Finance and Policy

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South Africa’s waste management strategy promotes circular economy

The South African waste management strategy will compel major metros to include and integrate the informal sector into the waste management space by 2021.
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Colombian utility identifies a way to reduce energy theft

Megger’s TDR2050 helps reduce energy theft as it can be connected to an energised network and eliminate the effect of the dead zone.
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NEA: Reduce costs of nuclear power to achieve clean energy goals

Nuclear Energy Agency says governments could support rapid reduction in the costs of new nuclear capacity by creating policy frameworks that apply industrial capabilities.
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Electricity tariff model in need of an overhaul says NERSA

NERSA to decide on an overhaul of the electricity tariff methodology, which could follow a similar formula to the one used to set petrol prices.
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CDC Group and Finnfund commit $70m to AfricInvest Fund IV

CDC Group and Finnfund have announced a $70 million commitment to AfricInvest Fund IV, a generalist pan-African fund aiming to foster the growth of African enterprises across the continent.

One WASH Programme improves well-being of communities in Ethiopia

The One WASH National Programme under which Ethiopia runs its Water, Sanitation and Hygiene National Programme, is improving the well-being of communities.
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Key recommendations from the June Africa ministerial roundtable

African Ministerial Roundtable participants stressed a number of recommendations, which will help guide and inform the IEA’s increasing efforts in Africa.
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Ministerial Roundtable: Energy’s vital role in response to crises

The chair of the African Ministerial Roundtable summarises the discussion that took place via videoconference with high level global attendees.
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Ed’s note: An energy technology alliance needed to spur economic recovery

Energy technology can aid responses to the dual challenges of the COVID-19 crisis and global economic recession but only where they are able to co-exist.
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Southern and East Africa rank top regions in attracting venture...

The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association recognise that 2019 was a record year for VC deal value in Africa, reaching $1.4 billion.

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