South Africa Faces Uncertainty as Natural Gas Imports from Mozambique Cease by 2026

The country's contract with the South African Coal, Oil, and Gas Corporation (Sasol) will no longer allow it to import natural gases from Mozambique beyond June 2026, leaving South Africa in a dire situation. The issue of energy sources took center stage at the Africa Energy Indaba conference held in Cape Town this week, where Minister Gwede Mantashe led discussions on uranium mining, announcing the inclusion of nuclear and gas in a taxonomy for green investments, which sparked concern among environmental activists. Lisa Makaula, the advocacy leader of the Green Connection, expressed her concerns over the government's choice of energy sources and emphasized that South Africa has committed to the Paris Agreement to combat climate change and, therefore, should not promote further gas and fossil fuel plans. Makaula continued by elaborating the following… INSERT [Makaula] 

Journalist: Tasha-Ree Kella

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