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Millions of urban Africans still don't have electricity: here's what can be done
Millions of urban Africans still don't have electricity: here's what can be done

At least 110 million of the 600 million people still living without access to electricity in Africa live in urban areas. Most are within a stone throw from existing power grid infrastructure...

By Rebekah Shirley 11 May 2018

African Utility Week Industry Awards finalists announced
African Utility Week Industry Awards finalists announced

The awards recognises pioneering utilities, projects and people in the energy and water industry...

8 May 2018

De Beers reports significant increase in diamond production
De Beers reports significant increase in diamond production

Diamond group De Beers has reported that its total production increased by 15% to 8,5 million carats during the first quarter of this year...

By Rebecca Campbell 8 May 2018

Inaugural Africa Blue Economy Forum to coincide with World Oceans Day
Inaugural Africa Blue Economy Forum to coincide with World Oceans Day

More than 150 delegates and speakers are expected to attend the inaugural Africa Blue Economy Forum...

30 Apr 2018

2018 African Infrastructure Project Developers Awards shortlist announced
2018 African Infrastructure Project Developers Awards shortlist announced

Africa investor (Ai) recently announced the shortlisted candidates for its 2018 African Infrastructure Projects Developer Awards...

24 Apr 2018

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Millions of urban Africans still don't have electricity: here's what can be done

Urban communities often face many challenges in obtaining electricity access...

By Rebekah Shirley 23 Apr 2018

Namibia: Uproar over mine at rhino sanctuary
Namibia: Uproar over mine at rhino sanctuary

Kamanjab - The Swartbooi Traditional Authority at Fransfontein is up in arms over planned mining involving Chinese nationals in cahoots with Namibians...

By Clemans Miyanicwe 13 Apr 2018

Namibian Mines and Energy Deputy Minister, Kornelia Shilunga
Namibian women largely observers in mining

In Namibia, less than one percent of women are involved in the mining of tin and tantalum and selling semi-precious stones, mostly in Erongo and Kunene regions...

By Albertina Nakale 11 Apr 2018

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How local business innovation equips off-grid households with electricity

If the old adage is true and necessity is the mother of invention, then ingenuity must surely be the father...

By Patrick Greene 23 Mar 2018

Special African energy report launched
Special African energy report launched

EnergyNet and African Business have joined forces to produce the annual Africa Energy Yearbook and a special energy report on African energy for global distribution...

7 Mar 2018

African energy investment set to grow
African energy investment set to grow

In Africa, greenfield investment continues in the energy sector, particularly in renewables, which is forecast to grow in coming years...

By Kieran Whyte 6 Mar 2018

#DesignIndaba2018: Be inspired by problems in Africa
#DesignIndaba2018: Be inspired by problems in Africa

Design Indaba showcased the work of Leroy Mawasaru, a Kenyan teenager who is changing the world and showing how Afrofuturism can unfold for the continent...

By Louise Marsland 26 Feb 2018

#AEI2018: Closing Africa's energy gaps
#AEI2018: Closing Africa's energy gaps

While access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy for all will usher in economic growth and job creation on the continent, energy projects in Africa lack sufficient access to financing sources...

By Danette Breitenbach 22 Feb 2018

Solar project helps resolve power outages in Malawi hospitals
Solar project helps resolve power outages in Malawi hospitals

Resolve, an Imperial Logistics company, has delivered a solar energy solution in Malawi that aims to ensure patients at hospitals are not compromised by power outages...

26 Jan 2018

New spotlight on media and digital at African Utility Week Awards
New spotlight on media and digital at African Utility Week Awards

Two new categories have been added to the fifth annual African Utility Week Industry Awards to honour excellence in energy or water journalism, as well as digitally advanced utilities...

26 Jan 2018

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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