South Africa

05-Jun-2019

South Africa: African Development Bank Group Supports Skills Development in Eskom’s Medupi Power Plant

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. She worked for the state power utility Eskom until 2011, when she left to start her own cleaning business – Green Dot - which currently employs 115 people at the Medupi power plant, one of the largest energy projects undertaken in South Africa...
24-May-2019

GPN - Fund for Africa Private Sector Assistance (FAPA): Private Sector Investment Initiative for Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in Africa - PECG

The Climate Change and Green growth Department (PECG)has received a grant from the African Development Bank’s Fund for African Private Sector Assistance to finance the Scaling up  Private Sector Capacity and Investment for Climate Change and Green Growth Projects in five pilot countries :Egypt, Morocco, Angola, Mozambique, Nigeria and South Africa. The overall goal of the projectis to enable Africa’s private sector participation into climate-related investments that support the implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in Africa under the Paris Agreement
13-May-2019

Southern Africa Quarterly Review and Analysis – 1st Quarter 2013 - Issue 8

Southern Africa is projected to grow at 4.4 percent in 2013. A strong first quarter performance in many of the countries set the region on course towards this growth rate. In Angola, despite a slight deceleration of output in the non-oil sector, growth remained quite healthy, supported by oil production. Botswana maintained strong growth on the back of a resurging mining sector. Lesotho maintained positive growth that largely reflected the mining and textile sub-sectors’ good sustained performance, while in Malawi growth rebounded in the first quarter, with the main drivers being improved...
13-May-2019

Southern Africa Quarterly Review and Analysis – 2nd Quarter 2013 - Issue 9

Economic activity in Southern Africa remained quite strong in the second quarter, giving optimism that the region is on course to attain a projected annual average growth rate of 4.4 percent. Angola witnessed a pickup in growth in the non-oil sector, which combined with strong oil production to maintain a healthy second quarter performance. Botswana sustained its strong growth on the back of a resurging mining sector. However, recent adverse weather conditions in the country moderated overall growth during the second quarter. Growth was positive in Lesotho, largely reflecting good performance...
15-Apr-2019

Management Response to the Third IRM Monitoring Report - MEDUPI POWER PROJECT

04-Apr-2019

Regional Economic Outlook 2019 - Southern Africa

The Southern Africa economic Outlook reviews macroeconomic conditions in the 13 countries comprising the African Development Bank’s Southern Africa region. The first part highlights growth trends and provides projections for 2019 and 2020 by examining the main drivers of growth based on prevailing global, regional, and domestic conditions. It also examines financial and structural policies and how they shape current and future growth. It then discusses the region’s performance on inequality, employment, structural change, and poverty reduction. The second part discusses the region’s...
01-Apr-2019

African Development Bank advances gender equality in African procurement

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. The Bank is spearheading gender mainstreaming actions in procurement on the African continent. It held a technical workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa, which agreed an action plan on implementing targets for the achievement of gender equality in Africa’s procurement sector and in the delivery of vital goods and services. The two main objectives of the workshop were to bring senior policy makers together with...
01-Apr-2019

African Development Bank advances gender equality in African procurement

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. The Bank is spearheading gender mainstreaming actions in procurement on the African continent. It held a technical workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa, which agreed an action plan on implementing targets for the achievement of gender equality in Africa’s procurement sector and in the delivery of vital goods and services. The two main objectives of the workshop were to bring senior policy makers together with...
01-Mar-2019

Southern African Governors supportive of African Development Bank’s efforts for increased development impact in the region

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. “We are working hard for a much-transformed Southern Africa,” Adesina told governors. Governors commented in detail on the Bank’s transformative projects in the region, and shared their concerns to ensure that their countries’ recent improvement in economic growth would continue to be reflected in solid...
01-Mar-2019

South Africa: African Development Bank Board approves third monitoring report on management action plan for Eskom’s Medupi Power Project

