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The founder and chairman of African Rainbow Energy and Power (AREP), Dr Patrice Motsepe today held a media conference to discuss the allegations and suspicions of improper plans and strategies which implicates AREP and relates to Eskom and the alleged...

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Circa R6.6B investment due to start

Circa 6.6 billion Rand investment with construction of wind farm due to start in June 2018 Global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power today announces the successful completion of financial close for two wind farms in South Africa with...

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Sappi inks power
plant deal

Sappi has signed an agreement with the Department of Energy to build a renewable energy plant at its mill in Mpumalanga. Sappi and consortium partners KC Africa and African Rainbow Energy and Power would spend a combined R1.8bn on a...

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African Rainbow Energy CEO Dames Sees Solar as Start to Growth

(Bloomberg) -- African Rainbow Energy and Power, an energy company founded by billionaire Patrice Motsepe, expects to announce deals on solar projects this year as part of its growth plans on the continent. "We want to focus on cleaner energy...

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Dames heads up Motsepe’s private energy firm

AFRICAN Rainbow Energy & Power CEO, Brian Dames, is upbeat on the prospects for independent power producers (IPP) in South Africa despite apparent opposition to them from state-owned utility Eskom which he used to run. Interviewed on the sidelines of...

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Introduction to Rakesh Wahi’s autobiography – Be A Lion

Today Wahi led a panel discussion featuring the current CEO of African Rainbow Energy & Power Brian Dames and leading female entrepreneur Phuti Mahanyele, exploring the impact leadership has on markets. Wahi said; “Leadership remains a very complex and understudied...

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Powering Southern Africa

Energy key to unlocking Sub-Saharan Africa's economic growth. Sub Saharan Africa is starved for electricity, the region's power sector is significantly underdeveloped, whether we look at energy access, installed capacity or overall consumption. There is a direct correlation between economic...

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