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British warship docks in Cape Town

7th April 2014 British warship, HMS Portland, has docked in Cape Town after three months in West African waters patrolling the coastline for piracy, illegal fishing and drug smuggling. The ship docked in Cape Town harbour before heading to Simon’s Town, where the ship’s company exercises with the South African... 

Africa has long way to go to deal with energy-access challenge

4th April 2014 The total energy capacity in Africa’s 54 member States is equal to that of Germany and Denmark alone, while 585-million people in sub-Saharan Africa have no access to electricity. Putting these facts on the table, South Africa’s deputy director-general of energy, Dr Wolsey Barnard, told the... 

US keen to work with Africa on energy development

28th March 2014 Improving energy infrastructure on the African continent will unleash investments, drive jobs and drive down pollution, US Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman has told the Power-Gen Africa conference in Cape Town. An upbeat Poneman said while energy costs in Africa were among the highest in... 

Load shedding is denting economic growth, says W Cape Govt

25th March 2014 The recent load shedding has cost the Western Cape economy, with businesses expressing concern that they are in for more growth-hampering power cuts. Speaking during question time in the Provincial Legislature, Western Cape Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism Alan Winde said the... 

Port of Miami, Transnet National Ports Authority sign skills MoU

21st March 2014 Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) and the US Port of Miami are to collaborate on vital skills and training after signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Cape Town. Delegations from the US and South Africa agreed that there were numerous opportunities to collaborate. 

SA and Namibia in need of energy boost

18th March 2014 The total energy capacity in Africa’s 54 member States is equal to that of Germany and Denmark alone, while 585-million people in sub-Saharan Africa have no access to electricity. Putting these facts on the table, South Africa’s deputy director-general of energy, Dr Wolsey Barnard, told the... 

US keen to work with Africa on energy development

17th March 2014 Improving energy infrastructure on the African continent will unleash investments, drive jobs and drive down pollution, US Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman has told the Power-Gen Africa conference in Cape Town. An upbeat Poneman said while energy costs in Africa were among the highest in... 

Sea the ‘right place’ to bury carbon dioxide, Sir Eric Ash argues

14th March 2014 World-renowned energy expert Sir Eric Ash believes China, the US and the UK are starting to take stock of the damage being done by carbon dioxide (CO2) released by coal and the potential of burying the noxious gases underground or in the sea. “I’m not aware of any coal plant around the world that... 

Infrastructure roll-out helping to ‘combat’ effects of recession

14th March 2014 The government’s infrastructure programme is helping combat the effects of the recession and sparking new investment deals, says Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel. He told an infrastructure cluster media briefing hat a combination of investment, particularly in energy, transport and... 

Contested mining legislation approved by Parliament to give State free 20% stake

13th March 2014 Controversial changes to South Africa’s mineral laws have been passed in the National Assembly, despite warnings that they could deter investors and damage the country’s mining and energy industries. The Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act Amendment Bill included a raft of regulations... 

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