Op-Ed | South Africa: Underperforming solar PV farms

South Africa’s solar PV industry is going through a period of consolidation after facing a three-year delay in finalising Round 4 of the country’s...
commercial financing

MiDA highlights challenges, opportunities for investing in African infrastructure

New research by Mercer and Mobilizing Institutional Investors to Develop Africa’s Infrastructure (MiDA), finds that organisations should be proactive with their infrastructure investment strategy...

Africa’s environment ministers call for action through innovative solutions

In a ministerial declaration issued on Wednesday at the closing of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN), African governments agreed to enhance...
awards

Awards banquet, CEO think tank highlight global mega trends

The 10th annual Growth, Innovation and Leadership (GIL) African Best Practices Awards hosted by Frost & Sullivan, in partnership with the Public Investment Corporation...
green bond

AfDB, Mauritius Commercial Bank launch African Domestic Bond Fund

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and Mauritius Commercial Bank Group (MCB) have launched the African Domestic Bond Fund (ADBF) ahead of its listing on...

Tshwane Mayor elected as chair of global sustainable procurement network

At the recent Global Climate Action Summit in the US, Solly Msimanga, Executive Mayor of the City of Tshwane (South Africa) was announced as...
cryptocurrency

Bringing online connectivity via cryptocurrency to Ugandans

A connectivity company developing a decentralised mobile mesh network, RightMesh, has listed its RMESH tokens on a cryptocurrency exchange platform, Golix, in Uganda. Golix will join RightMesh...
energy access

Securing energy access at all costs

My flight into Nairobi on Monday arrived late enough for me to get a bird’s eye view of the lights from this city that...
telecom operators

South Africa needs skills in IoT to drive smart cities

According to the South African Minister of Science and Technology Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, connecting cities to the Internet of Things (IoT) is a priority for...
energy projects

Sukuk – a new avenue for funding African infrastructure

African governments need to embrace private sector infrastructure investment to alleviate the burden on the public purse. Fully convertible exchange rates and allowance...

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