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.
Inside Africa blog
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.
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.