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    DEVAC Infrasfuture conference addresses challenges facing the African sector

    The annual DEVAC Infrasfuture conference and expo was held earlier this month, looking at how the delivery process in the infrastructure sector be fast-tracked...

    1 day ago

    #AfricaMonth2021: May Africa prosper

    We invite you to join us in celebrating Africa Month and matters - its stakeholders and stories - in the areas of business leadership, trade, technologies, arts, culture and brands...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 7 May 2021

    Why renewable energy won't end energy poverty in Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwe is one of the African countries that hopes renewable energy technologies will help to address their energy problems...

    By Ellen Fungisai Chipango 30 Apr 2021

    Nairobi ranked top city in Africa for innovation - Knight Frank report

    The recently released Knight Frank Africa Horizons Report 2021/22, ranked Nairobi as the top city in Africa for innovation, followed by Cape Town in second...

    21 Apr 2021

    New Amazon Africa headquarters to be built in Cape Town

    US retail giant Amazon will be the anchor tenant of a R4bn River Club development that has gotten the go-ahead from the City of Cape Town...

    20 Apr 2021

    There's a disconnect between research and urban planning in Africa: how to fix it

    The African continent is fast on its way to becoming one of the world's largest urban hubs. This has spawned growing interest in African urbanisation by both researchers and policymakers...

    By Sylvia Croese and Ntombini Marrengane 20 Apr 2021

    Egyptian architects win Al-Nouri Mosque International Architecture Competition in Mosul

    The winners have been announced for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the Al-Nouri complex in Mosul, Iraq. Launched in November 2020, the competition was a major component of Unesco's ambitious project for the rehabilitation of the ancient city, Revive the Spirit of Mosul.

    16 Apr 2021

    Harvard GSD announces 4 finalists for 2021 Wheelwright Prize

    The Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) has announced four shortlisted architects for the 2021 Wheelwright Prize...

    13 Apr 2021

    How women are locked out of Nigeria's construction industry

    In spite of past initiatives in many parts of the world to increase their participation in the construction industry at all levels, women remain a minority...

    By Richard Jimoh, Amina Nna Adamu, Luqman Oyekunle Oyewobi and Paul A. Bajere 12 Apr 2021

    Perkins+Will transforms 1920s Greater Accra Regional Hospital into modern facility

    Designed by international firm Perkins+Will, the Greater Accra Regional Hospital is the result of the transformation of a small, simple hospital dating from the 1920s into a modern, expandable facility...

    9 Apr 2021

    People living in African urban settings do a lot of walking: but their cities aren't walkable

    Walking remains the main mode of transport in many sub-Saharan African cities, especially among low-income residents in informal settlements. Yet, it is well acknowledged that walking conditions in African cities are unsafe...

    By Seth Asare Okyere, Daniel Oviedo, Louis Kusi Frimpong, Mariajose Nieto & Michihiro Kita 29 Mar 2021

    John Deere to expand construction brand into 18 new countries in Africa

    John Deere is expanding its construction brand into 18 new countries across southern and western Africa...

    24 Mar 2021

    Ghana's Bui Dam raises concerns - again - about hydro power projects

    In the early years of African independence, hydroelectricity offered the promise of modernity and development...

    By Roger Gocking 24 Mar 2021

    Innovations on the Nile over millennia offer lessons in engineering sustainable futures

    Africa is the continent most vulnerable to the impact of climate change. That's largely because many of its people and governments are too poor to do what's needed...

    By Mike Muller 19 Mar 2021

    World's first space hotel set to open in 2027

    Called Voyager Station, the project will be built by Orbital Assembly Corporation which describes itself as "the world's first large-scale space construction company"...

    17 Mar 2021

    DRC to host inaugural Smart City Conference, Open Innovation Challenge

    Spearheaded by Congo Bulaya, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will host its virtual Smart City Conference from 16 to 18 April this year...

    15 Mar 2021

    Infrastructure spend: insights from the effect of a bridge across the Zambezi on maize prices

    A study of the impact of a major bridge over the Zambezi River in Mozambique provides insights into the magnitude of the economic impact new infrastructure investments can have...

    By Sam Jones 9 Mar 2021

    Many African countries had a surprise manufacturing surge in 2010s - it bodes well for the years ahead

    Until the 2000s, Sub-Saharan Africa was de-industrialising: the mood was gloomy as the little manufacturing activity that did exist was disappearing. But the trend has reversed...

    By Gaaitzen de Vries, Emmanuel B Mensah, Hagen Kruse and Kunal Sen 2 Mar 2021

    Morphosis completes Casablanca Finance City Tower in Morocco

    Morphosis has completed the Casablanca Finance City Tower in the Anfa District in Casablanca, Morocco. The 25-storey project is the studio's first project realised in Africa...

    25 Feb 2021

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