Entrepreneurs

Nyimpini Mabunda named new CEO for General Electric in Southern Africa

Nyimpini Mabunda has been appointed as General Electric Southern Africa's new Chief Executive Officer to drive the company's growth in the region.

Why catalysing innovation is needed to power Africa

Nicola Lazenby, who leads the Energy Catalyst Programme at Innovate UK, talks about the role of innovation in accelerating energy access.
SEFA

Flexible energy systems for Africa accelerated by crises

Responding to the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy’s first budget speech since the merger of the two departments, Standard Bank Group says the COVID-19 crisIs highlights that Africa needs to develop flexible energy systems.
power sector

Nigeria will not reverse privatisation of power sector

Chairman senate committee on power, Gabriel Suswam has advised that government has no intentions of reversing the privatisation of the Nigerian power sector.
tender solar

Tender: 32MW solar project subcontractors in Chad

A tender seeking an engineering company marks the first phase of a 60MW solar power scheme 30km north of Chad's capital city. Deadline 31 July.
budget

Ed’s note: South Africa’s DMRE budget shows a changing landscape

The DMRE's budget reports that mining – the heart of the country’s economy and an energy-intensive sector – is on a downward spiral for at least six years.

Model preparing for increased electrical demands of health facilities

Powering Health is a web-based version of HOMER Energy by UL that is customised for modelling the energy requirements of rural health clinics and hospitals.

Youth employment service programme 2020/21

Through the youth employment service (YES) programme, TAP offers successful applicants a one-year work-based experience. Applicant deadline 24 July 2020.

Cummins addresses sustainability in annual report

Cummins releases 2019 Sustainability Progress Report and special report on the impact of Covid-19 in 2020.
decarbonise

Carbon emissions: Balancing development with environmental concerns

Dr Tony Surridge, the general manager for Cleaner Fossil Fuels at SANEDI in South Africa unpacks some of the guidelines that can be employed to control carbon emissions.

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