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SONA brings clarity to South African energy sector

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s SONA has brought much-appreciated investor clarity to the SA energy sector, according to the CEO of SAWEA.
Carbon Tax

South Africa: Parliament passes Carbon Tax into law

The South African government has introduced a new legislation, Carbon Tax, in response to climate change, which will become effective on 1 June 2019.

Collaboration critical for mining industry to thrive

The buzz word at the Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town, was the call for more collaboration for the mining industry to thrive.

Eskom must comply with minimum emission standards, says Greenpeace

Greenpeace Africa is opposing Eskom's application for postponements and suspensions from complying with South Africa's Minimum Emission Standards.

Research tracks corporate energy and sustainability progress

More than 50% of respondents work for companies that have made public commitments to energy, carbon and waste reduction, and are turning...
power supply

Uganda: funding boost needed for power projects

Ugandan government urged to make $90 million available for electricity transmission, generation and distribution projects in order to boost power supply.

Eskom calls for regulator’s support to regain financial stability

The regulatory process as well as shareholder support is crucial to enable Eskom to recover technically and financially, says its chief financial officer.

SA mining is open for business, says Minister Mantashe

South African Mineral Resources Minister, Gwede Mantashe, yesterday welcomed foreign investment, noting that “South Africa is open for business”.

Outlook for South Africa mining sector for 2019 bullish

The outlook for the mining sector in South Africa for 2019 remains fairly bullish despite concerns about labour and power costs.
Drax power station

Recommendations for Senegal’s coal-fired project approved

AfDB approved the recommendations to bring the Sendou coal-fired power plant project in Senegal into compliance with its policies and procedures.

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