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$35bn in pledges to Africa’s green revolution

8th September 2016 Heads of State and leaders of global organisations and companies dug deep on Wednesday to support the transformation of agriculture in Africa with pledges of more than $35-billion in additional funding. Strive Masiyiwa, chairman of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, told a gala dinner... 

NamPower to install 1m LED lightbulbs to reduce power consumption in Windhoek

7th September 2016 State-owned Namibian power utility NamPower has embarked on the installation of one-million power-saving light emitting diode (LED) lightbulbs to replace power-intensive incandescent lightbulbs as part of a project aimed at cutting down household power consumption in the capital Windhoek.... 

Agreement to build the Moloto Rail Development Corridor signed in China

7th September 2016 The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China Communications Construction Company to build the Moloto Rail Development Corridor, the Presidency said on Wednesday. In a statement, the Presidency said the MoU to explore various... 

World Bank advises Zambia to stop power and fuel subsidies

6th September 2016 The World Bank has advised the Zambian government to cut its expenditure bill by dropping a fuel and power subsidy programme which gobbles nearly $600-million in public funds from the treasury annually. In its latest country-focused cost-cutting advisory report, the global financial institution... 

Big bet on agriculture pays off for African nations

6th September 2016 A decade of paying intense attention to farming has generated “the most successful development effort” in African history, according to a report released by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) at the UN’s African headquarters on Tuesday. Analysis of AGRA’s 2016 African... 

Johannesburg residents could face fines for 'wasting' water

6th September 2016 Johannesburg residents could soon be fined for failing to abide by new water restrictions the City said on Tuesday. The restrictions are targeting domestic users who use more than 20 000 litres of water a month. 

P1bn debt burden weighs down top Botswana nickel miner

6th September 2016 Botswana’s top nickel miner Bamangwato Concession Limited (BCL) is sinking with a debt burden of at least P1-billion ($100-million) amid escalating costs of deep underground mining as nickel prices remain depressed on global commodity markets. Addressing President Lieutenant-General Seretse Khama... 

DA set to square off with Cabinet in high court over Dudu Myeni’s reappointment to SAA

5th September 2016 The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Monday announced it would be taking a decision by Cabinet to reappoint Dudu Myeni as South African Airways board chairwoman on review in the Western Cape High Court. “The DA is of the strong opinion that there is a prima facie case to be made that Ms Myeni’s... 

Brics leaders meet informally on the margins of the G20 summit in China

5th September 2016 The leaders of the Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (Brics) grouping of countries met informally on the sidelines of the G20 summit currently underway in Hangzhou, China, on Sunday. The leaders exchanged views on a wide range of global political, security, economic, and global... 

Myeni reappointed SAA chairperson

2nd September 2016 Contentious South African Airways (SAA) chairperson Dudu Myeni has been reappointed to the post, a Cabinet statement released on Friday said. Former SAA CFO Tryphosa Ramano will serve as deputy chairperson. 

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