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Enter the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

South African engineers and those from other sub-Saharan countries are invited to enter the fifth edition of the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation...

19 hours ago

Western Cape water restrictions remain in place

The Western Cape Department of Water and Sanitation says the prevailing water restrictions will remain in force until dam levels reach more than 85%...

10 Jul 2018

This is the starting point for African smart cities

With over half the world's population currently living in urban metropoles and an estimated three million people moving into cities every week, it's safe to say that the concept of smart cities is becoming more crucial than ever...

By Byron Clatterbuck 4 Jul 2018

Day Zero off the cards in 2019 for Cape Town

The levels of the dams supplying water to Cape Town have been rising consistently and significantly...

29 Jun 2018

New Wi-Fi study reveals importance for business, smart cities

Ruckus Networks and World Wide Worx recently released its 2018 Wi-Fi in South Africa study. The study focuses on the usage, priorities, intentions, and attitudes regarding Wi-Fi technology and its deployment in smart cities...

29 Jun 2018

Akon's building a Senegalese 'smart city' with his cryptocurrency 'Akoin'

An announcement you may have missed from Cannes Lions: There's a new cryptocurrency soon to be launched, but it won't be taking its name from any memes or computer jargon. Instead, it'll be launched by Senegalese musician Akon...

By Andy Walker 28 Jun 2018

How IoT lies at the very heart of the smart city

Local governments need to look at deploying sensors and making use of those that already exist in order to harness the data they require to take their cities into the future...

By Eckart Zollner 28 Jun 2018

This is why Silicon Valley is decamping to Algiers

According to Silicon Valley venture capitalists, the Algerian tech sector has untapped potential and the digital revolution is poised to have positive knock-on effects on the Algerian ecosystem...

27 Jun 2018

New, in-depth African renewable energy report launched

Hogan Lovells has launched its new report, Africa and Renewables: Wholesale change or short term surge?...

25 Jun 2018

Urban renewal: The physical manifestation of innovative thinking

A powerful lesson in how to turn vision into reality...

By Gil Sperling 15 Jun 2018

Aim for cities of all sizes to give everyone a fair go

We live in an urban world. By 2030, 66% of the world's population will live in cities...

By Somwrita Sarkar 15 Jun 2018

New CTC Group complex takes shape on outskirts of corporate Khartoum district

All over the world corporate buildings are used to create a visual architectural statement as they represent the face of their business...

By Zainab Gaafar 15 Jun 2018

First waste management report for Africa released

The United Nations Environment and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have released a report outlining the state of waste management in Africa...

12 Jun 2018

Leveraging the power of urbanisation to seize opportunities

Rapid population growth and urbanisation of African cities will see nearly 350 million new city-dwellers by 2030, and a billion more by 2063[1]...

11 Jun 2018

MIGA backs Nigerian float glass plant

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) has issued guarantees amounting to $71.9m in support of Nigeria's first float glass plant...

6 Jun 2018

Why foreign investment is no easy fix for Africa's energy needs

Foreign investment in sub-Saharan Africa's power sector has reached a record-high...

By Philipp Trotter and Sabah Abdullah 31 May 2018

Skills shortage driving hike in construction costs - survey

The cost of global construction is set to rise by 4.3% during 2018 compared to 4.1% in 2017...

30 May 2018

SA urban design firm recognised internationally

New Urban Architects and Urban Designers was recently recognised at the Congress of New Urbanism (CNU) in Washington DC...

28 May 2018

Why the future of urbanisation is the colossal meta city

Urbanisation will be the defining trend of the next 25 years...

24 May 2018

Uber launches data sharing portal in Kenya

Taxi-hailing service, Uber has introduced Uber Movement in Kenya, a digital data-sharing website...

22 May 2018

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