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Prominent use cases of alternative power sources in Africa

Africa’s rapid economic growth creates a daunting energy challenge, as well as expectations of enhanced resilience and sustainability. In the face of the growing energy needs of the continent, finding a sustainable solution is one of the biggest challenges. Africa has many renewable energy resources, such as hydro, sun, wind and others, and it is

South Africa and Botswana to improve rail freight links

Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) will collaborate with Botswana Rail (BR) to fix parts of the 126 km (78 mile) rail line between Swartruggens, in South Africa’s North West province, and Mafikeng, on the border with Botswana. South Africa and Botswana have agreed to fund the improvement and extension of rail links between the countries in

Cassels, Fasken assist South Africa-based mining firm’s $8.5-billion buy of Ontario’s Yamana Gold

On May 31, Ontario’s Yamana Gold announced that it has agreed to sell to South-Africa-based mining firm Gold Fields for approximately $8.5 billion. The strategic acquisition is set to combine Gold Fields’ and Yamana’s portfolio of assets and will place Gold Field as a new major player in the global gold mining industry, according to

The cost for South Africa to quit its coal habit: R4-trillion – study

By Antony Squazzin South Africa, the world’s 13th biggest source of greenhouse gases, will need to spend US$250-billion (almost R4-trillion) over the next three decades closing down its coal-fired power plants and replacing them with green energy, according to a study. In addition to closing down the country’s coal-fired plants and building wind and solar power plants,