‘Alternative finance’ has long been a buzz term in the mining industry.
Inside Africa blog
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.
Part 2 Coal-fired power stations in Africa: when policies and practicalities don’t stack up – Energy usage in Africa
Part 2 of this three part series, we consider power demand in Africa.
Part 1 Coal-fired power stations in Africa: when policies and practicalities don’t stack up – A Changing Landscape
In a three part series, we discuss the practicalities and policy surrounding the use of coal-fired power stations in Africa. In the first post, we explore the changing landscape of coal-fired power.
Nigerian infrastructure investment: a key opportunity for the private sector
Nigeria’s minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun’s, recent call for a boost in infrastructure investment presents a key opportunity for the private sector in Nigeria
Protection for Foreign Investors in the DRC
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (the DRC) is one of the largest countries in sub-Saharan Africa. It is also one of the richest in natural resources, a substantial proportion of which are still untapped.
South Africa - Public Access to Environmental Records
Transparency and accountability in corporate governance are fundamental principles of environmental management in South Africa.
Watercourses and project development in South Africa – General authorisations for certain water uses under the National Water Act, 1998
The new general authorisation for section 21(c) and (i) water uses published in August 2016 (the New GA) replaces the need to obtain a water use licence for these water uses in certain circumstances.
Looking back on Power Africa in 2016
In 2013, the Obama administration launched Power Africa, a multi-faceted five-year financing and professional services initiative. The initiative aimed to double access to electricity in sub-Sahara Africa.
Part 2 South Africa: Protecting maritime creditors against defaulting shipowners
In Part 1 , we looked at the key factors making South Africa an attractive arrest jurisdiction. In this Part 2, we discuss how South Africa’s laws on the distribution of proceeds following maritime creditors.