30 Mar 2022

West Africa set to unlock the power of small businesses

West Africa set to unlock the power of small businesses By Tunde Macaulay In West Africa, small businesses account for close to 50% of GDP and, in some markets, up […]
25 Mar 2022

Adesina says South Africa is bankable

Adesina says South Africa is bankable The African Development Bank has put its faith in South Africa by committing USD2.8-billion over the next five years. A large chunk of this […]
24 Mar 2022

Kibo Energy acquires Victoria Falls solar park

Kibo Energy acquires Victoria Falls solar park In line with its strategic re-positioning as a renewable and clean energy company, Kibo Energy has signed a Share Purchase Agreement to acquire […]
17 Mar 2022

Standard Bank’s climate targets will support Africa’s sustainable development

Standard Bank’s climate targets will support Africa’s sustainable development Standard Bank is on course for a net zero future after the group pledged to mobilise a cumulative amount of between […]
15 Mar 2022

Africa’s energy future at a crossroad

Africa’s energy future at a crossroad Africa can adopt renewable energy on a massive scale and save billions along the way, writes Kenneth Engblom, Vice President, Wartsila Energy, Europe, and […]
15 Mar 2022

Ivanhoe backs Free State gas

Ivanhoe backs Free State gas Canadian company Ivanhoe Mines has acquired the exclusive right to negotiate an offtake agreement with South Africa-based Renergen for electricity generated from Renergen’s gas and […]
14 Mar 2022

Rovuma in Mozambique is WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week

Rovuma in Mozambique is WhyAfrica’s Pick of the Week Rovuma Venture (MRV), a JV between ExxonMobil, Eni, CNPC, Galp, KOGAS and Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos is expected to benefit from […]
11 Mar 2022

PPP to drive Egypt’s energy transition

PPP to drive Egypt’s energy transition     Norwegian based energy company Scatec has partnered with the Egyptian government to jointly develop a green ammonia facility in the Suez Canal Economic […]
28 Feb 2022

WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week is Eni’s hydrocarbon projects in Angola

WhyAfrica’s Pick Of The Week is Eni’s hydrocarbon projects in Angola With the world facing a looming dearth of oil and gas when Western sanctions on Russia takes effect, one […]
28 Feb 2022

Anomalies strengthen the case for hydrocarbons in Zimbabwe

Anomalies strengthen the case for hydrocarbons in Zimbabwe Multiple anomalies have been identified in seismic data collected at Australian company Invictus Energy’s Muzarabani gas prospect in Zimbabwe. These anomalies often […]
22 Feb 2022

NamPower and solar central to Namibia’s mining future

NamPower and solar central to Namibia’s mining future At a time when renewable energy, ESG reporting, climate change and water supply dominate mining discussions, it is interesting to try and […]
16 Feb 2022

Water and energy vital to halt Africa’s land degradation

Water and energy vital to halt Africa’s land degradation Africa’s rapid urbanisation is placing ongoing pressure on available land and demanding far-sighted and coordinated national responses – as the upcoming […]
14 Feb 2022

WhyAfrica reports from the coalface

WhyAfrica reports from the coalface WhyAfrica is getting its boots dirty in 2022. After almost two years of being stuck behind our desks, we are going back to do what […]
10 Feb 2022

Dispatchable renewables – a smart play for SA government

Dispatchable renewables – a smart play for SA government With load shedding having already cost the South African economy more than R25 billion to-date, and no end to the power […]
9 Feb 2022

Gas an enabler in energy transition

Gas an enabler in energy transition According to the US Energy Information Administration, natural gas emits almost half the carbon dioxide of coal, making it a viable way to transition […]
4 Feb 2022

City of Cape Town in SA to host Africa Energy Indaba

City of Cape Town in SA to host Africa Energy Indaba Africa Energy Indaba (AEI) 2022, scheduled for the 1st – 3rd of March, in partnership with the City of […]
4 Feb 2022

Can mines afford hybrid power solutions?

Can mines afford hybrid power solutions? Hybrid power solutions at mining operations have increased in popularity across Africa. But how do remote mines integrate renewable energy to create their own […]
3 Feb 2022

NamPower and solar central to Namibia’s mining future

NamPower and solar central to Namibia’s mining future At a time when renewables, ESG reporting, climate change and water supply dominate mining discussions, it is interesting to try and find […]