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2020.08.31

Chinese RAC Exports to Africa Fall by 12.4% in January to Ma

Africa is an attractive and potentially large air conditioning market which has achieved steady growth in recent years. However, the sudden outbreak of COVID-19 brought a huge disaster to this young m...

2020.08.24

New Report on Environmental Dumping of Obsolete RACs in Afri

Reported by Ph.D. Stephen O. Andersen, director of Research, Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development (IGSD) A compelling new report finds that about 35% of the room air conditioners (R...

2020.08.19

Maersk expands warehousing & distribution in Ivory Coast

18 August 2020 Maersk has launched its warehouse and distibution facility in Abidjan to address the needs of customers and significant trade growth within this market through its premium solutions....

2020.07.19

GCCA South Africa Names Cold Chain Advisory Council

July 17 2020 Cold Chain Industry Leaders to Help Strengthen Cold Chain in South Africa   Cape Town, South Africa. The Global Cold Chain Alliance’s South Africa regional office has named five cold chain industry leaders to its Advisory Council. Council members help shape GCCA’s regional strategy and prioritize actions to strengthen South Africa’s cold chain industry, forge...

2020.07.06

AREA Welcomes a Union of African Associations in AC&R

Air conditioning and Refrigeration European Association (AREA) is delighted to welcome the creation of the Union of Associations of African Actors in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (U-3ARC) consisting of 25 associations from 24 countries. Following in the footsteps of AREA’s experience with continental associations for contractors, and with AREA’s support, the first meeting was hel...

2020.07.02

Energy can power Africa’s recovery from pandemic and recessi

29 June 2020 Too often in human history, access to reliable and affordable energy has been a privilege for the few when it should be a basic right for all. This has been especially true in Africa where – despite remarkable progress in recent years – hundreds of millions of people still have no electricity.   Now, a global pandemic is further threatening vulnerable populations i...

2020.07.01

Distributor Spotlight: BioThermal SA

Jun 30, 2020 BioThermal SA is a proud distributor of Pelican BioThermal products to the South Africa and Africa markets. Established in 2020, BioThermal SA’s main goal is to offer products that...

2020.06.28

Africa Ministerial roundtable

June 26, 2020 Background information The Covid-19 pandemic and global economic shocks are testing the resilience of the energy sector in countries across Africa. While the outlook remains uncertain, these shocks are certain to have major and varied implications for the development of the continent’s energy sector. Assessing the nascent impacts across the energy sector can help inform the p...

2020.06.17

Daikin: Joint Venture Established for AC Subscription Busine

AC Manufacturer Daikin and Electrical Power Service WASSHA Team Up in Tanzania June 16, 2020 Daikin Industries, Ltd. WASSHA Inc. Daikin Industries, Ltd. and WASSHA Inc. have recently established a...

2020.06.14

2.11 AFRICA

Africa’s economy gradually recovered in 2019, and the GDP growth rate accelerated to 3.5 from 2.8% in 2018. The middle class constitutes the majority of the air conditioner consumers. Most of...

2020.06.08

Africa and Covid-19: Economic recovery and electricity acces

2 June 2020 Covid-19 is threatening the lives of millions of people and disrupting every sector, including across Africa. In just a few weeks, the virus and measures to contain it have brought many African economies to a standstill, harming lives and livelihoods across the continent. As lockdown measures cut disposable income for electricity and endanger energy suppliers, Africa’s vulnerabl...

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