Southern Africa

  • US$14 billion Needed Annually for Sub-Saharan Africa Power Sector April 3, 2018 The cost of addressing the needs of Sub-Saharan Africa’s power sector has been estimated at US$14 billion a year, which is equivalent to 6% of Africa’s gross domestic product. This was said by South Africa’s Energy Department Minister Jeff Radebe while delivering his welcome speech on the opening day of the two day Power & ...
  • Sandton Central Supports Water Savings this World Water Day March 21, 2018 Thursday 22 March 2018 is World Water Day and Sandton Central Management District, which manages the public spaces of South Africa’s cosmopolitan financial capital, is putting its weight behind the powerful awareness campaign in support of water savings.
  • First Green Bond by Property Company on JSE March 15, 2018 Growthpoint Properties is the first South African company to issue a Green Bond on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). The Growthpoint Green Bonds, for terms of five, seven and ten years, were issued and listed on the JSE on 9 March 2018.
  • Standard & Poors Downgrade Eskom Again March 2, 2018 Standard and Poors Global Ratings (S&P) this week downgraded South Africa’s state owned power utility Eskom’s long-term foreign and local currency corporate credit rating to ‘CCC+’.
  • Zimbabwe Lithium Production Gets Huge Boost February 13, 2018 Lithium production in Zimbabwe recently got a huge boost with the government sealing a deal with an as yet unnamed listed company for a project estimated to generate revenue of $1.4bn over a period of about eight years.