Eswatini picks Globeleq and Sturdee Energy Consortium as preferred bidder for its solar projects tender

ESWATINI – The Eswatini Energy Regulatory Authority (ESERA) has officially announced the Globeleq and Sturdee Energy Consortium as the preferred bidder for its solar PV projects. ESERA officially released the intention to award notice on 14 April 2021 after evaluation of the bids submitted in November 2020 for the two 15MWac projects in the first tranche of the Kingdom of Eswatini’s procurement programme for new renewable generation capacity.  The tender was originally launched in March 2020. Jonathan Hoffman, Globeleq’s chief development officer, commented: “As the first utility scale renewable IPPs…

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MusicTime reveals new corporate identity as it expands its footprint in Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – MusicTime, a music streaming service start-up with roots in South Africa, has revealed its new corporate identity via social media, following months of research and testing. MusicTime, which prides as the world’s first-time based music streaming application, was first launched in South Africa in December 2018 and is now officially live in five other African countries that is Ghana, Nigeria, Zambia, Cameroon and eSwatini. MusicTime has already proven that a unique, legal and affordable music streaming experience is in the rise in Africa having over 500,000 downloads…

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Botswana’s Letshego and MTN launch mobile money loans in Eswatin

ESWATINI – Letshego Holdings Limited, which is headquartered in Gaborone, has partnered with MTN to launch mobile money loans in Eswatini. According to Biztechafrica, Emaswati all active MTN Mobile Money users can now apply for a Momo Quick Loan. MoMo Quick Loans support financial inclusion by extending the reach and ease in accessing financial loans to more members of the population Ezulwini, Eswatini. MTN Eswatini and Letshego Financial Services Eswatini launched ‘Momo Quick Loans’ (Mobile Money loans), extending ease and access to financial loans for more Emaswati. MTN Mobile Money…

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World Bank appoints Marie-Nelly as new director of Southern Africa

SOUTHERN AFRICA – World Bank has appointed Marie Françoise Marie-Nelly as the Country Director for South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Botswana and Eswatini reports New Era. Marie-Nelly has extensive experience working in the Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan regions in countries with diverse set of contexts and different development needs and trajectories. Prior to taking up this post, Ms Marie-Nelly was Country Director for the Maghreb and Malta. She replaces Paul Noumba Um. “I am excited by the move to the Southern Africa region,” said Marie-Nelly, “ I look forward…

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