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24 May 2015
                       
 
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08 Apr 2015
 
 
Summit highlights need for robust energy system
ELECTRICITY
According to the International Energy Agency, only 290-million people out of a population of 915-million in sub-Saharan Africa have access to electricity.
 
 
NABA: Africa Energy Summit takes place in Oslo
STATEMENT
African Ministers of Energy from Ghana and Zambia are amongst the attendees at the Norway - Africa Energy Summit organized by Norfund and the Norwegian-African Business Association (NABA). The...
 
 
13 Mar 2015
 
SA: Jacob Zuma: Address by South African President, at the Launch of The Presidency Energy Saving Campaign, Union Buildings, Pretoria (13/03/2015)
Topics
It is a great pleasure for us to join you today to launch the energy saving campaign of the Presidency and government as a whole. We have come together because of the energy shortage challenge that...
 
 
20 Jan 2015
 
Sacrificing poverty alleviation for climate financing?
The South African Civil Society Information Service
Green energy could be something of a magic bullet for social and economic justice because it will inevitably erode elites’ grubby hold on energy resources such as coal, oil and gas in much of...
 
 
18 Nov 2014
 
'Frack off': An analysis of shale gas extraction in the Karoo Basin
CONSULTANCY AFRICA INTELLIGENCE
The stage is set. Upon a backdrop most famed for its stunning scenery, the semi-arid Karoo region,(2) South Africa, is the “grand coliseum” in which disgruntled residents will do battle with...
 
 
13 Oct 2014
 
IEA: International Energy Agency says Energy sector is key to powering prosperity in sub-Saharan Africa
STATEMENT
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
ECONOMY
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
CONSULTANCY AFRICA INTELLIGENCE
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
CONSULTANCY AFRICA INTELLIGENCE
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
MINING RESEARCH
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
SHALE GAS
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
CONSULTANCY AFRICA INTELLIGENCE
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)
ENERGY
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)
STATEMENT
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)
STATEMENT
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...
 
 
 
                       
 
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