Energy

10 Aug 2022

Grid digitisation key to integration of renewable energy sources

Grid digitisation key to integration of renewable energy sources  As global utilities try to fast track their journeys towards achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050, more focus is needed […]
8 Aug 2022

Doors to mining opened by women engineers and scientists

Doors to mining opened by women engineers and scientists Women working as consulting engineers and scientists are opening doors of opportunity in mining, breaking down discriminatory attitudes and creating role […]
6 Aug 2022

Angola wealth fund buys into Pensana’s green narrative

Angola wealth fund buys into Pensana’s green narrative   Fundo Soberano de Angola (FSDEA), the Angolan Sovereign Wealth Fund, has made a further equity investment of USD10-million into the development […]
5 Aug 2022

Dealing with Kampala’s solid waste

Dealing with Kampala’s solid waste The Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area (GKMA) has appointed a professional team to assist in implementing a solid waste management plan for Kampala, Uganda’s capital city. […]
4 Aug 2022

WhyAfrica Road Trip 2022: Southern Africa is alive and kicking!

WhyAfrica Road Trip 2022: Southern Africa is alive and kicking! After spending the last 42 days travelling almost 9000km overland between five Southern African countries, and visiting 32 project sites […]
2 Aug 2022

Senegal faces tough decisions in search of gas-to-power strategy

Senegal faces tough decisions in search of gas-to-power strategy On the back of its recent oil and gas discoveries, Senegal is now preparing to ensure that its vast natural gas […]
1 Aug 2022

Hydrocarbon policy drives local Nigerian production

Hydrocarbon policy drives local Nigerian production     Local content regulations and the implementation of the AfCFTA have triggered the creation of a highly competitive domestic hydrocarbons market within Africa’s largest […]
27 Jul 2022

Tlou Energy forges ahead with gas-to-power project in Botswana

Tlou Energy forges ahead with gas-to-power project in Botswana Work on Australian company Tlou Energy’s 100km transmission line from the company’s Lesedi Gas-to-Power project to the town of Serowe in […]
13 Jul 2022

Onshore oil and gas in Namibia: let the people decide

Onshore oil and gas in Namibia: let the people decide On day 23 of the WhyAfrica Southern Africa Road Trip, we visited ReconAfrica’s oil and gas exploration well close to […]
6 Jul 2022

Uranium boom a boost for Namibian projects

Uranium boom a boost for Namibian projects The recent surge in the uranium price is expected to boost several Namibian projects that have been put on ice. By Tomas Aipanda […]
5 Jul 2022

Exploration companies up the ante on Namibia’s golden highway

Exploration companies up the ante on Namibia’s golden highway Uranium, lead, zinc, rare earths, gold, lithium, and marble. That’s on the mining menu when you drive 170km along the B2 […]
3 Jul 2022

Namibia paints a green and gold future

Namibia paints a green and gold future Namibia’s canvas is being painted with elegant brush strokes and soft shades of green and gold. By Leon Louw, owner and editor of […]
28 Jun 2022

Third revolution about to transform tranquil Lüderitz

Third revolution about to transform tranquil Lüderitz If you follow developments in Africa and you haven’t flagged Lüderitz in Namibia yet, you might be missing a trick. Plans for several […]
23 Jun 2022

Renewables remain Upington’s ray of hope

Renewables remain Upington’s ray of hope Despite rolling grey rainclouds and drenching unseasonal rain, Scatec’s Dyason Klip 1 (DK1) solar project close to Upington managed to generate some electricity to […]
17 Jun 2022

WhyAfrica’s Road Trip aims to benefit business in Africa

WhyAfrica’s Road Trip aims to benefit business in Africa Two years in the making, WhyAfrica’s Southern Africa Overland Road Trip 2022 will leave Johannesburg on Monday 20 June to embark […]
16 Jun 2022

As reform kicks in exploration companies head to Angola

As reform kicks in exploration companies head to Angola        Strategic government decisions have put Angola’s mining sector back on the world map as the country positions itself as a […]
7 Jun 2022

WhyAfrica takes to the road

WhyAfrica takes to the road Covid-19 and subsequent restrictions to control the pandemic’s spread, have been devastating for the African continent. An unintended consequence of the calamity is that reliable, […]
5 Jun 2022

Progress in energy transition but challenges remain

Progress in energy transition, but challenges remain  According to the latest update from the World Economic Forum’s Energy Transition Index (ETI), the world, including Africa, is steadily progressing along the […]
3 Jun 2022

Scatec signs Power Purchase Agreements under SA’s RMIPPPP

Scatec signs Power Purchase Agreements under SA’s RMIPPPP Global renewable energy provider Scatec ASA yesterday signed power purchase agreements for the three Kenhardt projects in the  Northern Cape Province of South […]
31 May 2022

Energy anxiety blows new life into SA’s coal stalwart

Energy anxiety blows new life into SA’s coal stalwart    Geopolitical turmoil, extreme weather conditions and the world’s anxiety to transform the established energy sector has given South African coal producers […]
26 May 2022

Strategy and will key to uplift Africa’s communities

Strategy and will key to uplift Africa’s communities With a fresh burst of growth in Africa’s business sector, there has never been a better time to produce innovative solutions to […]
21 May 2022

African solutions needed to counter rising fuel prices

African solutions needed to counter rising fuel prices Increasing fuel prices will continue hurting African economies. One possible solution would be an agreement between African states producing oil (for refined […]
21 May 2022

Africa could fill the energy gap

Africa could fill the energy gap Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has put a spotlight on Africa’s energy landscape, which has traditionally been hamstrung by a lack of domestic refining capacity, […]
18 May 2022

African mining sector set for strong growth in 2022

African mining sector set for strong growth in 2022 With mining companies currently enjoying high prices, exceptional production performance and robust supply chains, Standard Bank’s mining team anticipates that the […]
16 May 2022

Nigeria’s oil and gas conundrum

Nigeria’s oil and gas conundrum Although a significant oil and gas windfall couldn’t kickstart the faltering Nigerian economy, it has emphasised the importance of this sector, not only for Nigeria, […]
11 May 2022

Solar can save small-scale miners

Solar can save small-scale miners Although there is a lot of hype around the energy transition and mining companies migrating to renewable energy sources, the reality, especially for smaller mines […]
9 May 2022

Southern Africa bets on green energy

Southern Africa bets on green energy        South Africa, Zambia and Botswana are backing a green energy revolution in Southern Africa to drive growth in a region decimated by Covid-19, […]
5 May 2022

Africa needs to conquer Mount Probable

Africa needs to conquer Mount Probable Geopolitical turmoil in a bi-polar world has placed African leaders in a peculiar position. Many African countries were beneficiaries of Russian support in the […]
4 May 2022

Starsight Energy keeps it local in Nigeria

Starsight Energy keeps it local in Nigeria Starsight Energy, a Nigeria-based, Africa-focused solar energy provider, announced the conclusion of a competitive local currency agreement with Chapel Hill Denham Nigeria Infrastructure […]