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Training workers to properly install solar panels at health clinics in Rwanda provides clean energy and creates green jobs. Photo: Walt Ratterman, Sunepi
#BizTrends2018: Africa's solar era is dawning

If there's one thing Africa isn't short of it is sunshine. So, it's hardly surprising that solar is making a major impact on increasing the number of people on the continent who have access to power...

10 Jan 2018

Launching the Debmarine Namibia campaign.
Campaign promotes road safety in Namibia

As part of a social responsibility campaign, Namibia's Debmarine embarked upon a long road safety awareness campaign to promote and inculcate road-safety consciousness in Namibia...

22 Dec 2017

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Investors turn against fossil fuels at Paris climate summit

Major investors vowed Tuesday, 12 December, to move away from Earth-warming fossil fuels as world leaders met in Paris seeking to unlock new cash to save humanity from climate "doom"...

13 Dec 2017

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Vedanta invests $200m more in Namibian mining operations

Vedanta, a major zinc producer, is making a fresh $200m investment in its Namibian operations, as it plots a strategy to make the plant a regional hub for refining the metal...

28 Nov 2017

Dramatic rise of African consumer power driving development
Dramatic rise of African consumer power driving development

Infrastructure investments are transforming and accelerating economic and social opportunities for millions of people across Africa, driven by the dramatic rise in African consumer power...

17 Nov 2017

Three key trends for African economic growth in 2018
Three key trends for African economic growth in 2018

Ecobank Group Research reveals three key emerging trends for Africa which it believes are strong evidence that Africa is on track for improved growth in 2018...

16 Nov 2017

SA companies explore opportunities in Tunisia, Algeria
SA companies explore opportunities in Tunisia, Algeria

A delegation of South African companies is currently on a trade and investment mission in Tunisia and Algeria, where they are exploring export markets...

3 Oct 2017

Alison Chikova, acting Sapp CC manager
Sapp powers ahead of targeted capacity

Sapp states commissioned 4,180MW of generating capacity from new projects and rehabilitating old power plants in 2016...

8 Sep 2017

Arebbusch solar power. Image: Republikein
Solar power rising in southern African hotel industry

Members of the southern African hospitality industry are rapidly joining the green revolution and its not for show or Google ranking - there are savings to be had and natural vistas to preserve...

By Vanessa Rogers 16 Aug 2017

Waste-to-energy programmes key in the sustainable circular economy
Waste-to-energy programmes key in the sustainable circular economy

The business case for transforming waste to address critical energy shortages is mounting...

By Webb Meko 8 Aug 2017

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Lüderitz wind project nears completion

The $13.6m Ombepo Wind Farm, near Lüderitz, is expected to add 5MW of renewable power to the Namibian grid by the end of July.

13 Jul 2017

High-tech diamond mining vessel starts operations
High-tech diamond mining vessel starts operations

Debmarine's newest diamond mining vessel, SS Nujoma, has started operations after being commissioned in Walvis Bay last week...

20 Jun 2017

Dinesh Buldoo, director, transmission and distribution, WSP, Africa
Namibia is all set to power up on wind

The Diaz Wind Farm, Namibia's first venture into this form of clean energy, aims to bring an additional 44MW to the country's national grid...

31 May 2017

David Williams
#AfricaMonth: Internal trade barriers show signs of falling

While the road ahead may still present significant challenges, some of Africa's most long-standing internal trade barriers are beginning to show signs of falling. We interview David Williams, Maersk Line Africa chief executive and global head of Safmarine to find out more...

By Ilse van den Berg 30 May 2017

Namibia shines like a diamond
Namibia shines like a diamond

When the SS Nujoma sets sail later this year to explore for diamonds off Namibia's coast, it won't only be the culmination of many years' work, but also a glimpse into the country's future...

By Bruce Cleaver 29 Mar 2017

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Eskom and NamPower sign electricity deal

Eskom and NamPower, have signed a five-year firm electricity sales agreement...

27 Mar 2017

Namibia eases business travel, encourages cross-border trade and investment
Namibia eases business travel, encourages cross-border trade and investment

Namibia is improving its business environment by...

11 Oct 2016

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Big business opportunities ahead for Africa - McKinsey

Africa's overall growth has slowed but new research shows long-term fundamentals are strong and there are big business opportunities ahead...

16 Sep 2016

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Namibian blackout blows Dundee Precious Metals' smelter

A major power outage in Namibia caused irreparable damage to Dundee Precious Metal's smelter...

27 Jul 2016

SADC fuel channel expansion opens opportunities for logistics partners
SADC fuel channel expansion opens opportunities for logistics partners

Energy companies will require local networks of logistics partners to make these imports cost-effective. Hennie van Wyk believes there are three vital areas to get right...

28 Apr 2016

Engen is responsible for the fuel supply and logistics at the Husab Mine in Namibia
Fuelling the continent's leading uranium mine

When it comes to a mining operation the magnitude of Husab, you're going to require a lot of fuel for your equipment...

23 Mar 2016

New power station for Namibia
New power station for Namibia

New Namibian gas turbine power station to generate 250MW...

8 Mar 2016

Namibia seeks to review diamond joint venture terms with De Beers
Namibia seeks to review diamond joint venture terms with De Beers

Namibia wants to review the terms of its diamond mining joint venture with the international giant De Beers to ensure more stones are cut and polished locally, a cabinet minister said on Monday, 22 June 2015...

23 Jun 2015

Could Africa become like China?
Could Africa become like China?

Africa's changing demographic over the next three-and-a-half decades could transform the continent into the next China, but only if its youthful population is educated and entrepreneurial.

By Jana Marais 19 Aug 2014

Postive results likely from US-Africa summit says Davies
Postive results likely from US-Africa summit says Davies

South Africa and Africa in general benefitted immensely from the recent US-Africa Leaders' Summit held in Washington last week, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on his return.

13 Aug 2014

Africa must look for partnerships
Africa must look for partnerships

Africa needs to form partnerships with the developed nations in order to realise the continent's goal to industrialise, International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said .

By Chris Bathembu 5 Aug 2014

AECI plans to reduce its reliance on a weak SA
AECI plans to reduce its reliance on a weak SA

JSE-listed AECI plans to start producing explosives in Australia by year-end‚ as the chemicals and explosives firm looks to reduce its reliance on South Africa's weak mining and manufacturing sectors.

By Nick Hedley 30 Jul 2014

Sanlam looking to invest in Africa, South-East Asia
Sanlam looking to invest in Africa, South-East Asia

Sanlam says it has R3bn in discretionary capital that is earmarked for growth opportunities mainly in Africa and South-East Asia.

By Phakamisa Ndzamela 6 Jun 2014

Transnet seeks greater SADC investment in rail networks
Transnet seeks greater SADC investment in rail networks

Transnet has pleaded with Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries to invest more on railway infrastructure to improve intra-regional trade.

By Mpho Sibanyoni 29 May 2014

Zimbabwe central bank has 'no tools' to fix economy
Zimbabwe central bank has 'no tools' to fix economy

Zimbabwe's new central bank chief said the country's economy was weakening and the bank did not have the tools to fix it.

8 May 2014

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