The role of solar energy in tackling the energy crisis in South Africa

Scatec currently has 448 MW of photovoltaic solar panels in operation in South Africa. Image: Scatec. In an effort to alleviate crippling electricity supply constraints and reduce the use of advanced diesel power plants, the South African government last August launched a technology-independent emergency tender for 2 GW of production …

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South Sudan: New funding to address acute food insecurity and the locust crisis – South Sudan

WASHINGTON, June 8, 2021– South Sudan will benefit from two new projects totaling $ 116 million that aim to build the capacity of farmers, improve agricultural production and restore livelihoods and food security. South Sudan faces increasing levels of food insecurity despite increased production, with exceptionally high food prices limiting …

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New funding to address acute food insecurity and the Desert Locust crisis

WASHINGTON, June 8, 2021– South Sudan will benefit from two new projects totaling $ 116 million that aim to build the capacity of farmers, improve agricultural production and restore livelihoods and food security. South Sudan faces increasing levels of food insecurity despite increased production, with exceptionally high food prices limiting …

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De Kock helps South Africa get ahead of the West Indies

Published on: 06/11/2021 – 9:34 PM Gros-Islet (Saint Lucia) (AFP) Quinton de Kock threw up a failing attack as he hit an unbeaten 141 to take South Africa to a total of 322 first innings and a dominant tea lead on day two of the first test in St. Lucia …

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South Africa’s telecommunications watchdog is expected to reach agreement with two companies by end of August

JOHANNESBURG, June 11 (Reuters) – The South African telecommunications regulator said on Friday that ongoing negotiations with two companies over the dispute over the government’s proposed spectrum auction would be resolved by the end of August. “We should be in a good position to reach an amicable settlement agreement by …

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Gift of the Gives gets green light to drill boreholes in two Johannesburg hospitals

Gift of the Gives has been approved to drill boreholes in other hospitals in Johannesburg. Gauteng Health Department has granted the Gift of the Gives Foundation permission to drill boreholes at Helen Joseph Hospital and Rahima Moosa Hospital. The foundation’s water supply initiative came after the city of Johannesburg experienced …

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BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust Plc

BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust plc(LEI: 549300MS535KC2WH4082) AGM Results BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust plc announces that at today’s annual general meeting all 13 resolutions were duly passed by poll. The full text of the resolutions is available in the Notice of General Meeting appearing in the Annual Report and the Annual …

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Vaccines for all or apartheid of vaccines? by Gordon Brown

The G7 summit in Cornwall will determine who is vaccinated against COVID-19 and safe and who remains unvaccinated and at risk. Leaders in rich countries may be tempted to share surplus vaccines rather than fund the additional costs of global immunization, but that will not be enough. LONDON – The …

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South Africa’s Tokyo Olympics Team Kit Celebrates Local Creators

The South African team unveiled their kit for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics on Thursday, showcasing relaxed and comfortable styling from four local designers. The kit was modeled at the launch by long jumper Kgotso Mokeona, swimmer Erin Gallagher, canoeist Bridgitte Hartley and Paralympic shot put athlete Tyrone Pillay. The …

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Climate change is a threat to transport systems in Africa: what to do

Worst disruption to Tanzania’s multimodal transport networks could lead to losses of up to $ 1.4 million per day Transport infrastructure, such as roads and rail systems, is one of the sectors most threatened by climate change. Extreme weather events, such as flooding, sea level rise and storm surges, repeatedly …

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