Eskom plans to add 4 GW of renewable power to the national grid

Eskom has launched a request for a proposal to lease land to add an estimated 4,000 MW of new renewable generation capacity to the national grid.

South Africa’s employment swings from Full-time employment to Part-time

Statistics South Africa’s Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) report for December 2021, released in March 2022, shows a “trade-off” between part-time and full-time employment in South Africa in 2021.

Chinese funding dominated Africa’s project market in 2021

Despite disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic, Africa started construction on more than $160 billion worth of projects in 2021. The Export-Import Bank of China is funding projects worth more than $15 billion that started construction work in 2021.

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Focus on Ghana: Key Development Areas

Focus on Ghana: Key Development Areas

The Government of Ghana has listed five key development areas in “The Coordinated Programme of Economic and Social Development Policies”. These development areas centres around socio-economic development, good governance, sustainable development and strengthening the country’s role in international affairs.

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Norfund and KLP to invest USD in CrossBoundary Energy

Norfund and KLP to invest USD in CrossBoundary Energy

According to a July 2022 press release, the Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries (Norfund) and Norway’s largest pension company, KLP, will jointly invest USD 40 million in equity in CrossBoundary Energy (CBE) to help the company expand its renewable energy solutions for businesses in Africa.

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