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SWPN Water Stewardship Working Group Meeting Update

A Recap of the January 30th, 2024 Meeting The Water Stewardship Working Group, co-chaired by Faith Lawrence and William Moraka, held a productive meeting on January 30th, 2024. We extend our sincere gratitude to all the speakers who contributed to the insightful discussions: – Peter Varndell (NEPAD Business Foundation & Strategic Water Partners Network) – […]

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Industrialisation and Trade Take Centre Stage at Impactful Southern African Industrialisation Forum

The SADC Business Council (SADC BC), hosted by the NEPAD Business Foundation, charted an ambitious path towards industrialisation, trade integration and economic prosperity when hosting the high-impact Southern African Industrialisation Forum on February 26-27 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Angolan-focused forum united key government leaders, industry experts, development partners, and business representatives in strategic dialogue

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Making Strides in Cairo for Regional Collaboration: SADC Business Council at IATF

The SADC Business Council (SADC BC) proudly showcased its commitment to fostering intra-African economic growth by enthusiastically participating as an exhibitor at the Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF). Peter Varndell, the Executive Secretary for SADC BC, represented the organisation as an ambassador at the prestigious biennial fair that took place in Cairo, Egypt. On the ground, the

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NEPAD Business Foundation announces appointment of Ian Hirschfeld and Iddah Asin to the Board of Directors

NEPAD Business Foundation (NBF) today announced the appointment of Mr. Ian Hirschfeld and Ms. Iddah Asin to the Board of Directors. Mr. Ian Hirschfeld joins the Board currently serving as Director for Economic Policy & Regulatory: Africa at Coca-Cola Africa, and Ms Iddah Asin joins the Board currently serving as Head of Government Affairs and

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NEPAD: Looking Back At The Last 20 Years And Forward To The Next 20

By Greg Nott When NEPAD (New Partnership for Africa’s Development) was adopted some 20 years ago by the African Union in 2002, it was a time of extraordinary African leadership and the birthing of the vision of an African renaissance. Then-South African President Thabo Mbeki and the former president of Senegal, Abdoulaye Wade, were founding

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SADC Tourism Business Platform to address barriers

Johannesburg, 16 August 2022 – The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Tourism Business Platform (TBP) has officially launched following a consultative process that started over a year ago with representatives from the 16 SADC Member States. The main objective of the TBP is to address tourism barriers and advance the sustainable development of the regional

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SAB, SWPN and Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Launch Water Partnership

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality in partnership with the South African Breweries and the Strategic Water Partners Network (SWPN) established a water partnership to help solve the water crisis in Nelson Mandela Bay. The prolonged below average rainfall in catchment areas and declining water levels at the dams supplying the towns of Gqeberha, Kariega and Despatch, coupled with associated constraints

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