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By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     31st May 2019 I made a subtle confession in last week’s column: that I rate the dear departed Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first post-independence leader, as one of the greatest Africans of all time. In my estimation, only the likes of Nelson Mandela surpassed his iconic stature. As I stated, the speech he delivered... 

Nordic countries strengthen partnerships with sub-Saharan Africa

By: Kim Cloete     17th May 2019 The Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden are strengthening their partnerships with sub-Saharan African countries to increase green electrification and water security. The four countries are known for their expertise in developing viable and innovative energy systems, with a... 

AuStar rethinking Centennial plans

By: Esmarie Iannucci     17th May 2019 Junior AuStar Gold has paused its takeover plans for embattled Centennial Mining, following discussions with that company’s administrators. AuStar in May revealed its intentions to make a takeover offer for Centennial, which holds the A1 gold mine, after the Centennial’s administrators revealed... 

Swedish Foreign Minister outlines goal to be 100% reliant on renewables

By: Kim Cloete     14th May 2019 The Nordic countries have brought their renewable energy expertise to South Africa for African Utility Week and shown how serious they are about reducing carbon emissions. Sweden’s State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Niklas Johansson, on Tuesday said the European country had the most stringent... 

Energy expert Ted Blom confirmed for African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa: “Open the grid before Eskom finally collapses” 

13th May 2019 Mother City to welcome 10 000+ power and water experts   Independent energy expert Ted Blom, who has just been confirmed as a featured speaker for the upcoming African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa, says the country’s power grid “should be opened before Eskom finally collapses.” The 19th... 

US sinks Arctic accord due to climate change differences

By: Reuters     7th May 2019 The United States has refused to sign an agreement on challenges in the Arctic due to discrepancies over climate change wording, diplomats said on Tuesday, jeopardising cooperation in the polar region at the sharp edge of global warming. Temperatures in the Arctic are rising at twice the rate of... 

Arctic nations to meet amid tensions over environment, resources

By: Reuters     6th May 2019 Top diplomats from the US, Russia and other nations which border the Arctic meet in Finland on Monday to discuss policies governing the polar region, as tensions grow over how to deal with global warming and access to mineral wealth. Countries have been scrambling to claim territory or, like... 

AuStar weighing buy of neighbour Centennial

By: Esmarie Iannucci     3rd May 2019 ASX-listed junior AuStar Gold on Friday revealed intentions to make a takeover offer for embattled Centennial Mining. Centennial Mining went into voluntary administration in March this year, after failing to complete an audit and recapitalization plan. 

South African-Danish partnership to launch Phase 2 of water project

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     3rd May 2019 Phase 2 of the Strategic Water Sector Cooperation partnership between Denmark and South Africa will be launched at this year’s African Utility Week, which will be held from May 14 to 16 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. The partnership will host an exhibition stand and the water... 

Process equipment group sets up ‘supercenter’ in Mpumalanga

By: Schalk Burger     26th April 2019 Mining and cement equipment multinational FLSmidth is producing equipment for mines and processing plants globally at the newly upgraded Delmas Supercenter, including large vibrating screens and flotation components, as well as repairing and upgrading customer equipment. The upgrade improves... 

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