi project. Photo: Club of Mozambique
Brutal extremist attack puts Mozambique's LNG projects at riskArticle

Mozambique's great hope of economic recovery now lies in tatters after a brutal two-day attack by insurgents threatens the future of multibillion dollar liquified natural gas (LNG) projects in the north of the country...

29 Mar 2021

Karpowership vessel, Kaya Bey
RMIPPPP floating power stations raise questions on carbon emissionsArticle

Questions have been raised around governments' reasoning to include three Karpowership floating power plants to provide part of the 2,000MW tendered under the RMIPPPP....

24 Mar 2021

The marine sector can still work towards low carbon shipping
The marine sector can still work towards low carbon shippingArticle

Davey Jose, thematic analyst, disruptive technologies for HSBC Global Research Insights, explores how batteries, biofuels, hydrogen, ammonia and digitalisation can all help decarbonisation...

Dave Jose 12 Mar 2021

Women in renewable energy mentorship programme launches
Women in renewable energy mentorship programme launchesArticle

Applications have opened for 10 female mentees and 10 mentors working in renewable energy to be part of an inaugural mentorship programme to accelerate gender diversity and inclusion of more women in leadership.

12 Mar 2021

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Safeguarding LNG operations in MozambiqueArticle

With substantial offshore gas discoveries of over 100-trillion cubic feet, Mozambique has seen an influx in foreign investment in its liquified natural gas (LNG) developments...

Charnè Hundermark 20 Feb 2021

AECOM's 2020/21 Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide now out
AECOM's 2020/21 Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide now outArticle

AECOM has released the 31st edition of its Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide, published in conjunction with the Bureau of Economic Research...

17 Feb 2021

James Chester, senior director, Africa Oil & Power
Slow progress on petroleum bill is hampering developmentArticle

Last month, Africa Intelligence reported that Total's plans to develop the offshore block 11B/12B is conditional on publication of petroleum bill...

James Chester 1 Feb 2021

Transnet National Ports Authority move to improve competitiveness
Transnet National Ports Authority move to improve competitivenessArticle

The Coega Development Corporation, developer and operator of the Coega Special Economic Zone has welcomed the move by Transnet National Ports Authority to relocate its head office to the Port of Ngqura...

28 Jan 2021

President Joe Biden
Keeping an eye on Biden's plans for AfricaArticle

President Joe Biden has been sworn into office, ushering in a new administration, new foreign policy and a new approach to US trade and investment in Africa...

22 Jan 2021

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Gas-to-power gains momentum on SA energy sceneArticle

Up to now, gas-fired generation projects has been under the radar in filling the country's electricity shortfall...

2 Dec 2020

Covid-19 has accelerated the pace of energy transitions
Covid-19 has accelerated the pace of energy transitionsArticle

Spurred on by the Covid-19 global pandemic, the world is finally galvanising its commitment to move towards a green and sustainable future by mid-century, and the global energy transition is the cornerstone of this new world...

12 Nov 2020

Energy resources can spark Africa's economic growth
Energy resources can spark Africa's economic growthArticle

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, not all of the economic news in Africa has been negative. We continue to see promising developments...

NJ Ayuk 4 Nov 2020

Janine Espin, managing director, EDS
Latest tender creates unease as the race to improve power supply in SA continuesArticle

The South African Department of Mineral Resources and Energy's (DMRE's) Independent Power Producers Programme Office (IPPPO) aims to procure 2,000MW of electricity in its latest request for proposal (RFP)...

Janine Espin 29 Oct 2020

Liquified natural gas carrier
Energy transition and natural gasArticle

Senior representatives from Kosmos Energy, Chariot Oil & Gas and Tullow Oil discussed the new ventures and geographies they are now prioritising within Africa at the recent Africa Oil Week virtual conference...

15 Oct 2020

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe
SA's post-pandemic energy planArticle

Although South Africa allowed the energy sector to operate at full capacity throughout the nationwide lockdown, a decrease in demand for petroleum products over an extended period meant some refineries were still forced to close...

