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South African president sets out plans to cut red tape and end power blackouts

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a series of potentially far-reaching reforms for the electricity supply industry in a speech on 25 July, with measures that will be controversial in some quarters and are unlikely to end load-shedding in the short-term – but which should accelerate the power sector’s liberalisation, while easing some procurement and development difficulties.

Issue 466 - 04 August 2022

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Lourenço likely to win tight Angolan election, despite failings

Considerable attention is being paid to Angola’s 24 August general election, as President João Lourenço and his ruling Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola (MPLA) party line up against a strong challenge from a revitalised União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola (Unita).

Issue 466 - 05 August 2022

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