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Sapp powers ahead of targeted capacity

Sapp states commissioned 4,180MW of generating capacity from new projects and rehabilitating old power plants in 2016

8 Sep 2017

Solar power rising in southern African hotel industry

Members of the southern African hospitality industry are rapidly joining the green revolution and its not for show or Google ranking - there are savings to be had and natural vistas to preserve

By Vanessa Rogers 16 Aug 2017

Waste-to-energy programmes key in the sustainable circular economy

The business case for transforming waste to address critical energy shortages is mounting

By Webb Meko 8 Aug 2017

#AfricaMonth: Internal trade barriers show signs of falling

While the road ahead may still present significant challenges, some of Africa's most long-standing internal trade barriers are beginning to show signs of falling. We interview David Williams, Maersk Line Africa chief executive and global head of Safmarine to find out more

By Ilse van den Berg 30 May 2017

Botswanan government sued over failed $300m mine deal

Norilsk Nickel says it intends to institute legal action against the Botswanan government to recover more than $300m pertaining to the sale of two mines

4 May 2017

Eskom and Botswana Power Corporation sign supply deal

Eskom has signed a three-year deal with Botswana Power Corporation to supply electricity

6 Apr 2017

Gem halts Botswana mine amid low prices

Gem Diamonds' poor run of form with mines outside Lesotho continued after it said it had suspended its Ghaghoo mine in Botswana with immediate effect

20 Feb 2017

Shumba signs option for 75% stake in Botswana coal mine

Shumba Energy has signed an option to acquire 75% of the Morupule South project from Hodges Resources

3 Feb 2017

Norilsk Nickel to sue BCL $271,3m for failed mine deal

Norilsk Nickel is taking BCL to court to recover the $271,3m related to the sale of a 50% interest in the Nkomati mine

1 Dec 2016

World Bank project gets stuck into occupation-related TB

An initiative to heighten access to TB-related services and information among affected mining communities is currently being undertaken by the World Bank

12 Oct 2016

Traders selling dangerously dirty fuel across Africa: study

European oil companies, especially Swiss commodity traders, are exploiting weak African fuel standards by selling toxic diesel and gasoline across the continent

19 Sep 2016

Big business opportunities ahead for Africa - McKinsey

Africa's overall growth has slowed but new research shows long-term fundamentals are strong and there are big business opportunities ahead

16 Sep 2016

Botswanan diamond mine deal collapses

The sale of Firestone Diamonds' operations in Botswana collapsed after the proposed buyer, Tango Mining, failed to meet the conditions of the sale agreement by the deadline date

13 Sep 2016

Diamond in the rough fails to make the cut

Selling off the biggest stone of the century proved a bust, when the Lesedi la Rona diamond failed to reach its reserve price at auction

4 Jul 2016

#YouthMonth: From humble beginnings to the cover of Forbes Africa

Not many 28 year olds have achieved what Obinwanne Okeke has, includings gracing the cover of one of the world's most influential business journals.

By Nicci Botha 22 Jun 2016

#AfricaMonth: Botswana's Lerala diamond mine gets a new lease on life

Lerala diamond mine in Botswana has commenced production following a nine-month upgrade and recommissioning project

4 May 2016

SADC fuel channel expansion opens opportunities for logistics partners

Energy companies will require local networks of logistics partners to make these imports cost-effective. Hennie van Wyk believes there are three vital areas to get right

28 Apr 2016

Botswana Geoscience Portal goes live

Potential investors into Botswana's mineral wealth now have access to a myriad of free geoscience data on the country at the click of a mouse

13 Apr 2016

#MiningIndaba: Botswana's biggest diamond named

The biggest gem-quality diamond ever to be found in Botswana was christened "Lesedi la Rona" (Our Light) at the Mining Indaba 2016

By Nicci Botha 10 Feb 2016

Globalstar to deliver satellite coverage to Southern Africa

Now that its gateway in Gabarone has gone live, Globalstar can deliver affordable simplex coverage across Southern Africa

26 Jun 2015

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