South Africa Energy

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Coping with rising demand in the face of years of underinvestment in infrastructure is a key challenge for South Africa’s energy sector. With power outages dominating headlines in 2008, maintaining a stable supply of energy to industry, business and domestic consumers is crucial to the country’s future economic growth. South Africa has also moved...

Critical in the production of steel, iron ore, which represents around 95% of all metal used each year – is a major potential growth area for South Africa. According to a March 2011 report released by Kumba Iron Ore (KIO), a South African unit of London-headquartered Anglo American and the fifth-largest seaborne iron ore supplier in the world, the...

To what extent will coal retain its prominence with respect to new electricity generation projects?

What role will coal play in the country’s future energy mix? How will the mix change over time?

Thanks to its economic centrality South Africa’s mining industry has long been the focus of political rhetoric, which has sometimes resulted in polarising debates. Calls from radical elements in the African National Congress (ANC) over the course of 2011 for the nationalisation of mines have badly shaken investor confidence and – while these calls...

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