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International Zinc Association looks to re-galvanise local zinc industry
International Zinc Association looks to re-galvanise local zinc industryArticle

The R100bn Infrastructure Fund is good news for the Africa desk of the International Zinc Association (IZA), according to its head Simon Norton...

19 Apr 2021

Polihali Western Access Roads project in Lesotho
Innovative thinking needed to kickstart infrastructure developmentArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa stated that the R100bn Infrastructure Fund, aimed at revitalising South Africa's battered economy, will blend resources from the fiscus with financing from the private sector and development institutions...

31 Mar 2021

New Lanseria Smart City just 'papering over the cracks'
New Lanseria Smart City just 'papering over the cracks'Article

According to Paragon Group director Henning Rasmuss, the new Lanseria Smart City revealed during this year's SONA is just 'papering over the cracks'...

16 Mar 2021

GVK-Siya Zama CEO urges construction industry peers to remain positive
GVK-Siya Zama CEO urges construction industry peers to remain positiveArticle

Eben Meyburgh, CEO at GVK-Siya Zama Building Contractors, believes that the construction industry has the potential to help kickstart the economy. This after the industry declined in 2020...

22 Feb 2021

Can real estate contribute towards rebuilding South Africa's crippled economy?
Can real estate contribute towards rebuilding South Africa's crippled economy?Article

Despite President Ramaphosa's optimistic analogies of fynbos re-emerging after fire, 2021's State of the Nation Address made it clear that South Africa...

Tony Clarke 16 Feb 2021

Lanseria smart city
#SONA2021: Ramaphosa's dream of a smart cityArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa unveiled the progress of the country's infrastructure plan to stimulate the economy and promote growth during his State of the Nation Address (Sona), which includes smart cities...

12 Feb 2021

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa promotes innovation to rebuild economyArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa advocates innovative interventions to rebuild the country's Covid-battered economy in his first weekly newsletter of 2021...

19 Jan 2021

Urgent action, innovation needed for infrastructure recovery in SA
Urgent action, innovation needed for infrastructure recovery in SAArticle

According to SRK Consulting partner and principal engineering technologist Steve Bartels, speed and ingenuity are now of the essence as South Africa's hopes of a economic recovery rely heavily on...

15 Dec 2020

Ramaphosa to open Infrastructure SA roundtable in Gauteng
Ramaphosa to open Infrastructure SA roundtable in GautengArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa will today, 3 November, open and address the Infrastructure South Africa (ISA) Project Preparation Roundtable and Market Place at the Gallagher Convention Centre...

3 Nov 2020

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Mixed reactions to Ramaphosa's recovery planArticle

Although President Cyril Ramaphosa's Reconstruction and Recovery Plan addressed all the talking points in steering the country back to desirable growth levels in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, it fell short on tangible frameworks and deadlines....

16 Oct 2020

Infrastructure Commission to fast-track projects valued at R340bn
Infrastructure Commission to fast-track projects valued at R340bnArticle

Government will in the coming months expedite the implementation of at least 50 infrastructure projects with a total investment value of more than R340bn...

31 Jul 2020

Noblesfontein Wind Farm. Image Azari Group
SA joins global trend of refinancing IPPsArticle

While refinancing independent power producers (IPPs) project is unchartered territory in South Africa, it is emerging as a global trend...

17 Jul 2020

#SupplementaryBudget: Infrastructure expenditure still a priority
#SupplementaryBudget: Infrastructure expenditure still a priorityArticle

While the Covid-19 pandemic is likely to derail government expenditure on infrastructure projects, finance minister Tito Mboweni told parliament, delivering the Supplementary Budget on Wednesday, 24 June, that the state would have to resume these post-lockdown...

25 Jun 2020

SAHIF pledges 50 temporary housing structures to help flatten the curve
SAHIF pledges 50 temporary housing structures to help flatten the curveArticle

The South African Housing and Infrastructure Fund (SAHIF) has pledged to provide 50 temporary housing structures that will provide shelter for 200 South Africans...

29 Apr 2020

Windhoek-based Caterserve goes off-grid
Windhoek-based Caterserve goes off-gridArticle

Namibian food manufacturer Caterserve, which produces over 1,000 bottles of tomato sauce and mayonnaise daily, has installed a 200kW battery-solar off-grid system...

2 Mar 2020

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni
#BizFinFocus: Be prepared for the Budget SpeechArticle

South Africans spend more than they earn and with continuing depressed economic growth and a projected tax shortfall of R60bn for the tax year ending March 2020, things are likely to get worse before they get better...

