South Africa’s Troubled Power Utility is Being Reset: CEO Sets Out How

The solution to the country’s energy problems doesn’t belong to Eskom and the government alone. shutterstock Anton Eberhard, University of Cape Town Eskom, South Africa’s state-owned power utility, is facing a litany of challenges. The Conversation Africa asked Professor Anton Eberhard, director of the Power Futures Lab at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School […]

How the Bui Dam Set up China’s Future Engagement Strategy with Ghana

The Bui Dam is a tangible reminder of China’s influence in Ghana. Wikimedia Commons Kwame Adovor Tsikudo, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Aid, trade and foreign direct investments typify China’s global rise and its African activities. Central to China’s expanding relationship with African countries is infrastructure, including fibre optics, transport networks and energy-generating projects.

Water, Power Cuts and Neglect Are Taking Their Toll on South Africa’s Top Hospitals

Photo by Sharon Seretlo/Gallo Images via Getty Images) Professor Daynia Ballot, University of the Witwatersrand A fire at one of the biggest public hospitals in Johannesburg, the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, and the delay in reopening the facility has brought infrastructural issues into sharp focus. The fire broke out in mid-April. Only now is […]

Ghana’s Electricity Supply Mix Has Improved, But Reliability and Cost is Still a Challenge

Ghana produces excess electricity but its mangement is inefficient. Wikimedia Commons Theophilus Acheampong, University of Aberdeen and Bridget O. Menyeh, Loughborough University Ghana has made significant progress over the past 10 years in increasing electricity generation and access. This has supported higher levels of economic growth.