Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

Minister Mkhize to brief the Media on progress in the implementation of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Programme

Minister Mkhize will outline the progress made by Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) since the beginning of the year, especially as it relates to key programmes

The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Zweli Mkhize will brief media on Thursday, 13 December 2018 on the work of CoGTA this year. With 2018 drawing to a close, Minister Mkhize will outline the progress made by CoGTA since the beginning of the year, especially as it…

Source: Embassy of the Republic of Angola in Japan |

Minister of Energy and Water Visits Japan

Since June 2017, experts from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Tokyo Electric Power Services Co. Ltd. (TEPSCO) have carried out a study of Angola’s energy needs as part of the Electricity Master Plan (2018-2040)

The Minister of Energy and Water, H. E. Mr. João Baptista Borges, is in Japan for a four-day visit at the invitation of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The Minister leads an important delegation composed of senior representatives of the Public Electricity Generation Company (PRODEL-EP), the National Electricity Distribution…

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Source: GROHE |

Students from Peru Receive the "Water Research Prize" at the World Architecture Festival

GROHE, founding partner of the World Architecture Festival (WAF), sponsors 10,000 pounds’ prize money for the research prize

Project about water management system for communities in the Amazon Rainforest succeeds against sixty other projects; GROHE (www.GROHE.com), founding partner of the World Architecture Festival (WAF), sponsors 10,000 pounds’ prize money for the research prize; At WAF over 500 projects have been judged; WOHA Architects from Singapore received the award “World…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) finalises hearings with Water and Sanitation Department and Water Trading Entity

The committee wants the department to stick to the approved organogram and not create new positions because that will have an impact on the budget allocated for compensation of employees

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) today concluded the hearings with the Department of Water and Sanitation and the Water Trading Entity (WTE) on irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure, accruals, payables, deviations, expansions, internal controls and leadership in the department. Scopa has told the department to sort out its…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

The Deputy Secretary-General Remarks to the African Youth Development Summit

There are 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24 in the world today, and Africa is the youngest continent

It is wonderful to be here today at the African Youth Development Summit to talk with you about youth leadership, the participation of young women and men in Africa’s development, and the obstacles that stand in their way. Globally, today’s young people are a historic phenomenon — the largest cohort…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) questions value for money of unplanned projects that have bankrupted Water and Sanitation Department

Scopa also wants the payment breakdown of the R124,6 million spent on the planning of the Umzimvubu Water Project, since the construction of the dam has not even started

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) has questioned the value for money of 10 Department of Water and Sanitation projects that were undertaken, but not budgeted for. Some of these projects have over-run and the department has overspent on some and extended others. Scopa questioned the unauthorised expenditure of…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) to Meet with Special Investigating Unit (SIU) for Progress Update

Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) will also meet with the National Treasury on the challenges confronting the Department of Water and Sanitation

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) will this afternoon meet with the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) for an update on progress with cases that have been reported on and others still being investigated. SCOPA will also meet with the National Treasury on the challenges confronting the Department of Water…

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Source: United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) |

Africities 8 Summit – Marrakech, November 20-24, 2018: The Highlights

The Africities Summit 2018 in Marrakech has proven itself to be the most important democratic gathering in Africa

An unprecedented participation of 8300 participants represented more than 77 countries, including 53 African countries and nearly 3,000 local elected representatives, mayors and other leaders of local and subnational governments. The Africities Summit 2018 (www.Africities.org) in Marrakech has proven itself to be the most important democratic gathering in Africa. Download Summary of Sessions Here https://bit.ly/2Aqgz0o " The Africities Summit gave a…

Source: Ecobank |

Ecobank’s staff volunteer and fundraise to help orphanages on the 6th Ecobank Day

In Lomé, where Ecobank is headquartered, the bank is supporting a local SOS Children’s Villages orphanage, where more than 100 orphans between 8 and 15 years live

Ecobank (Ecobank.com) employees and management in each of the pan-African bank’s 33 affiliate countries have again displayed their social conscience, care and commitment to the local communities in which they operate by giving up their free time for a day to volunteer and fundraise. Saturday November 17th was the sixth…

Source: European Investment Bank (EIB) |

Strong European Investment Bank (EIB) support to Nachtigal hydropower plant in Cameroon

EUR 50 million long term loan to the largest private sector project in the power sector in Africa in 2018; increasing country’s electricity supply by 30% through clean and low-cost energy while catalysing economic growth; up to 1,500 direct jobs created during peak construction periods

At its Africa Day in Addis Ababa, the European Investment Bank announced today its strong support for the construction of a 420-MW hydropower project in Cameroon. The EIB will provide a EUR 50 million long term project finance loan to NHPC (Nachtigal Hydro Power Company) under the Impact Financing Envelope…