Tag: Energy

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24 Nov 20  News
National South Africa’s refinery woes raise reliance on fuel imports (BusinessTech) South Africa, which buys nearly a third of its fuel requirements from overseas, is undergoin...
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02 Nov 20  News
National Trade stats shows domestic recession keeps imports low (Fin24) A recovery in commodity prices and global demand saw SA record a trade surplus of R109.5 billion for the t...
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20 Oct 20  News
National South Africa’s track record bodes ill for investment drive (IOL) South Africa will be hard pressed to realise its ambitions of attracting R1 trillion ($61 billion) of ...
Legal principles pertaining to the powers exercised by South Africa’s energy regulator (Nersa) – what we can learn from recent court cases?

Legal principles pertaining to the powers exercised by South Africa’s energy regulator (Nersa) – what we can learn from recent court cases?

15 Oct 20  Publications
Services are vital for economic growth. The services sector is the most rapidly growing segment of the world economy. It adds significant value to manufacturing and agricultural pr...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Jul 20  News
Okonjo-Iweala unfolds plans to rejuvenate WTO (ThisDay) While noting that micro, small and medium scale enterprises have been bruised by the COVID-19, she stressed the need for di...
Africa will need a lot of energy to power its COVID-19 recovery, says Vera Songwe

Africa will need a lot of energy to power its COVID-19 recovery, says Vera Songwe

16 Jul 20  News
Africa will need a lot of energy to build back better in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Vera Songwe, sa...
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15 May 20  News
Updates on the closure of the Nakonde border post, COVID-19 testing for truck drivers Zambia reopens border with Tanzania to cargo after COVID-19 closure. ”Trucks from both ...
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tralac’s Daily News selection

14 May 20  News
WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo plans to depart: The WTO will make an announcement Thursday about its Director-General Roberto Azevedo, a spokesman said, following reports he ...
The Energy Crisis: How will Investors look at South Africa now?

The Energy Crisis: How will Investors look at South Africa now?

01 Mar 19  Blog
South Africa has traditionally been associated with Africa’s best infrastructure, giving it an obvious advantage in terms of attracting investment and boosting further industrial...
Energy implications of higher economic growth in Africa

Energy implications of higher economic growth in Africa

21 Aug 18  News
EIA’s International Energy Outlook 2018 focuses on uncertainty in economic projections for China, India, and Africa China, India, and Africa are three of the most populated...
Trade in services for inclusive and sustainable development: Water and sanitation, energy and food-related logistics

Trade in services for inclusive and sustainable development: Water and sanitation, energy and food-related logistics

08 May 18  News
Experts met in Geneva from 7-8 May 2018 to examine how to facilitate and expand services trade to achieve the relevant Sustainable Development Goals under the 2030 Agenda, with a f...
Africa’s energy transition: Opportunities and challenges for decent work

Africa’s energy transition: Opportunities and challenges for decent work

24 Apr 18  News
Africa’s energy landscape is changing, but not in a uniform direction. New discoveries of oil and gas are accompanying the expansion of renewable energy generation. What does the...
First Ordinary Session of the African Union STC Sub-Committee on Energy

First Ordinary Session of the African Union STC Sub-Committee on Energy

13 Mar 18  News
The African Union, in collaboration with Government of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is organizing the First Ordinary Session of the STC Sub-Committee on Energy of the STC on...
The growing importance of gas in the Africa energy mix

The growing importance of gas in the Africa energy mix

21 Feb 18  News
The 3rd Africa Gas Forum took place on Monday, 19th February 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa and is aligned as an official side event of th...
East African Community adopts its energy security agenda

East African Community adopts its energy security agenda

08 Dec 17  News
The East African Community (EAC) has adopted its Energy Security Policy Framework seeking to ensure the security of the region’s biomass, electricity, and oil and gas supplies. ...
Progress in least developed countries hinges on access to modern energy

Progress in least developed countries hinges on access to modern energy

22 Nov 17  News
Expanding access to adequate, reliable and affordable sources of modern energy is essential if the world’s poorest nations are to escape the poverty trap. According to The Least...
Launch of the 2016 Country Profile for Ghana: Improving energy supply to drive growth in the country

Launch of the 2016 Country Profile for Ghana: Improving energy supply to drive growth in the country

24 Aug 17  News
The Ghanaian Government, in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Sub-Regional Office for West Africa, launched the 2016 Country Profile fo...
Clean energy transition will increase demand for minerals, says new World Bank report

Clean energy transition will increase demand for minerals, says new World Bank report

21 Jul 17  News
A new report released by the World Bank highlights the potential impacts that the expected continuing boom in low-carbon energy technologies will have on demand for many minerals a...
AfDB Group’s Strategy for the New Deal on Energy for Africa 2016-2025

AfDB Group’s Strategy for the New Deal on Energy for Africa 2016-2025

15 Jun 17  News
Energy – its availability, reliability, affordability and sustainability – is critical for Africa’s transformation. Modern energy services enable economic growth and have a c...
Record ‘green’ energy capacity added in 2016 as cost for renewables plunges – UN-backed report

Record ‘green’ energy capacity added in 2016 as cost for renewables plunges – UN-backed report

08 Jun 17  News
The world is now adding more green energy capacity each year than it adds in new capacity from all fossil fuels combined, a United Nations-backed report revealed on Wednesday, show...