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UK aid

UK aid: Largest single direct climate investment in Africa

A UK aid package to tackle climate change across Africa has been announced by the International Development Secretary during a two-day visit to Kenya.
treasurer

Eskom’s group treasurer to bow out

Eskom’s Group Treasurer, Andre Pillay, has tendered his resignation and will leave the company at the end of August 2019.
Necsa

Nuclear industry takes another hit as Necsa chair quits

The department of mineral resources and energy confirmed last week that the Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) board’s chair, Rob Adam, has resigned.
storage

India: Total, EDF Renewables sign four PPAs

Total Eren and EDF Renewables have signed four 25-year long term PPAs, for four solar power projects totalling 716MWp of installed capacities in northern India.
innovative financing

Innovative financing programme to bring power to 4.5m people

AfDB's innovative financing programme for Distributed Energy Service Companies will see 4.5 million people gain access to solar power by 2025.
legislation

Mantashe wields legislative changes geared for an energy transition

South Africa’s minister of mineral resources and energy outlined the dire economic landscape that has swayed the ministry’s legislation narrative.
Climate change bill

South Africa: Climate change bill incorporates Vision 2030

According to the minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Barbara Creecy, the second draft of the climate change bill, is currently being...
Tshwane municipality

Tshwane municipality taking flack for electricity tariff hikes

Nersa has given the Tshwane municipality seven days to explain why the metro wants to increase fixed charges to customers.
debt

Why Sierra Leone’s macroeconomic situation remains challenging

Sierra Leone’s macroeconomic situation remains challenging despite the bold and courageous policy measures taken by the new government.
built environment

Niger’s President calls for support to accelerate development projects

The AfDB has been commended for its development projects and contributions to bringing the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement into fruition.

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