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Province raps city's knuckles over state of rivers
Province raps city's knuckles over state of riversArticle

The quality of water in Cape Town's rivers has deteriorated to the point where the provincial government has dispatched the Green Scorpions and issued the city with a warning to clean up its act...

Steve Kretzmann 21 Feb 2020

Edelman launches Kenya office, acquires Gina Din Corporate Communications
Edelman launches Kenya office, acquires Gina Din Corporate CommunicationsArticle

Global communications firm, Edelman is further cementing its position as a pan-African consultancy having opened a new office based in Nairobi, Kenya and with the acquisition of...

12 Feb 2020

Testing times for China’s healthcare system. Alex Plavevski/EPA
Coronavirus: how health and politics have always been inextricably linked in ChinaArticle

Since the onset of the Chinese revolution in the early 20th century, public health objectives have been an integral part of the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) ideology...

Xun Zhou 5 Feb 2020

Saint-Gobain reiterates commitment to continent at Africa Forum
Saint-Gobain reiterates commitment to continent at Africa ForumArticle

At Saint-Gobain's fourth Africa Forum, CEO Jean-Claude Lasserre noted that investment into Africa is high on the company's agenda...

4 Feb 2020

Abu Dhabi to host 10th World Urban Forum
Abu Dhabi to host 10th World Urban ForumArticle

More than 50 mayors and governors from cities across the world will attend the 10th World Urban Forum (WUF10) in Abu Dhabi from 8-13 February...

24 Jan 2020

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Making Africa's transport ecosystem benefit travelling communitiesArticle

Africa's largest cities Cairo, Lagos and Johannesburg are some of the most congested on the continent with the Kenyan capital Nairobi, reputed to be the second most congested city in the world. Needless to say, such congestion has socio-economic costs with the rate of accidents ranking among some of the highest...

22 Jan 2020

New UK aid pledged to help build green cities across Africa
New UK aid pledged to help build green cities across AfricaArticle

UK international development secretary Alok Sharma, on a visit to Kenya, pledged new UK aid support to build the African cities of the future...

22 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: Design thinking to rise in the public sectorArticle

In the face of increasingly tough systemic and complex challenges, there is an emerging global trend in the public sector towards using a design thinking approach to unlock new and innovative solutions...

Erica Elk 15 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: 2020 - Africa's year for digital disruptionArticle

A number of macro trends are delivering unhindered economic progress on the African continent, driving momentum and positioning Africa as a significant component of the world market...

Geoffrey White 14 Jan 2020

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Africa gains prominence in Global Retail Development Index 2019Article

A.T. Kearney's bi-annual Global Retail Development Index highlights the rise of African countries in the global retail context, with Ghana and Senegal securing spots in the top 10 on the index...

13 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Key development trends to drive the new South African city
#BizTrends2020: Key development trends to drive the new South African cityArticle

The post-apartheid development of South African cities stimulated a refreshing injection of global ideas, creativity and talent, but this injection was largely defined by Western narratives and investment...

Warren Hewitt 10 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: The future of retailing in sub-Saharan Africa
#BizTrends2020: The future of retailing in sub-Saharan AfricaArticle

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to 14% of the world's population and by 2030, the region's population will surpass that of China. The way consumers shop in the region is ever-changing...

Christele Chokossa 8 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: 5 key focus areas for the concrete sector
#BizTrends2020: 5 key focus areas for the concrete sectorArticle

Cement production and consumption is a reliable indicator of a nation's growth, as its infrastructure is a reflection of development....

Bryan David Perrie 7 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Africa's double-edged consumer demand
#BizTrends2020: Africa's double-edged consumer demandArticle

Africa's consumer landscape is fragmented and polarised, characterised by the double-edged demand of a diverse base of consumers...

Ailsa Wingfield 3 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: 3 key trends shaping Africa's property sector
#BizTrends2020: 3 key trends shaping Africa's property sectorArticle

When looking at trends in Africa, it's always important not to fall into that all too common trap of seeing the continent as a homogeneous entity...

Gerhard Zeelie 3 Jan 2020

Food for Thought from the Social Enterprise World Forum 2019
Food for Thought from the Social Enterprise World Forum 2019Article

The rise of social entrepreneurship is a topic that either excites you - or one you glance over because of a failure to understand its role and socioeconomic impact. Either way, we're here to provide some insights based on our experience at the Social Enterprise World Forum.

Jennifer Beason, Delia Sieff, Ansophie Strydom 2 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: New technologies to power smart cities
#BizTrends2020: New technologies to power smart citiesArticle

'Smart cities' is a buzz term which has gained popularity globally over the past decade...