13 Oct 2020

Global LNG to play large role in Taleveras's future plans
Global LNG to play large role in Taleveras's future plansArticle

Taleveras has joined a growing list of global trading firms increasing their presence in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) market, raising its delivery volumes by almost 30% year on year.

Adegoke Oyeniyi, Issued by Volksstratege 29 Sep 2020

NJ Ayuk, executive chairman, African Energy Chamber
LNG projects could transform Mozambique - if Western environmentalists don't interfereArticle

When Anadarko Petroleum Corp. confirmed last year it would be constructing a $20bn liquified natural gas (LNG) plant in Mozambique, this was major news...

NJ Ayuk 21 Sep 2020

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Using agriculture to help boost job creation, investment in MozambiqueArticle

Brazilian investors have expressed interest in Mozambique's agribusiness, given the agro-ecological potential and the promising opportunities that the country offers in this sector.

25 Aug 2020

The Thusong Multipurpose Center in Khayelitsha which will serve as a Covid-19 site in Cape Town, South Africa. Brenton Geach/Gallo Images via Getty Images
Students play an integral role in healthcare delivery: findings from South AfricaArticle

Reports from around the world show that the shortage of health professionals in public healthcare systems will be worsened by the increased demand for health services caused by the Covid-19 pandemic...

Ian Couper & Jana Müller 9 Jul 2020

The draft petroleum Bill, skills development and how SA can benefit from Mozambique's LNG project
The draft petroleum Bill, skills development and how SA can benefit from Mozambique's LNG projectArticle

Adrian Strydom, acting CEO at South African Oil and Gas Association chats to African Oil Week on the draft Upstream Petroleum Resource Development Bill, Integrated Resource Plan, skill development for higher education and how SA can take advantage of the LNG projects in Mozambique...

12 Jun 2020

Warc Awards announces 2020 Effective Content Strategy winners
Warc Awards announces 2020 Effective Content Strategy winnersArticle

A total of 13 campaigns for a variety of global brands across different markets have won in the Effective Content Strategy category of the Warc Awards...

10 Jun 2020

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Update on Mozambique LNG projectArticle

In recent weeks, Mozambique liquified natural gas project (LNG) has garnered much media coverage - for both positive and negative reasons. In April, it became the centre of the country's Covid-19 outbreak..

8 Jun 2020

Rebecca Major
A perfect stormArticle

In spite of the current economic, political and sanitary climate, we are seeing, and expect to continue to see, merger and acquisitions (M&A) deals in Africa's oil and gas industry...

Rebecca Major 15 May 2020

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Health and safety in the spotlight as South Africa's miners go back to workArticle

South Africa was put under strict social and economic lockdown on 26 March. By the end of April the government announced that it was easing some of the restrictions. This included allowing certain key sectors to begin operations once again. One of them was mining...

Nancy Coulson & Nicola Christofides 7 May 2020

Oneyka Ojogbo
Mitigating risks in the current oil industry crisisArticle

The compounding effects of coronavirus and oil industry disruptions pose unique and significant challenges, particularly on the African continent where the economies of producing countries are largely dependent on oil revenues...

Oneyka Ojogbo 6 May 2020

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Natural gas, LNG and the energy transition: The bright, new jewel in Africa's crown?Article

For the past decade Africa has been a vibrant continent for hydrocarbons exploration. Over those years the main story, apart from the traditional North African natural gas heartlands, has been oil. However, parts of sub-Saharan Africa are on the precipice of a new natural gas era which could radically change their economies for the better...

14 Apr 2020

Dr Fatih Birol
What current global challenges are teaching us about energy developmentArticle

The current Covid-19 pandemic, and its global and ubiquitous disruption, is delivering a seemingly constant stream of new challenges to our way of life...

9 Apr 2020

NJ Ayuk, executive chairman of the African Oil Council
When a virus and an oil price war collideArticle

The immediate effect of Covid-19 for the oil sector has been on the demand for crude, and on its prices. Most analysts and operators now agree that 2020 could see a negative demand growth for oil globally as industries shut down and countries around the world go on lock down...

