G20 leaders commit to ending poverty and inequality

G20 leaders at the recently ended G20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane, Australia, have agreed to step up trade and increase job creation as a way to reduce inequality and poverty. The leaders also committed to contributing more resources to curtailing the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa.

City of Tshwane a step closer to launching bus rapid transit system

New A Re Yeng bus rapid transit system buses have been unveiled by the City of Tshwane. The BRT system will start operating on 17 November for a two-week test period with buses operating from the city centre through to Hatfield.

Norway invests in clean energy for Africa

Norway has pledged to encourage the private sector to invest in renewable energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa, and has promised 300-million krone to Green Power Africa. The fund will offer long-term loans for private investments in the lowest-income groups of countries in Africa.

South Africa pushes for Grand Inga hydropower project go-ahead

South Africa’s portfolio committee on energy is pushing National Assembly to ratify the treaty with the Democratic Republic of Condo (DRC) on the Grand Inga Hydropower Project, paving the way for the construction of the Inga 3 hydro project set to provide 500 MW of electricity to South Africa.

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