Carbon Capture, Utilisation, and Storage: A Beacon for South Africa’s Energy Future

Carbon Capture, Utilisation, and Storage (CCUS) offers South Africa a crucial solution to balance economic growth with environmental sustainability. The Council for Geoscience’s (CGS) dedication to advancing CCUS technology, in partnership with various stakeholders, is a positive move. Integrating CCUS with renewable energy, creating supportive policies, and increasing public awareness can lead to a resilient, sustainable energy future. South Africa’s proactive efforts in CCUS can become a model for other coal-dependent countries, demonstrating that with determination, innovation, and collaboration, it is possible to meet climate goals and ensure a prosperous future.

Minister Senzo Mchunu Discusses Municipal Service Delivery and Key Projects

In an insightful interview with Kirsten Kelly, Minister of Water and Sanitation Senzo Mchunu discusses the challenges and transformative initiatives in municipal water service delivery. Highlighting the theme of “Water for Peace” on World Water Day, Mchunu underscores the collaborative potential of water to unite communities and countries. He also elaborates on critical projects and legislative reforms aimed at ensuring reliable access to potable water across South Africa, emphasizing the department’s shift towards a more integrated approach to water resource and services management.

Namibia Launches $2.1 Billion Port Expansion to Support Oil Industry Growth

Namibia’s $2.1 billion port expansion promises significant economic growth and a broader impact on the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. Enhancing infrastructure at Walvis Bay and developing a new port in Lüderitz will boost trade, supply chain efficiency, and logistics capabilities. Projected to increase cargo throughput and accommodate larger vessels, the expansion will drive trade volumes and attract investments in logistics and warehousing. This initiative is set to benefit landlocked SADC nations, stimulate ancillary industries, and create employment opportunities, fostering economic prosperity and regional integration.

Minister Senzo Mchunu Discusses Municipal Service Delivery and Key Projects

In an insightful interview with Kirsten Kelly, Minister of Water and Sanitation Senzo Mchunu discusses the challenges and transformative initiatives in municipal water service delivery. Highlighting the theme of “Water for Peace” on World Water Day, Mchunu underscores the collaborative potential of water to unite communities and countries. He also elaborates on critical projects and legislative reforms aimed at ensuring reliable access to potable water across South Africa, emphasizing the department’s shift towards a more integrated approach to water resource and services management.

Sonatrach Expands Energy Projects in Algeria, Boosts Gas Supplies to Europe

Sonatrach, Algeria’s state-owned energy giant, has forged pivotal partnerships with Baker Hughes and Tecnimont to bolster the nation’s energy infrastructure. The collaboration aims to enhance gas production at the renowned Hassi R’Mel gas field, positioning Algeria as a key player in Europe’s energy supply chain.

Zimbabwe Licenses Starlink for Satellite Internet Services in Strategic Tech Partnership

Zimbabwe has officially licensed Elon Musk’s Starlink to provide satellite internet services, becoming the eighth African country to do so. President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced the partnership with local company IMC Communications, owned by his associate Wicknell Chivayo. This move aims to revolutionize Zimbabwe’s digital landscape by offering high-speed, low-cost internet, particularly benefiting rural areas. Economist Stevenson Dlamini highlighted the potential cost challenges but emphasized the long-term benefits for schools, hospitals, and other public facilities.

Qatar Airways Nears Investment in Southern African Airline

Qatar Airways is nearing the final stages of a significant investment in a southern African airline, according to CEO Badr Mohammed Al Meer. This move, expected to be officially announced within weeks, aims to enhance Qatar Airways’ presence in Africa by improving connectivity and offering more flight options in the region. While the specific airline remains undisclosed, the investment highlights Qatar Airways’ commitment to expanding its network and capitalizing on Africa’s growing aviation market.

City of Johannesburg Commits R20 Million for M1 Bridge Repairs After Devastating Fire

In the wake of a devastating fire that engulfed the M1 highway bridge in Johannesburg, the City of Johannesburg has pledged R20 million towards its urgent repairs. Suspected to be ignited by cable theft, the blaze inflicted significant damage, prompting immediate action to ensure commuter safety and restore vital infrastructure.