Finance and Policy

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private equity

Private sector key to address Africa’s energy challenge

The private sector is a key solution provider to the energy challenge that faces Africa, says CEO of the South African Electrotechnical Council.
European Commission

African countries are reaping the benefits of AfDB $13bn investment

The AfDB has invested an estimated $13bn in Southern Africa since 2012, which is delivering strong results across countries, according to the Bank’s President.
tariff hike

City of Tshwane tariff hike approved by Nersa

The decision follows on the regulator’s public hearing into the City’s 13.07% tariff application and restructuring of its tariffs that was held in July.
Blockchain technology

World Bank partnership raise additional funds using blockchain

The World Bank and partners have raised an additional $34 million for its Kangaroo bond due August 2020, using blockchain technology.
Necsa board

Disciplinary hearing scheduled for suspended Necsa legal officer

The Necsa Board has instituted disciplinary action against its suspended chief legal officer on the eve of his urgent Labour Court application.
Energy minister

Energy minister widens the pool to fill board vacancies

Zimbabwe's Energy Minister, Fortune Chasi, appeals to members of the public to submit their CVs to apply for State entities' board appointments.

Clean Technology Fund confirms $20m for the Facility for Energy Inclusion

The Clean Technology Fund, a multi-donor trust fund within the Climate Investment Funds, approved $20 million for the Facility for Energy Inclusion.
climate risk

Latest developments on SA banks and climate risk

In July, Standard Bank announced the release of its Coal-Fired Power Finance Policy (Policy), aimed at addressing climate risk.

Kikagati hydropower station achieves financial close

The 14MW Kikagati hydropower station being built on the border between Uganda and Tanzania has reached financial close, Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund...
World Bank

UK behind Glasgow as COP26 host city

The UK is bidding for the Presidency and host United Nations Conference of Parties summit over two weeks at the end of 2020, in partnership with Italy.

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