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Wi-Fi to be seen as a "utility" in 2018, says Ruckus
Wi-Fi to be seen as a "utility" in 2018, says Ruckus

There are few things that prevent Africa from truly connecting wirelessly to the internet and as these barriers fall, larger African cities will roll out smart city initiatives in some shape and form...

3 days ago

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#BizTrends2018: Green buildings, fit for a sustainable purpose

According to the latest United Nations Economic Commission for Africa report, Africa is the fastest urbanising region after Asia. The report also highlights that despite the current slowdown in many African economies...

By Alison Groves 8 Jan 2018

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Marketing platform for PIDA Week to boost projects

The third Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week, which takes place in Swakopmund, Namibia, looks at a marketing platform to accelerate implementation...

14 Dec 2017

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Made-in-Rwanda Expo ends with calls to buy local

The fourth edition of the annual Made-in-Rwanda Expo concluded yesterday with a call from leaders to embrace locally produced products...

By Julius Bizimungu 6 Dec 2017

Dramatic rise of African consumer power driving development
Dramatic rise of African consumer power driving development

Infrastructure investments are transforming and accelerating economic and social opportunities for millions of people across Africa, driven by the dramatic rise in African consumer power...

17 Nov 2017

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Africa needs coordinated strategies for urbanisation

Africa's rapid urbanisation can be a driver of industrialisation and there is an urgent need to connect policies and strategies for urban and industrial development...

25 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 shows rising interest in green building design
Africa shows rising interest in green building design

The UNEP Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative attributed 30% of annual carbon emissions to the global building sector...

By Alison Groves 13 Jul 2017

Windhoek rejuvenation receives local support
Windhoek rejuvenation receives local support

With increased interest from the business community and locals alike, Windhoek's central business district (CBD) is on a path to revival...

22 Jun 2017

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Rags, not riches, defining Africa's urban explosion

Anarchic architecture, unchecked pollution and high costs of living are the lot of African city dwellers, experts warn, as living standards fail to keep pace with rapid urban growth on the continent...

24 Mar 2017

Four-star Green Star rating for Windhoek's @Parkside
Four-star Green Star rating for Windhoek's @Parkside

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Africa has achieved a four-star Green Star rating in Namibia for FNB Namibia Holdings' @Parkside building...

9 Mar 2017

Multi-million-dollar refurbishment for Windhoek's Gustav Voigts
Multi-million-dollar refurbishment for Windhoek's Gustav Voigts

Windhoek's Gustav Voigts shopping centre is set to undergo a multi-million-dollar phased refurbishment starting this year...

2 Mar 2017

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Big business opportunities ahead for Africa - McKinsey

Africa's overall growth has slowed but new research shows long-term fundamentals are strong and there are big business opportunities ahead...

16 Sep 2016

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New stores add to Cashbuild's revenue and customer base

Cashbuild's revenue jumped 9% in the fourth quarter to June from the previous financial year, with 20 new stores opening since the beginning of July 2014, contributing a 3% increase...

14 Jul 2016

Brian Wilkinson, CEO of GBCSA
Green building accelerates in Africa

With office buildings in Rwanda and Namibia both receiving 6-Star Green Star ratings, certified by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), green building is gaining rapid momentum in Africa...

30 May 2016

Violence against foreign nationals here in SA will hurt SA's image, SA's businesses and interests and South Africans in Africa. (Image: Public Domain)
Africa strikes back

South African engineers working on mines and at a gas plant in Mozambique have been taken to secure camps after threats of reprisal xenophobic attacks...

By The Times Editorial Team 17 Apr 2015

SKA African partner countries meet in Pretoria
SKA African partner countries meet in Pretoria

Ministers from African member countries of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) mega project met in Pretoria on Wednesday to discuss future cooperation in radio astronomy...

26 Mar 2015

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