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AfDB: Korea is a model for Africa’s industrialisation

The 53rd Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) opened in Busan, Korea, kicked-off with a call on African governments to create the...
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The theory of energy justice as a viable analytical tool

It is fairly uncontroversial to say that Africa needs electricity. The policy generally adopted is therefore to build new power stations as fast as...

The African Power & Energy Elites | 2019

Showcasing inspiring leaders and unparalleled projects We are pleased to announce nominations for the fifth edition of the African Power & Energy Elites: Projects & People...

Crowning the energy/water influencers in Africa

On Wednesday night, the 2018 African Utility Week Industry Awards crowned the pioneering utilities, projects and people in the energy and water industry on the continent. Mozambique dominated...

GO15 looks into the evolution of the electricity grid

On Tuesday, GO15 announced the study of three key areas to ensure future operational and economic sustainability for the transmission and system operator industry. These...

SA’s young scientists to compete in international pre-college science competition

Following successful presentations at the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists International Science Fair, nine of South Africa’s finest fledgling researchers will compete in world’s...

AfDB, JSE and IDC provide business exchange platform

The African Development Bank (AfDB), the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC), have jointly organised the first...
energy trilemma

Africa’s ‘Energy Trilemma’

In order to effectively address the ‘Energy Trilemma’ – security, equity, and access – flexible and robust policies, that provide clear guidelines, are necessary...
CSIR 200kW Ground Mounted Dual Axis Tracker

Public sector guide to procuring PV assets

To establish the best case scenario for the procurement of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) published a...

Deloitte: Tech Trends to look out for in 2018 and beyond

“Blockchain can serve as a new foundational protocol for trust throughout the enterprise and beyond.” This according to Mohammed Gause, Deloitte Africa, Technology Leader, commenting...

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