Daily Archives: February 18, 2015
One of the key features of concentrated solar power (CSP) technology is the potential to operate with storage and provide a truly dispatchable renewable energy supply. With energy stability and supply a critical issue for South Africa, CSP is set to play a leading role in the energy mix.
Financial closure of over £450 million worth of wind farm developments were announced Friday as part of the government drive to diversify South Africa’s Renewable Energy Mix. The projects, based in the Northern Cape consist of 280 MW in Khobab and Loeriesfontein 2 with an additional 80MW situated at Noupoort in Umsobomvu.
ATHLONE SUBSIDIARY VANINGA ANNOUNCES BUSINESS CONNEXION AS KEYSTONE CUSTOMER FOR ITS FIRST DATA CENTRE IN MOZAMBIQUE
Vaninga, a subsidiary of Athlone Investments Limited (ATLN:TA), currently undergoing a brand change to APIO, is pleased to announce that it has received a Letter of Intent from Business Connexion (BCX) securing a three year deal for the provision of data centre services in Mozambique valued at between $US4m and $US5m over the term of the proposed agreement. BCX’s commitment effectively accounts for all of the capacity of the first phase of the modular data centre, currently under construction and due for completion by the end of February 2015 with services beginning mid-March 2015.
DealMakers’ 15th Annual Gala Award Banquet, held last night, on 17 February 2015 in Sandton, saw the acquisition of Compuscan by Actis being named the overall winner of the Catalyst Private Equity Deal of 2014, pinpointing it as the most notable private equity deal of the past year.
Sharp decline in 2014 cereal production due to irregular rains
La FAO octroie une aide urgente au Cap-Vert victime de la sécheresse / Les pluies irrégulières font chuter la production céréalière de 2014
La FAO fournira des semences de cultures vivrières, des aliments pour animaux et du matériel d’irrigation au goutte-à-goutte pour venir en aide à des milliers d’habitants de Cabo Verde dont la sécurité alimentaire et les moyens d’existence sont menacés par un fort recul de la production agricole dû à la sécheresse.
Keys Communications introduces its successful Township Wall Media to the rest of Africa, from Zimbabwe
Recent trends in rice production in Sub-Saharan Africa show significant opportunities for enhancing the performance of the rice sector in Africa. Most of the gains in yields and overall production can be attributed to recent initiatives that target boosting yields through improved production technologies, enhanced market efficiency, value addition and viable partnerships along the rice value chain.
Oil & Gas explorers need to rethink their capex on exploration activity in Africa in the light of the drop in the global oil price: PwC analysis
World Bank teams up with FAO and national authorities, provides $5 million for urgently-needed interventions
African countries have been urged to prioritise sustainable investment in people in order to propel faster development over the next decade.