Southern Africa

Mining industry supports transition from coal, if done gradually

In a presentation to the country’s Presidential Climate Change Coordinating Commission, the Minerals Council of South Africa stated its support to move away from coal-fired power.

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Angola

Angola signs $1.5b solar and water projects MoU with US company

Angola has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sun Africa and US-based AfricaGlobal Shaffer to create the largest mini-grid energy project in Africa. This is part of a $1.5 billion project to be implemented by Sun Africa.
GreenMatter: The green economy

Economic recovery from COVID-19 relies on the green economy

Janavi Da Silva, Director of Programmes at GreenMatter, unpacks the role of the green economy in creating employment opportunities while addressing critical needs in environmentally responsible economic activities, infrastructure and assets.
medium and low voltage networks

NamPower tender: Construction of medium and low voltage networks

Namibia Power Corporation (Pty) Ltd (NamPower) invites bids for the construction of medium voltage and low voltage networks in the Omusati Region. The construction is for Amwaama gwaShaanika, Ouma and Ondeipanda locations.
Nored

Namibia: Nored struggles with illegal connections and nonpayment

The Northern Regional Electricity Distributor (Nored) in Namibia is facing financial constraints as a result of illegal electricity connections and customers not honouring their monthly bills on time.
gas Senegal karpowership

NERSA approves Karpowership and 4 other Co’s generation licence

South Africa's energy regulator has approved generation licences for the seven preferred bidders in the emergency procurement programme, including three for Karpowership.
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How to build South Africa’s nuclear project with local skills

Dr David Milne explains how South Africa can build its nuclear power plants without necessarily incurring cost overruns or schedule delays and using the available local skills.

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