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President’s speech: Green energy key to SA’s infrastructure development

Speaking at the recent Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium South Africa (SIDSSA), President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa said that one of the key drivers of infrastructure is green energy.
fossil fuel emissions

Decarbonising South Africa’s power system report unveils evidence

The recent Power Sector Decarbonisation Report states that it is possible for South Africa to decarbonise its economy and assesses ways to ensure a just transition that is economically, socially and environmentally sustainable.  
Renewable Energy and Resource Efficiency Programme

Out with the old – time for a new electricity plan for South Africa?

South Africa’s power generation plans are out of date and an urgent rethink is needed, this is according to Hartmut Winkler, Professor of Physics at the University of Johannesburg. Here he writes about how South Africa may need a new electricity plan.
just transition

Localisation means the entire renewable energy value chain could ‘win’

South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) and the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) recently hosted a webinar where industry experts shared their insights on the opportunities renewable energy presents not only for the possible bidders but also the entire renewable energy value chain.
Nigeria

World Bank releases Nigeria economic update report

The latest Nigeria development update report, Resilience through Reforms says that Nigeria has exited from its deepest recession in four decades as COVID-19 restrictions were eased. With poverty increasing in 2020 due to the combined effects of COVID-19 and rising prices, the report recommends policy options that can help reduce inflation and protect poor households from its impacts.

SAIEE-EIC chairperson joins Global Start Up committee

The SAIEE-EIC announced that its chairperson, Yolanda Mabuto, has been appointed as a board member of the World Business Angel Investment Forum – Global Start Up for the African Continent.

Capacity Development Workshop to empower South African SMMEs

The South African Renewable Energy Business Incubator (Sarebi) has launched the Capacity Development Workshop to support green SMMEs.

Mozambique economic update: Setting the stage for recovery

COVID-19 hit the economy just as Mozambique was attempting to recover from the slowdown triggered by the tropical cyclones in 2019. This report explores how to 'build back better'.
IRP

Top four risks of doing business in South Africa in 2021

Unemployment, profound social instability, and water crisis are some of the risks noted in the WEF Global Risk Report for doing business in South Africa.
Africa

Africa: Building resilient economies through regional integration

The second Africa Regional Integration Index (ARII 2019) launched by the ECA, AfDB and the AUC, calls for African economies to deepen their integration.

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