- The 6th edition of the South Sudan Oil & Power (SSOP) will include the African energy and mining business forum.
- SSOP 2023 summit will explore the diverse opportunities in the oil industry, power generation and distribution, and infrastructure sectors.
- SSOP 2023 summit is a crucial link between South Sudan, regional and global stakeholders.
This years edition of South Sudan Oil & Power (SSOP) summit will underscore a bilateral partnership between continental economic powerhouse South Africa and South Sudan. Scheduled for 14 to16 June in Juba, the 6th edition of the SSOP will include the African Energy and Mining Business Forum. The summit will highlight the collaborative relationship between South Africa and South Sudan.
Focus on petroleum and mining sectors
The African Energy and Mining Business Forum, sponsored by South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE), will happen on June 16. Ntokozo Ngcwabe, Deputy Director General of the DMRE, will represent the organization.
The forum will focus on the petroleum, energy, and mining sectors. South Africa aims to enhance its trade and business ties with South Sudan. This enhanced collaboration will boost investment, and the formulation of policies to shape long-term economic prosperity and competitiveness.
Ngcwabe will also deliver a speech during the opening session of the summit on June 15. Additionally, he will participate in the South Sudan-South Africa Investor Lunch on June 16 at the Radisson Blu’s Rooftop Restaurant.
The Investor Lunch is also sponsored by the DMRE. It will feature a presentation by Lemogang Pitsoe. Pitsoe is the CEO of South Africa’s state-owned mining company, the African Exploration Mining and Finance Corporation (AEMFC). The event aims to promote enduring energy strategies while reinforcing the fraternal relations between South Africa and South Sudan.
Demonstrating the ongoing collaboration between the nations, South Africa’s Strategic Fuel Fund (SFF), a state-owned energy finance corporation, has initiated a Joint Venture (JV) partnership with South Sudan’s National Oil Company, Nilepet. Together, they established the Nile Orange Energy Project. The project aims aiming to develop and promote crude oil export infrastructure in South Sudan.
Energy development in East and Southern Africa
As part of the summit’s agenda, Godfrey Moagi, CEO of the SFF, will participate in a back-to-back presentation session on June 15. He will present alongside Bernard A. Makeny, CEO and Managing Director of Nilepet. Moagi is expected to discuss innovative energy development solutions in East and Southern Africa.
Additionally, KB Triveli, Chief Geologist of the SFF, will take part in a panel discussion titled “African Producers: The Evolving Onshore E&P Environment in Africa and the Middle East.” Triveli will provide the latest updates on South Sudan’s upstream and midstream capacity building strategies.
Moreover, the African Energy and Mining Business Forum will feature presentations from representatives of South Africa’s Councils for Geoscience and Mineral Technology, Nilepet, Centurion Law Group (a pan-African legal and business advisory group), and the AEMFC.
These presentations will explore the partnerships driving investment in African resources. Moreover, the Business Forum and Investor Lunch at the summit will offer opportunities for participants to forge new business relationships. The Council for Geoscience of South Africa and the AEMFC are particularly poised to foster collaboration and cooperation with South Sudane companies.
Esteemed leaders from both the public and private sectors in the field of resources across East and Southern Africa will come together to examine how these regions can work more closely to promote the future of mining in Africa and its impact on the energy sector.