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South Africa: Italy-based power generation company to build a 140 MW wind farm

In South Africa, Enel Green Power RSA, a subsidiary of an Italian power generation and distribution group, has announced the commencement of construction of a wind farm in the Eastern Cape province. The plant according to the independent power producer (IPP) Enel, will have a daily capacity of 140 MW and commissioned in the second […]

South African companies eye investment in Angola’s oil sector

South African companies eye investment in Angola’s oil sector

The South African Oil & Gas Alliance (SAOGA) is eyeing more investment in the Angola oil and gas sector to strengthen existing relations between the two countries and aid in the formation of commercial partnerships and joint ventures. According to Niall Kramer, CEO of SAOGA, the oil-rich southern African nation remains a strategic and significant […]

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South Africa: Carbon tax implementation expected this week

South Africa’s long-delayed carbon tax will be implemented on 1 June 2019. The bill has been enshrined in law, the treasury said on Sunday. The carbon tax has already been postponed at least three times since first being mooted in 2010, after mining companies said it would erode profit. The tax will be introduced in […]

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South Africa’s ANC celebrates victory, vows to tackle ANC corruption

South Africa’s ANC celebrates victory, vows to tackle ANC corruption

In South Africa, the ruling African National Congress (ANC) has won parliamentary elections with 57.5 percent of the vote and retained power in eight of nine provinces, the electoral commission said. The result was the anti-apartheid party’s worst-ever electoral victory. The party has ruled South Africa since the end of apartheid 25 years ago. According […]

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Green Energy: Nedbank issues renewable energy bond

Nedbank, a local private bank in South Africa, has issued green bonds to support the development of four green energy projects in the southern African nation. The Nedbank’s initiative will support the construction of one wind farm and three solar farms. The Bank launched green bonds at the end of April 2019 to raise $117 […]

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Pretoria, Juba ink 6-year oil production deal

South Sudan and South Africa have signed a six-year production-sharing agreement for an untapped exploration block in the war-torn East African nation. The agreement was signed on Monday by South Sudan’s Minister of Petroleum Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, and South Africa’s Minister of Energy, Jeff Radebe. Block B2 was once part of a 120,000-square-kilometre area known […]

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S.Africa Election: ANC vows to act on corruption, EFF eyes radical reforms

South Africa’s electoral campaign has reached its climax last weekend as millions of voters are gearing up for Wednesday’s vote. On Saturday the African National Congress (ANC) in power since 1994, staged rallies in six towns, and on Sunday it packed out Johannesburg’s 62,567-seat Ellis Park stadium and screened the proceedings to thousands of other […]

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BRICS to inject $2.3 billion into South Africa energy sector, others

The New Development Bank (NDB), the arm of the BRICS that provides financing to the poorest countries has signed agreements with Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) Eskom, the South African national electricity transmission and distribution company for development of renewable energies and the construction of interconnection lines in the southern African nation. South Africa […]

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South Africa: study shows decentralized renewable energy can improve the grid

A new study commissioned by the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) indicates there are huge opportunities for corporates and municipalities to go for affordable and low carbon electricity. The report, launched during a Conference in Cape Town, examines 14 different scenarios in five different South African municipalities. According to the report, the South African […]

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Morocco-South Africa: Pretoria validates Morocco’s first ambassador since 2014

South Africa has accepted the accreditation of Moroccan veteran diplomat Youssef El Amrani as the kingdom’s first envoy since 2014, the year the North African country recalled its ambassador to protest against Pretoria’s recognition of the pseudo- Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.   The Moroccan foreign ministry has received South Africa’s acceptance of El Amrani’s appointment, […]

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