INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

Zim woman signs a R13 million energy deal

A South African based women's investment Initiative Black Women in Business Forum (BWBF) has agreed to sign an investment deal with Zimbabwe's Leading Business Women's Association (LBWA). The investme...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 June 2018

OPINION

Why foreign investment is no easy fix for Africa's energy needs

Foreign investment in sub-Saharan Africa's power sector has reached a record-high. Spurred on by the United Nations' goal to ensure modern energy access for all by 2030, international donors have focu...

By Philipp Trotter & Sabah Abdullah | Published: 04 June 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

India to fund Zim's energy infrastructure projects

INDIA has pledged its commitment to financing Zimbabwe's energy infrastructure rehabilitation projects, which will see the country accessing millions of dollars from the Asian partner for power genera...

By Staff reporter | Published: 29 May 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Zimbabwe energy sector gets $1.5bn boost

Government says it has $1.5bn worth of energy projects in the pipeline with huge investments expected from foreign investors in the short term, a government official has said. Zimbabwe has been on a s...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 April 2018

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

Zim puts wind energy plan on hold

ZIMBABWE has put on hold plans to undertake a wind resource measurement exercise on three sites with highest energy potential, as the price bids received from companies that tendered to carry out the ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 17 April 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Econet gets licence to generate solar energy

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe (Econet) has been given a licence to generate power to meet the electricity and energy needs at its Willowvale premises in Harare. The Willowvale complex is a major hub for Ec...

By Staff reporter | Published: 17 April 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Energy council shoots down Zesa reforms

The Zimbabwe Energy Council has said Cabinet should focus on privatising entities, strengthening corporate governance structures and employing more competent people on the board instead of creating on...

By Staff reporter | Published: 16 April 2018

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

Spain eyes Zimbabwe energy sector

Spain is exploring investment opportunities in Zimbabwe's energy sector as relations between the two countries grow stronger.Zimbabwe-Spain relations are being reinforced following the coming into pow...

By Staff reporter | Published: 11 April 2018

POLITICS

'Direct energy to turn around economy'

ZIMBABWEANS have been called to direct all their energies towards economic development in order to complement Government efforts to turn around the economy.Delivering his keynote address during the Ma...

By Staff reporter | Published: 22 March 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

AfDB strikes deal for Africa solar energy

THE African Development Bank (AfDB) has struck a partnership deal with International Solar Alliance (ISA) to scale up solar energy development in Africa.The agreement was sealed on the margins of the ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 15 March 2018

BUSINESS NEWS

Zim fails to capture $3bn energy FDI

Zimbabwe failed to attract foreign direct investment into its energy sector between 2016 and 2017, despite its regional peers attracting US$3 billion during the same period, the Zimbabwe Energy Counci...

By Staff reporter | Published: 08 February 2018

TELECOMS & TECHNOLOGY

Econet ventures into solar energy

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe (Econet) is set to become one of the first companies in Zimbabwe to set up a photovoltaic power plant at its premises in Willowvale for own consumption. The Zimbabwe Energy Re...

By Staff reporter | Published: 09 January 2018

JOBS

VACANCY: General Manager - Africapaciti Energy Corporation

1. Objectives of the Job: The board of directors of Africapaciti Holdings (the "Board ") has adopted a position description for the General Manager of Africapaciti Energy Corporation (the Company). Th...

By Africapaciti | Published: 11 December 2017

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

Vivo Energy, Engen in share swap deal

Malaysia-based firm Engen Holdings (Engen) has agreed to sell shares in one of its subsidiaries to fuel retailer Vivo Energy in exchange for a stake and a "possible" cash element.Upon completion of th...

By Staff reporter | Published: 06 December 2017

MINING & RETAIL

Zimbabwe to miss out on energy mineral spend

WHILE Zimbabwe has the geological resource base to step up production of lithium the political risk in the country is still so great it is highly unlikely any investment for new lithium mines will flo...

By miningmx | Published: 30 November 2017

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

Uptake of solar energy in Zimbabwe set to rise

For a country that is blessed with plentiful sunlight and at the same time blighted with constrained electricity supply, Zimbabwe's utilisation of renewable energy – solar energy in particular – i...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 September 2017

BUSINESS NEWS

South Korea eyes Zim energy sector

A consortium of seven South Korean firms is scouting for investment opportunities in the energy sector, including investing an initial $300 million into solar plants with capacity of producing 220 meg...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 September 2017

BUSINESS NEWS

Govt lures private players in energy sector

Government is finalising the Renewable Energy Policy and Independent Power Producer (IPP) framework which is set to enhance private sector participation in the sector, Energy and Power Development min...

By Staff reporter | Published: 28 August 2017

MINING & RETAIL

Shangani Energy gas permit extended

Government has extended Shangani Energy Exploration and Zambezi methane gas exploitation. The special grant for Shangani Energy was extended by three years to 2020, while that of Zambezi Gas was exte...

By Staff reporter | Published: 10 August 2017

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

Sunbird Energy conducts EIA

Sunbird Bioenergy Zimbabwe has started conducting a full environmental impact assessment for its $150 million bio-ethanol plant in Mashonaland Central Province.The process is in conformity with the En...

By Staff reporter | Published: 03 August 2017

INDUSTRIALS & ENERGY

'Zim better off with solar energy'

Zimbabwe must seriously venture into solar power generation for the country to address its electricity shortages and reduce load-shedding, economic experts say.This comes as the country is currently g...

By Staff reporter | Published: 21 June 2015

BUSINESS NEWS

Zim mulls energy policy

Zimbabwe is formulating an energy policy aimed at curbing excessive load shedding. The policy will focus mainly on energy efficiency and conservation. The southern African country - relying on hydro a...

By Staff reporter | Published: 26 February 2014

BUSINESS NEWS

Zim Energy Council pins hope on energy indaba

The Zimbabwe Energy Council believes the forthcoming Africa Energy Indaba may unlock opportunities for the country to attract foreign investors to bankroll its $5.8 billion power generation projects. ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 12 February 2014

BUSINESS NEWS

Energy boards dissolved

Energy and Power Development Minister Dzikamai Mavhaire has dissolved 8 boards of energy State enterprises, saying he was not happy with their work. The boards' terms expired on December 31, 201...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 February 2014

BUSINESS NEWS

Chinese energy firm to invest $160m in Zim

China Powerway Renewable Energy Company through its regional subsidiary Powerway South Africa plans to invest about $160 million in the construction of a 100MW solar plant in Zimbabwe once all the reg...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 January 2014
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