Taru Madangombe 23 Dec 2019

Durban named world's greenest city
Durban named world's greenest cityArticle

According to the Husqvarna Urban Green Space Index (HUGSI) 2019, Durban is the greenest city in the world...

23 Dec 2019

#BizTrends2020: Educating Gen Alpha
#BizTrends2020: Educating Gen AlphaArticle

In today's society, the youth are ageing at a faster rate than ever before. But are our educational facilitators ready for this, or are they in need of a reboot?

Nicola Cooper 13 Dec 2019

These five trends will change business in Africa in 2020
These five trends will change business in Africa in 2020Article

With the World Bank forecasting economic growth in sub Saharan Africa at 3.6% for 2019-20, some of the world's fastest-growing economies are in Africa...

Pieter Bensch 12 Dec 2019

Traditional healthy diets fundamental to sustainable development
Traditional healthy diets fundamental to sustainable developmentArticle

The Government of Italy, with support from the FAO, recently held an event highlighting Mediterranean and other traditional healthy diets as fundamental to...

28 Nov 2019

Preparing for a digitally infused world - education is the place to start
Preparing for a digitally infused world - education is the place to startArticle

In the later stages of the 21st Century, illiteracy as we have come to know may be completely eliminated and digitalisation will be infused into all human activity. This rapid evolution is changing the essential knowledge that people in future societies will need to possess in order to survive. The change is sweeping through the Eastern Cape already...

Loyiso Pulumani 25 Nov 2019

#WorldToiletDay: Catalysing a new sanitation paradigm for South Africa
#WorldToiletDay: Catalysing a new sanitation paradigm for South AfricaArticle

There are many reasons to celebrate a hygienic toilet, chief among them is that it serves as one of the most important medical devices in a house along with clean water supply...

Dr Sudhir Pillay and Akin Akinsete 18 Nov 2019

Smart cities embrace 4IR
Smart cities embrace 4IRArticle

Smart cities rely on smart grid technology that includes traditional and renewable energy sources in its mix of power supply...

18 Nov 2019

African Union for Housing Finance (AUHF) members sign Cape Town Declaration for governments to address housing finance shortage.
5-point plan set for governments to address African housing finance shortageArticle

Following the conclusion of its 35th annual conference earlier this month, the 35 active members of the African Union for Housing Finance (AUHF) together agreed on a Cape Town Declaration on Housing Finance...

15 Nov 2019

NMU's Gideon Greyvenstein wins Corobrik Regional Architecture Award
NMU's Gideon Greyvenstein wins Corobrik Regional Architecture AwardArticle

Gideon Greyvenstein from Nelson Mandela University was recently announced the Eastern Cape regional winner of the Corobrik Regional Architecture Award...

14 Nov 2019

Navigating key challenges of doing business in Africa
Navigating key challenges of doing business in AfricaArticle

A recent online survey by Adams & Adams, through its Adams.Africa Advisory unit, identified seven key challenges facing business wanting to enter or grow operations in Africa...

Issued by Adams & Adams 12 Nov 2019

Building new cities to meet Africa's rapid urbanisation is a risky bet
Building new cities to meet Africa's rapid urbanisation is a risky betArticle

By 2050 an estimated 2.5 billion more people will be added to urban areas, with 90% of this growth taking place in Africa and Asia...

Astrid R.N. Haas 31 Oct 2019

Investments in rail transport essential for the success of Africa's free-trade area
Investments in rail transport essential for the success of Africa's free-trade areaArticle

Africa is on the cusp of launching a free-trade zone that could meaningfully boost economic growth and unlock the continent's vast potential...

Aubrey Lekwane 30 Oct 2019

Kenya's Twiga Foods raises $30m in Series B round
Kenya's Twiga Foods raises $30m in Series B roundArticle

Kenyan B2B food distribution company, Twiga Foods, has raised $23.75 million in a Series B equity round led by Goldman Sachs...

28 Oct 2019

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South Africa needs team effort in conserving natural heritageArticle

South African biologists and environmentalists, in three recent papers, have listed pertinent research priorities for the next decade...

23 Oct 2019

How 'hipsturbia' is transforming the very fabric of traditional suburban life
How 'hipsturbia' is transforming the very fabric of traditional suburban lifeArticle

Predicted rapid urban growth - touted as one of the primary trends of the 21st century - is being tempered by an unexpected emergent trend: 'hipsturbia'...

23 Oct 2019

Ghana's construction industry is lively but needs regulation
Ghana's construction industry is lively but needs regulationArticle

Over the past two decades, Ghana's construction sector has both contributed to and benefited from a rapidly growing economy...

