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Addressing non-revenue water losses needs public private partnership

According to the 2030 Group’s Global Water Resources 41% of the water municipalities clean and send out in South Africa should be considered non-revenue water (NRW).
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Non-revenue water losses are bleeding municipalities dry

According to the World Bank Group’s 2030 Water Resources Group, approximately 41% of municipal water in South Africa should be considered non-revenue water.
UNECA

South Africa in groundbreaking UNECA green energy programme deal

South Africa has finalised its very first issuance which is the second green bond issued through a private placement fully subscribed to by funds managed by PIMCO to the tune of $210 million.
infrastructure fund

Infrastructure fund to boost four projects valued at $1.4bn

The Infrastructure Fund, which is housed in the Development Bank of South Africa, has given the green light to four projects worth a collective $1.4 billion.
water

Session 28 Oct: Plugging the water revenue leak

Managing non-revenue water is essential for utility business but with Just under 40% of the total municipal water supply in South Africa lost before it reaches the customer, how do they plug the leaks?
tenders

Tender: DBSA seek professional service provider

Bidders to develop compulsory national norms and standards for regulating municipal surcharges on electricity and alternative sources of revenue. Compulsory tender meeting 17 September at 10h00.
company wins preferred bidder status

DBSA calls for embedded generation project proposals

The Development Bank of Southern Africa has announced plans to support the construction of wind and solar plants ranging in size from 10MW to 75MW.

SA’s largest renewable energy project Redstone CSP achieves financial close

ACWA Power, the Saudi developer, investor and operator of power generation and water desalination plants has announced the commencement of construction on the 100MW Redstone project following achievement of financial close. At ZAR 11.6...
Youth

DBSA launches 2nd edition of the its Youth Challenge for South Africans

The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has announced the launch of the second edition of the DBSA Youth Challenge, a competition aimed at harnessing innovative solutions from young people in South Africa to help address infrastructure challenges.
private sector funding

DBSA issues $242 million green bond to support a low carbon economy

This bond will be structured in alignment with the Development Bank of Southern Africa's (DBSA) recently released Green Bond Framework, which reiterates the Bank's commitment to playing a role in the just transition to a low carbon economy.

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