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African tourism trends in the age of developing smart cities
African tourism trends in the age of developing smart cities

Using data to understand travellers' spending behaviours, their habits as well as their preferences, has the power to increase the number of customers and the spend...

By Elias Aad 19 Oct 2017

China's green planning for the world starts with infrastructure
China's green planning for the world starts with infrastructure

The United States is retreating from the global community under a president who rejected the Paris Climate Accords and denigrates NAFTA and NATO. This provides an opportunity for China to play a greater role in global affairs...

By Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley 19 Oct 2017

Girls4Tech looks to empower the next generation of problem-solvers
Girls4Tech looks to empower the next generation of problem-solvers

Coinciding with International Day of the Girl Child, Mastercard recently launched the African leg of its Girls4Tech programme...

19 Oct 2017

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Bees in the city: Designing green roofs for pollinators

One in three bites of food that we eat relies on bee pollination...

By Catherine Howell, Jennifer Drake and Liat Margolis 18 Oct 2017

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In need of hotel rooms, Seychelles' govt tells developers to begin projects or lose them

Eight out of 18 tourism projects excluded from a moratorium on large hotels in Seychelles could be reallocated if the project backers don't begin construction within a year...

17 Oct 2017

Fifth WoodEX for Africa exhibition set for July 2018
Fifth WoodEX for Africa exhibition set for July 2018

WoodEX for Africa 2018 will take place 11-13 July at Gallagher Estate in Midrand...

17 Oct 2017

RICS celebrates 150 years, calls for nominations of SA successes
RICS celebrates 150 years, calls for nominations of SA successes

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), launching its Pride in the Profession: Celebrating 150 years of surveying successes campaign, is calling for nominations from around the world...

13 Oct 2017

Dorah Modise at the 10th annual Green Building Convention
#GBCSA2017: Celebrating 10 years of green building in SA

Founded in 2007 by Bruce Kerswill, the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) turns 10 this year...

By Sindy Peters 11 Oct 2017

AfricArena tech innovation conference kicks off next month
AfricArena tech innovation conference kicks off next month

AfricArena, described as the largest tech innovation conference for startups and investors hosted on African soil, will take place from 6-7 November 2017 at the Century City Conference Centre...

11 Oct 2017

Lafarge South Africa launches Binastore
Lafarge South Africa launches Binastore

Lafarge South Africa has launched a new home building service called Binastore...

10 Oct 2017

Primrose Properties Ghana receives follow-on investment for middle-income housing development
Primrose Properties Ghana receives follow-on investment for middle-income housing development

Primrose Properties Ghana (PPG) has received a follow-on investment from the Atlantic Coast Regional Fund (ACRF) for the development of a middle-income housing community in Sakumono, Accra...

9 Oct 2017

GBCSA announces rebrand of Green Star SA rating system
GBCSA announces rebrand of Green Star SA rating system

Green Building Council South Africa's (GBCSA) Green Star SA rating system has been rebranded Green Star Africa to support its uptake throughout the continent...

9 Oct 2017

The attempt to replenish Lake Chad's water may fail again. Here's why
The attempt to replenish Lake Chad's water may fail again. Here's why

The Transaqua Project is a big, ambitious initiative to replenish the waters of Lake Chad, a fresh water inland lake in Central Africa...

By Adegboyega Adeniran and Katherine Daniell 6 Oct 2017

Caterpillar to invest more than R1bn in Southern Africa in next decade
Caterpillar to invest more than R1bn in Southern Africa in next decade

US construction vehicle maker Caterpillar will spend R1.3bn over the next 10 years on South African enterprise and supplier development...

By Mark Allix 6 Oct 2017

Coega SEZ set to be a new African automotive hub
Coega SEZ set to be a new African automotive hub

With construction well on its way in zone one of the Coega SEZ BAIC site, the vehicle plant is being positioned as a new automotive hub on the continent...

