d.light, the global provider of transformational household products and affordable finance for low-income households, today announced a $30 million securitization facility has been successfully secured from the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank Group (TDB Group), with the capability to purchase up to $125 million of receivable assets.
In the heart of Africa, where the vast expanse of wilderness intertwines with rural simplicity, the first rays of the rising sun embroider intricate patterns of light and shadow. As the golden luminescence ripples through the dew-laden foliage, it awakens a world far removed from the frenetic pulse of urban cities.
The growing focus on energy transition can benefit Africa in numerous ways, including that the continent is already in the process of harnessing its vast supply of renewable energy to generate power, and is also gearing up to increase trade in its large store of critical minerals, needed for the global energy transition.
Wale Yusuff, the Managing Director of Wärtsilä in Nigeria, explains how businesses operating in energy-intensive industries like cement or steel are investing in flexible engine technologies to secure reliable and efficient power while also setting the perfect stage to make good on their decarbonisation objectives. Nigeria is a major industrial hub. It is home to […]
Gaia Fund Managers announces the launch of South Africa’s first specialist real estate investment trust (REIT) investing in on-site private electricity generation for commercial and industrial clients. In a first round of fundraising, Gaia Renewables REIT – as the fund is called – aims to attract R500 million from institutional investors, high-net-worth individuals, and family offices. The fund will allow […]
The Neutrino Energy Group is revolutionizing energy production with groundbreaking technologies and strategic partnerships In recent years, there has been a surge in the demand for sustainable energy solutions as the world grapples with growing environmental challenges and an increasing global population. Neutrino energy has emerged as a potentially limitless source of clean, renewable power, […]
They ability of engine power plants to run on green hydrogen fuel rather than gas or heavy fuel oil will be a key enabler of Africa’s renewable energy ambitions. The technology group Wärtsilä and WEC Energy Group have successfully tested the capabilities of a Wärtsilä engine running on 25 vol% hydrogen-blended fuel. The tests, which […]
by Marc Thiriet, Director, Africa, Wärtsilä Energy Africa’s ability to leapfrog traditional power systems and adopt renewables on a massive scale is not a fantasy. In-depth studies from Wärtsilä have demonstrated that with the adequate support of flexible power technologies, ambitious renewable energy objectives in Africa are not only achievable, they also represent the soundest and cheapest […]
By Tsanga Mukumba, Associate, and Jordan Moonsamy, Candidate Attorney, and overseen by Kieran Whyte, Partner, Head of Projects, and Virusha Subban, Partner, Head of Tax, Johannesburg. The introduction of an augmented and accelerated capital expenditure deduction for the cost of constructing renewable energy infrastructure in South Africa is a boon for companies that have not yet reached their […]
Leading Cleantech company becomes Africa’s first solar company to provide quality energy access for Africans. PAM Africa, a renewable energy company that provides quality energy access through Solar PV, Grids, Batteries, and Innovation, has today announced the launch of their Net-Zero Villages – a groundbreaking approach that consists of a community that is designed with […]
By Nonhlanhla Ntuli Eskom recently announced the implementation of stage six loadshedding and the National Energy Regulator of SA approved an 18.65% tariff hike by Eskom for the 2023/24 financial year. This as government has pleaded with consumers to reduce their electricity consumption. According to the EskomSePush app, the struggling power utility implemented 3 776 hours […]
The seventh edition of the Sub-Saharan Africa International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (SAIPEC) will run from 13-17 February at the Eko Convention Center in Lagos. The event will offer a host of B2B networking and partnership opportunities to drive regional collaborations through a week-long programme of activities. The conference will be hosted by the Petroleum […]
SA’s leading trade conference looks for real answers to hard questions from industry experts The importance of energy security in shaping South Africa’s economic future is a key focus at the Africa Automation and Technology Fair (AATF), the continent’s most comprehensive and focused automation platform. Taking place between 9-11 May 2023 at the Johannesburg Expo Centre […]
By Obbie Banda – Underwriter | Acting RLSF Coordinator, African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) The African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) issued the fifth policy under its Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF) in support of the 7.8 MW Nyamwamba II Run-of-the-River hydropower plant in Uganda on 19 May 2022; closing Phase 1 of RLSF, a liquidity instrument jointly founded […]