eSwatini

11-sep-2019

Eswatini’s ‘flag lady’ on the road to prosperity

Senteni Mahlalela is a 27-year-old woman who lives in Ezulwini, in the northwest of Eswatini, the historical center of the kingdom. Since 2017, she has worked along the Main Road 3 (MR3), a major highway that links some of the country’s most important cities, such as Matsapha, Mbabane, Manzini and Ngwenya. The MR3 is one of the busiest roads in the nation, crossing from the east to the west of the country. It is also a major part of the road network in southern Africa. Mahlalela used to work in a shop in her hometown, where she earned a small income and had few prospects. When she heard...
02-sep-2019

Economic recovery plan is on track and showing results, says finance minister of Eswatini’s new “Cabinet of CEOs”

Ezulwini, Eswatini, 2 September 2019 – The Kingdom of Eswatini has embarked on a recovery plan to fight its way out of an economic slump, the country’s Finance Minister Neal Rijkenberg said on Monday. Rijkenberg made the remarks during an official visit by African Development Bank Group President Akinwumi Adesina. He said the new government, which took office after elections in November 2018, had adopted a strategic roadmap to guide the economic recovery.  “We believe there’s not a problem we can’t solve … We believe that we’ve turned a corner. The indicators … are turning from...
29-aoû-2019

African Development Bank President to visit the Kingdom of Eswatini

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, August 29 - African Development Bank Group President Akinwumi Adesina arrives in the Kingdom of Eswatini on Saturday for an official visit, which will include a trip to one of the major Bank-funded projects in the country. Adesina will meet with Eswatini Minister of Finance Neal Rijkenberg. “Eswatini is a strategic partner in the African Development Bank’s efforts to accelerate development in southern Africa, and has played a key role in executing two of the Bank’s High 5 priority areas, namely regional integration and feed Africa,...
26-aoû-2019

Swaziland - Mbabane Bypass Road Project - Project Completion Report (PCR)

To fill the missing link on the Matsapha-Mbabane-Ngwenya corridor and provide the vital link towards enhancing regional integration through development of the east/west corridor which forms part of Swaziland’s commitment to the SATCC protocol; to ease the traffic flow between the South African border and the interior part of Swaziland which is currently the most heavily trafficked road in the country; to contribute towards achieving the sector goal by providing an efficient and cost-effective transport system for both national and international traffic within Swaziland; and to enhance...
21-aoû-2019

EOI - eSwatini - Consultancy Services for Mkhondvo-Ngwavuma Water Augmentation Project

The Kingdom of Eswatini has applied for financing from the African Development Bank toward the cost of the Mkhondvo-Ngwavuma Water Augmentation Project (MNWAP), and intends to apply part of the agreed amount for this loan to payments under the contract for consultancy services for the Mkhondvo Ngwavuma Water Augmentation project. Disbursement, in respect of any contract signed, will be subject to approval of the financing by the Bank.
22-juil-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-juin-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-juin-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-juin-2019

Les dirigeants africains partagent leur vision d’un continent intégré

Les dirigeants de quatre pays africains ont présenté mercredi leur vision d’une Afrique intégrée et sans frontières, capable de favoriser la croissance et le développement économiques. Ces dirigeants ont pris la parole lors d’un dialogue présidentiel de haut niveau au 2è jour des Assemblées annuelles 2019 de la Banque africaine de développement. Le président Akinwumi Adesina de la Banque africaine de développement s’est joint aux membres du panel – le président Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo de la Guinée équatoriale, le président Félix Tshisekedi  de la République démocratique...
12-juin-2019

Assemblées annuelles de la Banque africaine de développement : le président Adesina appelle à « faire tomber les murs pour intégrer l’Afrique »

Les dirigeants africains ont souligné, mercredi 12 juin, l’urgence d’activer le processus d’intégration régionale pour accélérer la transformation économique du continent. Cet appel commun a été lancé lors de la cérémonie d’ouverture des Assemblées annuelles de la Banque africaine de développement à Malabo, en Guinée équatoriale, placées sous le thème de « L’intégration régionale pour la prospérité économique de l’Afrique ». « Séparée et divisée, l’Afrique est affaiblie. Rassemblée et unie, l’Afrique est inarrêtable », a déclaré Akinwumi Adesina, président de la Banque, dans l’...
06-juin-2019

Swaziland - Projet de route Mbabane Mhlambanyatsi - REPP

06-juin-2019

Swaziland - Projet de route Mbabane Mhlambanyatsi - REPP

13-mai-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-mai-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-avr-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-avr-2019

Perspectives économiques régionales 2019 - Afrique australe

Les Perspectives économiques en Afrique australe examinent les conditions macroéconomiques dans les 13 pays que comprend la région de l’Afrique australe de la Banque africaine de développement. La première partie met en évidence les tendances de la croissance et fournit des projections pour 2019 et 2020 en examinant les principaux moteurs de croissance en fonction des conditions mondiales, régionales et nationales qui prévalent. elle examine aussi les politiques financières et structurelles et comment elles façonnent la croissance actuelle et future. elle évoque enfin les performances de la...
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...