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WB to Invest in Electricity Production

This summer, the World Bank announced that it will allocate US$5 billion in aid to Africa to help the continent optimise its potential for electricity production. The initiative focuses on hydroelectric power, among other sources.

Although its regional economies are expanding rapidly, Africa still suffers from significant deficiencies in electrification, a factor which hinders development.

There is a plethora of initiatives both private and public aiming to increase access to electricity, but the scale of the task at hands is daunting.

Centre for Economic Governance and AIDS in Africa: Researcher

The Centre for Economic Governance and AIDS in Africa (CEGAA) was founded in 2006 as a regional civil society organisation focused on attaining effective, rights-based and developmental health financing in Africa to enable a comprehensive response to HIV/AIDS.

CEGAA seeks to appoint a Researcher, based in KwaZulu-Natal or Johannesburg.

Everything Wrong With e-Tolls - COSATU

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) has warned that the controversial Gauteng e-tolling system will perpetuate exclusion in society.
 
Speaking to the advisory panel on the socio-economic impact of e-tolls, COSATU’s Dumisani Dakile described e-tolling as one of the most immoral projects undertaken since the arms deal.
 
“This matter touches on the core of governance. This matter touches on the core of leadership,” explained to the advisory panel on the socio-economic impact of e-tolls in Johannesburg.
 

SOS Children’s Villages: Child & Youth Development Coordinator

SOS Children’s Villages is a social development organisation, focussing on the care, protection and development of children and youth who are orphaned or vulnerable. Our mission is to build families for children in need, help them to shape their own futures and share in the development of their communities.
 
SOS Children’s Villages seeks to appoint a Child & Youth Development Coordinator (CYDC), based at its Pietermaritzburg Village, KwaZulu-Natal.

The persons will provide guidance and leadership to a team of care givers, Social worker (s), Youth Leader (s) etc.

Ndlovu Care Group: Audiologist / Speech Therapist

Ndlovu Care Group is a South African non-governmental organisation based in a rural environment, Elandsdoorn, Limpopo Province which provides comprehensive integrated health / community development services.

Ndlovu Care Group seeks to appoint a Audiologist / Speech Therapist, based in Elandsdoorn, Limpopo.

The successful candidate will provide and coordinate comprehensive audiology and aural rehabilitation services within a community-based setting.

Responsibilities:

Paradigm Shift: Master Trainer Consultant - Cape Town

Paradigm Shift is a nonprofit organisation that trains volunteer teams to provide a holistic economic development outreach for microentrepreneurs. Paradigm Shift Master Trainers support and train churches and their volunteers to implement the Paradigm Shift entrepreneurship development programme. Paradigm Shift ignites the church to transform South Africa's entrepreneurial poor. Paradigm Shift works alongside churches to develop a more effective, sustainable way to reach the poor in their communities.

GE to Invest US$2 Billion in Africa

GE (NYSE:GE) has announced that it will invest US$2 billion in facility development, skills training, and sustainability initiatives across Africa by 2018.

GE made the announcement in advance of President Obama’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, where GE is hosting African and global government officials, policy experts, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), entrepreneurs and business leaders for a conference on investment, infrastructure, and innovation in Africa.

NGOs Urged to Shun Meddling in Politics

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have been challenged to stick to their core business of being vehicles of development and shun meddling in politics.

The Minister of State for Provincial Affairs in Manicaland Province, Chris Mushohwe, says that NGOs should not engage in politics but rather partner the government and become instruments for development.

Mushohwe was speaking at the commissioning of a classroom block in Chindoti village that was renovated by Plan Zimbabwe.

US$50-bn Development Bank for BRICS

The largest emerging economies will push ahead with a US$50 billion development bank to provide alternative funding for the BRICS [Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa] countries.

According to a summit statement, BRICS countries reached an accord to push ahead with a US$50 billion development bank by granting China its headquarters and India its first rotating presidency.

BRICS leaders also formalised the creation of a US$100 billion currency exchange reserve, which member states can tap into case of balance of payment crises.

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