Although 37% of Zimbabweans have access to electricity, which is in excess of the 31% African average, the gap between installed capacity and peak demand in Zimbabwe is approximately 1,200MW.
Inside Africa blog
Transmission is the key to unlocking African renewables
The African continent is enormous. By virtue of its size, the implementation of renewable energy projects and distribution of power faces inevitable challenges.
South African trade: the impact of delays in new legislation taking effect
In 2003, SARS Customs began the colossal task of re-writing the South African Customs legislation.
Nigeria’s central bank relaxes FX rules for investors
With effect from 24 April 2017, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) will allow investors to engage in foreign exchange trading at rates set by the buyers and sellers.
Norton Rose Fulbright advises on the expansion and rehabilitation of essential energy projects in Zimbabwe
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.