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Malawi misses out on US$4 bln SADC power interconnector?

While four of Southern African Development Community enjoy the power sharing facility to prop up industrial and domestic growth, including meeting demand from mining sectors, Malawi, one of the neighbors affected by power deficit, has been left out. Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia, four of the 15-member states in the …

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Mining companies in Zambia collectively owe power company Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation (ZESCO) a staggering US$20 million debt in unpaid power bills, threatening the utility company’s prospects of undertaking a facelift to its equipment and the meeting energy demands to end users. Earlier this year, the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) …

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Value Addition-a Pre-requisite for SADC’s growth

There is need to devise ‘uniform’ legislations that will benefit the people in the 15-member Southern African region in collaboration with investors that export raw material at the expense of the more than 270 million populace, many who are wallowing in abject poverty, says incoming SADC chair for the council …

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SADC eyes mineral resources to boost regional growth

Countries in the 15-member Southern African Development Community (SADC),seek to review and adopt policies to accelerate economic growth having realised the untapped mineral potential. The 34th Heads of States and Government Summit which goes underway in Zimbabwe’s tourism capital, Victoria Falls from August 17-18 want to review policies to bolster …

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