climate change

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 […]
2 Jun 2022

Multispecies farming unit aims to heal Zimbabwe’s social fabric

Multispecies farming unit aims to heal Zimbabwe’s social fabric Shangani Holistic, in the Zimbabwe midlands, lives up to its name, fusing all the elements of its ecosystem so that each […]
28 May 2022

War in Ukraine dampen Africa’s growth prospects

War in Ukraine dampen Africa’s growth prospects Africa’s gross domestic product has recovered strongly in the last year, but the lingering effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine […]
15 May 2022

Identifying SDG shortcomings to monitor natural resources

Identifying SDG shortcomings to monitor natural resources The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), laid out by the United Nations in 2015 provides a map to guide and measure the world’s progress […]
12 May 2022

Steady ESG advances in African mining

Steady ESG advances in African mining Africa’s mining sector is showcasing a real shift from high-level carbon neutrality intentions to some exciting and practical first steps on the journey to […]
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 […]
30 Apr 2022

Project bonds support Egypt’s green ambitions

Project bonds support Egypt’s green ambitions Renewable energy provider Scatec and its partners have refinanced the non-recourse project debt for six solar power plants in Egypt, with a total capacity […]
20 Apr 2022

The future of mining is extreme

The future of mining is extreme  Extreme weather conditions have a profound impact on mining operations and are projected to increase in the future. By Nicolaas C Steenkamp The frequency […]
6 Apr 2022

Coal makes a comeback on the back of political turmoil

Coal makes a comeback on the back of political turmoil Geopolitical turmoil in a bi-polar world has turned the energy transition on its head. Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine, international […]
1 Apr 2022

ESG in the mining industry: what’s missing?

ESG in the mining industry: what’s missing? By Nomsa Mbere, Partner & Sebastian Steenkamp, Associate at Webber Wentzel A recent analysis of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reports by nine […]
27 Mar 2022

Mines’ move to lower carbon future is complex

Mines’ move to lower carbon future is complex Mining companies are taking a leading role in rolling out renewable energy generation in South Africa; this positive contribution – and others […]
25 Mar 2022

Kenya’s rain drain

Kenya’s rain drain Heavy downpours are expected in Kenya over Easter which will provide relief from persistent drought. But often, the heavy rainfall leaves chaos in its wake.      By […]
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 […]
22 Mar 2022

Forestry as a weapon against climate change

Forestry as a weapon against climate change By Jane Molony There is a climate case for wood – it is the only material that can naturally decarbonise our planet by […]
18 Mar 2022

Managing groundwater as a buffer against climate change

Managing groundwater as a buffer against climate change Underfoot, unseen, useful, and often regarded as a limitless resource, groundwater provides a critical service in many parts of Africa, especially during […]
17 Mar 2022

Software developer launches new ESG application

Software developer launches new ESG application Software developer IsoMetrix has launched an all-in-one environmental, social and governance (ESG) management solution that will enable organisations to comprehensively manage and report on […]
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 […]
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 […]
8 Mar 2022

Invest in nature to combat climate change

Invest in nature to combat climate change Investing in nature is one of the most immediate, powerful, and cost-effective solutions to the climate crisis ad shaping our future. According to […]
2 Mar 2022

The importance of managing South Africa’s dams

The importance of managing South Africa’s dams  After good rains many of South Africa‘s major dams are filled to capacity. However, we cannot become complacent By Chetan Mistry South Africa […]
16 Feb 2022

Captains of mining at a crossroad

Captains of mining at a crossroad Amid global calls for decarbonisation and net zero carbon emissions, mining’s decision makers, under increasing pressure to reform, can do so easier than they […]
14 Feb 2022

Identifying SDG shortcomings to monitor natural resources

Identifying SDG shortcomings to monitor natural resources The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), laid out by the United Nations in 2015 provides a map to guide and measure the world’s progress […]
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

ESG knowledge without ESG wisdom is like water in sand

ESG knowledge without ESG wisdom is like water in sand There are many lessons in nature and wisdom is often found where we least expect it, writes Leon Louw, owner […]
29 Jan 2022

How water helps us prepare for climate change

How water helps us prepare for climate change The threat of global warming is essentially a threat to water. Rising temperatures impact water cycles, increasing the intensity of rainfall and […]
25 Jan 2022

Data to empower small scale farmers

Data to empower small scale farmers Australian based Ocean Protocol, the decentralised data exchange protocol to unlock data for AI and business innovation, has entered into a strategic partnership with […]
21 Jan 2022

UK investors poised to pour billions into Africa’s green economy

UK investors poised to pour billions into Africa’s green economy    Financing institutions in the UK are looking to invest billions of pounds into the development of Africa’s clean infrastructure […]