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Battery production in the DRC could be gamechanger

The Democratic Republic of the Congo could leverage its abundant cobalt resources and hydroelectric power to become a low-cost, low-emissions producer of lithium-ion battery cathode precursor materials.

Malawi $1billion energy deal to boost economy

Malawi is open for business! The East African country is pursuing various investment and trade deals to help boost their economy and in line with this have signed a $1 billion deal with Egyptian multinational electrical company, Elsewedy Electric.
green economy

SA SMMEs explore opportunities in European Green Deal

Research into the resilience of SMMEs has highlighted global opportunities for South African businesses which apply green principles to their work processes and products.

Coega Development Corporation looks beyond SA borders

The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) sets plans in motion to extend its market offering beyond South African borders into Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Central African Republic and the Republic of Congo.
AfCFTA energy

AfCFTA strengthens the continent’s energy transition

One of the industries that can benefit from AfCFTA is the energy sector, both the traditional oil and gas operators as well as the growing number of renewable enterprises.
Africa opportunities

Appetite for Africa: Uncovering new opportunities

During 2020, specialist insurance broker BPL Global found 82 new policies where the “country of risk” was in Africa, with an aggregate limit of $2.4 billion.
Port Authority

Durban Port sets out to reclaim best-performing title in Africa

Durban Port in South Africa is on course to reclaiming its status as the best-performing port in Africa, part of the country's reconstruction and recovery plan.

Hydrogen economy: SA can profit as an exporter says Ebrahim Patel

The Hydrogen Council, a global CEO led initiative, estimates that the hydrogen economy will achieve annual revenues of more than $2,5-trillion, and create more than 30-million jobs globally by 2050.

Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship programme applications open

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) is accepting applications until 31 March for its 2021 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme where benefits include non-refundable seed capital of up to $5,000.

Djibouti pursues its ambitious growth projects in 2021

According to the World Bank's Global Economic Prospects report, Djibouti is expected to experience the strongest GDP growth in Africa this year with a projected rate of 7.1%.