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RES4Africa presents new study in support of SA energy reformArticle

RES4Africa Foundation, in cooperation with CESI S.p.A., has released the Fostering RE within an Independent Network System scenario...

30 Apr 2021

Wildu du Plessis
#BizTrends2021: Key industry group trends in post-pandemic AfricaArticle

In the midst of the planetary emergency of climate change, Covid-19 is testing modern civilisation's preparedness for shocks, across the spheres of finance, economics and technology; global, national and regional governance; global and population health; social cohesion and food security. This is according to Baker McKenzie's new report, Unprecedented: Converging Crises...

Wildu du Plessis 4 Jan 2021

Dr Xolani Humphrey Mkhwanazi, Chancellor, VUT - A giant has fallen
Dr Xolani Humphrey Mkhwanazi, Chancellor, VUT - A giant has fallenArticle

An academic giant, scientist and a businessman has fallen. Vaal University of Technology (VUT) Executive Management, Community and Alumni are saddened and shocked by the sad news of passing of Dr Xolani Humphrey Mkhwanazi...

Issued by Vaal University of Technology 10 Jan 2020

VUT's chancellor, Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi, a Lancaster University Alumnus awarded a Doctor of Science
VUT's chancellor, Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi, a Lancaster University Alumnus awarded a Doctor of ScienceArticle

Each year, Lancaster University awards honorary degrees to people with outstanding international, or leading national, reputations in their fields...

Puleng Maphisa, Issued by Vaal University of Technology 31 Jul 2019

What renewable energy and home improvement have in common
What renewable energy and home improvement have in commonArticle

Should renewable energy developers invest in vocational training? Job creation? Home repair? The answer, based on best practice in emerging markets around the world, is unequivocally yes...

Bertrand de la Borde 12 Jun 2019

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Municipal debt, poor finances pose risk to EskomArticle

Rising municipal debt, coupled with poor financial and operational performance, pose a systemic risk to the sustainability of Eskom...

24 Jan 2019

Registration now open for APPO Cape VII Congress and Exhibition conference
Registration now open for APPO Cape VII Congress and Exhibition conferenceArticle

The African Petroleum Producers Organisation and its member countries call for unity, cooperation and reform amongst oil producers ahead of the Cape VII Congress and Exhibition, which will take place from 1-5 April 2019 in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, under the theme Pathways to Shared Prosperity in the African Petroleum Industry.

21 Jan 2019

10 developments that will shape Africa's energy sector in 2019
10 developments that will shape Africa's energy sector in 2019Article

The new year brings a new set of dynamics and challenges set to influence the future of the energy industry, from presidential elections to megaprojects developments, amidst intensifying international competition...

NJ Ayuk 21 Jan 2019

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

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...

Nicci Botha 13 Dec 2018

Mineral Resources focuses on gas and oil
Mineral Resources focuses on gas and oilArticle

The Department of Mineral Resources, which has withdrawn the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment (MPRDA) Bill, is to bring its focus on gas and oil to Cabinet...

20 Sep 2018

Superpower investment in Africa
Superpower investment in AfricaArticle

How superpowers, the United States and China, are investing in Africa, according to new research...

18 Jul 2018

Creating business communities for African unity
Creating business communities for African unityArticle

The run-up to the 55th Africa Day, celebrated annually on 25 May in parts of Africa and around the world in commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) (now the African Union), is an ideal time to reflect on the opportunities presented by a new collective zeitgeist happening in Africa...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 21 May 2018

Mlambo-Ngcuka tipped for NMU
Mlambo-Ngcuka tipped for NMUArticle

It is a triple dose of woman power for Nelson Mandela University, with former deputy president and executive director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, tipped to take over as chancellor...

Angela Daniels 15 Dec 2017

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Is mining's feast or famine mindset a thing of the past?Article

The mining industry hasn't really changed much in mindset from the gold rushes of old...

Danette Breitenbach 13 Jun 2017

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India, Africa rekindle trade tiesArticle

At a time when African countries are looking eastward and when Asia's booming economies are rushing to invest in Africa, a shared history appears to help in boosting trade and investments between Africa and India...

Pavithra Rao and Franck Kuwonu 22 Sep 2016

OUTA and AfriForum show civil society getting involved in improving energy and water management
OUTA and AfriForum show civil society getting involved in improving energy and water managementArticle

As the level of service delivery in South Africa breaks down to levels seen in other African states, it becomes critically important for civil society to mobilise and interrogate the reasons why service delivery is failing...

