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Global electricity demand in 2021 largest ever

A 6% rise in global electricity demand in 2021 was the largest in percentage terms since 2010 when the world recovered from a global financial crises.
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CEOs in Africa are still optimistic despite COVID-19 uncertainty

A new survey found that found that despite COVID-19, CEOs in Africa are confident that their businesses will grow over the next 12-18 months.
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Top 5 most read smarter mobility articles for 2021

The year 2021 marked various activities in the smarter mobility space and it was evident in the breaking news, studies, reports and projects that popped up on our newsfeeds. Here is a count-down of the...
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SA Research Foundation proving solar energy saves you money

Independent statutory body the National Research Foundation has put its money where its mouth is, putting up a solar PV system on its roof to research and prove the profitability in investing in renewable energy.
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More sustainable and affordable energy for Cabo Verde

The World Bank has approved funding for the Renewable Energy and Improved Utility Performance Project (REIUP) for Cabo Verde.

Southern Africa economic outlook on the rebound

The AfDB says the Southern Africa economic outlook will probably rebound over the 2021 to 2022 period, provided the COVID-19 pandemic tapers off.

SA ranked the highest CO2 producer in transport

New research published by Moneybarn reveals South Africa is ranked the highest when it comes to producing the most CO2 emission from transport.
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Analysing how COVID-19 has changed access to finance in Africa

The EIB's Finance in Africa 2021 report explores how access to finance provided by banks, microfinance and private equity sectors have been affected by the global pandemic and what long trends may impact private sector investment.
Energy transition in Botswana get $1 million SEFA grant injection

The Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF) and its impact 4 years on

The Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF) was launched four years ago to address the short-term liquidity risk faced by independent power producers (IPPs) that sell electricity to state owned power utilities across sub-Saharan Africa. Obbie Banda, Underwriter with the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) assess the impact four years on.
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How SOEs could generate inclusive growth in MENA region

The sizable state-owned enterprise (SOE) footprint across the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia (ME&CA) region, together with its cost to the government, calls for revisiting the sector to help open the fiscal space.