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BMI predicts more stable metal prices, critical mineral deals in 2024
17th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Research agency BMI on January 17 unpacked the key themes for metals and mining for the year, highlighting that the sector is making a modest recovery amid global deceleration. BMI commodities... 


Expansion on track at Zambian project, First Quantum says
17th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

As part of its 2023 Preliminary Production and 2024 to 2026 guidance, published this week, TSX-listed First Quantum Minerals has reiterated its commitment to delivering the S3 Expansion project at... 


Potential modest global FDI increase in 2024, but geopolitical, debt and global fracturing are risks
17th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development's (Unctad's) 'Global Investment Trends Monitor' shows that global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows increased marginally by 3% in 2023 to... 


Independent Power Producer Office head Bernard Magoro
Grid constraints cast shadow over South Africa’s seventh renewables bid window
17th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s grid constraints are continuing to cast a shadow over the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), the seventh bidding round for which was... 


Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago
South African inflation seen averaging 5% in 2024 – Kganyago
17th January 2024 By: Reuters

South African central bank governor, Lesetja Kganyago, said on Wednesday that the disinflation process had begun and that he expected inflation to average 5% this year. Speaking to the Reuters... 


Swiss Ambassador celebrates industrial parks project success with the NCPC-SA
Swiss Ambassador celebrates industrial parks project success with the NCPC-SA
16th January 2024

His Excellency Mirko Manzoni, the ambassador of Switzerland in South Africa, attended a workshop to mark the end of Phase I and the beginning of Phase II of the Global Eco-Industrial Parks... 


Busy week for DMRE as it hosts IPP bidders conferences and IRP workshop
Busy week for DMRE as it hosts IPP bidders conferences and IRP workshop
15th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) and the Independent Power Producer Office (IPPO) have a busy week ahead, with three virtual bidders conferences to be hosted over Wednesday and... 


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City of Cape Town issues independent power tender
15th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town has issued the latest in a series of power-related tenders aimed at mitigating the impact of loadshedding and diversifying its energy supply from Eskom. The city says this is... 


Join the Solar and Energy Storage Pavilion at Africa Energy Indaba: Powering a sustainable future
15th January 2024

The Africa Energy Indaba, a leading platform dedicated to shaping the future of energy across the African continent, is pleased to announce the launch of the Solar and Energy Storage Pavilion.... 


COP28 deal offers opportunities for renewables-powered charging stations – Zero Carbon Charge
12th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The twenty-eighth Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change that targets reaching 11 terawatts (TW) of renewable energy generation capacity by... 


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Holmaneset project, Norway – update
12th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The European Union has chosen to significantly invest in the project. 


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South Africa to present ‘compelling’ investment case at Davos – Godongwana
11th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

South Africa’s delegation to the World Economic Forum (WEF) will present the country’s investment case, which Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana has described as “compelling”, to international... 


Jan Fourie to take over as Mulilo Energy CEO from May
11th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Renewable energy developer Mulilo Energy has appointed former Scatec executive VP Jan Fourie to succeed outgoing CEO Johnny Cullum when he steps down in May. Cullum has served as CEO since Mulilo... 


Forrest to advance 14 GW of new clean energy in Australia
Forrest to advance 14 GW of new clean energy in Australia
11th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Billionaire Andrew Forrest pledged to develop 14 GW of new clean power projects in Australia by 2030, offering a boost to the nation’s efforts to accelerate investments in renewable energy.... 


IEA executive director Fatih Birol
World powers ahead with renewables as South Africa’s draft plan signals pullback
11th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

While South Africa’s latest draft electricity plan is signalling a pullback in renewables investments for the period to 2030 relative to the prevailing policy, the rest of the world is powering... 


Heraeus Precious Metals EVP Dr Philipp Walter
Hydrogen economy poised as key growth booster for platinum group metals – Heraeus
11th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The hydrogen economy is an important new growth area for platinum group metals (PGMs) and, in turn, PGMs are pivotal for hydrogen production and application across a broad front. Accentuating this... 


The scaled-up gas-to-power capacity allocation in the draft IRP would initially require LNG imports
No plan yet for public hearings into gas-heavy draft IRP 2023
10th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has belatedly released the background technical information that has been used to inform the assumptions included in the draft Integrated... 


India’s plans to double coal production, ignore climate threat
India’s plans to double coal production, ignore climate threat
10th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

As climate diplomats at COP28 in Dubai debated an agreement to transition away from fossil fuels last December, India was facing another energy conundrum: It needed to build more power capacity,... 


Busa energy and environment desk head Happy Khambule
Busa warns that lack of detail in IRP 2023 makes it impossible to assess plan’s credibility
8th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Business Unity South Africa (Busa) will approach the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) to secure the technoeconomic information that has been used to inform the assumptions... 


Scatec sub-Saharan Africa executive VP Jan Fourie
South Africa to add further solar PV in 2024 – Scatec
8th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Renewable energy company Scatec says solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity will grow significantly in South Africa this year and will continue to replace fossil-fuel-based traditional energy sources, as... 


Mike Levington
Opinion: The grid’s the thing
8th January 2024

In this opinion article, Mike Levington argues that using renewable energy to meet South Africa’s economic and developmental goals will require a significant shift in thinking about the grid. 


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ESG to remain key, Prescient report outlines
8th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Systematic investment firm Prescient Investment Management (PIM) has released its Responsible Investing Report for 2023, which shows the pivotal role of environmental, social and governance (ESG)... 


