Shale Gas – Game-Changer or Damp Squib?

[The Conversation Africa] Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as fracking, has in the past few decades made available the gas in previously ‘tight’ shale geologies. This has shaken up the energy sector worldwide by contributin…

[The Conversation Africa] Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as fracking, has in the past few decades made available the gas in previously 'tight' shale geologies. This has shaken up the energy sector worldwide by contributing to relatively low oil prices. Almost all the shale gas development has taken place in the US where production has increased from about 1 to nearly 16 trillion cubic feet (tcf) over the past 25 years.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Conflict and Famine – the Causes Are Bad Governance, Not Climate Change

[The Conversation Africa] The link between climate change and violent conflict is a complex one. In specific circumstances changing weather patterns may lead to conflict. For example, people may be forced to leave their homes or grazing land and encroa…

[The Conversation Africa] The link between climate change and violent conflict is a complex one. In specific circumstances changing weather patterns may lead to conflict. For example, people may be forced to leave their homes or grazing land and encroach on other communities. But the links are often exaggerated and oversimplified.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Rail Agency Manager’s Daning Letter Describes Railway Security Meltdown

[GroundUp] The breakdown of security on Cape Town’s central railway line cost the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (PRASA) R100 million in a year, according to damning letter from the regional security manager of the Passenger Rail Association of South Afri…

[GroundUp] The breakdown of security on Cape Town's central railway line cost the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (PRASA) R100 million in a year, according to damning letter from the regional security manager of the Passenger Rail Association of South Africa (PRASA) Ernest Hendricks, to the PRASA executive.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Energy Firm Bujagali Seeking U.S.$500 Million in Fresh Debt

[East African] Ugandan power generating company Bujagali Energy Ltd, plans to raise $500 million in a refinancing plan that will see it lower electricity tariffs at a time when the government is struggling to increase access to power.

[East African] Ugandan power generating company Bujagali Energy Ltd, plans to raise $500 million in a refinancing plan that will see it lower electricity tariffs at a time when the government is struggling to increase access to power.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Vilas in Line for Dolphins Debut V Lions

[News24Wire] Having drawn both of their opening Sunfoil Series fixtures so far, the Dolphins will be bolstered by the arrival of new signing Dane Vilas for their upcoming Sunfoil Series clash with the Highveld Lions from October 6 to 9 at the Pietermar…

[News24Wire] Having drawn both of their opening Sunfoil Series fixtures so far, the Dolphins will be bolstered by the arrival of new signing Dane Vilas for their upcoming Sunfoil Series clash with the Highveld Lions from October 6 to 9 at the Pietermaritzburg Oval.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa