African Energy Chamber
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Demonizing Oil and Gas companies is not a constructive way forward on energy transition. Africa will push for “the Right to Drill”

African nations must and will take advantage of their hydrocarbon resources for economic development. Environmental sustainability is a part of it, not an impediment

In an article written for the Guardian newspaper this week, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa argued for an Apartheid-style boycott on coal, oil and gas companies as a solution to fight climate change and help ensure global environmental sustainability goals. “We must stop climate change.…

African Union of Housing Finance (AUHF)
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African Union for Housing Finance (AUHF) Cape Town Declaration provides 5 Point Plan for African Governments to address housing Finance Shortage

The most critical issue facing housing markets worldwide, whether in established or emerging markets, is housing affordability

Following the successful completion of their 35th Annual Conference, the members of the African Union for Housing Finance (AUHF.co.za) together agreed on a Cape Town Declaration on Housing Finance, at their Annual General Meeting on 6 November 2019.  The 35 active AUHF members expressed their commitment to realising housing affordability across the…

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Merck Foundation marks “World Diabetes Day 2019” in partnership with African First Ladies and Ministries of Health to increase the Diabetes experts nationwide

Merck Foundation to provide One and two Year on-line Post-graduate Diabetes Diploma and Masters from South Wales University for more than 180 doctors from 34 countries in Africa and Asia

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany marked ‘World Diabetes Day 2019’ by building diabetes care capacity in Africa and Asia. Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation explained, “We strongly believe that starting the “Merck Nationwide Diabetes Blue Points Project” is the right strategy to ensure…

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Highest ranking U.S. official on energy visits Southern Africa

While in Namibia Assistant Secretary Fannon engaged with the government to strengthen government-to-government relationships on mines and energy and also met with business leaders

Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR) Francis R. Fannon visited Sub-Saharan Africa from November 2 to 9, 2019, including South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana.  While in Namibia Assistant Secretary Fannon engaged with the government to strengthen government-to-government relationships on mines and energy and also met…

Source: Africa Oil Week |

Total builds on Brulpadda success to herald new era for South Africa

Total has made a gas condensate discovery on the Brulpadda prospects, located on Block 11B/12B in the Outeniqua Basin

One of the most important discoveries of the year took place 1785km off the southern coast of South Africa where Total has made a gas condensate discovery on the Brulpadda prospects, located on Block 11B/12B in the Outeniqua Basin. The exploration well encountered 57 metres of net gas condensate play…

EY
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Southern Africa’s Top Entrepreneurs Announced in Johannesburg, South Africa

This year’s finalist group and of course, the winners, have built businesses across all sectors offering innovation and exceptional acumen and leadership

Southern Africa’s top three entrepreneurs were named at the 22nd Annual EY (https://www.EY.com) World Entrepreneur Awards gala dinner in Johannesburg on Wednesday 13 November 2019. CEO’s, Founders, and leading entrepreneurs attended the Southern Africa programme of the world’s most prestigious business awards for entrepreneurs: the Global EY Entrepreneur Of The…

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Road freight in Sub-Saharan Africa goes digital with DHL’s Saloodo!

Digital freight forwarder Saloodo! today launched its digital logistics platform for shippers and transport providers in South Africa

First international digital road freight platform to be launched in the continent; Provides shippers and carriers a one-stop platform for road freight connections for domestic shipments within South Africa and international movements to several neighbouring countries; Further expansion to connect shippers and carriers within Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is planned for…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and African Development Bank partner to Support Development in Africa

The memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed at the Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa

Adam Boehler, Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), today joined Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group, to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) strengthening collaboration in support of development in Africa. The MOU was signed at the Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg,…

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U.S. provides Financing to Tetra4 to develop Energy Infrastructure in South Africa

First disbursement of $40 million loan will help advance energy security

Adam Boehler, Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), today announced the first disbursement of a $40 million loan to Tetra4 Proprietary Ltd. to support the development of critical gas infrastructure and advance energy security in South Africa. The announcement was made at the Africa Investment…

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Africa Investment Forum: Family businesses - an underestimated economic driving force

Family businesses by nature often build lasting relationships, valuable in any investment climate

Family businesses are rarely viewed as a sector which could influence economic growth, but the Africa Investment Forum is recognising them as important players on the continent. For the first time at a conference of this nature, families running business empires have been given a platform to share their views…