Solar PV panels
Affirma, Norfund and KLP provide $145m for CEC to build additional capacity
8th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Private equity firm Affirma Capital, development finance institution Norfund and Norwegian pension fund Kommunal Landspensjonskasse (KLP) have invested $145-million in Zambian independent power... 


Africa Energy Indaba: Powering Africa's Future with Renewable Energy
Africa Energy Indaba: Powering Africa's Future with Renewable Energy
8th January 2024

The Africa Energy Indaba, the continent’s premier energy conference and exhibition, dedicated to advancing Africa's renewable energy development, is set to convene industry leaders, policymakers,... 


Wind turbines and solar PV panels
South Africa's new energy plan is 'shoddy' and will probably fail – analysts
6th January 2024 By: News24Wire

South Africa's new energy generation plan lacks detail and leaves many unanswered questions, according to some energy analysts. The long-awaited draft of the Integrated Energy Plan (IRP) of 2023... 


Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
Lights should stay on over festive season, says electricity minister
21st December 2023 By: News24Wire

"We will have a festive season with the lights on," Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa said on Thursday. The country has about 27 700 megawatts available and demand is averaging just more... 


Participants of the signing ceremony, which took place in the presence of Egypt Prime Minister Dr Moustafa Madbouly
$4-billion green hydrogen deal inked for Egypt
20th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

Saudi-listed power generation and investor ACWA Power has signed a framework agreement that outlines the development of the first phase of the green hydrogen project in Egypt with a capacity of 600... 


ENGIE's 100 MW Xina Solar One concentrated solar power  plant, in Pofadder
ENGIE acquires BTE Renewables, grows portfolio to 1.6 GW in SA
20th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

Independent power producer ENGIE has successfully acquired renewable energy company BTE Renewables in South Africa following the transaction, announced in June, reaching financial close on December... 


OPITO-approved survival courses launched locally, 10-year anniversary celebrated
19th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

The Offshore Africa Training Centre (OATC) will celebrate its ten year anniversary in 2024, commemorating the occasion with the launch of its energy industry not-for-profit organisation... 


Hydropower plants, like Kinguélé Aval in Gabon, can, with refurbishment, play a key role in Africa's energy transition by reducing reliance on fossil fuel-derived electricity
AfDB approves $9.72m grant to modernise African hydropower
19th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

The African Development Bank- (AfDB)-managed Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), on November 21, approved a $9.72-million grant to scale up the Africa Hydropower Modernisation Programme... 


Envusa's energy trading area
Nersa grants Envusa Energy trading licence
18th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has approved an electricity trading licence for Envusa Energy – a joint venture between diversified miner Anglo-American and renewable energy... 


Thyssenkrupp Nucera stays bullish on hydrogen sector, shares rise
18th December 2023 By: Reuters

Thyssenkrupp Nucera, which makes electrolysers needed to produce green hydrogen, is confident it can reach its mid-term targets, sounding a much more positive note than peers in a sector that still... 


The EU flag
EU sets critical mineral goals, but faces struggle to hit them
18th December 2023 By: Reuters

The European Union (EU) has set targets to dig up, recycle and refine lithium, cobalt and other metals it needs for its green transition, but a shortage of new money, crippling energy costs and... 


How Standard Bank is supporting a just energy transition for South Africa and the continent
How Standard Bank is supporting a just energy transition for South Africa and the continent
18th December 2023

It has often been said that Africa is a continent that is filled with untapped opportunities, and while we believe in our continent’s potential, we recognise that there are various challenges that... 


An artist's impression of the proposed green ammonia plant in Norway
EU to invest nearly €204m in Fortescue's proposed green ammonia plant in Norway
18th December 2023 By: Chanel de Bruyn

The European Union (EU) has endorsed and chosen to significantly invest in Australia-headquartered green technology, energy and metals company Fortescue’s plans for a flagship green ammonia plant... 


Seventh RMIPPPP project reaches legal close
18th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

A seventh preferred bidder under the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy’s (DMRE’s) Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (RMIPPPP) – the ACWA Power Project DAO –... 


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Green Tech Advancements Key to Sustainable Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa's Renewable Energy Sector
15th December 2023

Renewable energy capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa is projected to nearly double by 2027, with the addition of over 40 GW from alternative power sources. More than 60% of this growth will be derived... 


 	JSE Origination and Deals Head Sam Mokorosi.
JSE makes it easier to list, stay listed – Mokorosi
15th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has made it a lot easier to list on the JSE and to stay listed. Removed have been listing requirements that do not add investor protection but take a lot of... 


 	Bridge Capital Advisors corporate finance director Pieter Veldtman
Copper 360 credibility level will invariably attract investor support, says Bridge Capital
15th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Management with the level of credibility that the Copper 360 team was able to display will invariably gain investor support. That is the view of Bridge Capital Advisors corporate finance director... 


A man in PPE under a Solar PV Panel installation conducting quality assurance checks
Energy company driving global move to renewables
15th December 2023

In South Africa, global renewable-power producer Scatec has initiated numerous projects under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme contributing towards a more... 


A sunset picture of solar panels with wind turbines in the background ad reflecting off the panels
Project achieves financial close
15th December 2023

Independent power producer EDF Renewables achieved commercial and financial close on its Umoyilanga project on November 28, 2023, reaching commercial close with the Department of Mineral Resources... 


High drama awaits Africa in 2024
15th December 2023 By: Tara O’Connor

If all the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players with their exits and their entrances, Africa is headed for high drama – a heart-stopping and pulse-racing 2024. The backdrop is... 


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ESIPPPP – Bid Window 1, South Africa – update
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The South African government has selected preferred bidders for the development of four utility-scale battery energy storage system projects in the Northern Cape. 


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