South Africa’s coal belt, especially the north-eastern province of Mpumalanga, stands at a pivotal crossroad. The historic Komati power plant, an emblem of the coal
As the world grapples with mounting climate challenges, Africa is pioneering its pathway towards a cleaner, sustainable future with the Africa Energy Transition Catalyst Programme.
As per a recent report by the International Energy Agency, 43% of Africa’s population, primarily in sub-Saharan regions, lacks access to electricity. Enhancing access to
In a televised speech earlier this summer, South Africa’s Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, pushed back strongly against environmental groups’ efforts to block oil and gas production in his country.
The crux of the energy transition dialogue has seen a significant shift with the advent of renewable liquid fuels. In a climate of uncertainty and
Revolutionizing Africa’s Energy Sector: The Power of Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS)
CCUS represents a dynamic approach wherein carbon dioxide (CO2) is captured directly from significant emission sources such as power plants or major industrial units that
Being grey listed for a prolonged period of time has an impact on a country’s ability to access international financial markets and leads to increased scrutiny from financial institutions and regulators. Notwithstanding the robust anti-money laundering and counter financing of terrorism laws in South Africa, it is in the implementation as well as the policing, prosecuting and asset forfeiture where grey listing may be inevitable. The global financial crime watchdog, formally known as The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), has, identified strategic deficiencies in the ability of South Africa’s systems to counter money laundering and the financing of terrorism. This decision was announced on 24February 2023, as a consequence of South Africa’s poor compliance with International Standards around the prevention of money laundering, terrorist financing and proliferation financing.
The global push towards a low-carbon economy has spotlighted the urgent need for climate finance. As revealed during the COP27 summit, $4-6 trillion per year
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) embarked on a transformative journey of “Decarbonization in Aviation,” aiming to achieve net-zero emissions in the global aviation sector
In the face of a climate crisis, renewable energy investment has become an urgent global need. However, as per the World Investment Report 2023, developing