Southern African News Features

Energy cooperation paying off as SADC records power surplus

by Joseph Ngwawi – SANF 17 no 11
Southern Africa is experiencing surplus electricity generation capacity for the first time in a decade, thanks to the success of regional cooperation in energy planning during the past few years.

Figures released by the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) show that the 12-member pool is sitting on surplus peak period generation capacity of 919 megawatts (MW). Read more

China committed to global development, considers Africa an important partner

by Tanaka Chitsa – SANF 17 no 10
China has pledged to continue with an active role in promoting global socio-economic development and considers Africa as an important partner in reforming world affairs.

This was part of the discussion at the recent National People’s Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) often referred to as the “Two Sessions” held from 5-15 March in Beijing. Read more

Towards a regional Univisa

by Kizito Sikuka – SANF 17 no 9
Imagine if all tourists to southern Africa are encouraged to visit more than one country in the region.

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) would be one of the most preferred destinations in the world, allowing countries to realize better proceeds from their numerous tourist attractions such as the Victoria Falls between Zambia and Zimbabwe, San rock paintings in Botswana and the absorbing wildlife population in the region. Read more

SADC seeks investment in energy

by Joseph Ngwawi in Mbabane, Swaziland – SANF 13 no 8
Southern Africa will soon convene a special conference to present its multi-billion-dollar energy infrastructure development plan to potential funders.

SADC Council of Ministers chairperson, Prince Hlangusemphi of the Kingdom of Swaziland said the investors’ conference is one of the issues approved by the Council which met ahead of a SADC Extraordinary Summit in Mbabane. Read more

SADC Ministers meet to plan action for industrialisation of the region

by Joseph Ngwawi in Mbabane, Swaziland – SANF 17 no 7
Government Ministers from 15 countries in southern Africa are meeting in Swaziland to discuss the actions, policy interventions and macro-economic environment needed for industrialisation of the region. Read more

SADC Extraordinary Summit to cost industrialization programme

by Kizito Sikuka – SANF 17 no 6, March 2017
Southern African leaders are expected to make a bold statement on taking forward the regional integration agenda when they meet in Swaziland to approve a costed action plan for the industrialisation strategy adopted in 2015. Read more

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