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Tasneem Bulbulia

Tasneem Bulbulia

Tasneem Bulbulia is a Creamer Media Senior Online Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Prolonged Covid-19 restrictions contribute to interim loss for M&R

3rd March 2021 Engineering and construction services firm Murray & Roberts (M&R) incurred an attributable loss of R167-million for the six months ended December 31, 2020, mainly as a result of the impact of prolonged Covid-19 restrictions, especially in the Mining platform. The firm notes, however, that a... 

Finance secured for Golomoti Solar construction

3rd March 2021 InfraCo Africa, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group, and its project partner, independent power producer JCM Power, have announced their commitment to finance construction of the 20 MWAC Golomoti Solar project with a 5 MW/10 MWh lithium-ion battery energy storage system (BESS).... 

Work on proposed handover of Rukwa ongoing

3rd March 2021 Aim-listed Edenville Energy says it is continuing to work with its strategic partner Infrastructure and Logistics Tanzania regarding the proposed handover of operations at its Rukwa coal project in south-west Tanzania. The company plans to provide shareholders with a further update as soon as a... 

Policymaking will determine future of oil in Africa

3rd March 2021 Oil still has a role to play in the energy market going forward and is forecast to dominate energy supply up to 2040; however, policy decisions will be critical in how Africa and its oil industries move forward to meet net zero targets, speakers said at the virtual Africa Energy Indaba on March... 

SA’s first energy performance certificate marks key milestone, says SANEDI

3rd March 2021 The recent issuing of the first-ever energy performance certificate (EPC) for a building in South Africa is a landmark achievement that will encourage energy efficiency across the board, says the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI). On February 18, the Admin B building at... 

Africa’s recovery must include sustainable energy

2nd March 2021 Africa’s recovery from the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic will take a long time, as each country has experienced different levels of disruption, and therefore, require different pathways. This was indicated during a World Energy Council session as part of the virtual Africa Energy Indaba on... 

Africa faces trilemma in addressing energy gap

2nd March 2021 In trying to bridge the energy gap on the continent, Africa faces a trilemma of balancing fossil fuels, poverty and climate change, but strides are being made in this regard, speakers noted during a panel discussion held as part of the virtual African Energy Indaba. Africa House Market Access and... 

Minigrids hold promise for Africa

2nd March 2021 Minigrids have the potential to accelerate energy access in Africa and costs are starting to come down, while reliability and financing are improving; however, further improvements are needed in terms of regulatory frameworks to engender a level playing field and transparency and certainty around... 

GoldStone defers gold loan further, plans to raise additional funding

1st March 2021 Aim-listed GoldStone Resources has agreed with Asian Investment Management Services (AIMS) a further deferment of the gold loan interest payment to June 30 (previously deferred to March 31), and the exercise of warrants by AIMS of over 40-million new ordinary shares which provides £1.2-million of... 

South Africa has a long road ahead to economic recovery, says Saice

1st March 2021 South Africa has significant work to do in driving its economic recovery despite the forecasted 3.2% gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate for 2021, and the encouraging R791.2-billion committed to infrastructure development, says industry organisation the South African Institution of Civil... 

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