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Powering the economy through alternative energy
Powering the economy through alternative energyArticle

South Africa is finalising the much-anticipated Hydrogen Society Roadmap as the country shapes its industrialisation and economic pathway...

5 May 2021

Wind and solar power need to be adopted more quickly to avoid fossil gas traps
Wind and solar power need to be adopted more quickly to avoid fossil gas trapsArticle

Many of Africa's leading economies have yet to harness the potential of wind and solar power, which are now amongst the cheapest forms of new electricity...

5 May 2021

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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

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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

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

Shirley Webber, head of natural resources and energy, Absa Corporate and Investment Banking
Sustainable energy: A fascinating dynamic for the resources sectorArticle

Issues such as climate change are no longer "soft" elements that can be tucked away in a sustainability report somewhere...

Shirley Webber 2 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

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REDZ and their role in a just energy transitionArticle

Renewable Energy Development Zones (REDZ) have a key role to play in the South Africa's just energy transition, creating priority areas for investment in the electricity grid and increasing South Africa's green energy map...

18 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: A bright horizon for South Africa's energy landscape
#BizTrends2021: A bright horizon for South Africa's energy landscapeArticle

The recent history of South Africa's energy landscape has not been great. With poorly maintained infrastructure, delayed construction of new capacity, illegal connections and cable theft; news headlines on the topic of SA's electricity are rarely good...

Barry Bredenkamp 7 Jan 2021

Verreaux’s Black Eagle flying high. Author supplied/Megan Murgatroyd
Finding space for both wind farms and eagles in South AfricaArticle

Energy generation around the world is shifting towards renewable sources in response to the climate emergency. The aim is that future energy will be clean, green and sustainable...

Megan Murgatroyd & Arjun Amar 7 Jan 2021

A little pay rise for SA workers amid thawing of salary freezes
A little pay rise for SA workers amid thawing of salary freezesArticle

According to salary research from Willis Towers Watson, South African private sector workers are set to receive an average pay rise of 5% in 2021, which is a prudent improvement over the 4.2% given this year...

11 Dec 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

Ntombifuthi Ntuli, CEO, Sawea
Wind energy industry set to grow in next decadeArticle

With the installed capacity of almost 2GW already operational and an additional 1.4 GW in final stages of construction, the South African wind industry is certainly ready to expand its growth into the next decade...

26 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

The positive impacts of a future low-carbon energy sector
The positive impacts of a future low-carbon energy sectorArticle

South Africa is more and more committed to transitioning to a clean energy system to address climate change and ensure a secure and reliable access to electricity to its citizens...

23 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

Why expanding your business reach with an ESD programme matters
Why expanding your business reach with an ESD programme mattersArticle

Giving small businesses the tools they need to succeed is crucial in ensuring economic sustainability in Africa...

Lusapho Njenge 6 Aug 2020

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Recovery plan proposed for mining and energyArticle

The economic backlash of Covid-19 has prompted the government to come up with a recovery plan intended to restore business confidence, stimulating investments as well as safeguarding and creating jobs in the mining and energy sector.

22 Jul 2020

African Energy Chamber launches portal to boost job market
African Energy Chamber launches portal to boost job marketArticle

In order to maximize the saving of local jobs and assist in the recovery of African energy markets after the Covid-19 crisis, the African Energy Chamber and its partners have launched a free-access jobs portal for trained and qualified African workforce...

9 Jul 2020

The map shows the location of the new Juno Wind Farm. Graphic: from the Supplementary Heritage Report by Sarah Winter and Nicolas Baumann (July 2019)
Giant turbine farm set to harvest West Coast windArticle

Appeals against plans for a huge new wind farm on the West Coast have been dismissed by Environment Minister Barbara Creecy, paving the way for the addition of up to 140MW of renewable energy into the national grid...

John Yeld 11 May 2020

#BizTrends2020: SA's transition to a cleaner, greener economy
#BizTrends2020: SA's transition to a cleaner, greener economyArticle

South Africa is taking strides towards transitioning to a cleaner green economy, with the country's approved 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) being gazetted...

Ntombifuthi Ntuli 9 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: New technologies to power smart cities
#BizTrends2020: New technologies to power smart citiesArticle

'Smart cities' is a buzz term which has gained popularity globally over the past decade...

Taru Madangombe 23 Dec 2019

The IMF gets it wrong, again
The IMF gets it wrong, againArticle

Unwilling to be upstaged by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has proposed even harsher austerity measures than proposed in the country's Mid-Term Budget Policy Statement...

28 Nov 2019

President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed of Somalia (left) and Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta.Their countries are in a row over territory. Daniel Irungu/EPA
Western countries take sides in Kenya's maritime row with SomaliaArticle

A dispute over maritime territory in the Indian Ocean between Kenya and Somalia has resulted in major western countries lining up on either side, depending on which of the two African nations best serves their oil interests....

Patrick Muthengi Maluki 5 Nov 2019

Abdirashid Mohamed Ahmed, Somalia's minister of petroleum and mineral resources
Somalia open for business, says petroleum ministerArticle

Rich in hydrocarbons and possessing a favorable geological structure, Somalia holds huge opportunities for investors looking to enter the East African market...

