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09/11/2018 - The African Development Bank and the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa, have signed a US$100 million and ZAR 1.3 billion loan agreement to finance industrial and infrastructure projects in South Africa and other African countries. This facility will support IDC in delivering on its industrial mandate.

Categories: South Africa, Private Sector, Partnerships


09/11/2018 - The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) has acquired an equity stake in the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank, formerly known as PTA.

Categories: South Africa, Partnerships


18/08/2017 - African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina and South African Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba, signed a Host Country Agreement on Friday, August 18, in Johannesburg, establishing the Bank’s Southern African Regional Development and Business Delivery Office in Pretoria, the country’s capital. The office will serve as one of five regional hubs for the pan-African development finance institution operations serving South, North, East, West and Central Africa.

Categories: South Africa, Partnerships, Regional Integration, The President


12/10/2016 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a Senior Loan of ZAR 570 million to South Africa’s Housing Investment Partners Trust 2 -HIP2), also known as Vulumnyango Trust, to help finance affordable housing programmes in the country. The loan will help improve access to long-term affordable housing finance to South Africa’s lower-middle income earners currently with limited opportunities to access affordable mortgages.

Categories: South Africa, Employment, Gender, Human Capital Development, Infrastructure, Private Sector


18/12/2014 - On December 18, 2014, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group approved a US $250-million loan to South African state-owned logistics company Transnet.

This loan, over 20 years, will enable Transnet to increase it goods capacity in order to meet the South African Government's strategy to transition goods transport from road to rail and ensure the viability of freight corridors. This assistance from the Bank will be particularly used to acquire locomotives in order to achieve a freight capacity of 176 million tonnes per year, against 80 million today.

Categories: South Africa, Transport, Infrastructure


21/08/2014 - The African Water Facility (AWF) offered on August 20, 2014 a €1.3 million grant to the Water Research Commission of the Republic of South Africa to improve water delivery services, an initiative that will be supported and driven by the beneficiary communities of Limpopo province. Over 20,000 people are expected to get improved access to water for domestic and agriculture purposes, among others.

Categories: South Africa, Agriculture & Agro-industries, Infrastructure, Water Supply & Sanitation, African Water Facility


25/06/2014 - On 23 June 2014, The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved a senior loan of USD 142 million, including a USD 41.5 million concessional financing from the Clean Technology Fund (CTF), to finance the construction of the 100 MW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant XiNa in South Africa. The XiNa Solar One project is the first renewable energy Independent Power Producer (IPP) and the first private sector Clean Technology Fund (CTF) that the AfDB has financed in South Africa.

Categories: South Africa, Energy & Power, Infrastructure, Environment, Private Sector, Climate Change, Information & Communication Technology, Board of Directors


08/04/2014 - Following the signing of the Capacity Building Project between the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Development Bank during the meetings of the African Heads of State and Government held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in January 2014, the AfDB formally launched the project in Centurion, South Africa, on April 7, 2014.

Categories: Ethiopia, South Africa, Energy & Power, NEPAD, Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), Employment, Information & Communication Technology, Infrastructure, Transport, Gender, Water Supply & Sanitation


20/11/2013 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) approved US $68 million in financing for the multinational Inga Site Development and Electricity Access Support Project (PASEL). The project will further the development of the Inga hydropower plant located on the banks of the Congo River with a vast hydro-electric potential estimated at 44,000 MW – half of the continent’s installed electricity capacity.

Categories: Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, Energy & Power, Climate Change, Infrastructure, ADF, NEPAD, Fragility & Resilience, Regional Integration, Board of Directors


19/06/2013 - Dr. Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), and Prof. David Malone, Rector of United Nations University (UNU), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to foster research and knowledge exchange on sustainable development in Africa.

Categories: Japan, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia, Education, Human Capital Development, Information & Communication Technology, The President


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