Southern Africa

  • USAID Launches Solar Home Systems Program in Malawi 21/02/2019USAID Launches Solar Home Systems Program in Malawi
    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in support of the U.S. Government-led Power Africa initiative, recently launched a solar home systems (SHS) program to expand energy access in Malawi.
  • Ramaphosa Address Brings Clarity to South African Energy Sector 13/02/2019Ramaphosa Address Brings Clarity to South African Energy Sector
    Brenda Martin, CEO of the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s recent State of the Nation Address (SONA) saying it has brought much-appreciated investor clarity to the South African energy sector.
  • Zimbabwe Power Utility Seeks USD128m for Hydropower Project 30/01/2019Zimbabwe Power Utility Seeks USD128m for Hydropower Project
    Zesa Holdings, Zimbabwe’s power utility is seeking to raise USD128 million to finance the construction of the 30 MW Gairezi hydropower station.
  • Two New South African Wind Farms Lay “Green” Turbine Foundations 29/01/2019Two New South African Wind Farms Lay “Green” Turbine Foundations
    Two new South African wind farms have announced the successful completion of the 28-day strength tests of their first foundations, with a significant improvement in the mix design that ensures a massive CO2 saving.
  • South Africa Metal and Mine Workers March on IPPs 20/11/2018South Africa Metal and Mine Workers March on IPPs
    The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) took to the streets on Saturday 17 November to protest against retrenchments at the national power utility, Eskom, the closure of coal mines, as well as government’s renewable energy program with Independent Power Producers (IPPs)