municipalities

Municipalities beware: The power of consent; the lynchpin of PoPIA?

The Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA) has left many South African municipalities uncertain about the boundaries of consent. Here's what they need to know.
Predictions hydrogen

Predictions 2021: Part one, ‘Hydrogen can unlock untapped renewables’

Hydrogen technology can unlock a large amount of untapped renewable energy in Africa, says Ifeoma Malo, CEO of Clean Tech Hub, in her predictions for 2021 and beyond.
coal

Ed’s note: The new heyday for coal in the energy transition

Sometimes referred to as black gold, coal dominates power markets globally but can it survive an energy transition and disinvestment?

Optimised energy management delivers efficiency at Fekola gold mine

Wärtsilä’s GEMS has been involved in the optimization of energy management to deliver sustainable at Fekola gold mine in Mali.

Energy system planning must include research into health says EEG

COVID-19 is further highlighting the relationship between reliable, adequately functioning power systems and resilience, and is likely to reveal new issues to consider in future energy system planning, operation and maintenance in developing countries.
AfCFTA

Ed’s note: Mark this year down in the history as the...

It’s been a long time in the making but what an incredibly positive way to usher in 2021, with Africa officially trading under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
Molten salt reactors poised to boost the nuclear energy sector

Molten salt reactors poised to boost the nuclear energy sector

Molten salt reactors could be a major contributor to the nuclear energy sector, according to Research Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering Ondrej Chvala.
Africa must align its recovery with sustainable finance

Op-ed: Africa must align its recovery with sustainable finance

Five questions on addressing sustainable finance and development in Africa answered by Sunil Kaushal, CEO at Standard Chartered AME.

Path to a net-zero carbon emission South Africa requires commitment

In order for South Africa to be close to net-zero emissions by 2028, business in general will be required to take full responsibility for their impact on the environment.

Op-ed: What will Joe Biden’s presidency mean for Africa?

Hopes are high that the tone between the US and Africa will improve under United States President-elect Joe Biden.

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