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13/06/2019 - The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs of the Government of the Swiss Confederation (SECO) and the African Development Bank on Thursday signed two agreements to fund African initiatives on the sidelines of the Bank’s 2019 Annual Meetings.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Equatorial Guinea, South Africa, Switzerland, Partnerships


06/06/2019 - Pumza Mbulekwua and Phie Nxumalo are working in male-dominated fields - construction and engineering. The pair both had their Bachelor’s degrees funded by Eskom, as part of its efforts to groom specialists to augment the workforce at its Medupi Power Station.

Categories: South Africa, Energy & Power


05/06/2019 - For many years, Sarina Malatji dreamed about helping out her community. She grew up in a community where few young people could afford an education. Today, she has not only educated herself, but she is also contributing towards the education of others.

Malatji was raised in Limpopo Province where the scorching sun and bushveld disadvantage reign.

Categories: South Africa, Energy & Power


28/05/2019 - Medupi is the largest dry-cooled coal-fired plant in Africa, with six boilers that will produce 4,764MW of power, at peak operation. The African Development Bank Group signed a loan agreement with Eskom in 2009, with the overall intent to not only increase the country’s power generation, but also increase the socio-economic positioning of the entire Limpopo Province in South Africa.

Categories: South Africa, Energy & Power


01/04/2019 - Creating space for more women in the African procurement market was at the heart of a technical workshop organised last Thursday and Friday by the African Development Bank.

Categories: South Africa, Gender


01/03/2019 - The Bank’s regional governors from southern Africa gathered yesterday to consider and discuss the work of the African Development Bank in the past year, following detailed presentations by the Bank’s senior management and an opening speech of welcome by Bank President Akinwumi Adesina.

Categories: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, São Tomé and Príncipe, South Africa, eSwatini, Zambia, Zimbabwe, The President


01/03/2019 - The African Development Bank has approved the recommendations of the third Monitoring Report of the Independent Review Mechanism on the Implementation of the Updated Management Action Plan for Eskom South Africa’s Medupi Power Project.

Categories: South Africa, Independent Review Mechanism (IRM)


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


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