AfrElec - Africa Power Monitor

26 September 2023

First electric minibus taxi paves the way for EV transition in South Africa

25 September 2023

A team from Stellenbosch University’s Faculty of Engineering has developed and successfully tested South Africa’s first electric minibus taxi, Daily Maverick reports.

Work on a $121mn dam project in Zimbabwe stalls, lack of funding cited

25 September 2023

Construction of a 650mn cubic metre lake in western Zimbabwe, part of a larger dam project to generate electricity and supply water to Bulawayo, has stalled due to lack of funding, The Herald reports.

New CEO appointment for South Africa’s power utility Eskom stalled by minister

22 September 2023

South Africa’s struggling state-run power utility Eskom is still without a chief executive nine months after the previous CEO, André de Ruyter, resigned. The board's candidate was rejected by Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan.

AIM-listed Premier African Minerals resumes spodumene production at Zulu lithium mine in Zimbabwe

22 September 2023

Premier African Minerals (Premier) has finished installing a RHA ball mill at its Zulu Lithium and Tantalum Mine in western Zimbabwe, paving the way for resumption of spodumene production at the asset.

South Africa: Renewable energy wheeled for first time through Cape Town’s grid

20 September 2023

Chariot Limited, an Africa-focused transitional energy group, on September 18 announced that the first solar power has been officially wheeled via the City of Cape Town’s energy grid in a pilot electricity wheeling project.