South African industry needs to tap its 2,000 MW co-generation potential to avoid another power crisis, but is facing pricing and regulatory hurdles, an industry official said on Wednesday.

Dave Long, a former regional manager at paper maker Sappi, said that despite a battle lasting years the industry has not been able to sell any cogenerated power so far.

Congo must improve governance in its energy sector to attract investment and exploit its full potential, World Bank President Robert Zoellick said on Monday.

Traces of a toxic industrial chemical were detected also in a vitamin syrup brand as in case of a Paracetamol syrup, paediatricians said after investigating a sudden surge of child deaths because of kidney failure.

South Africa's ANC party, expected to win elections this month, is promising a new energy strategy to tackle power shortages and cut greenhouse gases that account for more than two-fifths of the continent's emissions.

A key pillar of this plan is the likely split of the minerals and energy cabinet portfolio, to remove red tape that critics say is bogging down the ministry's performance.

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Using paraffin (kerosene) for cooking, heating or lighting is strongly associated with poverty in South Africa. In addition, many regard it to be the most dangerous form of household energy because of the high profile given to the unacceptably high number of harmful paraffin related domestic incidents that have taken place.

Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) experts suggest that agreement among stakeholders on project objectives, a baseline study and a programme of consistent data collection, review and analysis are the cornerstones of good practice. This article describes an

South African tennis star Wayne Ferreira should have been defending his Naples title in the Champions series for senior players this week.

An inter-ministerial group (IMG) has cleared the $8-billion (Rs 32,000 crore) CTL project of the Tata group and its partner Sasol of South Africa, the world's largest producer of oil from coal.

India's first coal-to-liquid (CTL) project rolls off.