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Joint Statement of the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the African Development Bank in relation to South Africa’s Just Energy Transition process

The African Development Bank is playing a leading role in supporting African countries on their just energy transition journeys with policy advice, technical assistance, and financing

South Africa submitted an ambitious Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) prior to COP 26. At COP26, the South African government also forged the Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) jointly with the governments of the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Germany and the European Union. Under the JETP, partner governments pledged…

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South Africa’s energy transition needs full financial support, says African Development Bank Group President

The African Development Bank estimates that South Africa would need more than $30 billion for transition to renewable energy

African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) President Dr Akinwumi Adesina has assured South Africa of the Bank’s strong support as the country transitions from fossil fuel to renewable energy. Adesina told Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, that the Bank was in the process of setting up an African…

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African Development Bank Head Celebrates Food ‘Milestone for Africa’ at the Launch of First Special Agriculture Industrial Zone in Mozambique

As war in Ukraine threatens Africa’s food supplies, African Development Bank head says agricultural zones hold the key

African Development Bank head Akinwumi A. Adesina (www.AfDB.org) joined President of the Republic of Mozambique Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, to launch the “milestone” Pemba-Lichinga Integrated Development Corridor on Saturday, in Mozambique’s northern Niassa province. The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund, the concessional window of the African Development Bank…

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Radio News Release (Soundbite): African Development Bank pledges $2.8 billion to South Africa over five years

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African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) President Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina has pledged his institution’s support for South Africa, announcing a $2.8 billion package for the country over the next five years. Some $400 million (ZAR 6 billion) will support South Africa’s Eskom and the country’s energy transition. Adesina was speaking…

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South African Investment Conference Highlights Nation’s Resilience

African Development Bank pledges $2.8 billion to South Africa over five years

African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) President Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina has pledged his institution’s support for South Africa, announcing a $2.8 billion package for the country over the next five years. Some $400 million (ZAR 6 billion) will support South Africa’s Eskom and the country’s energy transition. Adesina was speaking…

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African Development Bank Group President Akinwumi Adesina begins official visit to South Africa

Adesina will meet South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, and various government and industry leaders

African Development Bank head Dr. Akinwumi A Adesina (www.AfDB.org) is in Johannesburg at the start of a three-day official visit to South Africa. Adesina will meet South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, and various government and industry leaders. He will discuss with them important global and regional concerns, the African Development…

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The African Development Bank Group approves a Borrowing Policy to strengthen Debt Sustainability in Low-income Countries

The new policy primarily targets recipients of the African Development Fund, the concessional window of the Bank Group

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) has approved a new policy that aims to strengthen debt sustainability among low-income African countries. The Board approved the Sustainable Borrowing Policy on 23 February 2022. The new policy primarily targets recipients of the African Development Fund, the concessional…

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Biovac and Development Partners Collaborate to Support South Africa’s Vaccine Manufacturing Expansion and Advance Long-Term Health Security Across Africa

Biovac to raise around $150 million (ZAR2.3 billion) to boost increased local vaccine manufacturing capacity across the African continent

Consortium of nine development partners to support Biovac’s expansion of its existing vaccine manufacturing plant capacity, and enable the production of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines; Biovac to raise around $150 million (ZAR2.3 billion) to boost increased local vaccine manufacturing capacity across the African continent; Partners include AfDB (www.AfDB.org),…

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South Africa’s largest renewable energy project Redstone concentrated solar power (CSP) achieves first debt draw down

The African Development Bank acted as the Mandated Lead Arranger (MLA) and Coordinating Bank for the ZAR 11.6 bn total investment

Commercial operation scheduled to start in Q4 2023; The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) acted as the Mandated Lead Arranger and Coordinating Bank, committing ZAR 2.306 billion to the transaction; The ZAR 11.6 billion Redstone concentrated solar power (CSP) project will provide power to 200,000 households upon completion. South African Redstone…

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Southern Africa Set for Economic Rebound, but Impact of Covid-19 Lingers

Southern Africa is projected to grow 3.2% in 2021 and 2.4% in 2022, according to the Bank’s Southern Africa Economic Outlook

Southern Africa is set for an economic rebound in 2021 and 2022, provided the Covid-19 pandemic tapers off, according to a report published by the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org). Like elsewhere on the continent, the pandemic will be a deciding factor in the region’s economic fortunes. If all goes well,…