South Africa is one of the countries worldwide that is heavily dependent on coal for the generation of electricity, with nearly 90% of its energy derived from coal-fired power stations. Read more.
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Pan-African investment platform Africa50 has announced the creation of a new US$500 million fund called the Africa50 Infrastructure Acceleration Fund, aimed at catalysing further investment flows into African infrastructure.
All developed economies around the world have an inherent responsibility to fund the transition involved with reducing carbon emissions to become a low carbon economy. South Africa is expecting a delegation from four of the richest nations in the world, namely the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany during this coming week.
The United Nations World Food Program (UNWFP) says southern Madagascar is perennial droughts that are pushing 400,000 people toward starvation and have already caused deaths from severe hunger.
Botswana's energy regulator has granted a generation licence for a 100MW solar project to local firm Shumba Energy, a company executive said yesterday, making it the first independent power producer to set up a large-scale solar plant in the country. Read more.
Top development banks from the world's richest countries made a landmark joint pledge on Monday to pump $80 billion into African companies and projects over the next five years.
Invasive trees use up 3 to 5% of South Africa’s surface water runoff each year, a serious problem in an already water scarce country which is increasingly prone to drought.
Namibia and Germany have inked a 100 million Euros (N$1.8 billion) development finance deal to improve food security, water and sanitation as well climate change as well as project financing as part of the ongoing engagement between the two countries to improve close cooperation in the future. Read more.
The department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) said the government was scaling up the country’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) potential as part of pursuing a diversified energy mix that moves away from fossil fuels. Read more.