eSwatini

22-Jul-2019

Bank-financed project brings hope to water-starved Eswatini communities

The Ezulwini Valley in northwest of Eswatini is surrounded to the east by low mountains and is home to about 26,000 people. Currently the water supply in the area is both unreliable and inadequate. Sithembiso Nhlabatsi, a 40-year-old casual laborer, lives with his daughter and his three sisters in the town of Ebuka, in the municipality of Ezulwini. They use community water, managed by a committee, whose members are elected by the local elders. In Ebuka, the water is sourced from a river, which means that the untreated water is not fit for human consumption, and the available quantity...
18-Jun-2019

African Development Bank to hold first Business Opportunities Seminar in the Kingdom of Eswatini

Who:  Ministry of Finance, Business Eswatini and the African Development Bank What:  Eswatini Business Opportunities Seminar Where:  Royal Swazi Spa Hotel, Lobamba,  Eswatini When:  22 May 2019 The African Development Bank, in partnership with the Ministry of Finance of the Kingdom of Eswatini and Business Eswatini, will host a Business Opportunities Seminar in Lobamba on 22 May 2019. The seminar will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 pm at the Royal Swazi Spa Hotel, Lobamba, Eswatini. It aims to showcase the Bank’s financing windows and...
13-Jun-2019

SPN – Eswatini - Construction of Manzini Golf Course Interchange

This Invitation for Bidding follows the General Procurement Notice (GPN) for this Project that appeared on the United Nations Development BusinessWebsite on February07, 2019 and Times Of Swaziland on 12 February 2019,and on the African Development Bank’s Internet Website (www.afdb.org).. The Government of the Kingdom ofEswatinihas received a loan from the African Development Bank to finance the Manzini Golf Course Interchange.Itisintendedthatpart of the proceeds of this loanwill be appliedto cover eligible payments under the contract for the Construction of the Golf Course Interchange.
12-Jun-2019

African leaders share their vision for an integrated continent

Leaders from four African countries on Wednesday shared their vision for an integrated and borderless Africa that would foster economic growth and development. The leaders spoke during a high-level presidential dialogue on day two of the African Development Bank’s 2019 Annual Meetings. The panelists – President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea, President Felix Tshsekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Prime Minister of eSwatini Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini and his majesty King Letsie III of Lesotho – were joined by African Development Bank President Akinwumi...
12-Jun-2019

“To integrate Africa, bring down the walls,” Adesina urges at 2019 African Development Bank Annual Meetings Open in Malabo

African leaders on Wednesday underscored the urgent need to fast-track the continent’s regional integration process in order to accelerate Africa’s economic transformation. The call was made at the opening ceremony of the Bank’s 2019 Annual Meetings, in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, with the theme: “Regional Integration for Africa’s Economic Prosperity.” “Apart and divided, Africa is weakened. Together and united, Africa will be unstoppable,” the Bank’s President Akinwumi Adesina told delegates at the packed Sipopo Conference Center. Adesina urged African governments to work toward...
06-Jun-2019

Swaziland - Projet de route Mbabane Mhlambanyatsi - REPP

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...
12-Apr-2019

eSwatini - Country Strategy Paper 2014-2018

The Kingdom of Swaziland is a small, landlocked, open economy, with close trade and financial ties with South Africa. Around 70 percent of Swaziland’s 1.1 million people are based in rural areas, with livelihoods predominantly dependent on subsistence agriculture. The Swazi economy is mainly driven by its membership of the South African Customs Union (SACU) and the Common Monetary Area (CMA). SACU revenues make up almost 60 percent of government revenue. Through the country’s membership to the CMA, the Swazi lilangeni exchanges at parity with the rand, this also is legal tender in the country.
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-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...
25-Feb-2019

EOI - Eswatini - The Upgrade of the Section of the Railway Line from Sidvokodvo to Phuzumoya of the Eswatini Rail Link Project – contract for Preconstruction and Detailed/ Final Design Services

The Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini has received financing from the African Development Bank toward the cost of Detailed Design for the Eswatini Rail Link Project(Sidvokodvo and Phuzumoya) a Package under theDevelopment of the Manzini Golf Course Interchange Project, and intends to apply part of the amount for this loan to payments under the contract for Preconstruction and Detailed/ Final Design Services. 
25-Feb-2019

