Monthly Archives: May 2018

SOUTH AFRICAN FINANCE MINISTER TO CHAIR NEW DEVELOPMENT FOR COMING YEAR

PRETORIA– South African Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has been appointed Chairman of the New Development Bank (NDB) Board of Governors at the 3rd annual meeting of the NDB Board of Governors and the 14th meeting of the NDB Board of Directors (BoD) held in Shanghai Monday.

Mr Nhlanhla Nene was elected as the Chairman of the BoG and will serve in this position until the end of the next BoG annual meeting, said the NDB in a statement received here Wednesday.

The New Development Bank is a multilateral development bank established by the BRICS grouping of leading emerging nations comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) in 2014.

It is mandated to mobilize resources for infrastructure and sustainable development projects in BRICS and other emerging economies and developing countries, complementing the efforts of multilateral and regional financial institutions for global growth and development.

At this week’s meetings, members of the boards noted the progress of the Bank and expansion of its business scope and provided guidance for its future. During the 14th Board of Directors meeting, the board discussed the Bank’s work, including project pipelines in the member countries of the NDB.

Meanwhile, the directors also approved six projects from all five member countries of the NDB with loans totalling 1.6 billion US dollars.

It was highlighted that in 2018 the Bank has significantly strengthened its project portfolio, and the total amount of approvals in 2018 has reached 1.7 billion USD. With the six projects approved today (Monday), the total amount of the Bank’s portfolio has reached over 5.1 billion USD.

Among the six projects is South Africa’s Durban Container Terminal Berth Reconstruction Project. The project is aimed at helping the South African state-owned transportation company, Transnet, to enhance the capacity of its port in Durban, through the rehabilitating of its container terminal berths that are currently operating beyond their original design and the upgrading of port infrastructure to provide additional slots for larger vessels. The loan amount for the Durban Container Terminal Berth Reconstruction Project is 200 million USD.

It was also decided that the next annual meeting of the bank’s Board of Governors will be held in South Africa in 2019.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

SOUTH AFRICAN FINANCE MINISTER TO CHAIR NEW DEVELOPMENT FOR COMING YEAR

PRETORIA– South African Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has been appointed Chairman of the New Development Bank (NDB) Board of Governors at the 3rd annual meeting of the NDB Board of Governors and the 14th meeting of the NDB Board of Directors (BoD) held in Shanghai Monday.

Mr Nhlanhla Nene was elected as the Chairman of the BoG and will serve in this position until the end of the next BoG annual meeting, said the NDB in a statement received here Wednesday.

The New Development Bank is a multilateral development bank established by the BRICS grouping of leading emerging nations comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) in 2014.

It is mandated to mobilize resources for infrastructure and sustainable development projects in BRICS and other emerging economies and developing countries, complementing the efforts of multilateral and regional financial institutions for global growth and development.

At this week’s meetings, members of the boards noted the progress of the Bank and expansion of its business scope and provided guidance for its future. During the 14th Board of Directors meeting, the board discussed the Bank’s work, including project pipelines in the member countries of the NDB.

Meanwhile, the directors also approved six projects from all five member countries of the NDB with loans totalling 1.6 billion US dollars.

It was highlighted that in 2018 the Bank has significantly strengthened its project portfolio, and the total amount of approvals in 2018 has reached 1.7 billion USD. With the six projects approved today (Monday), the total amount of the Bank’s portfolio has reached over 5.1 billion USD.

Among the six projects is South Africa’s Durban Container Terminal Berth Reconstruction Project. The project is aimed at helping the South African state-owned transportation company, Transnet, to enhance the capacity of its port in Durban, through the rehabilitating of its container terminal berths that are currently operating beyond their original design and the upgrading of port infrastructure to provide additional slots for larger vessels. The loan amount for the Durban Container Terminal Berth Reconstruction Project is 200 million USD.

It was also decided that the next annual meeting of the bank’s Board of Governors will be held in South Africa in 2019.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

MABUZA LEADING SOUTH AFRICAN DELEGATION TO KENYA FOR FREEDOM DAY CELEBRATIONS

PRETORIA– Deputy President David Mabuza leaves for Nairobi Thursday at the head of a South African delegation to undertake a working visit to Kenya to attend the country’s Madaraka Day (Freedom Day) celebrations.

The day marks Kenya’s attainment of internal self-rule in 1963 from Britain.

South Africa and Kenya enjoy strong bilateral relations, with the two countries’ Heads of State meeting on the margins of various international and multilateral engagements to discuss matters of mutual interest.

Former South African President Jacob Zuma also undertook a State visit to Kenya in October 2016. Following his re-election in November 2017, President Kenyatta made a working visit to South Africa in January this year to attend the African National Congress (ANC) annual anniversary celebrations in East London.

This engagement forms the basis for the invitation to the Deputy President from Kenya’s governing Jubilee Party to strengthen party-to-party relations, as well as trade and economic relations on the occasion of the Madaraka Day celebrations.

During the working visit, it is envisaged that President Kenyatta and Deputy President Mabuza will discuss issues of mutual concern including the proposed reform initiatives of the African Union, the ongoing security challenges in South Sudan and Somalia, as well as mutually beneficial economic opportunities between the two countries.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

Suntech et Enerray ont signé un contrat pour fournir des modules en Égypte

WUXI, Chine, 30 mai 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Wuxi Suntech Power Co., Ltd. (« Suntech »), a annoncé aujourd’hui qu’Enerray S.p.A. et Suntech ont signé un contrat pour fournir des modules en Égypte.

