25 Jun 2021

Westa.Solar delivers its first 500kWp solar PPA project to Petrichor Industries in Nigeria

25 June 2021- Renewable energy developer and investor RP Global, and energy specialist OOLU has launched Westa.Solar, a Commercial and Industrial (C&I) solar venture in West Africa, and the deployment […]
22 Jun 2021

Decarbonisation of the energy system – no company can sit on the sideline

By Eric Croeser  22 June 2021 – Decarbonisation of the energy system – from a hydrocarbon-based to a sustainable, low-carbon energy system – poses an existential threat to the oil […]
16 Jun 2021

NAMCOR and ReconAfrica sign Joint Operating Agreement (JOA) to develop the resource potential of the Kavango in Namibia

16 June 2021 – The National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (NAMCOR) and Canadian company Reconnaissance Energy Africa (ReconAfrica) has signed a Joint Operating Agreement (JOA) to develop the resource potential […]
15 Jun 2021

Nigeria’s latest gas-related power shortages could have been avoided.

Opinion Piece by Yusuff Wale, Managing Director, Wärtsilä Marine & Power Services Nigeria Ltd 15 June 2021 – At the end of May 2021, Nigeria’s national power generation dropped to […]
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 […]