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IPP successfully lists on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius

Africa Clean Energy Solutions Limited announced that it has listed its shares on the Official Market of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius. 

Kenya: First utility-scale IPP solar project achieves financial close

The 40MWAC (52MWp) Malindi Solar project in Malindi, Kenya has reached financial close and is now ready to commence with construction.

SAIPPA urges Minister Gwede Mantashe to deliver clear energy policy

SAIPPA urges Minister Gwede Mantashe to deliver clear energy policy and a well thought out lower carbon economy plan while creating meaningful jobs.
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Ed’s Note: Air pollution puts you at risk, likewise lack of...

It’s in your best interests to reduce air pollution, which is the 2019 World Environment Day theme, but do you have any control over how this is managed?
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SA wind industry welcomes appointment of Gwede Mantashe

Wind industry association expresses support of President Ramaphosa’s decision to appoint Minister Gwede Mantashe to take over the energy portfolio.
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New cabinet to lead the way to a better future, says...

Greenpeace Africa calls upon SA's newly formed ministries to play an active role in the country's response to climate change threats.
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Construction of desalination plant result in dispute in Cape Town

The Cape Town City Council is caught in a legal battle with Quality Filtration Systems regarding the Waterfront desalination plant.
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Gwede Mantashe raises coal versus renewables debate

At the Junior Indaba, South Africa’s newly appointed Mineral Resources and Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe, favoured coal-fired power over other resources.
Fiddler’s Ferry Coal-Fired Power Station

Standard Bank AGM: shareholders challenge board, favour the climate

In a first for South Africa, at a Standard Bank AGM held on 30 May shareholders challenged the board and favoured the climate.
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Gwede Mantashe will not prove effective, states OUTA

Non-profit civil action organisation OUTA is sceptical about the placement of Gwede Mantashe to head up the mineral resources and energy ministry.

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