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Rebecca Campbell is Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Combat energy poverty as well as achieve decarbonisation - Mantashe

4th October 2022 Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe on Tuesday warned that the need to transition to low-carbon energy sources sat “uncomfortably” with energy poverty in Africa. He did so in his keynote address at the Africa Oil Week 2022 conference in Cape Town. He pointed out that while Africa... 

African aviation bounces back to pre-Covid levels, except in Southern Africa

30th September 2022 Africa’s aviation sector was recovering strongly from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, but Southern Africa was lagging significantly behind the continent’s other three IATA sub-regions (East Africa, North Africa and West Africa). This was pointed out by International Air Transport... 

New funding to help Africa adapt to climate change announced

23rd September 2022 New funding, totalling $55-million, to help African countries to adapt to the effects of climate change, was announced by four West European countries at the Africa Adaptation Summit on Tuesday. The summit, being held in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, was organised by the Global Centre on... 

Kenyan, Japanese groups ink geothermal power MoU

16th September 2022 A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the predominantly (70%) State-owned Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) and Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) of Japan, as a precursor to the creation of a partnership between the two groups in the... 

Stellenbosch University researcher wins UK scientific award

9th September 2022 University of Stellenbosch Biomedical Sciences Department Professor Novel Chegou has been awarded the Royal Society’s Africa Prize for 2022, the university announced on Wednesday. The Royal Society is the UK’s scientific academy, although with many leading international members, and is the oldest... 

US President approves extension of nuclear cooperation pact with South Africa

9th September 2022 US President Joe Biden has approved the proposed agreement with South Africa to extend the two countries’ agreement on cooperation regarding the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. This approval took the form of a Presidential ‘determination’, released by the White House on Thursday. The original... 

Local defence company, business school partner to give graduates workplace experience

2nd September 2022 South African defence company Saab Grintek Defence (Saab Grintek), a subsidiary of Sweden’s Saab group, has partnered with the Sisekelo Institute of Business and Technology (Sisekelo) to implement a programme to fast track the development of graduates through actual workplace experience. Known as... 

UK atomic agency selects engineering consortium to help deliver nuclear fusion project

2nd September 2022 The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA), which is that country’s agency for the development of nuclear fusion power, has selected a consortium, led by design, engineering and project management consultancy Atkins (part of Canada’s multinational SNC-Lavalin group) as prime contractor, to be its... 

Dow’s US plant to be powered by small nuclear reactor

26th August 2022 US-based global multinational materials science company Dow, most famous for its chemical production (concentrated in subsidiary Dow Chemicals), has announced that it had signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with US small modular nuclear reactor (SMR) company X-energy. Under that LoI, Dow and X-energy... 

IATA welcomes support for long-term net-zero aviation

12th August 2022 The outcome of the recent International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) High Level Meeting (in preparation for the United Nations specialised agency’s forty-first Assembly, to be held later this year), regarding net-zero carbon aviation, has been welcomed by the International Air Transport... 

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