12 Aug 2020

The uranium giant stirs

With the price of uranium on the up, and demand expected to increase substantially in the next few years, Namibia’s spectacular uranium deposits are back in the news. Several large […]
6 Aug 2020

Botswana’s giant leap

The first consignment of coal from the Mmamabula Coalfield destined for South Africa was recently unearthed in the southeast of Botswana. Minergy, a Botswana listed company, loaded a train consisting […]
6 Aug 2020

Why invest in Africa?

Africa, like the rest of the world, will be hard hit by the after- effects of Covid-19. However, in the long-term, Africa will provide great opportunities for investors and companies […]
5 Aug 2020

Carbon compliance the key to trade

By Eckart Zollner, Head of Business Development at EDS Systems Africa’s economic survival depends to large extent on trade. However, the ability to trade internationally will be determined by enterprise’s […]
1 Aug 2020

EA’s in SA’s RED zones will now only take 147 days

by Garyn Rapson, Kirsty Kilner, Tsoseletso Bogopa at law firm Webber Wentzel ​The South African Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Barbara Creecy has proposed further regulatory changes to expedite the development of […]
30 Jul 2020

Infrastructure a priority for South Sudan

The government of the Republic of South Sudan has prioritised the development of infrastructure, and despite a number of significant challenges, is forging ahead with several construction projects. The government […]
30 Jul 2020

Bumbuna to boost Sierra Leone’s energy woes

Funding of USD6-million has been approved for the development of the 143MW Bumbuna Hydro II initiative in Sierra Leone. This is good news in a country where development of the […]
28 Jul 2020

Danish bank funds Ethiopian wind project

Denmark’s largest bank, the Danske Bank, has granted a further USD131.4-million to further fund the Assela wind project in Ethiopia. The project received funding to the tune of USD201-million from […]
23 Jul 2020

Will Egypt become Africa’s powerhouse?

With the two biggest economies on the African continent, South Africa, and Nigeria, in sixes and sevens as the Coronavirus takes it toll, Egypt might become Africa’s new powerhouse       Although […]
23 Jul 2020

Pivotal investments for African recovery

Investments will be pivotal for an African recovery after Covid-19. Last week the Africa Investment Forum’s founding partners unveiled a unified COVID-19 response to support Africa’s private sector, which includes […]
22 Jul 2020

Cohesion needed to focus on renewable energy

There are still many challenges before South Africa moves to a more renewable energy future, but the country is on the right path. However, cohesion is needed to focus on […]
21 Jul 2020

Extractive industry needs a conscience

It is no longer business as usual in Africa. The extractive industry needs a conscience. It will no longer be good enough to tick boxes, but companies need to improve […]
18 Jul 2020

Does power deals mean progress in Sierra Leone?

Sierra Leone has opened its airport and the government has gathered valuable geological data, but electricity constraints might spoil the party.  The question is whether power deals mean progress in […]
17 Jul 2020

Mozambique LNG project an opportunity for SA companies

Loans for Area 1 of the LNG development in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, have been signed and development of the largest project on African soil is underway. Despite concerns about security […]
16 Jul 2020

Tanzanian cement plans on track

Tanzania’s cement plans are on track as the government starts compensating the almost 100 Tanzanians that has to relocate to make way for the Chinese company Sinoma’s massive plant. Tanzania […]
15 Jul 2020

Uganda to increase electricity supply

Uganda has shown significant growth over the past five years. However, Covid-19, political risk, and electricity constraints could be its achilles heel. The government plans to boost its electricity supply. […]
9 Jul 2020

Oil demand unlikely to increase

The oil industry is in tatters after lockdowns and restrictions during the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. The bad news is that is it highly unlikely that demand for oil […]
5 Jul 2020

ADB loan boosts Egyptian electricity supply

A loan from the African Development Bank will boost Egyptian electricity supply and support a sound energy infrastructure base.     The African Development Bank recently approved a 225 million euros […]
5 Jul 2020

Angola needs private sector to invest in energy

With power demand expected to grow significantly over the next few years,  Angola needs to invest in the energy sector. Angola also needs the private sector to invest in energy.  […]
27 Jun 2020

Why Africa?

Africa, like the rest of the world, will be hard hit by the after- effects of Covid-19. However, in the long-term, many countries in Africa will provide great opportunities for […]
27 Jun 2020

Africa’s interest in nuclear energy continues growing

Africa has seen a growing interest in the development of civil nuclear programmes across the continent, writes Ryan Collyer, acting CEO Rosatom Central and Southern Africa. Compared to renewable sources […]