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20 Apr 2017
 
 
SA: Cyril Ramaphosa: Address by South African Deputy President, at the Black Business Council dinner, Sandton (19/04/2017)
Topics
It is a great honour and always a privilege to be invited to address the Black Business Council.
 
 
13 Mar 2017
 
The legacy of autocratic rule in Tanzania - from Nyerere to life under Magufuli
THE CONVERSATION
The Arusha Declaration of 1967 is a defining document in Tanzania’s and Africa’s post colonial history. It began a process of nationalisation and rural collectivisation which was then replicated in...
 
 
06 Feb 2017
 
Commodity prices and investment prospects for African countries in a brave new world
SAIIA
How drastically the world has changed since this time last year. The cumulative odds on a Trump electoral win and a ‘yes’ to the Brexit referendum were 20 to 1. This shows how poor we are at...
 
 
13 Dec 2016
 
Platinum fuel-cell plant being built in Korea by Implats project supplier
PLATINUM
The company that is building South Africa’s first multi-megawatt platinum-catalysed fuel-cell power plant in South Africa is simultaneously building an even larger fuel-cell power plant in Korea...
 
 
07 Dec 2016
 
 
 
Platinum fuel cell passes competitive muster at Implats
PLATINUM
Impala Platinum Refinery and its partners are in the last phase of financial close for the introduction of 8 MW of off-grid electricity from a platinum-catalysed fuel-cell system that will make use...
 
 
01 Nov 2016
 
WC: Minister Winde requests engagement on National Government's gas to power strategy
STATEMENT
The Western Cape Government is disappointed that Saldanha Bay was not identified as a port for the importation of natural gas in the Preliminary Information Memorandum released by the Department of...
 
 
22 Sep 2016
 
Magufuli reveals his true colours
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
Not long ago, the hashtag #WhatWouldMagufuliDo? became a rallying cry across East African and continental social media, as ordinary African citizens hailed the astonishing first 100 days of...
 
 
15 Sep 2016
 
Amplats takes another step towards fuel cell realisation
PLATINUM
In the latest step towards the potential adoption of zero-emission fuel cell technology on a large scale, platinum mining company Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) on Thursday announced an...
 
 
01 Sep 2016
 
Platinum supply cliff in sight – Implats
PLATINUM
Underinvestment in platinum mining is poised to result in serious constraints in platinum supply from South Africa in the future. The early 2020s are foreseen as the years when the current scant...
 
 
26 Aug 2016
 
Is nuclear energy really the ‘cheapest source of electricity’?
AFRICA CHECK
The South African government’s nuclear ambitions have been dogged by controversy with questions about the secrecy surrounding procurement discussions and the potential costs involved. But Brian...
 
 
22 Aug 2016
 
 
 
 
 
Wind, solar can supply bulk of South Africa’s power at least cost, CSIR model shows
ELECTRICITY
The dramatic fall in the cost of supplying power from wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) plants has moved the global electricity supply industry beyond a critical “tipping point”, which leading...
 
 
12 Aug 2016
 
 
 
Oil price slip: price decline a continuing risk (August 2016)
RECOMMENDATION
Key messages Oil prices are expected to rise. And yet, US energy self-sufficiency, China’s growth transition and a divided Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) could prevent...
 
 
06 Jul 2016
 
 
 
Gasification could reinvigorate coal mining – Mast-Ingle
COAL
Coal mining in Africa and in South Africa in particular could provide the key to powering up growth on the continent if the opportunity presented by recent developments in underground-coal-to-gas...
 
 
24 Jun 2016
 
Gas import tailwinds
REAL ECONOMY: GAS
In May, Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson indicated that a request for proposals would be released during the current fiscal year for a floating storage and regasification unit and a...
 
 
18 May 2016
 
 
 
Minister outlines 2016/17 gas IPP, FSRU procurement plans
GAS TO POWER
Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson indicates that the procurement processes for the gas-to-power (GTP) programme and associated gas infrastructure will begin taking shape during the course of...
 
 
 
                       
 
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