Finance and Policy

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AFCFTA trade

Ed’s note: Less aid, more trade clears the way to boost...

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement brings hope for future generations of entrepreneurs across all sectors.
SAISC

ICMS sets a benchmark for globally funded projects

The international construction measurement standards (ICMS) enables financiers to compare apples with apples when reviewing project costs across the globe.
Digitalisation Utilities

Podcast: Digitalisation’s role in the utility of the future

Listen to this podcast episode in which Mike Ballard, Vice President Industry Strategy at Oracle Utilities, speaks about digitalisation and why financial sustainability is so important for utilities in both developed and developing countries.
African Free Trade Area

Report: World Bank’s perspective on the African Continental Free Trade Area

The World Bank report, The African Continental Free Trade Area: Economic and Distributional Effects, is designed to guide policymakers. Access the report today.

Guinea: Conducive regulation could unlock green mini-grid market

The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa recently organised a webinar on the assessment report of the green mini-grid market in Guinea.
Eskom

Eskom and SIU sue former executives for funds lost to corruption

Eskom and the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) are suing former Eskom executives, former board members, and members of the Gupta family to recover funds lost to corruption.
trade pact

Trade pact could boost Africa’s income by $450 billion, study finds

The World Bank's assessment of the AfCFTA trade pact is that income gains will likely come from measures that cut red tape and simplify customs procedures.
Clean Energy for Climate Change

South Africa: Environmental group takes government to court over IRP

Non-profit organisation groundWork is suing the South African Minister of Minerals and Energy and NERSA to demand clarity on the IRP plans to meet energy needs.

AUW & POWERGEN Africa: The (digital) show will go on!

The postponed live, in person edition of this leading conference and exhibition at the Cape Town International Convention Centre will take place from 11-13 May 2021.
clean energy

Private investment critical to meet Sustainable Development Goals

Climate change risks over the next decade will only be mitigated by investment from not only governments and development banks, but also the private sector, says Alan Sproule from Standard Chartered Bank.

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