Delivering the keynote address at the Investing in African Mining Indaba taking place in Cape Town, South Africa’s Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, noted that the electricity access rate for Sub-Saharan Africa of just over 48% is the lowest in the world. The focus, however, he said, should not only be on investing in the energy transition but equally on investing in universal access to energy. This, Fin24 quotes him as saying, as “universal access to energy and the Just Energy Transition will not only enable the improvement of lives and livelihoods of African people, but it will also boost economic activity and, by extension, mining activity”.
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