Norton Rose Fulbright has advised Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) on the expansion and rehabilitation of the Kariba South hydro power and Hwange coal-fired power plants.
South Africa’s new arbitration law
On 21 April 2017 a new International Arbitration Billwas presented to South Africa’s parliament.
When two elephants fight, it is the grass that gets trampled: US budget cuts and the impact on African energy infrastructure development
Lack of available energy is one of the biggest problems facing Africa. This problem needs a solution. History to date has shown that inward investment is needed to create solutions to this problem.
Crop insurance: a gateway to success
A particular type of insurance - index based insurance - has evolved to address the needs of smallholders in regions most at risk from drought.
Climate change impacts to be assessed as part of the environmental authorisation process
The matter of Earthlife Africa Johannesburg v The Minister of Environmental Affairs and others is South Africa’s first judgment relating to climate change impact.
An emerging African hydrogen economy?
The vision of non-polluting hydrogen fuel cell transport meeting the world’s needs still seems a long way off.
Can agriculture pull Nigeria out of recession?
After entering its first recession in 25 years, Nigeria is looking for ways to kick-start its economy in a world of lower oil prices.
Financing cocoa: will 2017/18 taste sweeter?
Early last year we published a blog on Nigeria’s dollar shortages resulting from falling oil revenues and its efforts to diversify its economy. At that time, the cocoa sector appeared primed to regain its place
Alternative finance – the new normal?
‘Alternative finance’ has long been a buzz term in the mining industry.
The Midas touch; Iamgold Essakane mine – an example of a hybrid solar-diesel mine in Africa
The Iamgold Essakane gold mine is one of the most recent mines in Africa to capitalise on the potential benefits and cost-savings to be made by introducing a renewable element to their mining activities.