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Africa Focus – March 2015

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Published Date: March 1, 2015

Welcome to the latest edition of the Adams & Adams Africa Focus – our quarterly publication that is produced exclusively for and tailored to the specifc interests of you, our valued clients. In this edition, we begin as usual with updates on key economic, political and industry-specifc developments across the African continent.

The featured article, authored by one of South Africa·s leading energy experts, Professor -o-Ansie van Wyk, analyses opportunities that have presented themselves in Africa’s energy sector. The article pays particular attention to various international initiatives to address the lack of suffcient energy infrastructure on the continent.

2ur usual Sector in Focus feature, explores the economic impact of Africa·s energy crisis. Some of these include rising inÁation, declining industrial production, increasing negative effects on S0(s, hikes in diesel prices and the knock-on effects on societies throughout Africa.

This edition also provides our readers with an informative topical interview with &AI consultant and sustainable energy specialist, 5ob Short. (nergy issues raised in the discussion include the development of strong institutions to drive the reTuired longterm view across areas by governments, innovation as a key driver of sustainable energy development and the possibilities of scaling up renewable energy projects to feed national grids.

We also review the recent Africa (nergy Indaba, which is billed as Africa·s premier energy event, and preview the upcoming Power and Electricity World Africa 2015 conference and its focus on key initiatives to address Africa·s energy challenges through innovation and the growth of renewable energy resources.

-ust as in previous editions, we invite you to take some time out to sit back and enMoy the latest edition of our Tuarterly publication, with its unparalleled focus on Africa. We trust that you will fnd the content useful and enMoyable, as it has been tailored specifcally for you.

Download Africa Focus March 2015

  • Featured Article
    Energy in Africa: Crisis or opportunity?
  • Sector in Focus
    African Power: Economic impacts of energy shortages on development
  • An Interview with Rob Short
    Insights on Africa’s energy crisis and sustainable development

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