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. The Medupi Power Project, which is currently under construction, is a 4,764 MW coal-fired power plant in Lephalalae, Limpopo Province, South Africa. The approval by the Board of Directors of the Bank paves the way for the Independent Review Mechanism (IRM) to undertake the fourth annual monitoring of the Medupi Power Project in 2019, in line with...
26-Feb-2019

EOI - Recrutement d’un consultant national individuel dans le cadre d’une évaluation ciblée sur le thème : « les ressources minières au cœur de la transformation structurelle de l’économie sénégalaise

Le Mécanisme africain d’évaluation par les pairs (MAEP) a bénéficié d’un financement de la Banque africaine de développement dans le cadre du Projet d’appui institutionnel au MAEP. Le Mécanisme entend consacrer une partie du montant de cette subvention au paiement des services d’un (01) consultant national expérimenté pour la conduite d’une évaluation ciblée sur le thème : « Les ressources minières au cœur de la transformation structurelle de l’économie sénégalaise ».
25-Feb-2019

Project Summary Note - SA Commuter Transit - South Africa

The Project entails funding of a mass transit financial solutions provider that on lends to small and medium enterprises (“SMEs”) that may otherwise not be able to access traditional financing. With the funding, SMEs will acquire fuel efficient, environmentally-friendly, quality vehicles (minibus taxis) to be used for mass transit across South Africa.
14-Feb-2019

South Africa hosts first-ever Africa Continental Play-based Learning Conference

Ensuring that the children of Africa are adequately prepared for the challenges and opportunities of the 21stcentury, 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. A growing body of research is pointing to play-based learning as a key means of improving children’s academic performance and personal development. From infancy, children have a...
26-Nov-2018

Mozambique making considerable economic and social progress, says African Development Bank Country report

Mozambique has made significant strides despite an economic slump over the past two years, according to the latest African Development Bank Country Result Brief. Between 2004 and 2015, Mozambique was one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies, but a drop in GDP growth poses a number of challenges for the Southern African coastal economy.   "This result brief highlights the country's efforts to achieve an inclusive and green development model that can effectively reduce poverty through structural transformation and industrialization, generating decent jobs and properly harnessing the...
19-Nov-2018

PPM - South Africa - eThala Biomass to Power - eThala Management Systems

PPM - South Africa - eThala Biomass to Power - eThala Management Systems (112 kB)
09-Nov-2018

Africa Investment Forum delegates underscore pathways to Africa’s rapid industrialisation

The industrialise Africa session at the Africa Investment Forum ran late into the evening on Thursday, with delegates focussing on how to drive investment, expand trade and industry and create African industrial champions. Among the panellists were  Ibrahim Mayaki, CEO of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD); Emma Wade-Smith, British Trade Commissioner for Africa, and Geoffrey Qhena, CEO of South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). Wade-Smith says that the UK wants to become the leading investment and trading partner with Africa among the Group of...
08-Nov-2018

2018 Africa investment forum Opening Video

24-Oct-2018

PPM – South Africa - Enterprise Development Pilot Programme - EDPP

PPM – South Africa - Enterprise Development Pilot Programme - EDPP (68 kB)
24-Oct-2018

PPM – South Africa - Mission ZA 1510 wrc Eastern Cape

PPM – South Africa - Mission ZA 1510 wrc Eastern Cape 
18-Oct-2018

South Africa - Eskom Distributed Battery Storage Program – ESMF Summary

The Battery Program proposed to be implementing with financing from the African Development Bank and the World Bank will consist of supplying, installing and operating distributed battery storage infrastructure at Eskom sub-stations including sub-stations located at existing Variable Renewable Energy (VRE) plants operated by Eskom Renewables (including the Bank-funded 100 MW Sere wind farm), upcoming distributed solar PV to be implemented by Eskom Distribution, and the new REIPPP sites. The Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) will be used to assist peak shaving, frequency support and...