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Lesotho Electricity Company appoints new MD

With effect from February 13th, the Lesotho Electricity Company has appointed Thabo Nkhahle as the company's managing director. Nkhahle takes over from Tankiso Motsoikha who...
Nuclear power

Perceived complexity gives nuclear a bad wrap

The general debate around nuclear is mostly misinformed and consequently a senseless debate to the public, says Des Muller Director, NuEnergy Developments, South Africa. In...
Ntuli

GWEC releases 2017 annual market stats

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has released its annual market statistics for global wind power, which indicated that the 2017 market remained above...
nuclear energy

Koeberg launches groundwater desalination plant

Eskom’s Koeberg nuclear power station today turned on its temporary mobile groundwater desalination plant, which will ease the pressure on the City of Cape...
Mbeya Power Plant

Could coal mines be dying in India?

“No new coal mines need to be allocated/auctioned beyond the current pipeline,” according to the latest study by Coal India Limited (CIL). CIL commissioned the...
Sudan blackout

Siemens augments infrastructure investments in Sudan

Siemens management visited Sudan to hold discussions around infrastructure investments and nurture partnerships with government. Member of the managing board of Siemens AG, Janina Kugel,...

Ditch the harmful relationship and ‘break up’ with Plastic

A topic removed from our core focus area, yet a critical topic around the world – Plastic. ESI Africa, in support of the United Nations...
EIB

Africa included in EIB’s latest funding round

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved €6.5 billion ($8 billion) in funding for projects in EU countries, Africa, Asia and Latin America. The announced...
USTDA

Africa Infrastructure Board initiative launched to attract UK investors

At the 2018 Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town, private and public sector officials launched the Africa Infrastructure Board initiative. The aim of...
Gabriel Negatu

Nigeria: EU commits $184m to boost electricity network

With efforts to boost electricity supply in Nigeria, the European Union has committed €150 million ($184 million) towards green and renewable energy projects. This was...

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