South Africa: African Development Bank approves $57.67 million loan to Eskom to boost electricity generation from renewable sources

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a $57.67 million loan to Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd, South Africa’s public electricity utility—and Africa’s largest— to harness battery storage technology that will increase electricity generation from reliable and efficient renewable energy sources.  The Bank’s financing, a concessional loan, will come from the Clean Technology Fund, a multi-donor trust fund under the Climate Investment Funds. The pioneering Battery Energy Storage Systems Project is being co-financed with the World Bank […]

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Mainstream Renewable Power projects to deliver 1.27 GW of new wind and solar for South Africa

  Mainstream Renewable Power-led consortium has been awarded 50% of the total allocation in the latest round of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) The win makes Mainstream Renewable Power the leading renewable energy company in South Africa, with over 2.1 GW awarded under the REIPPPP to date The twelve projects, across onshore wind and solar, will generate enough clean energy to power a third of the annual electricity demand of the City of Cape Town […]

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Ford Wildlife Foundation supports African Wild Dog conservation

• The Kruger National Park has the largest contiguous population of Wild Dogs in South Africa • The African Wild Dog’s population is currently threatened by a combination of factors • FMCSA contributes to conservation actions by allocating Ford Ranger vehicles towards environmental and wildlife protection efforts South Africa’s Kruger National Park is home to a number of endangered species, case in point – the African Wild dogs. Kruger has the largest contiguous population of Wild Dogs in South Africa. […]

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German Chancellor Merkel Africa Envoy to drive green hydrogen, Energy Transition at African Energy Week 2021 in Cape Town

The African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) is proud to announce that H.E. Gϋnter Nooke, personal representative of the German Chancellor for Africa, will be attending and participating at African Energy Week (AEW) 2021. Representing a prominent figure in Germany-Africa relations, Nooke’s attendance is expected to drive a discussion around Africa’s green hydrogen potential and emerging projects, the move towards a continent-wide energy transition and the value of international energy partnerships.   According to a Focus on Hydrogen report by Clifford Chance, […]

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Africa Oil Week is known for gathering vast numbers of African and international energy ministers

African Union Commission, AfCFTA and former heads of state from Nigeria and Malawi amongst first government leaders confirmed for Africa Oil Week 2021 Hyve Group Plc, organisers of Africa Oil Week (www.Africa-OilWeek.com) have released the first line-up of Ministers who will be attending the 2021 event due to take place in Dubai 8-11 November. The initial line-up consists of two former African Presidents, Commissioner for the African Union Commission, Secretary General for AfCFTA and Ministers from Ethiopia, Kenya, Sierra Leone, […]

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Hamburg’s German African Energy Forum to jumpstart Africa’s Economic Transformation

The 14th German African Energy Forum is set to provide key market insights, trends and opportunities over the next decade The African energy sector continues to solidify partnerships with German investors and technology with the aim of leading energy businesses from Germany, Europe and across the African continent. From upstream to downstream, Africa’s energy sector must accelerate its transition to net-zero, continue to adopt new technologies and start to embrace digitization and decentralization over the next decade. The 14th German […]

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Panafrican Energy Services Wins Gas Lift Engineering and five Wells intervention Services Contracts for Petroci CI-11 Project

The agreement represents a prosperous future for the current evolving oil and gas landscape Panafrican Energy Services Group today announced it has signed a contract with Petroci CI-11 to provide 5 Wells intervention services in the Block CI-11. Under the contract Panafrican Energy Services Group will maximize the Block CI-11 oil and gas field asset value using gaslift, and carry out work activities starting this month. “We are pleased to be awarded this work and the opportunity to collaborate with […]

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Marc Pritzen: 2021 South Africa Road Race champion

We spoke with Marc to reflect on the special day, and to look into what his ambitions are for the future Team Qhubeka (www.TeamQhubeka.com) rider Marc Pritzen stormed to victory at the South African Road Race championships in Swellendam, claiming both the elite title and the under 23 title. On a fantastic day in the Western Cape, Team Qhubeka ASSOS’ Nic Dlamini claimed the bronze medal. 21-year-old Pritzen currently rides for our UCI Continental team based in Lucca, Italy, and […]

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