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Africa Rising – Special Report on the Continent's Energy Future

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Africa Rising is a special Fasken report focusing on the unique energy opportunities of the continent. The report, which spans the energy spectrum, contains content from lawyers in our Johannesburg, London and Canadian offices as well as from valued clients and industry colleagues.

The energy sector in Sub-Saharan Africa faces numerous challenges, but there is also an increasing sense of urgency and opportunity for the development of the industry on the continent. Fasken, which has played its part in Africa for more than 130 years, has been operating from Johannesburg since 1886. We’ve played our part in leading changes in the energy landscape and we are focussed on the growing number of opportunities across the continent.

These include oil and gas, and the shift from an export model to the emergence of indigenous players; new infrastructure such as pipelines and power grids; and renewable energy and other localised solutions for generation and storage.

All this will require massive investment. In a world where capital is hungry for returns Africa is the natural choice, with unprecedented scope for demographic and economic growth.



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