Client Alert: South Africa’s New Energy Reform Plans

On June 10, 2021, after Eskom implemented stage four load-shedding, President Rampahosa announced an amendment to Schedule 2 od the Electricity Regulation Act to increase the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (“NERSA”) licensing threshold for embedded generation projects from 1 MW to 100 MW.

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Company Operational Requirements in accordance with Level 4

In April 2020, the South African Government announced new regulations to manage the new restrictions to be imposed during Level 4. The announcement came with extending of other business sectors to resume operations and for companies to implement new and strict protective measures to safeguard employees from contracting COVID-19. Companies need to take heed of the following requirements in preparation of Level 4 commencement.

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Mitigating risks in the current industry crisis: the actions oil sector companies need to take

The compounding effects of the corona virus and oil industry disruptions pose unique and significant challenges, particularly on the African continent where the economies of producing countries are largely dependent on oil revenues. As more countries remain locked down and businesses remain shut because of the pandemic, the demand for oil will remain low, leaving prices equally low. Associate Attorney, Oneyka Ojogbo have identifies some crucial issues relating to contracts and local operations.

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Order dated April 14th, extending the validity of Decree Number 42/2020, dated March 31th, Declaring the state of Sanitary Alarm and Dictating the Policies of protection, Containment and Control of the new Coronavirus (Covid-19) in the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

The Government of Equatorial Guinea with the purpose of creating a Constitutional Framework for the different measures that were previously taken and for those that would be taken around the Sanitary Crisis caused by the expansion of the Coronavirus evidently existing in the country, has extended the Sanitary Alarm and also added new policies for the protection of its citizens.

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