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When climate comes unhinged, we need to rethink how to build our cities

In late January 2018, Paris seemed to be drowning...

By Dagmar Haase 3 days ago

Drought forces Mozambique capital to ration water

Mozambique authorities last week introduced water rationing to more than a million residents in the capital Maputo due to a severe drought...

3 days ago

The real reason why cities in sub-Saharan Africa aren't issuing municipal bonds

Cities around the world have been financing their long-term investment needs through municipal bonds for centuries...

By Jeremy Gorelick 16 Feb 2018

Claassen has 'the right skills' to lead PPC

Cement group PPC has appointed Johan Claassen as CEO and executive director with immediate effect...

By Mark Allix 16 Feb 2018

Africa needs to invest more in its water professionals

The African continent is disproportionately affected by extreme climate...

By Nelson Odume and Andrew Slaughter 13 Feb 2018

How to make healthy buildings in an era of mass migration

Worldwide population growth and mass migrations are putting the infrastructure of many cities under strain...

By Laura B Alvarez 12 Feb 2018

Italtile bucks trend as turnover soars

Italtile saw trading profit leap as turnover soared in the six months to December 2017, despite consumer sentiment in SA being "by and large down"...

By Mark Allix 8 Feb 2018

Turner & Townsend Kenya, MML to merge

Turner & Townsend Kenya is set to merge with Nairobi-based project management firm Mentor Management Limited (MML)...

6 Feb 2018

Housing crisis: data collection is critical

The use of data to manage the world's growing housing crisis came into focus during the second day of the African Centre for Cities International Urban Conference at the University of Cape Town...

By Sean O'Toole 5 Feb 2018

Volume of cement PPC sold in 2017 falls, but it remains ahead of competitors

The volume of cement PPC sold in the nine months to end-December fell about 2% - half the overall South African cement industry's 4% decline, the group said in an operating update on Friday, 2 January...

By Robert Laing 5 Feb 2018

Smart cities need to be more human, so we're creating Sims-style virtual worlds

Huge quantities of networked sensors have appeared in cities across the world in recent years. These include cameras and sensors that count the number of passers-by, devices to sense air quality, traffic flow detectors, and even beehive monitors...

By Nick Malleson and Alison Heppenstall 5 Feb 2018

New spotlight on media and digital at African Utility Week Awards

Two new categories have been added to the fifth annual African Utility Week Industry Awards to honour excellence in energy or water journalism, as well as digitally advanced utilities...

26 Jan 2018

BizFin Focus 2018 - Attract more interest

Find out how to invest in your company's presence on the biggest multi-industry B2B news website in Africa and attract more interest from 328,000 decision-maker audiences across 18 industry sectors...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 25 Jan 2018

Analyst hails PPC's debt rescheduling at DRC plant

PPC says it has finalised a capital-repayment moratorium with funders of its new plant in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), improving liquidity...

By Mark Allix 23 Jan 2018

Wi-Fi to be seen as a "utility" in 2018, says Ruckus

There are few things that prevent Africa from truly connecting wirelessly to the internet and as these barriers fall, larger African cities will roll out smart city initiatives in some shape and form...

19 Jan 2018

'Massive' infrastructure spending needed in Africa, says report

Economic growth in Africa picked up steam last year and is set to accelerate strongly in 2018, but "massive investments" are needed in infrastructure, the African Development Bank (ADB) said Wednesday, 17 January...

19 Jan 2018

Sisi vows to protect Egypt's water supply

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi vowed on Monday, 15 January, to protect Egypt's water supply while striving for peace with the Nile upstream countries...

19 Jan 2018

#Newsmaker: Marli de Wet on her award-winning design project

Last year's winner of the Caesarstone Student Designer Competition, Marli de Wet, will this year take up her prize by attending an international design fair of their choice with her Design Time lecturer...

By Jessica Tennant 11 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Green buildings, fit for a sustainable purpose

According to the latest United Nations Economic Commission for Africa report, Africa is the fastest urbanising region after Asia. The report also highlights that despite the current slowdown in many African economies...

By Alison Groves 8 Jan 2018

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International

SA group seals R5bn Saudi water deal

SA-based investment company PSG Group has not had to wait long for its investment in GrahamTek, a desalination and water purification company, to start paying off. On Tuesday, 6 February, GrahamTek confirmed it had clinched a R5bn contract to build a desalination plant in Saudi Arabia.

By Marc Hasenfuss 8 Feb 2018

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