6 Oct 2017

'New era' in solar energy fuelling growth in renewables
'New era' in solar energy fuelling growth in renewables

The renewable energy sector is growing faster than expected, driven largely by a "new era" in solar power and strong expansion in China, the International Energy Agency said on Wednesday, 4 October...

5 Oct 2017

R16m solar farm installed at Randridge Mall
R16m solar farm installed at Randridge Mall

As part of its sustainability strategy, Emira Property Fund has installed a R16m solar farm on the roof of its Randridge Mall in Randpark Ridge, Johannesburg...

3 Oct 2017

Prudential opposes AfriSam, PPC deal
Prudential opposes AfriSam, PPC deal

Prudential Investment Managers, one of the top three shareholders in PPC, says it opposes a proposed merger between SA's largest cement group and its unlisted South African rival AfriSam...

By Mark Allix 3 Oct 2017

FNB @Parkside achieves five-star Green Star Africa As Built rating
FNB @Parkside achieves five-star Green Star Africa As Built rating

FNB @Parkside in Namibia is the first five-star Green Star rated building in Namibia and Africa, outside South Africa, after being awarded its As Built rating by the Green Building Council...

3 Oct 2017

SA companies explore opportunities in Tunisia, Algeria
SA companies explore opportunities in Tunisia, Algeria

A delegation of South African companies is currently on a trade and investment mission in Tunisia and Algeria, where they are exploring export markets...

3 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: Here's to the African entrepreneurs
#EntrepreneurMonth: Here's to the African entrepreneurs

Join us in celebrating the courageous innovators, in small businesses and large, in South Africa and the rest of Africa, who take the risks that create new revenues, models and livelihoods, as we designate October and November as Entrepreneur Month across 18 industries on Biz...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2017

Here are the winners of the 2017 Africa Architecture Awards
Here are the winners of the 2017 Africa Architecture Awards

The inaugural Africa Architecture Awards was held on Thursday, 28 September, at the newly launched Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town...

29 Sep 2017

PPPs in power transmission in Africa to be addressed at Future Energy Central Africa
PPPs in power transmission in Africa to be addressed at Future Energy Central Africa

According to Samuel Oguah, an energy specialist with the Energy and Extractives Global Practice at the World Bank, “The Linking up: Public-Private Partnerships in Power Transmission in Africa report has a very simple message...

28 Sep 2017

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Rejected Kenya vows to continue stadia project

Kenya, stripped this weekend of the right to stage the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN), has vowed to continue with a stadium construction project...

26 Sep 2017

AfriSam upbeat on PPC merger
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 22 Sep 2017

AfricaBuild Lagos 2018 to host key building, interiors professionals
AfricaBuild Lagos 2018 to host key building, interiors professionals

Hosted by German trade fair specialists fairtrade Messe, the third edition of AfricaBuild Lagos will take place 6-8 March 2018 at the Landmark Centre in Lagos, Nigeria...

21 Sep 2017

Lagos' Wooden Tower presents an alternative to the city's reliance upon concrete
Lagos' Wooden Tower presents an alternative to the city's reliance upon concrete

The unique wooden structure maximises daylight and natural ventilation...

By Lindsay Samson 20 Sep 2017

Yuppiechef to open first physical store
Yuppiechef to open first physical store

Online kitchenware retailer, Yuppiechef, has announced the launch of its first brick and mortar store signaling the start of its omnichannel journey...

19 Sep 2017

NEPAD launches 5% Agenda campaign for infrastructure financing
NEPAD launches 5% Agenda campaign for infrastructure financing

NEPAD gathered international investors and CEO-level business leaders at the NASDAQ Stock Market on Monday, 18 September, for the launch of its 5% Agenda initiative...

19 Sep 2017

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#InnovationMonth: How AI will change the automotive game for the better

As the “fourth industrial revolution”, championed by the World Economic Forum's Klaus Schwab, gains momentum, it's thrilling to anticipate what this means for the automotive industry - and as a result, cities of the future...

By Trevor Hill 11 Sep 2017

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