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On 6 April, the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) announced that the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Phindile Nzimande as chief executive officer (CEO) and full-time regulator member primarily responsible for the administration of the Energy Regulator.
In just under a year, over 28 tons of waste has already gone into Goodyear’s unique waste recycling facilities in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.
Joanne Yawitch has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of the National Business Initiative (NBI). Yawitch, who was the Deputy Director-General of Climate Change at the Department of Environmental Affairs, has led the climate change talks on behalf of the government.
Tuesday, 22 March 2011 14:09

Recent Soltrain workshop a huge success

Now in its third year, the Southern African Solar Thermal Training and Demonstration Initiative (Soltrain) recently ran a train-the-trainer workshop focussing on advanced solar cooling, which can be applied for the cooling of buildings, products and industrial processes.
The world’s poorest continent will see gross domestic product growth of 6% this year and, potentially, between 6.2% and 6.5% in 2012.
In February, the Chinese embassy in the Democratic Republic of Congo announced that China has signed a US$376-million deal to build a hydroelectric dam in the central-African country. The work is expected to create 2 000 jobs during its three-year construction phase and is funded using preferential loans from the China Exim Bank.
The South African president, Jacob Zuma, and the Mexican president, Felipe Calderon, has urged the United States to take stronger action on the issue of climate change. Both presidents, who are hosts of COP16 and COP17 respectively, have been working together and agreed that US president Barack Obama faces domestic political opposition to his taking the lead on emissions cutting agenda, and both called for faster action from Washington.
The South African petrochemical giant Sasol has confirmed that it will not continue with a planned coal-to-liquids plant project in Indonesia. Company spokeswoman, Jacqui O’Sullivan, said that Sasol will be focusing on more gas-to-liquids opportunities.
Tuesday, 22 March 2011 14:00

Trends in Chinese funding for Angola

According to a study by the United Nations (UN), the New Economic Partnership for African Development (NEPAD) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Angola could see a surge in Chinese investment by developing economic projects for specific areas.

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