27 Mar 2020

Mozambique's gas promise
Mozambique's gas promiseArticle

It has been almost exactly 10 years since Anadarko drilled the well that would give Mozambique its first major gas find in over 60 years of mostly disappointing oil and gas exploration...

NJ Ayuk 3 Mar 2020

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The charging challenge - gearing your fleet to go electricArticle

As pressure is put on corporates globally to becoming increasingly green, so too is the pressure mounting on fleet owners to ensure they provide the infrastructure to lead the charge on electric car charging stations...

Mohammed Sader 2 Mar 2020

Many genetic abnormalities involve the oral and dental region of the face. Shutterstock
Dentists in South Africa aren't being taught genetics. Why they shouldArticle

Genetic and genomic research has improved our understanding of the genetic origin of growth, development and disease and affects all areas of healthcare...

Manogari Chetty 11 Feb 2020

Equatorial Guinea positioning itself as a regional gas hub
Equatorial Guinea positioning itself as a regional gas hubArticle

Equatorial Guinea is positioning itself as the Gulf of Guinea's gas hub and and hopes to deliver where others have failed: developing the first successful cross-border gas venture on the continent...

30 Jan 2020

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MSC Cruises extends fleet expansion planArticle

MSC Cruises and Chantiers de l'Atlantique have signed a contract for the construction of a third and fourth LNG-powered MSC World Class ship. The partnership will focus on the development and utilisation of next-generation environmental technologies...

21 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: 2020 - Africa's year for digital disruptionArticle

A number of macro trends are delivering unhindered economic progress on the African continent, driving momentum and positioning Africa as a significant component of the world market...

Geoffrey White 14 Jan 2020

NJ Ayuk, chairman of the African Energy Chamber
#BizTrends2020: The future looks bright for African oil & gasArticle

Africa holds around 7% of the world's proven crude oil and natural gas reserves, yet the continent remains largely under-explored...

NJ Ayuk 6 Jan 2020

Latest accreditations awarded to healthcare facilities
Latest accreditations awarded to healthcare facilitiesArticle

The healthcare facilities listed have been awarded accreditation by The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA), a not-for-profit company (NPC) based in Cape Town...

Issued by COHSASA 3 Dec 2019

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

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...

26 Nov 2019

Shipping industry's environmental impact set to improve
Shipping industry's environmental impact set to improveArticle

New environmental guidelines from the International Maritime Organisation for global shipping traffic will take effect in January 2020, which are set to improve the industry's environmental impact...

26 Nov 2019

Stability is key for supermajor investment in Africa
Stability is key for supermajor investment in AfricaArticle

Although it may appear that much of the exploration activity in Africa is driven by smaller independents, the supermajors still have a significant role to play...

15 Nov 2019

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MSC Cruises becomes first global carbon-neutral cruise lineArticle

The commitment forms part of MSC's broader vision to support UN Sustainable Development Goals in tandem with continued investments in the accelerated development of advanced environmental technology that will allow for zero-emissions ship operations...

10 Nov 2019

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

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...

Nicci Botha 6 Nov 2019

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

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

MSC Cruises continues long term commitment to environmental stewardship
MSC Cruises continues long term commitment to environmental stewardshipArticle

MSC Cruises celebrates two major milestones with the delivery of the MSC Grandiosa from Chantiers de l'Atlantique, and cutting of the first steel and naming of the ship, MSC Europa...

1 Nov 2019

Investments in rail transport essential for the success of Africa's free-trade area
Investments in rail transport essential for the success of Africa's free-trade areaArticle

Africa is on the cusp of launching a free-trade zone that could meaningfully boost economic growth and unlock the continent's vast potential...

Aubrey Lekwane 30 Oct 2019

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Senegal on the cusp of LNG boomArticle

On the back of some substantial deepwater finds, Senegal is predicted to become a hot spot during the next decade for relatively low-cost liquified natural gas (LNG) clusters...

29 Oct 2019

Vladimir Putin
Deal-making is what will shape the future of Russia-Africa relationsArticle

Russia's return to Africa has been the subject of wide media coverage, governmental concerns and civil society reactions in recent weeks, especially as Sochi gears up to host the first ever Russia-Africa Summit...

21 Oct 2019

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