South Africa's government has spent R1,981,000.00 ($116,147.34) on the procurement and installation of electricity generators at the homes of its Ministers since 2021 and a further R652,750.00 ($38,211.82) since the first half of 2022 to keep these generators running, according to the Democratic Alliance (DA) political party, citing the...
The Eskom strike officially ended on Tuesday after the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) accepted the 7% wage increase which was proposed by the utility after engaging in heated talks. According to News24, NUM energy sector coordinator Khangela Baloyi said...
South African Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Gwede Mantashe, has announced adjustments in fuel prices for July. As of Wednesday (6 July 2022), the price of 93 unleaded petrol will increase by R2.37 ($0.15) and the price of 95 unleaded petrol will go up by R2.57 ($0.16), which will...
Bboxx, a Pan-African super platform providing access to essential products and services, and Orange Telecom have partnered to launch a new mini-grid project to help accelerate the provision of clean energy access for households across the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The project utilises an ABC model (Anchor Business...
First National Bank (FNB), one of the biggest banks in South Africa, has announced additional eBucks incentives to help its customers offset the impact of high fuel prices which are set to take off from 1 July until 30 September 2022. FNB will give qualifying Retail and Commercial customers an...
Fuel prices the world over are skyrocketing as the Russia-Ukraine conflict draws on and continues to impact a world economy already weakened from COVID-19. Developing nations in Africa, already under immense strain, must new deal with heightened petrol, diesel, and kerosene prices as well as increasing inflation rates that...
The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund on 24 June approved a technical assistance grant of $2 million to fund research that will contribute to electricity reforms in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The grant from the African Development Fund — the concessional window of...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said that cutting investments in fossil fuels is a great threat to Africa. Ramaphosa was speaking at the G7 Summit in Germany. This summit hosted leaders of G7 countries and President Ramaphosa was participating in working sessions where Climate, Energy, Health as well Global Food...
Eskom CEO, Andre De Ruyter, said that the South African power utility could implement stage 6 load-shedding on Tuesday night. The South African power utility implemented stage 4 load-shedding after "unlawful industrial action" at some of its power stations in the past few days. The company says that this has...
On Friday Eskom, a power utility firm in South Africa, warned that there would be more load-shedding if protests at its stations and facilities persisted. According to Mail & Guardian, the power utility firm confirmed on Thursday that indeed there was protest action outside of its six power stations with...
With a 38% share of renewables in its electricity mix and a 50% target by 2030, Mauritania is a top regional performer in the race towards low carbon power. Not long ago, the nation only had a 35% renewables target for 2035— and yet amidst its further development potential of...
The government of Ghana has signed a grant agreement with the African Development Fund, and a financing agreement with the government of Switzerland, for the Ghana Mini-Grid and Solar Photovoltaic Net Metering project. The project will benefit schools, health centers, and communities across the country. The agreements, for the development of...
On Thursday a project team of companies and research institutions announced a research partnership to investigate and advance the feasibility of an electric minibus taxi in South African conditions by testing production vehicles in South Africa in 2023. As the fuel price hits historic highs, commuters are starting to feel...
With the inauguration of the Kasoa Bulk Supply Point (BSP) today, the United States has completed its nearly six-year $316 million investment in Ghana’s energy infrastructure, supporting more reliable power for hundreds of thousands of schools, hospitals, offices, and homes in Ghana. Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy...
Energy Capital & Power (ECP) has announced that it has renewed its strategic partnership agreement with energy knowledge provider, Rystad Energy. Following a successful, mutually beneficial relationship over the past year, the renewal is set to further improve Rystad Energy’s penetration in African markets while strengthening ECP’s data and analytical...
The South African government met to discuss what should be done in the wake of an anticipated petrol price hike on Wednesday. Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana and Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe met during the weekend to discuss further intervention strategies. “Everyone understands that this increase is a blunt...
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