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AfriSam upbeat on PPC merger

AfriSam is confident that its proposed merger with SA's largest cement maker, PPC, has the potential to create significant benefits for all stakeholders...

By Mark Allix 3 days ago

Kenya, Tanzania decorative paints, coatings market set for high growth

The combined Kenyan and Tanzanian decorative paints and coatings market is expected to achieve a CAGR of 6.7% up by 2020...

21 Apr 2017

The plug and play city: how shipping containers are changing infrastructure

We often take for granted our access to vast quantities of inexpensive goods manufactured overseas. And we often overlook the unassuming innovation that has made this global industrial revolution possible: the shipping container...

By Morgan Saletta 29 Aug 2016

Dangote opens Zambia plant in expansion plan

Nigeria's Dangote Cement on Tuesday, 5 August, opened a $400m plant in Zambia, signalling the company's increasingly international ambitions as it plans new investments across Africa...

6 Aug 2015

Cement sector in DRC continues to expand

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) recorded growth of 9.5% in 2014, above the African average of 6%. In March 2015 Congolese Prime Minister, Augustine Matata Ponyo, adopted a bullish tone when he predicted double digit growth for 2015...

By Darryll Kilian and Natasha Anamuthoo 1 Jul 2015

PPC increases stake in Ethiopian-based cement company to 51%

PPC (PPC) on Wednesday, 5 November, announced that it had successfully acquired the Industrial Development Corporation's 20% stake in Ethiopian-based Habesha Cement Share Company (HCSCo) for a purchase consideration of $13m.

10 Nov 2014

If you're content, we're content

"Content" is currently on everybody's lips, with everyone from the existing media to brand owners and individuals being encouraged to become content providers. Bizcommunity has been ahead of the content curve for over a decade.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 18 Mar 2013

International

Dubai developers unveil mega projects despite downturn

Property developers in Dubai showcased new multibillion-dollar mega-projects on Monday, 11 September, despite falling prices, in the hope of stimulating demand and helping to end a three-year market downturn.

12 Sep 2017

Six rules for rebuilding infrastructure in an era of 'unprecedented' weather events

Before Hurricane Harvey made landfall on 25 August, there was little doubt that its impact would be devastating and wide-ranging.

By Thaddeus R. Miller and Mikhail Chester 8 Sep 2017

Beyond the seas and centuries: Louvre Abu Dhabi opens in November

The Louvre Abu Dhabi - a universal museum with a focus on shared human stories across civilisations and cultures - will open its doors on 11 November 2017, the first of its kind in the Arab world. Located in Abu Dhabi, the opening celebrations will include a range of public programmes including symposiums, performances, concerts, dance, and visual arts by renowned contemporary and classical artists.

7 Sep 2017

Why China's audacious building plans could be a major strain on African economies

It has been described by Chinese president Xi Jinping as the “project of the century”. And the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative is certainly ambitious. A massive infrastructural development program that will potentially span 60 countries, and cost an estimated $5tn, it will mean building new rail networks, roadways, and pipelines across Asia, Europe, and Africa.

By Ricardo Reboredo 7 Sep 2017

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