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Rio Tinto unit signs up for 148 MW of solar

PV Magazine 07 Oct 2022
Richards Bay Minerals has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with French renewables developer Voltalia, which plans to build a 148 MW solar project in South Africa’s Limpopo province ... It described the planned installation as “the largest renewable energy site dedicated to a corporate client in South Africa.” ....

Kenyan leader, US special envoy hold talks amid Tigray peace push

Anadolu Agency 07 Oct 2022
Regional security was the main point of focus as Kenya’s president met the top American diplomat for the Horn of Africa on Friday ... Ruto emphasized the need for peace and stability for regional prosperity, while conveying Kenya’s appreciation for US efforts in the Horn of Africa, it added.

Xenophobia and the beggaring of neighbours

Mail Guardian South Africa 07 Oct 2022
In response to Operation Dudula, to Ramathuba, and to xenophobic expressions more generally, many have called for a renewal of ubuntu values. What is not seen, in all this, is a fulsome discussion of South Africa’s place in how the region can escape poverty ... In October 1997, Nyerere delivered a powerful speech to the parliament of South Africa.

Peace talks in Ethiopian conflict are delayed, diplomats say

Midland Daily News 07 Oct 2022
Ethiopia’s federal government on Wednesday said it had accepted an invitation from the chair of the African Union Commission to attend the peace talks in South Africa ... by former Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, a former deputy president of South Africa.

Migrants face tougher times in Meloni’s Italy

FX Empire 07 Oct 2022
Meloni has also called for a naval blockade of North Africa to prevent migrants from putting to sea and for renewed curbs on charity rescue ships ... But it is only valid till 2024 and he fears it will not be renewed by the new government.

South Africa submits $8.5bn plan for greener energy

Al Jazeera 06 Oct 2022
South Africa has submitted an investment plan to donors who have pledged $8.5bn to help the country’s transition to renewable energy, according to two sources familiar with the matter ... However, the shift of South Africa’s economy into renewable energy is estimated to cost at least $250bn over the next three decades.

Daystar Power to be acquired by Shell

Algeria Times 06 Oct 2022
... to C&I businesses across Africa ... We have had a long and established presence in West Africa and with Daystar Power, we are taking our first steps into the renewable power space,” said Thomas Brostrøm, Shell’s Executive Vice-President, Renewable Generation.

S.Africa submits plan for $8.5 bln in climate aid, sources say

Reuters 06 Oct 2022
JOHANNESBURG, Oct 6 (Reuters) - South Africa has submitted an investment plan to donors who have pledged $8.5 billion to accelerate the country's transition to renewable energy that could serve as a model for other emerging economies, two sources familiar with the matter said.

Voltalia wins 148-MW solar PPA for Rio Tinto's mineral sand ops in S Africa

Renewables Now 06 Oct 2022
Subscribe for Renewables Now's Corporate PPA Newsletter here for free! ... The Bolobedu project will create the largest renewable energy site dedicated to a corporate client in South Africa, Voltalia noted, adding that this will be its largest development in the country.

Rio Tinto sources Voltalia solar power for South Africa mine

Reuters 06 Oct 2022
JOHANNESBURG, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Rio Tinto's South Africa unit will source solar power from a plant built by France's Voltalia (VLTSA.PA), the mining firm said on Thursday, the latest to seek alternative electricity supply as South Africa's rolling power cuts hammer productivity.

Equity investment to back 150 MW of commercial solar in Africa

PV Magazine 06 Oct 2022
The Oslo-based commercial and industrial (C&I) solar-leasing business raised $74 million from equity investors last week in a deal announced at the Africa Renewables Investment Summit in Cape Town, South Africa, according to a report published by the Africa Solar Industry Association (AFSIA).

S. Africa seeks cabinet approval for $8.5 billion climate plan to curb coal use

Hindustan Times 06 Oct 2022
South Africa’s government will seek cabinet approval for an $8.5 billion plan to transition away from the use of coal to generate electricity in order to secure funding from some of the world’s richest nation ... The plan “outlines the investments required to achieve South Africa’s ambitious climate targets,” Magwenya said in a response to a query.

ImpactHER Founder, Efe Ukala, Makes Global Heroes Women Executives Role Model List 2022

This Day 06 Oct 2022
... support organisation in Africa ... She added that the recognition renews her commitment to doing her best to ensure that women in Africa and all around the world have access to opportunities that would improve their lives, the lives of their children, family, as well as businesses.

Sawiris plans to establish four new hotels in Egypt

Egypt Independent 06 Oct 2022
He explained that Orascom Investment Holding plans to work in Africa, especially to invest in new and renewable energy, as it has some of the most attractive countries for energy investment due to its high prices and the continent’s growing needs for electricity and energy.

NIGERIA : Shell moves into African renewables with Daystar Power

Africa Intelligence 06 Oct 2022
Shell has chosen Nigeria to make its first renewable energies acquisition in Africa. In late September, the British-Dutch major announced ....

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