Construction Trends 2019



#BizTrends2019: What's happening in the African energy space?

Experts provide insight in to the emerging trends in African energy and infrastructure projects.

5 hours ago

Rising number of desalination plants creating a salty dilemma - UN report

Now with almost 16,000 desalination plants worldwide quenching a growing thirst for freshwater, the technology is also creating a salty dilemma...

1 day ago

How to negotiate infrastructure deals with China: four things African governments need to get right

"You don't negotiate with China!" I was quickly told when I started interviewing African public servants about their infrastructure deals with Beijing...

By Folashade Soule 9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Great cities are built on great collaborations

Urbanisation continues to be one of the most powerful megatrends reshaping our world. It is a shift that is creating countless problems, but even more opportunities...

By Elaine Jack 7 Jan 2019

AfDB approves €115m in funding for Rwandan water and sanitation programme

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved €115m in additional funding to support Rwanda's Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Programme...

24 Dec 2018

Water-energy joint strategy key to SA's sustainable development

South Africa is once again walking the knife edge of an energy security crisis...

By Dhesigen Naidoo 20 Dec 2018

Utility management in East Africa - leapfrogging into the future

Urban areas in East Africa are struggling to meet the high demands for electricity, water and sanitation, and poor, inefficient utility delivery continues to plague countries such as Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania...

By Marleze van Loggerenberg 12 Dec 2018

Southern African nations need to up their groundwater management game

When you think of a country's water resources, you may not realise that there are many kinds. Some is surface water, such as dams and rivers. There's also groundwater...

By Gaathier Mahed 11 Dec 2018

Did fear-mongering help Cape Town avert Day Zero?

According to the findings of a study by researchers from Stellenbosch University (SU) and the University of Cape Town (UCT), threats about Day Zero when taps would run dry had a far greater impact on Capetonians' water usage than water restrictions...

5 Dec 2018

PIDA Week ends with call for Africa to accelerate infrastructure projects

The fourth Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week was held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe from 26-28 November...

3 Dec 2018

4 ways our cities can cut transport emissions in a hurry: avoid, shift, share and improve

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently warned that global warming could reach 1.5? as early as 2030...

By Hussein Dia 30 Nov 2018

Eastern Cape villagers say they've been left out of huge water project

Villagers who live close to the Xonxa Dam on the Witkei River in the Eastern Cape have accused the authorities of using their water to supply Queenstown while they are drinking dirty water...

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik 30 Nov 2018

'World's worst environmental disaster' set to be repeated with controversial new dam in Africa

Encompassing swathes of Ethiopia, South Sudan and Kenya, the Omo-Turkana Basin is one of the oldest landscapes in the world that is known to have been inhabited by Homo sapiens...

By Timothy Clack 29 Nov 2018

Kathu solar plant synchronised to the grid

The first synchronisation of Kathu Solar Park to the national grid took place on 18 November 2018...

28 Nov 2018

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