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Lesotho: World Bank financing to provide improved water supply

Up to 115,000 Basotho and businesses in the Lesotho Lowlands will have access to improved water as a result of $78m financing from the IDA for the country’s water supply scheme.

S.Africa: two giant wind projects to come online in August 2020

Transportation of both Kangnas Wind Farm and Perdekraal East Wind Farm’s turbine tower sections have commenced, marking a milestone for the wind sector.

Namibia installs clean-powered desalination system

Namibia has inaugurated its first ever fully solar-powered seawater desalination system, moving closer to achieve its efforts in becoming self-sustaining. 
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SA Energy Minister’s decision on SSEG will drive investment, says SAPVIA

The decision by the DoE to approve the deviation from the IRP (2010-2030) is welcomed by SAPVIA and was received positively by the industry alike.
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Young water warriors from South Africa head to Sweden

Two learners, Kiara Chetty and Calden Gounden, will represent South Africa in Stockholm at the Annual Stockholm Junior Youth Water Prize (SJWP) in August.

President Ramaphosa urged to establish a new Climate Change portfolio

The Centre for Environmental Rights has written a ltter to President Cyril Ramaphosa urging him to appoint a a new Climate Change portfolio.
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S.Africa: Climate change strategy open for comment

South Africans have less than 30 days to comment on the country’s National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy, which outlines nine strategic interventions.
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Nuclear is part of South Africa’s energy mix, states Minister Jeff...

Watch the video interview with South Africa's minister of energy, Jeff Radebe, as he answers the question of new nuclear build within the energy mix.

“Well intentioned” IPP investments MUST have real impact – expert

“Well intentioned” IPP investment in communities not enough; MUST have real impact, says expert at African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa 2019.
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Greenpeace Africa welcomes move by Energy Minister to boost rooftop solar

Greenpeace Africa supports South African Energy Minister Jeff Radebe's decision advising NERSA that it can consider granting licences to small-scale embedded generation projects with a combined capacity of 500MW.

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