Final speaker list for Virtual African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa

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« COVID19 has demonstrated what could happen when nations unite around a common cause. Several developed countries have deployed stimulus packages equivalent to 10-15% of their GDP. Providing such global support and stimulus to climate change would place the world on a confirmed carbon-neutrality by mid Century. African countries have chosen […]

Water and energy sector talks next week at Virtual African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa

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“A shift in resources allocation towards the health sector to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic is going to starve other sectors like the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector of much needed financing,” says Paul Yillia, award-winning water sector expert. “Often WASH is treated independently from the health sector,” he […]

Clarion Events Africa reschedules African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa to November

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African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa will now run from 24-26 November 2020, CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa Following the South African Government’s announcement of a national state of disaster and subsequent ban on public gatherings of over 100 people, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Clarion Events Africa (formerly […]

Cameroun : le non-respect des engagements de l’Etat empêche le décaissement d’un prêt de la Banque mondiale à la Sonatrel

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Dans son rapport 2019 sur les entreprises et établissements publics au Cameroun au 31 décembre 2018, la Commission technique de réhabilitation des entreprises des secteurs public et parapublic (CTR) révèle que la Société nationale de transport de l’électricité (Sonatrel) court un risque financier. Selon les explications de la CTR, l’État a contracté le […]

Namibie : 254 millions $ de la BAD pour soutenir l’économie et développer des projets d’adduction d’eau

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La Namibie bénéficiera d’un financement de 254,4 millions $ de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) pour soutenir son économie et développer des projets d’adduction d’eau. L’annonce a été faite cette semaine par l’institution sur sa plateforme en ligne. Deux enveloppes financières ont été accordées au pays d’Afrique australe cette semaine. […]

The clock is ticking for pre-paid meter users: here’s why “The date 24/11/2024 is approaching fast, utilities have very little time left”

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Between seven and eight million prepaid electricity meters in South Africa need to be reset before November 2024 as the mechanism used to manage, control and prevent credit token reuse, will run out of numbers at this time and all existing meters will stop accepting credit tokens. “Utilities have very […]

Calling all energy sector technology disruptors and start-ups to African Utility Week’s Initiate! forum

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Celebrating 2020 by introducing 20 SMMEs @ 20th edition Calling all energy sector technology disruptors and start-ups to African Utility Week’s Initiate! forum Celebrating 2020 by introducing 20 SMMEs @ 20th edition “Initiate! has proven to be a powerful platform for new talent and innovation in the power and energy […]

Netflix ne veut (toujours) pas de publicités sur sa plate-forme

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Le PDG de Netflix a réitéré sa volonté de préserver le célèbre service de vidéo de l’intrusion de la publicité. Autant pour des considérations financières que d’image. Si certains investisseurs souhaiteraient que Netflix affiche des publicités, le PDG de l’entreprise, Reed Hastings, a réaffirmé son opposition à ce projet lors […]