Daily Archives: July 24, 2018

Hanergy Kick-starts its CSR Project, ‘Lighting Africa’ in Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, July 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Hanergy Thin-Film Power Group, a pioneering multinational clean energy company, launched the “Lighting Africa” project at its first stop Tanzania on July 18th together with China Foundation for Peace and Development and Tanzania-China Friendship Association by promising to donate the first 100 Humbrellas this October.

Minister Song Tao and Dr. Salim. Salim lit up the solar umbrella from Hanergy

“Lighting Africa” is a philanthropic project initiated by Hanergy and joined by China Foundation for Peace and Development this April in Beijing, aiming to provide environmental-friendly lighting devices to African children to improve their reading time and help the electricity deprived populations in Africa.

The event had a fully lit Humbrella demonstration that was witnessed by: Minister of International Department of Communist Party of China, Song Tao, President of Tanzania China Friendship Association, Hon. Dr. Salim.A.Salim, Hanergy Kenya Sales Directors Li Chuan and Zhang Xu, and over 700 local residents from Kagera Region along with teachers and pupils from the Oysterbay Primary School in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) reports that there are 880 million people who are living with insufficient electricity, power shortages have become an important factor that restricts the development of Africa.

Minister Song Tao said, “We hope more NGOs, enterprises, and individuals can join the cause of building a prosperous Tanzania, making the people’s lives better.”

“We hope ‘Lighting Africa’ Project will be a successful program at its first stop in Tanzania,” added Minister Song.

Donating the Humbrella, a path-breaking product from Hanergy, Mr. Li Chuan, Hanergy Kenya, Country Sales Director, said “At Hanergy, we’re steadfast to ensure the all-round development of Africa. We’re confident that the Humbrella will surely light up the lives of African children and facilitate the fast-paced development of Africa. Today’s step to donate Humbrella to Tanzania is a testimony of our commitment to helping the underdeveloped regions of Africa facing power shortages.”

“This is just the beginning of Hanergy’s philanthropy in Africa. We’re poised to bring more Humbrellas to Africa,” he added.

Humbrella is a new thin-film solar product developed by Hanergy. Weighing only 8.8 kilograms and a diameter of 2.7 meters, Humbrella is covered with thin-film solar panels, which is available for power generation on both sunny and cloudy days.

Equipped with integrated functions of off-grid power supply, electricity storage, night lighting and terminal charging, the newly unveiled product is expected to store as much as 40000 mAh, ensuring a 10-hour high-quality reading time for children, or charging more than ten 3000mAh smartphones.

About Hanergy

Hanergy, the world’s largest clean energy company, has a comprehensive clean energy solution, covering hydro-power, wind-power, and solar power. Since 2009, Hanergy has focused on thin-film solar power research and development, and is launching a series of products including solar roof tiles, foldable solar-paper power bank, solar backpack, building integrated photovoltaics, solar roads and many others. With a worldwide staff of more than 16,000, Hanergy is devoted to providing the world a clean energy solution for a better life and sustainable world.

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MALAYSIA-AFRICA TIES TO STRENGTHEN WITH ADR

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia is committed to supporting the development of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) as well as strengthening bilateral relations with the African nations.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Liew Vui Keong said both Asia and Africa experienced a lot of investment and along with it investment-related disputes.

With more investments set to take place in the region, in particular those pertaining to the Belt and Road Initiative, investment and trade between Asia and Africa will soar in the coming years.

This calls for mechanisms in alternative dispute resolution and for a harmonisation of them, he said at a special address during the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organisation (AALCO) Annual Arbitration Forum recently.

Liew also noted that the Asian International Arbitration Centre Malaysia (AIAC) has made significant contributions in the field of ADR across Asia.

The AIAC also recently amended its Rules and played an instrumental role in the amendments of the Arbitration Act 2005 earlier this year.

The Malaysian Arbitration Act now reflects the most recent international standards and strengthens Malaysia’s position as the international arbitration hub.

This was a necessary and timely improvement to encourage more foreign investments in Malaysia, added Liew.

Themed ‘Connecting Asia and Africa, Connecting Investment and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR): Opportunities and Challenges’, the two-day conference touched on AALCO arbitration centres’ roles in facilitating investment and promoting the use of ADR across Asia and Africa, the opportunities and challenges ahead, as well as producing a practical guide for investors venturing into business in different regions across Asia and Africa.

Also present were AIAC director Prof Datuk Sundra Rajoo, AALCO secretary-general Dr. Prof. Kennedy Gastorn, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, Minister of Constitution and Legal Affairs of Tanzania Prof Palamagamba John Aidan Mwaluko Kabudi, and Court of Appeal Judge Nallini Pathmanathan.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo assesses service delivery in Polokwane, 26 Jul

Team Human Settlements in Polokwane to take stock of housing delivery

Department of Human Settlements, Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo and her nine provincial counterparts will converge in Polokwane on Thursday to take stock of housing delivery at the time the sector is facing serious challenges as a result of budget cuts.

The Department of Human Settlements has lost over R10 billion over the past three years from the national fiscus as funds are being redirected to other pressing issues such as free higher education.

This has forced the Department of Human Settlements to be creative and engage private sector partners in the delivery of housing as government is not in a position to deal with the housing backlog alone.

As part of following the money and seeing what it buys, MINMEC would also visit, handover houses and title deeds at Seshego Extension 106.

Source: Government of South Africa

Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo assesses service delivery in Polokwane, 26 Jul

Team Human Settlements in Polokwane to take stock of housing delivery

Department of Human Settlements, Minister Nomaindiya Mfeketo and her nine provincial counterparts will converge in Polokwane on Thursday to take stock of housing delivery at the time the sector is facing serious challenges as a result of budget cuts.

The Department of Human Settlements has lost over R10 billion over the past three years from the national fiscus as funds are being redirected to other pressing issues such as free higher education.

This has forced the Department of Human Settlements to be creative and engage private sector partners in the delivery of housing as government is not in a position to deal with the housing backlog alone.

As part of following the money and seeing what it buys, MINMEC would also visit, handover houses and title deeds at Seshego Extension 106.

Source: Government of South Africa

MEC Dan Plato on murder of Knysna councillor

Statement by Dan Plato, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety

I condemn in the strongest possible manner the shooting incident which took place in Knysna last night where a local ward councillor was killed mere metres from his home.

My sincerest condolences go out to the family, friends and colleagues of the victim, Councillor Victor Molosi.

With no apparent motive or reasoning having been confirmed yet for the callous murder, I call on the South African Police Service in the province and crime intelligence to launch a full investigation.

The investigation needs to confirm or refute the rumours I received from community members this morning that the murder was politically motivated; and if so uncover and apprehend all those responsible and involved as soon as possible.

Politically motivated murder has to be condemned and rooted out at every instance � not only in the Western Cape but across South Africa.

This incident shows a total disregard for the law and the life of those elected to serve the communities. No stone should be left unturned in having those responsible face the full might of the law.

As part of my oversight mandate over policing in the province, I will request that the Provincial Commissioner keep me updated on the investigation into the incident as well as brief me on how the police in the province are working to prevent similar incidents going forward.

I call on anyone with information regarding the murder to report it to their closest police station. The murderer responsible for the crime is someone’s child, someone’s sibling or someone’s neighbour � these are the people that need to break their silence and assist the police.

Source: Government of South Africa