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Glencore signals new virtue

The trader pledges action on climate change and corruption, but it profits vastly from fossil fuels and faces multiple bribery investigations

Glencore has won plaudits for promises to become carbon neutral. Yet its last annual report vaunts record profits of nearly half a billion dollars from trading oil and coal. And ...


In need of a spark

Electricity supply is on the front line of the economic policy struggle as power cuts rise, investment sources shrink and a low-carbon future looms

How to supply electricity in the long and short term is possibly the most pressing of all South Africa's economic problems and a locus of conflict between statist policies and neo-...


Planning puts power first

By 2040, nearly one billion people in Sub-Saharan Africa could have access to electricity, compared to 290 million today, a report says

Inreasing access to energy will 'turbo-charge' growth on the continent, the International Energy Agency says in its latest, long-range report, Africa Energy Outlook. It anticipates...


The politics of power

Eskom is torn between the twin dictates of low government tariffs for the public and industry and re-investment priorities

Blackouts returned to major cities in November as the embattled Electricity Supply Commission began load-shedding for the second time this year. It is the latest drama in a torrid ...


Pick a power source

It is ironic that while Eskom battles to keep the lights on, planners have warned there is a risk of building too much new generating capacity. Uncertainty over South Africa's futu...


MPs demand answers

The government refused to give in to parliamentary demands for an answer about strange goings on at the power suppliers

Investigations into the controversial release of US$122 million from an escrow account to the new owners of Independent Power Tanzania Limited (IPTL) are running into heavy weather...


Power cuts without responsibility

Chaotic energy policy causes lengthy power cuts – and urban unrest

It is a symbol of the politics behind Senegal’s energy crisis. The North Korean-built African Renaissance monument on the hill above the darkened capital was bathed in light. Below...


Power crisis

The lights are going out all over Southern Africa. It is the first really big mistake in post-apartheid South Africa's economic management and one of the most far-reaching. The bla...


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