About Local Southern African Manufacturing Expo 2019

Venue: Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec Date: 21 - 23 May 2019 Website A showcase of South Africa's manufacturing capabilities. The Local Manufacturing Expo will showcase South Africa's manufacturing...

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QAF to quell micro-grid investment risk

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AfDB: Korea is a model for Africa’s industrialisation

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The theory of energy justice as a viable analytical tool

It is fairly uncontroversial to say that Africa needs electricity. The policy generally adopted is therefore to build new power stations as fast as...
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How blended finance can change Africa’s development story

Finance is one of the challenges that keep project developers awake at night, but also government-led programmes. Last week, a lead specialist from the DBSA's...

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