Enerray est une société d’énergie solaire de premier plan en matière de conception, de construction et de gestion de systèmes photovoltaïques industriels et à grande échelle, dont les domaines d’activité s’étendent sur toute l’Europe, le Moyen-Orient, l’Afrique, l’Amérique latine et l’Asie du Sud-Est : « Enerray est très heureux de coopérer avec Suntech, une société avec laquelle elle a déjà eu le plaisir de travailler par le passé, aux prémices du marché du solaire en Italie. Chaque module utilisé lors de la construction de notre centrale est soigneusement choisi pour le marché mondial, à travers des partenariats consolidés avec des fournisseurs de grande qualité comme Suntech et en visant le meilleur rapport entre la qualité du produit, la fiabilité de l’entreprise et les coûts à assumer. Enerray est fier d’être concepteur, parrain, de s’occuper de l’ingénierie, de l’approvisionnement et de la construction et de l’exploitation et de l’entretien de Benban. Ce faisant, une croissance durable sera garantie pour toute la région, un domaine dans lequel nous voyons un grand potentiel et dans lequel nous investissons de façon notable », a déclaré M. Andrea Venezia, le PDG d’Enerray S.p.A. C’est la première coopération entre Enerray et Suntech. Le projet est situé à Assouan (Égypte). Il est prévu que la quantité totale des modules STP330-24/vfw(1500V) soit entièrement livrée sur le site d’ici la fin du troisième trimestre.

« Ces dernières années, le marché du photovoltaïque en Égypte prend rapidement de l’ampleur, du fait de ses excellentes conditions d’investissement, de son ensoleillement suffisant et de l’appui des autorités publiques. Pour satisfaire la demande croissante en électricité, la part des énergies renouvelables atteindra 42 % d’ici à 2025 », a déclaré M. Shuangquan He, le président de Suntech. « Nous sommes très heureux de coopérer avec Enerray S.p.A. et il nous tarde d’avoir une collaboration plus étroite et renforcée avec Enerray S.p.A. à l’avenir. Ces dix-huit dernières années, nous avons réalisé de grands progrès en matière de technologie de produits et notre image de marque s’est renforcée sur le marché du photovoltaïque. Suntech offre une garantie de 12 ans sur les produits et une garantie de performance linéaire de 25 ans, réassurée par le chef de file mondial du secteur : Munich Re. Nous pourrions développer ensemble la charte commerciale mondiale, sur la base d’un partenariat stable et de longue durée. Suntech maintient son intention première et ne ménage aucun effort pour éclairer tous les coins du monde grâce à l’énergie solaire. »

Varian Halcyon Systems Expand Access to Cancer Care at Three Centers in Africa

PALO ALTO, California, May 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Designed to expand the availability of high quality cancer care globally and help save the lives of millions more cancer patients, treatments with Varian’s (NYSE: VAR) Halcyon system have started at three different cancer centers in northern and southern Africa. Halcyon simplifies and enhances virtually every aspect of image-guided volumetric intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), including improved patient comfort and shortening the time from installation to first treatment without sacrificing quality.

The cancer centers now offering Halcyon treatments in Africa are Clinique le Littoral Casablanca and Centre d’Oncologie Nakhil Rabat in Morocco, and Busamed Oncology Center- Hillcrest in South Africa.

  • Clinique le Littoral Casablanca, Morocco was the first Halcyon installation in Africa and was selected over other available solutions to help address the cancer center’s growing patient volume, and as a complement to their existing capabilities.
  • Centre d’Oncologie Nakhil Rabat, Morocco was able to have the system installed, commissioned, staff trained and begin treating patients in just two weeks. Since beginning Halcyon treatments in January 2018, the center is already providing care to over 70 patients per day on this system as part of their expanding state-of-the-art techniques including IGRT, RapidArc and SBRT using other Varian equipment exclusively.
  • Busamed Oncology Center- Hillcrest, South Africa was the first Halcyon installation in Sub-Sahara Africa. This project is a symbol of a successful collaboration between the oncology center, Varian and partners for responding to the oncology need in the province. The fast installation process, ease of customer training, useful QA tools, and seamless workflows allowed the center to quickly begin offering treatments with the new system.

With the innovations in Halcyon, the system delivers high quality treatments, which empowers clinicians to care for more patients. Halcyon features a streamlined workflow that only requires nine steps from the start to the end of treatment compared to up to more than 30 steps with older technologies. To assist in the reduction of time and construction costs from installation to first patient treatment, Halcyon offers expedited commissioning, requires less shielding than traditional systems, can fit in the majority of existing small vaults and can be installed in two weeks or less. Several cancer centers have already begun treating patients with Halcyon including Radiation Oncology Centres (Australia), University Hospitals Leuven (Belgium), Queen’s Hospital (England), and Penn Medicine (U.S.).

“We are proud of our collaboration with these centers in Africa and increasing the access to high quality cancer treatments with Halcyon,” said Jean-LucDevleeschauwer, president, Varian Oncology Systems EMEIA. “We look forward to working with more centers across the region, and around the world, in the global fight against cancer.”

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