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Building a better future with cleaner bricks

Workers packing the fired bricks

01.11.2013 - 31.10.2017

Clay brick production in South Africa produces large emissions of greenhouse gases due to the use of old, energy-inefficient clamp firing systems. To solve this problem SDC is supporting the South-South technology transfer of the Vertical Shaft Brick Kiln. This energy-efficient technology considerably reduces coal consumption and cuts CO2 emissions by half. The first pilot plant was inaugurated in September 2011 in Jeffrey’s Bay, Eastern Cape.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
South Africa
Economy and Employment
Environment
Mitigation of the effects of climate change
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) development
GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
INDUSTRY
Biosphere protection
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) development

01.11.2013 - 31.10.2017


CHF 4'150'000



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Energy Efficiency Monitoring and Implementation

01.04.2010 - 30.06.2015

South Africa accounts for more than 60 percent of emissions in Africa, making it the highest greenhouse gas (GHG) emitter on the continent and one of the world’s highest in per capita emissions. The building sector is an important contributor to pollution. This fast growing sector is the third-largest sector for GHG emissions in South Africa, contributing approximately 23 percent of total emissions if cement and brick production is included.


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Sustainable urban development in South Africa makes for a better economic climate

A group of people sit at a table with a model of a city made out of coloured building blocks. One man has a microphone and is ex-plaining something about the model.

01.08.2015 - 31.07.2019

Cities account for 70% of global economic output and are, accordingly, of critical importance in the development of individual countries. Thus, in South Africa, SECO is working together with the World Bank to support the 'Cities Support Program'. The programme helps eight city councils organise their cities to become more inclusive, sustainable and productive.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
South Africa
Economic and financial policy
Private sector and entrepreneurship
Urban infrastructure and utilities

01.08.2015 - 31.07.2019


CHF 10'300'000




Multi-Country Investment Climate Program

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2024

The Multi-Country Investment Climate Program (MCICP) supports investment climate reform advisory in a total of 20 SECO partner countries. It is implemented by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a globally recognized leader in this field.

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