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After a foreign kickstart, African investors and regulators have to take over the lead in shaping the continent's sustainable energy future

Now is the time for local investors to step up and electrify Africa

September 4, 2018 • East Africa, Mining & EnergyComments Off on Now is the time for local investors to step up and electrify Africa

For years, the African renewable energy development market has been dominated by foreign investors and financial institutions. Now is the time for African investors to step up to the plate and join the continent’s solar energy transition. Africa is now even preparing to feed Europe’s growing energy needs through various projects, such as the TuNur...

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Community champs inspiring local entrepreneurs in Tanzania’s newly electrified villages

Community champs inspiring local entrepreneurs in Tanzania’s newly electrified villages

September 3, 2018 • Mining & Energy, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Community champs inspiring local entrepreneurs in Tanzania’s newly electrified villages

In the newly electrified villages of Tanzania’s Tanga and Pwani regions, productive use of energy (PUE) champions are inspiring local communities to use the new power source for income-generation. As entrepreneurs themselves, the champions are playing a...

Marc Ramsay, ‎Vice President Industry Business Unit at Schneider Electric South Africa.

Answering questions on digitalisation in mining

September 3, 2018 • Mining & EnergyComments Off on Answering questions on digitalisation in mining

Mining executives, facing the prospect of digital mining transformation, have issues with the more complex areas of digital solution implementation, generational workforce evolution and legacy transition challenges, which is where Schneider Electric is able...

Quality and value are possibly two of the most ‘over traded’ words in the marketing realm.

Quality of Aggregates

August 31, 2018 • Mining & EnergyComments Off on Quality of Aggregates

Quality and value are possibly two of the most ‘over traded’ words in the marketing realm. When not linked to any reference or qualifier they become phrases that have no real commercial relativity and can become meaningless in the purchasing decision. The...

Canadian Solar, one of the world's largest solar power companies, announced that it has established a joint venture with ET Energy, a global clean energy developer and operator.

Canadian Solar partners ET Energy to build 132 MWp of solar projects in South Africa

August 29, 2018 • Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments Off on Canadian Solar partners ET Energy to build 132 MWp of solar projects in South Africa

Canadian Solar, one of the world’s largest solar power companies, announced that it has established a joint venture with ET Energy, a global clean energy developer and operator. Together they will provide Engineering, Procurement and Construction...

Hon Irene Muloni, the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development

Ugandan Government promotes oil and gas projects at Africa Oil Week 2018

August 24, 2018 • East Africa, Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Ugandan Government promotes oil and gas projects at Africa Oil Week 2018

Hon Irene Muloni, the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, in the Republic of Uganda will lead a delegation of private and public-sector players from Uganda’s oil and gas sector to the  2018, which will be held between 5 – 9 November, 2018 in Cape...

South African energy company keen on cracking Mozambican energy space

August 23, 2018 • Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments Off on South African energy company keen on cracking Mozambican energy space

The Managing Director of Today’s Destiny Traders, Peter Madlala says the research that he has conducted as part of preparation for his trip to Mozambique to participate in the 54th Feira International de Maputo (FACIM) taking place 27 August-3 September...

Karel Cornelissen, CEO of Energy Partners

Shrinking power grids key to Africa’s electrification

August 23, 2018 • Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments Off on Shrinking power grids key to Africa’s electrification

Sub-Saharan Africa has the lowest electrification rate in the world – and is in dire need of a solution to its growing electrification problem. It is estimated that around 600 million people are currently living in this region without access to...

Solar Mining Services announces new additions to their team

Solar Mining Services announces new additions to their team

August 11, 2018 • Company News, Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments Off on Solar Mining Services announces new additions to their team

Solar Mining Services, a new dynamic entrant to the explosives and explosive related services for the Mining and Quarry Sectors, announced the appointment of two key positions. Donald Motloung has been appointed as the new Business Development Executive for...

With projected returns of between 10% and 16%, Impact Farming offers more than just the chance to do good

Mobile app that allows impact investors to own farming assets

August 8, 2018 • General, Mining & EnergyComments Off on Mobile app that allows impact investors to own farming assets

A new generation of socially conscious investors, comprising predominantly millennials, is driving a prolific trend in global investing. They want their money to do good in the world, while still realising a fair return. The trend, known as impact investing,...

Smart, hands-free mining solutions for the future

South African Mining Platinum Group to cut 13,000 jobs

August 2, 2018 • Mining & Energy, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African Mining Platinum Group to cut 13,000 jobs

The world’s second-largest platinum miner, is cutting its future production to 520,000oz of platinum and slashing the number of its mines to six from 11, with 13,000 jobs to go within two years. On Thursday, August 1, Impala Platinum announced a major...

IFAD supports G20 initiatives to promote land management and rural youth employment

Supporting the “Next Generation” in rural development, – IFAD

July 29, 2018 • Education, Mining & EnergyComments Off on Supporting the “Next Generation” in rural development, – IFAD

Ahead of his address to the Group of Twenty (G20) Ministers of Agriculture Meeting this week, Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), offered the institution’s full support for efforts...

Honorable Matia Kasaija, Uganda’s Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development.Picture: Monitor

Uganda becomes the first African country to de-risk small and medium scale renewables

July 28, 2018 • East Africa, Mining & EnergyComments Off on Uganda becomes the first African country to de-risk small and medium scale renewables

Uganda becomes the first African country to sign an agreement with the Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF), a joint initiative of the African Trade Insurance Agency , a Pan-African and multilateral guarantor and KfW with funding from German Ministry of...

Turning smart meters into water leak detectors

United States to improve water security for river basin communities

July 26, 2018 • Mining & Energy, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on United States to improve water security for river basin communities

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced Resilient Waters, a five-year, $32.4 million project to address severe water challenges facing the Limpopo River Basin and Okavango River Basin communities. Resilient Waters will...

Load-shedding expected for large parts of South Africa

South Africa’s power utility Eskom faces financial woes

July 23, 2018 • Mining & Energy, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa’s power utility Eskom faces financial woes

It’s been a bitter first quarter for Eskom employees. After recent disputes over salary wages, the state-run power firm Eskom reported a 2.3 billion rand ($171 million) loss on Monday, 23 July 2018 underlining the enormity of the task facing President...

More than 1 billion people today still live without electricity

Cryptocurrency unlocks energy access in rural areas

July 19, 2018 • Mining & Energy, Top StoriesComments Off on Cryptocurrency unlocks energy access in rural areas

Sun Exchange, a solar micro-leasing marketplace, recently announced a new initiative in partnership with rural mini-grid solutions provider, Powerhive, which will utilise the crypto-economy to accelerate global progress towards universal energy access. More...