South Africa’s problem is not a lack of gas or even its geo-loaction. All this can be dealt with. The real problem is the country itself where there is no business sense at all and everything has to be done through layers of affirmative action controlled by some of the most corrupt politicians the world knows. This is not going to go away easily and there won’t be any resolution of its power problem so don’t hold your breath.
South Africa is on the hunt for gas supply to realise its ambitions to shift its power sector from one based almost entirely on heavily polluting coal to a cleaner set-up relying largely on renewable energy supported by gas.