Issued by Spintelligent 12 Apr 2016

Brazil's hydroelectric flop resurrected for solar power
Brazil's hydroelectric flop resurrected for solar powerArticle

Engineers now see the artificial lake as an ideal surface for floating solar panels...

14 Mar 2016

What South Africa can do to harness a neglected resource - its oceans
What South Africa can do to harness a neglected resource - its oceansArticle

The South African government plans to use the potential of the oceans economy to address the challenges of poverty, unemployment...

Heather Nel 5 Oct 2015

Oakbay banking on uranium rewards
Oakbay banking on uranium rewardsArticle

Oakbay Resources & Energy is pinning its immediate future on a state-of-the-art uranium processing plant it picked up cheaply five years ago...

Charlotte Mathews 8 Sep 2015

Results of THEnergy study announced
Results of THEnergy study announcedArticle

In February, two major announcements triggered huge interest in the topic of renewable energy and mining...

2 Mar 2015

Challenges in SA's mining sector are fuelling the need for renewable energy options
Challenges in SA's mining sector are fuelling the need for renewable energy optionsArticle

South Africa's mining companies are currently facing major financial losses due to ongoing power outages...

Arthur Chien 18 Feb 2015

Canada says China hacked science agency computers
Canada says China hacked science agency computersArticle

OTTAWA, CANADA: Canada accuses China of hacking into the computers of its research and development arm, which Beijing strongly denied.

4 Aug 2014

Canada blames China for cyber-attack on science agency
Canada blames China for cyber-attack on science agencyArticle

OTTAWA, CANADA: Canada accused China of hacking into the computers of its research and development arm, which partners with thousands of Canadians firms each year to roll out new technologies.

30 Jul 2014

Northern Cape Trade, Investment and Tourism Symposium targets investmentArticle

The Northern Cape Province Trade, Investment and Tourism Promotion Symposium, launched last month, seeks to stimulate a robust discussion around the province's economy and provide answers to the challenges that the Northern Cape businesses are confronted with.

14 Mar 2014

Edelman enters Africa through Baird's Renaissance
Edelman enters Africa through Baird's RenaissanceArticle

PR firm, Edelman, has announced its entry into the African market, with its acquisition of South African-based communications consultancy Baird's Renaissance, which will be renamed Edelman South Africa.

7 May 2013

DHL optimistic for African air cargo industry in 2013Article

Despite the current global economic uncertainty, stable growth within the air cargo industry in Africa is likely to be recorded in 2013. This growth will be as a result of the traditional oil and energy sector, increased consumer spending and economic activity, which remains the main driver of air cargo traffic on the continent.

Charles Brewer 24 Jan 2013

Lephalale sees industrial property growth
Lephalale sees industrial property growthArticle

According to Assis Pontes, area principal for Pam Golding Properties (PGP), Lephalale (Ellisras), some 138km north of Thabazimbi, is generally considered the fastest growing node in Africa. A new 309-hectare industrial park strategically positioned in an industrial corridor situated between the new Medupi and existing Matimba Power Stations and near Grootgeluk coalmine in Lephalale is being marketed by PGP's Ellisras office.

2 Dec 2010

Climate Change Leadership Awards: call for entries
Climate Change Leadership Awards: call for entriesArticle

"Although South Africa has outlined ambitious targets to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, time is indeed running out to secure our children's future. Climate change is one of the greatest threats to the survival of the human species on this planet, and both urgent and meaningful action is required to combat it." So says Kevin James of the Carbon Protocol of South Africa, on behalf of the Climate Change Leadership Awards (CCLA).

3 Nov 2010

Regional power utility bloc plans to reach more consumersArticle

Power Institute for East and Southern Africa (PIESA), an association for power utilities in the region, is holding a three day regional meeting in Malawi's commercial capital, Blantyre, to explore new technologies that would help them reach out to a bulk of needy electricity consumers in Africa.

Gregory Gondwe 9 May 2008

Malawi seals Beira-Malawi oil pipeline dealArticle

Malawi has sealed a US$150 million deal with a Qatar firm, Venessia Petroleum, which is to construct a pipeline for refined oil from Beira in Mozambique to Nsanje in Malawi. The project will drastically reduce the cost of importing fuel; currently it is brought in by trucks, via Tanzania, and via Beira and Nacala in Mozambique.

Gregory Gondwe 29 Jan 2008

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