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26 October 2014
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13 Oct 2014
IEA: International Energy Agency says Energy sector is key to powering prosperity in sub-Saharan Africa
Increasing access to modern forms of energy is crucial to unlocking faster economic and social development in sub Saharan Africa, according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Africa Energy...
14 Aug 2014
‘Next 10’ biggest sub-Saharan African cities hold real future opportunity – PwC
Foreign investors were increasingly recognising the untapped potential of sub-Saharan Africa, with Africa expected to have the biggest labour force and faster economic growth than any other region...
30 Jun 2014
Africa and the geopolitics of global nuclear security governance in the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit - Part 2
Only six African states participated in the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) held in March at The Hague, Netherlands, which was attended by 53 leaders from around the world in order to draw...
27 May 2014
The terrorist threat to energy infrastructure in North Africa
Secure energy supplies play a crucial role in the world economy and are essential to fuel the development of contemporary society. North Africa is a region characterised by a high amount of energy...
24 Apr 2014
DST, NRF launch holistic collaborative mining research centre at UJ
Advancing South Africa’s ambitions of evolving from a resource-based economy to a knowledge-based economy, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the National Research Foundation (NRF)...
28 Mar 2014
Energy demand will double by 2050, shale gas could ease stress
The global energy outlook is that energy demand will double by 2050 and the world’s population will grow to nine-billion, creating a need for increased energy supply with reduced carbon dioxide...
12 Dec 2013
Sustainable energy and the Africa growth story
Despite Africa’s huge sustainable energy potential, it still faces serious power crises which have crippled efforts to increase the manufacture of consumer goods and industrial equipments. African...
23 Oct 2013
World Energy Resources: 2013 survey [Summary] (October 2013)
As energy is the main ‘fuel’ for social and economic development, and since energy-related activities have significant environmental impacts, it is important for decision-makers to have access to...
16 Oct 2013
WEC: Statement by the World Energy Council, global multi-energy organisation, report confirms global abundance of energy resources (16/10/2013)
There is a greater abundance of energy resources in the world today than at any other time, and, if properly managed, the reserves are sufficient to meet even a significant upturn in demand for...
06 Aug 2013
WWF-SA: Statement by the World Wide Fund for Nature, conservation organisation, submits carbon tax comment to National Treasury (06/08/2013)
In its submission to National Treasury, WWF South Africa (WWF-SA) has identified carbon tax as an essential instrument to help enable the country’s transition to a low carbon economy. However, the...
23 Jul 2013
National Energy Act: 2012 Integrated Energy Planning Report: Draft, (Gazette 36690, Regulation 513),
Energy is essential to many human activities and is critical to the social and economic development of an economy. One of the key objectives of the Department of Energy (DoE) is to ensure energy...
27 Jun 2013
AfDB: Statement by the African Development Bank, regional multilateral development bank, AfDB President Donald Kubera heads to Tanzania for by US President Barack Obama (27/06/2013)
African Development Bank (AfDB) President Donald Kaberuka will arrive in Tanzania at the weekend for the visit by US President Barack Obama, which will partly focus on an initiative to foster...
21 Jun 2013
SA: Dipuo Peters: Address by the Minister of Energy, during the delivery of the Department of Energy 2013 Budget Vote Speech, National Council of Provinces Chambers, Parliament, Cape Town (21/06/2013)
Chairperson, Honourable Members, Please do allow me to also share my condolences with the Mbuli family, friends, the SABC and South Africa at large for the loss of our beloved son, Vuyo Mbuli.
28 May 2013
SA: Dipuo Peters: Address by the Minister of Minister of Energy, on the occasion of the RustMo1 Solar Farm launch, Rustenburg (28/05/2013)
It is a singular honour for me to be in this momentous event marking new beginnings for the entire North West province. The launch of the RustMo1 Solar Farm brings me great delight as it is the...
27 May 2013
UNDP: Statement by the United Nations Development Programme, African Economic Outlook 2013 reveals that natural resources can fuel Africa’s economic transformation (27/05/2013)
Africa’s agricultural, mining and energy resources could boost the continent’s economic growth and pave the way for a breakthrough in human development, according to the African Economic Outlook...
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