Tag: ELECTRICITY

We could stop tonnes of food losses by scaling these African-made low-tech cooling units
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We could stop tonnes of food losses by scaling these African-made low-tech cooling units

Staff Reporter - Mar 27, 2017

By Abdi Latif Dahir “How long is the shelf life for your fruits since you guys don’t have electricity or somewhere permanent to keep them?” John Mbindyo…

Investors shun Zambia’s energy sector . . . Want to know true cost of producing electricity
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Investors shun Zambia’s energy sector . . . Want to know true cost of producing electricity

Staff Reporter - Mar 20, 2017

By Jeff Kapembwa LUSAKA - Mining companies are not ready to invest in the Zambian power sector until its true cost is established to ensure investors make…

Regional power trade up
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Regional power trade up

Staff Reporter - Nov 25, 2016

> Tichaona Kurewa HARARE- REGIONAL electricity trading on the competitive market increased significantly among member states sparked by excess generation in some countries and under generation in…

Power pool to become competitive
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Power pool to become competitive

Staff Reporter - Oct 21, 2016

By Timo Shihepo WINDHOEK-IN an effort to overcome the regional power deficit by 2021, the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) is in the process of changing from operating…

Bots witnesses decrease in power generation
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Bots witnesses decrease in power generation

Staff Reporter - Jul 29, 2016

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone - Botswana’s ambitious plan to be a regional power exporter has been blighted by the latest official figures from parastatal, Statistics Botswana, showing…

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We’re tired of being in the dark – Adesina

Staff Reporter - Jun 29, 2016

By Nicholas Norbrook in Sharm el-Sheikh AfDB president Adesina wants to use the bank to de-risk investments in electricity and agriculture and so help transform the continent’s economies.…

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Rwanda aims to light up 70 percent of rural homes by 2017

Staff Reporter - Jun 10, 2016

Kigali - Rwanda has announced plans to connect at least 70 percent of rural households to electricity by 2017, according to the ministry of infrastructure. Rwanda rural…

Botswana moves towards energy sufficiency by 2019
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Botswana moves towards energy sufficiency by 2019

Staff Reporter - Apr 26, 2016

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone – United States-based International Business Monitor (IBM) says Botswana will experience electricity generation growth from 2019 onwards. Botswana relies on its neighbours for electricity,…

Five SADC countries in top 20 of electricity access
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Five SADC countries in top 20 of electricity access

Staff Reporter - Mar 25, 2016

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire Harare- Five SADC countries have been ranked highly among the top African 20 countries capable of providing electricity on a permanent basis to a…

Five SADC countries in top  20 of electricity access
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Five SADC countries in top 20 of electricity access

Staff Reporter - Mar 21, 2016

Lovemore Ranga Mataire Five SADC countries have been ranked highly among the top African 20 countries capable of providing electricity on a permanent basis to a large…

Consumers in for rough ride ahead
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Consumers in for rough ride ahead

Staff Reporter - Feb 26, 2016

> Magreth Nunuhe Windhoek – Economists predict tough and uncertain times ahead for 2016 and caution consumers to brace themselves for higher interest rates rise of electricity…

Are tariff increases the solution to region’s power woes
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Are tariff increases the solution to region’s power woes

Staff Reporter - Jan 25, 2016

> Tichaona Kurewa Bulawayo- Between April 2015 and January 2016 a SADC member states increased electricity tariffs or have applied to increase electricity tariffs promising to up…

Save water, produce energy, innovate to tackle climate change
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Save water, produce energy, innovate to tackle climate change

Staff Reporter - Jan 20, 2016

> Agathe Maupin Sustainable development summits and climate change negotiations have slowly but steadily paved the way to the recognition of the inextricable linkages between water, energy…

SADC, partners strategize on regional energy development
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SADC, partners strategize on regional energy development

Staff Reporter - Sep 29, 2015

The provision of reliable and sustainable energy continues to be a priority for southern Africa’s development agenda. The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has been experiencing energy…