World Bank Supports South Africa’s Energy Security Plans

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Mine de charbon à ciel ouvert près de Delmas, République d’Afrique du Sud (26°10’ S – 28° 44’ E) © PHOTO YANN ARTHUS-BERTRAND / ALTITUDE

he World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$3.75 billion loan to help South Africa achieve a reliable electricity supply while also financing some of the biggest solar and wind power plants in the developing world. The loan – the Bank’s first major lending engagement with South Africa since the fall of apartheid 16 years ago – aims to benefit the poor directly, through jobs created as the economy bounces back from the global financial crisis and through additional power capacity to expand access to electricity.

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