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Nicci Botha has been wordsmithing for more than 20 years, covering just about every subject under the sun and then some. She's strung together words on sustainable development, maritime matters, mining, marketing, medical, lifestyle... and that elixir of life - chocolate. Nicci has worked for local and international media houses including Primedia, Caxton, Lloyd's and Reuters. Her new passion is digital media.
Madagascar: How to futureproof energy projects in face of political uncertainty

Madagascar has a new energy policy with the ambitious plan of providing universal access and energy security to its citizens by 2030. But this plan is not without its challenges...

By Nicci Botha 2 days ago

#AOW2018: Driving growth through resources

Africa Oil Week held in Cape Town recently was a veritable who's who of oil and gas players on the continent. A ministerial panel gave insight into the aspirations of some of the countries...

By Nicci Botha 12 Nov 2018

#AOW2018: Sudan poised for second boom

Years of civil war has seen Sudan's lucrative oil industry shrink to virtually nothing...

By Nicci Botha 9 Nov 2018

Wind industry commits to transformation and socio-economic development

South Africa has possibly the most transparent renewable energy independent producer programmes in the world...

By Nicci Botha 9 Nov 2018

#AOW2018: SA "aggressively" pursuing a new refinery with Saudis, Radebe says

South Africa's much mooted seventh refinery is on the way...

By Nicci Botha 7 Nov 2018

First-for-Africa platform will advance gene research

Until now, African scientists working on genomics haven't had access to a local storage platform for the immense amount of data their research generates...

By Nicci Botha 31 Oct 2018

What will Mboweni talk about in the MTBPS?

Just a few weeks into his tenure Minister, Tito Mboweni, will deliver his first Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) on 24 October...

By Nicci Botha 16 Oct 2018

Regulations keep IFAs awake at night

Independent financial advisers (IFAs) believe one of their greatest challenges now and over the next five years is regulations related to the industry...

By Nicci Botha 15 Oct 2018

What's cookin' good lookin'? Masterclass at the Radisson Red

It's not often that you get a chance to tap into secrets of the cheffy arts in a fun way, but in keeping with its ever so off-the-wall vibe, the Radisson Red hotel has launched culinary masterclasses with Zola Nene and Morné Botha...

By Nicci Botha 13 Sep 2018

Amid the chaos, Vuca is the new normal in SA

Vuca - the acronym for volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity - is the new normal within the South African political context, said policy specialist, Theo Venter...

By Nicci Botha 12 Sep 2018

Renewables will fuel the 4th Industrial Revolution

The two great disruptions happening in the world economy are the rise of China and renewable energy (RE)...

By Nicci Botha 10 Sep 2018

Recession? What recession? Now let's talk land reform

Economist, Dr Roelof Botha is quite adamant that South Africa is not in a recession despite what Stats SA said...

By Nicci Botha 10 Sep 2018

#WomensMonth: How Shirley Zinn swims upstream

Shirley Zinn's is a Cinderella story. A tale of a tenacious woman, who rose above the poverty of the Cape Flats to ivy-league lecture halls and the boardrooms of some of South Africa's biggest enterprises...

By Nicci Botha 27 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Shaking up the hallowed halls of academia in pink

Barely two months into the job, and University of Cape Town (UCT) Vice Chancellor, Professor Mamokgathi Phakeng, looks primed to knock the colonial stuffiness out of the venerable institution and introduce a new school (pun intended) of academic thinking...

By Nicci Botha 22 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Magda Wierzycka talks passion and business

When state capture and corporate wrong doing started oozing out in the media, Magda Wierzycka was a lone voice brave enough to speak out against corruption...

By Nicci Botha 20 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Renewables, sustainability and singing in the car

Nomzamo Landingwe Macoso is broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) strategist at Nordex Acciona Wind Power...

By Nicci Botha 16 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: A burning desire to deliver meaningful green energy projects

Delivering green energy to Africa while working in a dynamic team, and making real positive changes in rural communities are the things that make Katherine Persson, general manager: Windlab, tick...

By Nicci Botha 14 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: An entrepreneur with a lot of heart and sole

Whether its shoes, leather goods, coffee or healthy snacks, serial entrepreneur, Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, has the Midas touch when it comes to transforming quintessential Ethiopian products into global brands...

By Nicci Botha 13 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Be uncompromising, unwavering & unapologetic about gender inequality

Tebogo Movundlela has been involved in the renewable energy sector since 2013. She was intimately involved in the construction of the West Coast 1 - 94MW windfarm...

By Nicci Botha 10 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: There's no plan B for Wilma Liebenberg

Wilma Liebenberg, chief executive officer of Knowledge Objects Healthcare, says an initiative as immense as NHI needs appropriate technology and real-time risk management capabilities in order to succeed...

By Nicci Botha 10 Aug 2018

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