EOI - Eswatini - Design Review, Preconstruction and Construction Supervision Services

The Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini has requested financing from the African Development Bank toward the cost of the Development of the Manzini Golf Course Interchange Project, and intends to apply part of the amount for this loan to payments under the contract for Implementation, Design Review, Preconstruction and Construction Supervision Services.
25-Feb-2019

EOI - Eswatini - Road Safety Audit and Inspection Services

The Government of the Kingdom of  Eswatini has requested financing from the African Development Bank toward the cost of the Development of the Manzini Golf Course Interchange Project, and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this loan to payments under the contract for the Road Safety Audit and Inspection Services on the project.  The objective of the Road Safety Auditing and Inspection is to identify road safety deficiencies at various stages in the development of the road project so that they can be eliminated or mitigated at the most opportune time to reduce costs and...
12-Feb-2019

EOI – Eswatini - Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services for Road Safety Audits and Inspection Services - Construction of Manzini Golf Course Interchange

The Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini has requested financing from the African Development Bank toward the cost of the Development of the Manzini Golf Course Interchange Project, and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this loan to payments under the contract for the Road Safety Audit and Inspection Services on the project. The objective of the Road Safety Auditing and Inspection is to identify road safety deficiencies at various stages in the development of the road project so that they can be eliminated or mitigated at the most opportune time to reduce costs and minimize...
12-Feb-2019

EOI – Eswatini - Design Review, Preconstruction and Construction Supervision Services - Construction of the Manzini Golf Course Interchange Project

The Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini has requested financing from the African Development Bank toward the cost of the Development of the Manzini Golf Course Interchange Project, and intends to apply part of the amount for this loan to payments under the contract for Implementation, Design Review, Preconstruction and Construction Supervision Services.   
07-Feb-2019

GPN – Eswatini - Construction of Manzini Golf Course Interchange

The Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini has received a financing from the African Development Bank to finance the Manzini Golf Course Interchange Project. The principal objectives of this project are to improve regional interconnectivity thus improve efficiency within the trade value-chain, particularly on exports, to increase trade flow and generate revenue for the country and thus reduce poverty as well as reducing vehicle operating cost on the route, improve mobility and road safety through reduced road accidents on the MR3. The project is also expected to provide gender balanced...
06-Feb-2019

Eswatini on track to strong growth, African Development Bank team concludes after consultation mission

The Kingdom of Eswatini is on track for progress following encouraging country performance in execution of ongoing projects, Executive Directors of the African Development Bank concluded following a consultative mission to the southern African nation. The delegation of nine directors met with Prime Minister Ambrose M. Dlamini and several members of his cabinet including Minister of Finance and Bank Group Governor, Neal Rijkenberg, Minister of Economic Planning and Development, Tambo Gina; Minister of Agriculture, Jabulani Mabuza and Natural Resources and Energy Minister, Peter Bhembe....
18-Jan-2019

African Development Bank’s Executive Directors to visit the Kingdom of Eswatini

A team of ten Executive Directors (EDs) from the African Development Bank will be on a three-day stakeholder consultation mission in the Kingdom of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) over the period 27-30 January 2019. The ED delegation, accompanied by Josephine Ngure, the Bank Group’s Deputy Director General for the Southern Africa Region and Country Manager for the Kingdom of Eswatini, will hold consultative meetings with the Ministers of Finance; Economic Planning and Development; Agriculture; and Natural Resources and Energy; private sector representatives, civil society organisations and...
18-Jan-2019

African Development Bank’s Executive Directors to visit the Kingdom of Eswatini

A team of ten Executive Directors (EDs) from the African Development Bank will be on a three-day stakeholder consultation mission in the Kingdom of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) over the period 27-30 January 2019. The ED delegation, accompanied by Josephine Ngure, the Bank Group’s Deputy Director General for the Southern Africa Region and Country Manager for the Kingdom of Eswatini, will hold consultative meetings with the Ministers of Finance; Economic Planning and Development; Agriculture; and Natural Resources and Energy; private sector representatives, civil society organisations and...