Southern Africa

  • ChiNT Electric Rescues Zimbabwe Solar Project April 23, 2018 ChiNT Electric Rescues Zimbabwe Solar ProjectLeading Chinese industrial electrical equipment manufacturer and clean energy supplier Chint Electric has committed US$52 million as guarantee for a 100 MW solar project ear marked for Zimbabwe’s Matebeleland South province to the south west of the country.
  • US$14 billion Needed Annually for Sub-Saharan Africa Power Sector April 3, 2018 US$14 billion Needed Annually for Sub-Saharan Africa Power SectorThe 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 Sandton Central Supports Water Savings this World Water DayThursday 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 First Green Bond by Property Company on JSEGrowthpoint 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 & Poors Downgrade Eskom AgainStandard 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+’.