Corporate Council on Africa News Updates

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Boeing’s Starliner launch moves up a few days
Florida Today
Boeing’s Starliner second orbital flight test has moved up to March 25. Boeing says several factors enabled the company to set the launch sooner and it mainly comes down to scheduling.
A Space Force launch delay created an opening on the Eastern…Read more>>

ENERGY

South Africa to Launch Three New Renewable Energy Rounds
Africa Oil and Power
South Africa is introducing three new renewable procurement rounds totaling 6,800MW throughout 2021, as well as three new coal, gas and storage rounds totaling 5,000MW. Announced at a three-day meeting of the African National Congress (ANC)…Read more>>

How much will Africa capitalize on cheap renewable energy as its power grid grows?
Science News
Africa’s electricity capacity is expected to double by 2030 — and with the rapidly dropping cost of renewable energy technologies, the continent might seem poised to go green. But a new analysis suggests that fossil fuels will still dominate Africa’s energy…Read more>>

HEALTH
South Africans in the Thick of the Second Wave of COVID-19

Africa News
South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize spoke out on Tuesday about the COVID-19 pandemic after making his rounds at hospitals in Johannesburg, The Health Minister explained the current state of health affairs…Read more>>

INFRASTRUCTURE
Biden already has Africa’s early goodwill, here’s how to deliver on its promise
Quartz Africa
Across the world, both allies and adversaries of the US offered congratulations and extended well wishes to the incoming president. Donald Trump’s departure from leadership was met with a collective sigh of relief, for rarely has the US been such an unpredictable…Read more>>

African banks sign deal to upgrade trade choke point at Zimbabwe border
Global Trade Review
A group of African banks has signed a US$194mn senior debt facility to rehabilitate the Beitbridge border post, a crossing that connects Zimbabwe and South Africa. Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) acted as co-ordinating bank and sponsors’ advisor…Read more>>

TOURISM
Africa Travel Week Unveils 2021 Roadmap To Reignite Travel And Tourism In Africa

Press Release Network
Africa Travel Week (ATW) has unveiled an audacious plan for its 2021 suite of shows, which includes several value-add opportunities, in addition to WTM Africa, which will run as a 100% virtual exhibition from 07-09 April 2021…Read more>>

South Africa travel execs dismayed by Biden’s travel ban
Travel Weekly
The Biden administration will impose a ban on non-U.S. citizens entering the country from South Africa to contain the spread of a new variant of Covid-19, effective Jan. 30…Read more>>

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