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

By Ricardo Reboredo 7 Sep 2017

#THINCAfrica: Dealing with hotel development challenges in Africa
#THINCAfrica: Dealing with hotel development challenges in Africa

Rishabh Thapar sat down with a group of panellists at THINC Africa 2017 to discuss challenges in hotel development...

By Robin Fredericks 6 Sep 2017

How Nigeria is wasting its rich water resources
How Nigeria is wasting its rich water resources

Nigeria is so rich in water resources that many of its 36 states are named after rivers...

By Nelson Odume and Andrew Slaughter 6 Sep 2017

First green DHL Express facility in SSA unveiled
First green DHL Express facility in SSA unveiled

DHL Express recently unveiled its first green facility in sub-Saharan Africa, located in Bryanston, Johannesburg. The company also announced the roll-out of further green upgrades to additional sites...

5 Sep 2017

Afribiz Invest recognises its women-owned entities
Afribiz Invest recognises its women-owned entities

In 2016, McKinsey estimated that only 5% of CEOs in Africa were female, highlighting just how much work is required globally to achieve gender parity in the corporate sector.

1 Sep 2017

Desalination? Africa should rather manage its water resources better
Desalination? Africa should rather manage its water resources better

Access to clean water in the future is by no means certain...

By Andrew Slaughter 31 Aug 2017

Katse Dam's deep flood of suffering
Katse Dam's deep flood of suffering

A Basotho pony is struggling up a cliff, burdened by jerry cans that have been filled up at a spring. Behind the animal, far below and out of reach, lies the fat gleam of Katse Dam...

By Alexander Matthews 31 Aug 2017

2017 Africa Property Investment (API) Awards winners announced
2017 Africa Property Investment (API) Awards winners announced

The 2017 Africa Property Investment (API) Awards was held on Thursday, 24 August, recognising property developers, suppliers and owners in sub-Saharan Africa across seven categories...

30 Aug 2017

How IoT will change the future of waste management in Africa
How IoT will change the future of waste management in Africa

Imagine your rubbish bin telling the municipal authorities when it is full and needs to be collected, and municipal waste collection operations being able to optimise their fleet fuel consumption according to this data thanks to predefined schedules...

By Nick Mannie 28 Aug 2017

Infrastructure investment is critical for Africa's growth and development
Infrastructure investment is critical for Africa's growth and development

African governments need to create the environment for business to invest in infrastructure...

28 Aug 2017

How African property markets can move beyond the ‘pioneering' phase
How African property markets can move beyond the ‘pioneering' phase

Property pioneers have already taken the first steps in shaping Africa's urban landscapes, constructing landmark malls, hotels and office blocks that could be called iconic...

By Selwyn Blieden 25 Aug 2017

Smart evolution of Africa's megacities will help address infrastructure challenges
Smart evolution of Africa's megacities will help address infrastructure challenges

Facing rapid growth and evolution in Africa's megacities, radical and effective urban management is needed...

24 Aug 2017

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Technology is not enough to create connected cities - here's why

The United Nations (UN) estimates that by 2050, 66% of the world's population will live in cities...

By Mike Cooray and Rikke Duus 24 Aug 2017

US Ambassador Deborah Malac, Power Africa coordinator Andrew Herscowitz, and Irene Muloni, minister of energy and mineral development, award CEO of CODE Uganda.
2017 Women in Energy Challenge in Uganda winners announced

The US African Development Foundation (USADF), in collaboration with partners Power Africa and GE, recently announced the winners of the 2017 Women in Energy Challenge in Uganda...

23 Aug 2017

Leveraging the African opportunity, tapping into billion-rand projects
Leveraging the African opportunity, tapping into billion-rand projects

At a recently held member briefing, Sassda revealed that Africa still has what it takes...

23 Aug 2017

Porto do Caio, Angola's new deepwater port
Angola's investment in non-oil sectors starts to pay off

With forecasts of rising commodity prices, investors must now bear in mind that we are moving towards a sellers' market...

By Miguel Damião Gago 21 Aug 2017

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Growing more plants and trees can cut down the heat in Nigerian cities

Nigeria is regarded as a hot country. Average maximum temperature can reach 38? - one of the hottest in sub-Saharan Africa...

By Olumuyiwa Adegun and Tobi Eniolu Morakinyo 21 Aug 2017

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Sudan's Bashir aims to ease Egypt concerns over Nile dam

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir said on Thursday, 17 August, that the construction of Ethiopia's controversial Grand Renaissance Dam on the Nile River would not impact water supplies to Egypt as feared by Cairo...

21 Aug 2017

New Africa infrastructure fund launched
New Africa infrastructure fund launched

AP Moller Holding, together with PKA, PensionDanmark and Lægernes Pension, has launched a new infrastructure fund with a focus on Africa. The fund has received commitments of $550m from anchor investors...

17 Aug 2017

Renowned hotel architect Dexter Moren to speak at THINC Africa
Renowned hotel architect Dexter Moren to speak at THINC Africa

Highly awarded hotel architect and founder of Dexter Moren Associates, Dexter Moren is returning to THINC Africa by popular demand to share his expertise and experience...

15 Aug 2017

Lifestyle-focused work environments not just for millennials
Lifestyle-focused work environments not just for millennials

How do you restore work-life balance to encourage happy, healthy and motivated employees...

By Robyn Gray 11 Aug 2017

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The role of cities in the next automotive revolution

Ever-increasing urbanisation and the subsequent demand for development of cities is the catalyst needed to bridge both the greatest challenges and most creative solutions for a future of the automotive sector...

By Trevor Hill 7 Aug 2017

Africa Architecture Awards shortlist announced
Africa Architecture Awards shortlist announced

A total of 307 projects from across 32 African countries qualified to enter the inaugural Africa Architecture Awards...

31 Jul 2017

Africa's cities face unique risks. What can be done to manage them?
Africa's cities face unique risks. What can be done to manage them?

Cities in sub-Saharan Africa are growing fast. Nigeria alone is projected to add 212 million urban dwellers by 2050...

By Sarah Colenbrander 31 Jul 2017

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Eight dead in Lagos building collapse

Eight people were killed when a four-storey building collapsed after heavy rains in Nigeria's commercial hub of Lagos, the emergency services and witnesses said on Wednesday, 26 July...

28 Jul 2017

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Rwanda concludes agreement for new Bugesera Airport

With the backing of the African Legal Support Facility, the government of Rwanda has taken a concrete step toward becoming a transportation hub for the East African region...

27 Jul 2017

Disruption anticipated at Standard Bank Top Women Conference
Disruption anticipated at Standard Bank Top Women Conference

What's your next? As an entrepreneurial, ambitious woman, the best place to answer that question is at the must-attend event this Women's Month: the 2017 Standard Bank Top Women Conference...

Issued by Topco Media 25 Jul 2017

Swift progress being made with Kenya's Tatu City
Swift progress being made with Kenya's Tatu City

Kenyan mixed-use real estate project Tatu City is rapidly taking shape...

21 Jul 2017

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Expanded engagement for Caterpillar: Boosting sales and alleviating poverty

A strong signal of growing business engagement with Africa by large US corporations was the announcement last September by Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman of plans to invest over $1b in Africa over the next five years...

14 Jul 2017

Matla a Metsi Joint Venture to supervise design and construction of Polihali Dam in Lesotho Highlands Water Project
Matla a Metsi Joint Venture to supervise design and construction of Polihali Dam in Lesotho Highlands Water Project

The Matla a Metsi Joint Venture was recently announced the successful bidder on the design and construction supervision of the Polihali Dam - one of the two main water transfer components of phase two of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project...

13 Jul 2017

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