Divine Kwaku Ahadzie 17 Oct 2019

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700 new hotel restaurants and bars will be opened in Africa by 2025Article

A new study forecasts that 700 new hotel restaurants and bars will be opened in Africa by 2025, in internationally branded hotels...

3 Oct 2019

Namibia's urban poor are stuck in limbo, without land or services
Namibia's urban poor are stuck in limbo, without land or servicesArticle

Informal settlements are increasingly emerging in cities in developing countries across the world, including Africa...

Selma T. Karuaihe 3 Oct 2019

How megaprojects are driving cities
How megaprojects are driving citiesArticle

Megaprojects are reconfigured spaces in which the role of the local, regional, and national elites, as well as the role of national and sometimes transnational capital, is usually prominent...

Gerardo del Cerro Santamaría 2 Oct 2019

Nigeria's Akure is a good example of how not to build a city
Nigeria's Akure is a good example of how not to build a cityArticle

Akure is one of Nigeria's emerging cities. Located within Ondo State in the country's south west, it's a settlement about 350kms from Lagos where roads meet from major towns such as Ilesa, Ondo, Owo and Ado-Ekiti...

Michael O. Alabi 30 Sep 2019

Is your boss buying into the flexible working culture?
Is your boss buying into the flexible working culture?Article

Citrix research highlights that South African organisations still need to overcome trust issues to implement a full-fledged flexible working environment...

26 Sep 2019

3 Ways to approach entrepreneurial change
3 Ways to approach entrepreneurial changeArticle

When we consider that everything under the sun is affected by the different seasons we realise how integral change is to life...

Nokwazi Mzobe 25 Sep 2019

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'Where to Invest in Africa' publication launchedArticle

Rand Merchant Bank's ninth edition of 'Where to Invest in Africa', lists the sectors that are key to unlocking the continent's growth potential...

23 Sep 2019

Conservation = tourism = jobs
Conservation = tourism = jobsArticle

There is no doubt about the strong link between tourism and conservation. Many countries are taking advantage of wildlife tourism to help protect endangered species...

Issued by Irvine Partners 23 Sep 2019

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Global white cement market to value over $9.8bn by 2026Article

The global white cement market size expansion is steered by rapid growth, especially in the Asia Pacific civil industry. This is similar to the Portland cement barring its white fineness and colour...

20 Sep 2019

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Where to invest in AfricaArticle

Rand Merchant Bank's ninth edition of Where to Invest in Africa is returning to its roots - the sectors that are key to unlocking the continent's growth potential...

18 Sep 2019

Overcoming systemic challenges to transform South Africa's agricultural sector
Overcoming systemic challenges to transform South Africa's agricultural sectorArticle

Gert Schoonbee, co-owner of farming company Schoonbee Landgoed shares insight on how South Africa's agriculture sector can be transformed...

Gert Schoonbee 17 Sep 2019

A female Aedes albopictus mosquito feeding on a human host. James Gathany/CDC
Ethiopia must do more to stop recurring chikungunya outbreaksArticle

Ethiopia's second largest city, Dire Dawa, is dealing with a chikungunya fever outbreak. Around 20,000 cases of the mosquito-borne viral infection have been reported since the outbreak started in March 2019...

Eunice Anyango Owino 16 Sep 2019

4 ways urban lifestyle trends are changing the property landscape
4 ways urban lifestyle trends are changing the property landscapeArticle

There's a lot of talk about future cities, many of them being the sprawling metropolises of the world. The new world order for professionals, executives, and indeed millennial behaviour is to catch a taxi to work if needed, then to walk from work to gym, move on to coffee with friends - and cycle, walk or take a quick Uber home...

11 Sep 2019

Nielsen event reveals impact of double-edged demand in South Africa
Nielsen event reveals impact of double-edged demand in South AfricaArticle

The South African consumer landscape is currently fragmented and polarised, characterised by the double-edged demand of the South African consumer...

Issued by Nielsen 6 Sep 2019

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South Africa's new economic proposals highlight the role of servicesArticle

South Africa's Finance Minister Tito Mboweni recently published a package of economic policy proposals that warrant serious consideration...

Justin Visagie 6 Sep 2019

Transit.TV unveils new look and feel
Transit.TV unveils new look and feelArticle

Transit.TV, South Africa's largest digital placed-based network, has been refreshed with a new look and feel, and extended offering, ensuring that it holds its own within the space of more established and traditional 'linear' television stations...

Issued by Provantage Media Group 4 Sep 2019

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