Energy

14 Jun 2021

Unpacking exploration in Africa’s sensitive ecosystems

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 15 June 2021 – ReconAfrica’s oil and gas exploration in the Kavango Basin of Namibia has placed a renewed focus on exploration […]
4 Jun 2021

South Africa could unleash a decentralised energy boom

By Stephen Barnes and Rentia van Tonder 04 June 2021 – Alongside the move to raise the licensing threshold for captive power projects, the South African regulator will need to […]
2 Jun 2021

Scatec the preferred bidder on 3 solar projects in South Africa

02 June 2021 – Norwegian based Scatec has been awarded preferred bidder status on three projects totaling 150MW (3x50MW) of contracted capacity, by the South African Department of Mineral Resources […]
25 May 2021

Mining Indaba launches the Extractives General Counsel Forum in partnership with Africa Oil Week and Africa Legal

25 May 2021: London: Investing in African Mining Indaba (Mining Indaba), organised by Hyve Group Plc yesterday announced the launch of the Extractives General Counsel Forum Virtual. Held in partnership […]
18 May 2021

The evolving need for sustainable energy in agriculture

By John Hudson. 18 May 2021 – South Africa has been plagued by power supply issues for many years. Mostly because of the significant reliance on Eskom, which is struggling […]
16 May 2021

Scatec enters into agreement with Torex Gold in Mexico

22 April 2021: Renewable power producer Scatec has entered into a lease agreement with mining company Torex Gold for a 8.5MW solar plant to provide renewable power to the Morelos […]
16 May 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks Eye is on ReconAfrica in the Kavango Basin

16 May 2021 – ReconAfrica’s oil exploration project in the Kavango Basin of Namibia and Botswana is an important case study of how African governments will manage the development versus […]
13 May 2021

U.S. companies to play a significant role in Africa’s lower carbon future.

13 May 2021– U.S. companies stand to play a significant role in the road to a lower-carbon future in the continent, and to continue leading some of the most important […]
9 May 2021

Total starts production from Zinia Phase 2 on Block 17 in Angola

09 May 2021 – Oil producer Total announced that it has started production at the Zinia Phase 2 short-cycle project in Angola. French based Total operates Block 17 in Angola […]
8 May 2021

Mining companies face a complex landscape.

By John Lewis, managing director of Aggreko. 08 May 2021 – Mining companies are facing a complex landscape over the next 12 months – a landscape defined by the need […]
5 May 2021

REE developer Mkango Resources appoints Jones Group International as its United States strategy advisor

05 May 2021 – With rising global interest in rare earth elements, these deposits are increasingly in the spotlight. Africa hosts many of these, one of them at Songwe Hill […]
3 May 2021

Ivanhoe signs MoU to upgrade Inga turbine in the DRC.

April 26, 2021– Ivanhoe Mines Energy DRC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in a public-private partnership (PPP) with the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) state-owned power company […]
2 May 2021

Are businesses ready to attract tomorrow’s investors?

By Joe Keenan 02 May 2021 – Like the mining companies they service, mine suppliers and technology providers should be looking beyond the customer demands of today to remain relevant […]
1 May 2021

Revego Africa Energy is WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week.

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 01 May 2021 – With renewable energy becoming a major area of interest in Africa, it is exciting that the first African […]
28 Apr 2021

Africa’s recovery depends on green investments.

23 April 2021 – Africa’s huge market offers immense opportunities for investors. However, it is imperative that development and investments ensure sustainability, improve the plight of Africa’s people, and address […]
23 Apr 2021

Financing package signed for the construction of the largest solar plant in Egypt.

23 April 2021 – The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development(link is external) (EBRD), the OPEC Fund for International Development(link is external) (the OPEC Fund), the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Green Climate Fund(link is external) (GCF) […]
21 Apr 2021

Gas conversion project accelerates Senegal’s move to cleaner energy production.

21 April 2021 – Technology group Wärtsilä’s gas conversion project will accelerate Senegal’s move to cleaner energy production. Wärtsilä announced two weeks ago that the group will convert the close […]
18 Apr 2021

Botswana is WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week

By Leon Louw founder of WhyAfrica   18 April 2021 – New mining projects, unsurpassed tourism and agricultural potential, and a robust and diversified economy makes Botswana WhyAfrica’s Pick of […]
18 Apr 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks eye is on renewable energy in West Africa.

18 April 2021 – Renewable energy is gaining traction in a host of West African countries with Ghana, Mali, Burkina Faso and Cameroon (amongst others), all starting to invest in […]
17 Apr 2021

New leadership in Niger leads to investment inflow.

By Verner Ayukegba, Senior Vice President of the African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) 17 April 2021 – After Niger’s peaceful transition on 2 April 2021, newly elected President Mohamed Bazoum, has […]
15 Apr 2021

B2Gold commissions solar-battery hybrid system at Fekola in Mali

15 April 2021 – Canadian gold mining company B2Gold has commissioned the world’s largest off-grid solar-battery hybrid system at its Fekola mine in Mali. The solar-battery hybrid plant was integrated […]
2 Apr 2021

Energy sector will drive Africa, Ayuk tells WhyAfrica.

By L.M. Louw for WhyAfrica  02 April 2021 – In an exclusive and fascinating discussion, NJ Ayuk, Chairman of the African Energy Chamber, tells WhyAfrica that the energy sector will […]
1 Apr 2021

Pan African Beryl Group acquires South African Eyethu Coal

01 April 2021 – In what has shown to be a year of significant moves being made in the mining sector, investment company the Beryl Group’s acquisition of Africoal’s stake […]
30 Mar 2021

What impact will AfCFTA have on the oil and gas industry?

30 March 2021 – Estimations forecast that the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) will positively impact Africa’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), resulting in welfare gains for citizens, facilitate trade […]
29 Mar 2021

Gas could be a gamechanger for Zimbabwe.

29 March 2021 – In what could possibly be a gamechanger for Zimbabwe, the country’s government has given the green light for a gas project in the north-east of the […]
25 Mar 2021

A flexible power strategy will benefit Mozambique.

By Fhedzi Modau, Mozambique Country Manager, Wartsila Energy Business    25 March 2021 – With its massive gas reserves and billions of dollars of investment flowing in to monetise them, […]
20 Mar 2021

Exxaro’s climate change efforts receive a 4/4 TPI ranking.

19 March 2021 – Global resource company Exxaro Resources has received a Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) ranking of 4/4. This high score reflects the company’s commitment to managing greenhouse gas […]
17 Mar 2021

Air Charter Service sees charter flight bookings soar for mining operations.

17 March 2021 – Air Charter Services has seen charter flight bookings soar for mining operations. Aircraft charter specialist, Air Charter Service (ACS), reports that the company has seen a […]
17 Mar 2021

Nigeria needs flexibility in the national grid.

By Yusuff Wale, Managing Director, Wärtsilä Marine & Power Services Nigeria Ltd 17 March 2021 – To allow for renewable energy, Nigeria needs flexibility in the national grid. Without flexibility, […]
14 Mar 2021

Africa in a race to decarbonise economies.

14 March 2021 – The world is transitioning towards a lower carbon energy mix at a pace unseen before. Africa is in a race to decarbonise economies as well. Today, […]