Mining companies can play a key role in harnessing Africa’s abundant clean sources of energy to overcome the lack of electricity which affects at least one in three Africans, says a new World Bank report released at this year’s Mining Indaba, in Cape Town.

In its report, entitled Power of the Mine: A Transformative Opportunity for Sub-Saharan Africa, the Bank calls on the mining industry to work more closely with electricity utilities in the region to meet their growing energy demands.

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