21 Oct 2019

Guillaume Doane, CEO of Africa Oil & Power
#AOP2019: Exploration is critical for investmentArticle

The African narrative is very different to the global narrative, and it is one that cannot be ignored, said Guillaume Doane, CEO of Africa Oil and Power at the opening of the industry conference in Cape Town...

Nicci Botha 10 Oct 2019

Minerals and Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe
Saving Eskom: Govt talks to coal and renewables about lowering pricesArticle

South Africa's limping economy is likely to be further crippled unless the price of electricity is brought down...

4 Oct 2019

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Frameworks to investor interest in Africa's renewable energyArticle

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

2020 Africa Energy Fellowship Programme open for applications
2020 Africa Energy Fellowship Programme open for applicationsArticle

In order to provide young energy professionals with the tools and experience to become future leaders across the industry, the African Energy Chamber is launching its first Fellowship Programme. Applications are open throughout October 2019, for a one-year programme that will start in January 2020...

27 Sep 2019

Ntombifuthi Ntuli, CEO of Sawea
IRP delayed againArticle

The South African Wind Energy Association (Sawea) is disappointed that Cabinet has once again failed to approve the 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) update...

23 Sep 2019

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Our energy revolution needs the government's sparkArticle

We stand on the brink of an energy revolution. As a country, we need to seize this opportunity to really make it work. In order to do that we need collaborative thinking and action from both the government and industry...

Terry Billson 19 Sep 2019

SA's maturing green energy sector attractive for investors
SA's maturing green energy sector attractive for investorsArticle

Since government launched the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) in 2011, green power projects have become increasingly appealing investments...

25 Jul 2019

Gaopalelwe Santswere, executive chairman of SAYNPS. Image Chege Publishing
Why nuclear should be considered as a viable option for economic growthArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa rightly pointed out in his State of the Nation Address (Sona) the devastating effects of climate change on our planet and motivated for adding more renewable and clean energy to our national energy mix.

Gaopalelwe Santswere 24 Jun 2019

Ntombifuthi Ntuli
Creating a decentralised power generation modelArticle

It's time to relook at how energy is supplied in South Africa and to evolve and adapt the country's outdated system...

10 Jun 2019

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Women in power need a thick skin and a good sense of humourArticle

Zelda Weitz, COO of Symbion Power, still has a good laugh every now and then when she walks into a meeting and people assume she is either the CEO's PA or "the marketing lady"...

3 May 2019

Penny Herbst, director: strategy, GreenCo
Finance model for energy projects in Africa needs to changeArticle

The business model for energy investment needs to change. There are far too many players that are comfortable with the same structures for investment, selling to an SOE (state-owned enterprise) with a government guarantee...

30 Apr 2019

GSF helps spur transformation with bursaries for students from disadvantaged communities
GSF helps spur transformation with bursaries for students from disadvantaged communitiesArticle

Having launched in 2014, the Globeleq Scholarship Fund (GSF) is responsible for 25% of all renewable energy funded-scholarships...

9 Apr 2019

The case for coal as the most secure energy fuel for emerging market economies
The case for coal as the most secure energy fuel for emerging market economiesArticle

So much of the world's growth over the past 200 years has been due to the discovery and ever-increasing use of affordable energy derived from fossil fuels led by coal, followed by oil, and natural gas...

Alan M Clegg 5 Apr 2019

Ezekiel Gatkuoth, South Sudan's petroleum minister
South Sudan invites tender bids on its crude cargoesArticle

South Sudan's Minister of Petroleum Ambassador Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth says his country is inviting more refiners and traders to take part in its upcoming competitive tenders for government-owned crude cargoes...

22 Mar 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

Top 5 African youth innovators selected for Africa Energy Indaba 2019
Top 5 African youth innovators selected for Africa Energy Indaba 2019Article

The Africa Energy Indaba 2019 platform has announced the top five nominees for Africa's Youth Energy Innovator award...

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

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Do climate policies 'kill jobs'? An economist on why they don't cause massive unemploymentArticle

Climate change will hammer the US economy unless there's swift action to rein in greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels, according to the latest National Climate Assessment report...

Garth Heutel 28 Dec 2018

South Africa is the only African country that has nuclear power. The Koeberg nuclear reactor cooling tower. Shutterstock
Why nuclear energy should be part of Africa's energy mixArticle

Africa has the least nuclear power of any continent in the world, with the exception of where nuclear power is banned...

Oluwole Olutola 17 Sep 2018

Energy moves to ensure compliance of IPP implementation agreements
Energy moves to ensure compliance of IPP implementation agreementsArticle

Government needs to urgently ensure the compliance of implementation agreements (IAs) related to Independent Power Producers (IPPs), Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe said...

6 Sep 2018

Nomzamo Landingwe Macoso
#WomensMonth: Renewables, sustainability and singing in the carArticle

Nomzamo Landingwe Macoso is broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) strategist at Nordex Acciona Wind Power...

Nicci Botha 16 Aug 2018

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