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Zambia : 234 US dollars Kazungula bridge nearing completion. Untitled. By Mpho Tebele GABORONE- BOTSWANA, Namibia and South Africa are hoping to boost regional trade by improving the efficiency of the Trans-Kalahari Corridor (TKC) network.


This is according to Trans Kalahari Corridor Secretariat Executive Director, Leslie Mpofu. Mpofu told a group of touring journalists last week that TKC would be transformed, among others, through the establishment of a number of new truck stops along the transport corridor, which traverses South Africa, Namibia and Botswana, with a road network spanning 1,900 kilometres. TKC starts in the Gauteng Province in South Africa and continues through Rustenburg and Zeerust in the North-West Province through Lobatse and Kanye in Botswana, the Mamuno and Trans-Kalahari Border posts, through Gobabis, Windhoek and Okahandja in Namibia and ends at the Port of Walvis Bay.

Untitled. By Tichaona Kurewa VICTORIA FALLS-THE Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) says it is coordinating plans to construct a new power transmission line between Angola and Namibia to improve connectivity and electricity trade-off between the two neighbours and Southern Africa at large.


The Transmission Interconnector Project will be known as ANNA and the SAPP Coordination Centre will oversee its implementation. The project is being sponsored by Namibia Power Corporation (Pty) Ltd (NamPower), Rede Nacional de Transporte de Electricidade (RNT) of Angola with the Development Bank of Southern Africa administering the support funds. Angola, Zambia to Restart Talks On Pipeline Construction.

Zambia and Angola are set to resume talks on the construction of a pipeline that would carry petroleum products from oil-rich Angola to major copper producer Zambia, which imports all its petroleum needs, according to a senior Zambian government official.

Angola, Zambia to Restart Talks On Pipeline Construction

Back in 2012, Zambia’s investment promotion agency said that a Zambia-registered company was planning on building a multi-petroleum product pipeline from Angola to Zambia’s capital, Lusaka, after a 200,000-bpd refinery is completed in Angola. The refinery project was expected to be commissioned by the beginning of 2014. Zambia is still interested in the project as it seeks to offset soaring fuel prices after removing fuel subsidies, energy minister David Mabumba said at a press conference, according to Xinhua. Southern Africa: SADC to Commission 3,000MW of New Power in 2016.

Southern Africa aims to commission new power projects that will add 3,059 megawatts of electricity this year as the region targets to ensure that it meets its energy needs by 2020.

Southern Africa: SADC to Commission 3,000MW of New Power in 2016

According to the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP), which coordinates the planning, generation and transmission of electricity on behalf of member state utilities, the majority of the new power this year is expected to come from South Africa. At least three power generation projects with a combined output of 1,624MW will be commissioned in South Africa. Another significant contribution is expected to come from Zambia, which is due to add 300MW. Zimbabwe: Zim, SA Work On New Limpopo Bridge MOU. Beitbridge border crossing.

Zimbabwe: Zim, SA Work On New Limpopo Bridge MOU

By Thupeyo Muleya The governments of Zimbabwe and South Africa are finalising the drafting of a memorandum of understating to guide the operations and management of the New Limpopo Bridge at Beitbridge border post following the completion of the 20-year contract with the builders, the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Development, Dr Joram Gumbo has said. Speaking to the Herald recently, Dr Gumbo said they had agreed in principle over most issues and were hopeful an agreement would be arrived at soon. Realty Africa - Equity crowd funding in Southern Africa. Plans to launch SADC TV channel. Published on 17 February 2016 By Stanley Karombo Zimbabwe, together with regional partners, is taking advantage of the digital migration process to help establish a TV station for the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

Plans to launch SADC TV channel

Christopher Mushohwe, the Zimbabwe Minister for Media, Information and Broadcasting Services told ITWeb Africa this week that the project was meant to spearhead integration and better cultural understanding across the region. According to Mushohwe, the introduction of a regional TV station has been discussed and agreed on by most of the regional countries involved. He could not disclose the time frame for launch of the channel and said only that it would be soon.

Mushohwe added that he had recently discussed the proposal with his Lesotho counterpart who was upbeat about the proposal. In March 2015 Zimbabwe received approximately US$125 million for digitisation in accordance with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) June 2015 deadline. Trains will link Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Zambia. September 29th, 2015 News.

Trains will link Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Zambia

Sadc-to-pump-233-into-power-1.1925230# Cape Town - The Southern African Development Community (SADC), a regional trade bloc, will invest between $114 billion and $233 billion from 2012-2027 to improve electricity generation, a new report said, as part of plans to ramp up renewable energy projects.


Home to around 298 million people, the region faces significant energy shortfalls, ranging from low rates of electricity penetration to ageing power plants. Blackouts occur daily in some countries, hampering economic growth. “The related transmission investment costs to support new generation capacity are estimated at $540 million, not including already planned transmission interconnectors and national backbone lines,” said the 2015 SADC renewable energy and energy efficiency status report released at a Cape Town conference. In South Africa, the continent's most developed economy, state-owned power utility Eskom is forced to cut electricity frequently owing to supply shortages.

Zimbabwe and Namibia also face shortfalls. Southern Africa: Trans-Kalahari Railway Project Takes First Step - Photo: Wikipedia Standard Railway Gauge.

Southern Africa: Trans-Kalahari Railway Project Takes First Step -

(file photo) By Chamwe Kaira Namibia and Botswana are taking the first steps to establish a multi-billion dollar railway project to link Botswana's rich coal fields to the Namibian coast. Namibian focal person on the project Robert Kalomo said in an interview yesterday that an office has been set up in Windhoek and that it will be staffed by officials from both countries. "The office will be manned by six officials, three from each country," said Kalomo.