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The plug and play city: how shipping containers are changing infrastructure

We often take for granted our access to vast quantities of inexpensive goods manufactured overseas. And we often overlook the unassuming innovation that has made this global industrial revolution possible: the shipping container...

By Morgan Saletta 1 day ago

Why we need to unite to feed children while at school

In a call for Cape Town to unite against hunger at our schools, the Peninsula School Feeding Association's Charity Family Fun Walk, Blisters for Bread, will take place at the Green Point Cricket Club on Sunday, 28 August...

Issued by Peninsula School Feeding Association 16 Aug 2016

Bakhresa and Verde Hotels team up for Zanzibar's greenest hotel

Bakhresa Group has appointed SA's Verde Hotels to...

5 Jul 2016

2016 Architect Africa Film Festival highlights

This year, the Architect Africa Film Festival (#AAFF2016) opened up its call for participants to showcase new productions, emerging filmmakers and students...

22 Jun 2016

Urbanisation is a tool for development

Growing urbanisation could be a big opportunity for Africa...

18 Apr 2016

It's officially Design Month on Biz

Traditionally February is dedicated to all things design on Biz. This year we're rolling out the design theme, with a multi-industry Design Month feature on how design is influencing 20 sectors locally and globally...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 1 Feb 2016

[BizTrends 2016] African mega-projects: opportunities and challenges for specialist insurers

Infrastructure development is booming across Africa, due in no small part to significant economic growth and foreign direct investment. Mega-infrastructure projects have massive price tags...

By Karl Bishop 18 Jan 2016

Shoprite opens store in Tete Province, Mozambique

The Tete Junction shopping centre opened recently in the Tete Province of Mozambique. The centre features the first Shoprite store in the province...

8 Dec 2015

Call for Papers for POWER-GEN Africa, DistribuTECH Africa

The fourth annual POWER-GEN Africa and third DistribuTECH Africa conference and exhibition, have announced the Call for Papers for both events, with a deadline for abstract submissions of 6 January 2016...

21 Oct 2015

Kenya to build giant railway bridges over national park

Kenya is to build huge railway bridges over the unique national park in the capital Nairobi, a move conservationists welcomed as a positive step on Tuesday, 4 August...

6 Aug 2015

Dangote opens Zambia plant in expansion plan

Nigeria's Dangote Cement on Tuesday, 5 August, opened a $400m plant in Zambia, signalling the company's increasingly international ambitions as it plans new investments across Africa...

6 Aug 2015

SkyPower to invest $2bn in Kenyan solar projects

SkyPower has signed a $2.2bn agreement with Kenya for the development of 1GW of world-class solar projects to be built in four phases over the next five years...

28 Jul 2015

Zimbabwe company inks USD1.1bn thermal power deal with China

A Zimbabwean company on Thursday, 23 July 2015, signed a $1.1bn agreement with the China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) to build a 600-megawatt thermal power plant, a move expected to ease power cuts in the country...

27 Jul 2015

Louis Berger selected for road rehabilitation in Senegal

A Louis Berger-led consortium has been selected for the implementation of the third phase of a major road rehabilitation programme in Senegal - the Ziguinchor-Tanaff-Kolda-Velingara section of National Highway 6...

22 Jul 2015

Why Ghana needs a new approach to stop the erosion of its coastline

Ghana's economic growth rate is expected to pick up again next year after two years of slowdown following the country's stellar 7% growth in 2013. But this success has come at a price...

By Kwasi Addo Appeaning 3 Jul 2015

West African leaders urge liberalisation of region's power sector

Five West African leaders on Wednesday, 1 July 2015, urged regional governments to liberalise the region's electricity sector to overcome insufficient power capacities that deprive most of the area's 300 million inhabitants access to energy...

3 Jul 2015

Cement sector in DRC continues to expand

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) recorded growth of 9.5% in 2014, above the African average of 6%. In March 2015 Congolese Prime Minister, Augustine Matata Ponyo, adopted a bullish tone when he predicted double digit growth for 2015...

By Darryll Kilian and Natasha Anamuthoo 1 Jul 2015

Veolia to improve Guinea Conakry electricity grid

Veolia has won a four-year performance contract for a value of €11.3m to provide electricity management services to Electricité de Guinée (EDG)...

22 Jun 2015

Eranove to operate Kenié hydro-electric dam in Mali

The Eranove Group, through its Kenié Energie Renouvelable subsidiary, has signed a 30-year concession agreement with the government of the Republic of Mali...

19 Jun 2015

Lighting up Nigeria, a crucial challenge for new president

Ileowo Kikiowo owns a small media company in Nigeria's frenetic, financial hub of Lagos and like any business around the world, it depends on electricity to stay afloat...

18 Jun 2015

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