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14/02/2019 - Ensuring that the children of Africa are adequately prepared for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century, as defined by its fast-paced social, economic and technological change, requires the re-thinking and re-imagining of traditional approaches to learning. An education system that supports the development of skills such as problem solving, critical thinking and creativity will be crucial for success.

Categories: South Africa, Education, Human Capital Development

30/11/2018 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a senior loan of ZAR 3 billion to the 100 MW Redstone Concentrated Solar Power Project, which is expected to boost South Africa’s energy mix and hasten transition to renewable energy.

Categories: South Africa, Energy & Power

13/11/2018 - Investment opportunities presented by the African fashion industry was the main thrust behind a cocktail evening organised by the African Development Bank, together with the Gauteng Tourism Authority and the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency, during the just-ended Africa Investment Forum.

Categories: South Africa

13/11/2018 - Launched on the sidelines of the Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank in Busan in May 2018, the African Financial Alliance on Climate Change (AFAC) was the subject of a special session held at the Africa Investment Forum on November 7 in Johannesburg.

Categories: South Africa, Climate Change

13/11/2018 - The African Development Bank has launched the Africa Energy Portal (AEP) at the Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg.

Categories: South Africa, Climate Change, Energy & Power

12/11/2018 - The just-concluded Africa Investment Forum successfully convened key stakeholders, and provided an unprecedented platform for effective dialogue to drive investments into the continent. Running on the margins of the Forum, the Africa Energy Market Place (AEMP) progressed with country-specific discussions that began at the inaugural AEMP in July 2018 aimed at removing barriers to private sector investments in energy.

Categories: South Africa, Energy & Power

09/11/2018 - The curtain fell on a three-day marathon investment marketplace, on Friday, with transactions worth billions of dollars sealed.

The Africa Investment Forum ended on a high note with the closing panel comprising heads of Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) unanimously lauding the unique initiative, calling it an exceptional gathering that “exceeded all expectations.”

Categories: South Africa, Partnerships

09/11/2018 - Major Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) have agreed to join forces to help boost private investments in developing economies, particularly those in Africa. The commitment was made by high-profile representatives from development finance institutions in Europe, Africa and Asian at the Africa Investment Forum, in Johannesburg.

Categories: South Africa, Partnerships

09/11/2018 - The first of its kind transaction-based investment Forum in Africa, on Friday unveiled the conclusions of the boardroom sessions at the heart of the Forum, which brought together over 1,000 participants from government, the private sector, development finance institutions, commercial banks, and institutional investors such as sovereign wealth funds and pension funds.

Categories: South Africa, Partnerships

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

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