13 Jan 2021

African energy will not be green soon.

13 January 2021 – Even though many countries in Africa have started to roll out renewable energy, it is highly unlikely African energy will be green soon.    New research from […]
12 Jan 2021

What the US transition means for African oil and gas

By Jude Kearney, chairman of the US/Africa Committee of the Africa Energy Chamber 12 January 2021 – The US political transition could be a reset for US relations with Africa […]
8 Jan 2021

Syrah signs MoU for solar in Mozambique

08 January 2021 – Australian company Syrah Resources has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to install solar and battery power at its Balama graphite project in Mozambique. Australian listed […]
5 Jan 2021

AfDB approves loan for hydropower project in Tanzania

15 December 2020 – The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a loan for a hydropower project in Tanzania that will boost the local economy.  […]
4 Jan 2021

East Africa emerging as oil and gas hotspot

By Gerald Byarugaba  04 January 2020 – Even if the global tide is turning in favour of renewable energy, oil and gas will continue playing a prominent role in the […]
1 Jan 2021

IRENA and AfDB scale up renewable energy in Africa

01 January 2021 – The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) has scaled up investment in renewable energy in Africa. IRENA) and the AfDB have […]
31 Dec 2020

Energy balance is key in Africa

By NJ Ayuk 31 December 2020 – Africa stands at a juncture where the transition from fossil fuels to renewables intersects with the economic benefits of a strategically managed oil […]
30 Dec 2020

Africa needs to rebuild fast

30 December 2020 – After Covid-19 and in the new year, Africa needs to rebuild fast. It has to forge strong partnerships in this rebuilding process.   Africa needs to […]
22 Dec 2020

How Africa can get more from its minerals

03 December 2020 – The mining industry provides opportunities to reinvigorate economic growth across the continent, but there are challenges. Professor Hudson Mtegha at the University of Witwatersrand, School of […]
17 Dec 2020

Green energy an opportunity for African mining

17 December 2020 – The trend towards green energy and decarbonisation is an opportunity for African mining rather than a threat.     Africa’s minerals sector should seize the opportunities presented […]
14 Dec 2020

Pipeline to drive investment in Niger

14 December 2020 – There is significant enthusiasm for a pipeline project in Niger. The pipeline will drive investment in Niger and has become a symbol of hope, upon which […]
8 Dec 2020

Positive test results for Africa Oil offshore South Africa

08 December 2020 – TSX listed Africa Oil Corp. has announced positive test results at its Luiperd-1X well, the second major discovery on Block 11B/12B offshore South Africa. Africa Oil […]
6 Dec 2020

Mitigating environmental risk at Koeberg

06 December 2020 – Dekra Industrial RSA was recently awarded a tender to test and inspect Koeberg nuclear power station and mitigate the environmental risk at the plant.   Dekra […]
5 Dec 2020

Why you should invest in Africa?

05 December 2020 – After a year dominated by Covid-19, WhyAfrica believes that there are still many reasons why companies should invest in Africa. As the curtains come down on […]
3 Dec 2020

Gas power to play a role in SA energy scene

03 December 2020 – As South Africa races against the clock to fill an electricity supply gap of some 2000MW between 2019 and 2022, gas-to-power projects will play a significant […]
27 Nov 2020

Fiscal regimes will have to face up to market realities

27 November 2020 – Many African governments will take steps to adjust the fiscal regimes in 2021 to improve competitiveness. These fiscal regimes will have to face up to market […]
26 Nov 2020

Oil and gas discoveries trigger excitement in Southern Africa

By NJ Ayuk, executive chairman of the African Energy Chamber  26 November 2020 – Oil and gas discoveries in the Southern African countries of Namibia, Angola and South Africa is triggering […]
21 Nov 2020

Zimbabwe pins hope on oil and gas

21 November 2020 – Australian based Invictus Energy has commenced field operations at the Muzarabani oil and gas project (part of the Cabora Bassa project) in Zimbabwe.  Despite significant economic […]
19 Nov 2020

Greening intra-African trade is key to sustainable industrialisation

By Dr Henok Asmelash – lecturer at Birmingham Law School, the University of Birmingham 19 November 2020 – Ensuring the sustainability of their industrialisation is not just a matter of […]
16 Nov 2020

PV’s can solve Africa’s electricity problems

16 November 2020 – With the move away from fossil fuels, the use of solar photovoltaic devices is becoming more popular. Solar PV’s is an extremely efficient way of generating […]
14 Nov 2020

Mozambique withdraws prospecting licenses

14 November 2020 – The Mozambique government has withdrawn more than 2000 mining prospecting licenses over the last five years because the holders failed to initiate mining activities. According to […]
13 Nov 2020

Uganda’s electricity regulations top class

13 November 2020 – According to the African Development Bank’s Electricity Regulatory Index Report 2020, Uganda tops the list of African countries with the best developed electricity regulatory framework.    […]
12 Nov 2020

Anglo invests in low emission shipping fleet

11 November 2020 – Diversified mining giant Anglo American has introduced LNG into its chartered shipping fleet for the first time, thereby adding a low emission fleet to its global […]
12 Nov 2020

Deep-sea mineral platform launched ahead of battery boom

11 November 2020 – The World Economic Forum has launched an impartial platform to stimulate discussions about deep-sea mineral mining in the lead up to an anticipated battery boom in […]
12 Nov 2020

African Energy Outlook 2021 now available

12 November 2020 – The African Energy Chamber has released its fantastic African Energy Outlook 2021 report. The full report can be downloaded from the WhyAfrica library at (https://www.whyafrica.co.za/library/) The […]
11 Nov 2020

Energy transition to renewables underway

11 November 2020 – According to the tenth edition of PwC Africa’s Oil & Gas Review 2020 titled Energising a new tomorrow the transition to renewable energy will continue to rapidly gain […]
9 Nov 2020

License to operate the top risk in 2020

By LM Louw 09 November 2020 – Covid-19 has altered the operating environment for the extractive sector. It is hardly a surprise that “the license to operate” is the top […]
4 Nov 2020

Congestion in SA and Namibian oil and gas space

4 November 2020 – Canadian oil and gas company Africa Oil Corp. announced that Impact Oil & Gas has entered into two agreements for exploration areas offshore of South Africa. […]
4 Nov 2020

Oil and gas EPCs prepare for energy transition

04 November 2020 – According to data and analytics company GlobalData, leading oil and gas engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) companies are increasingly shifting their strategies towards cleaner energy segments.   Major oil and gas EPCs have traditionally relied on projects within the oil and gas value chain, building relatively little […]
3 Nov 2020

Solving the flare gas challenge in Africa

By: Billy Morley   03 November 2020 – In the sub-Saharan region, approximately 75% of the population live without access to reliable or stable energy. And yet, Africa flares around […]