South Africa’s Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, on Thursday launched the Africa Energy Series: South Africa 2019 report on the second day of the Africa Oil & Power (AOP) Conference & Exhibition, which was held in Cape Town, South Africa.
After delivering his keynote address which touched on resolving Africa’s energy challenges and driving investment in gas monetization projects, the Minister formally introduced the publication and bestowed a formal dedication.
“We would like to dedicate this book to an upcoming chemical engineer who was very energetic and brilliant: the Deputy Minister who passed on. I’m dedicating this book to Bavelile Hlongwa,”Gwede Mantashe said.
The Africa Energy Series books provide a comprehensive and in-depth overview of the current energy landscape of Africa’s fastest-growing oil and gas markets.
South Africa 2019 focuses specifically on the country’s recent hydrocarbon discoveries, new oil and gas regulations and various sources of renewable and non-renewable energy that power the nation.
“We are very proud to be launching the Africa Energy Series report just as South Africa is undergoing the most critical energy transition in its history, moving away from coal and toward renewables and gas, and just as the country makes its first commercial oil and gas discovery. AOP hopes to help the country maintain this momentum, and we are honored by the great support that the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy has provided with the endorsement of this report,” CEO of AOP, Guillaume Doane said.