William Chuma 7 Feb 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

#AfricaCom: Searching for the next 'M-Pesa unicorn', skilling Generation Disrupted
#AfricaCom: Searching for the next 'M-Pesa unicorn', skilling Generation DisruptedArticle

An all-female AfricaCom panel discussed the fact that the backbone of a truly digital economy is hyper-connectivity. While M-Pesa is still celebrated a decade after it disrupted the way money works on the continent forever, digital inclusion remains a problem. How do we scale innovation, yet leave no-one behind?

Leigh Andrews 22 Nov 2019

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#MTBPS2019: Little growth expected in mining sectorArticle

While mining is barely touched on, the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) anticipates little to no growth in the sector...

31 Oct 2019

On the sidelines of the FT Africa Summit, President Cyril Ramaphosa met former Prime Minister of Great Britain, Tony Blair at the Claridge's in London.
Get more bang for your buck by investing in AfricaArticle

Africa is ready for the great leap frog of attracting investment, displaying its innovative talent and capability and catapulting itself to greater heights of human development...

15 Oct 2019

RIP Dr Thandi Cynthia Ndlovu
RIP Dr Thandi Cynthia NdlovuArticle

Activist, medical practitioner, and owner of Motheo Construction Dr Thandi Cynthia Ndlovu has passed away following a car crash over the weekend while she was on her way to a funeral in Rustenburg.

27 Aug 2019

SAHIF supporting women empowerment with job opportunities
SAHIF supporting women empowerment with job opportunitiesArticle

The South African Housing and Infrastructure Fund (SAHIF), during an intimate information sharing session in KwaZulu-Natal in August, announced that the majority of beneficiaries of its projected 11,600 jobs - to be created over the next three years - will be women...

26 Aug 2019

Ai African Infrastructure Investment Awards shortlist released
Ai African Infrastructure Investment Awards shortlist releasedArticle

Africa investor (Ai) has announced the shortlisted candidates for the 2019 Ai Infrastructure Investment Awards. The awards will be presented during the African Sovereign Wealth and Pension Fund Leaders' Summit on 3 September in Cape Town...

6 Aug 2019

Construction companies should digitise ahead of anticipated uplift in government spending
Construction companies should digitise ahead of anticipated uplift in government spendingArticle

There's no two ways about it: South African construction companies have endured a difficult few years...

Andrew Skudder 2 Aug 2019

Concerted effort by government, private sector needed for construction turnaround
Concerted effort by government, private sector needed for construction turnaroundArticle

While the ailing South African construction industry contributed to the worst decline in economic activity in a decade in the first quarter of 2019, also contributing to unemployment by shedding some 142,000 jobs...

23 Jul 2019

Funding gaps in infrastructure and energy projects in Africa
Funding gaps in infrastructure and energy projects in AfricaArticle

One of the key challenges in getting energy and infrastructure projects off the ground in Africa is the lack of available funding...

Mike Webb 14 May 2019

Papering over the cracks
Papering over the cracksArticle

This was always going to be one of South Africa's toughest budgets with enormous pressure on government resources in an extremely difficult economic environment...

22 Feb 2019

Isaah Mhlanga, executive chief economist, Alexander Forbes
#BudgetSpeech2019: Structural reforms outweigh decimal points deteriorations in the figuresArticle

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's maiden Budget Speech is a structural reform budget, which aims to reduce the immediate fiscal and economic risks posed by Eskom's and other SOEs unsustainable balance sheets and operational models...

Isaah Mhlanga 20 Feb 2019

#BudgetSpeech2019: What should franchise businesses look out for?
#BudgetSpeech2019: What should franchise businesses look out for?Article

Franchise business owners are waiting with bated breath for the outcome of the 2019 National Budget Speech, as they seek more opportunities to increase their contribution to GDP...

18 Feb 2019

Dr Binganidzo Muchara
Will the Budget Speech keep the promises of Sona?Article

President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address (Sona) theme was "Following up on our commitments. Making your Future Work Better."...

Binganidzo Muchara 11 Feb 2019

Businesses think they're on top of carbon risk, but tourism destinations have barely a clue
Businesses think they're on top of carbon risk, but tourism destinations have barely a clueArticle

Tourism is a huge contributor to emissions, accounting for 8% of emissions worldwide and climbing as tourism grows faster than the economies it contributes to...

Susanne Becken 8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Struggling construction sector must develop a new talent perspective
#BizTrends2019: Struggling construction sector must develop a new talent perspectiveArticle

South Africa's declining infrastructure remains an area of concern for the country's future, yet despite the current environment, opportunities exist for construction companies...

Théo Gaultier 27 Dec 2018

Ian Matthews, head of business development & special projects, Bravura
Thuma mina. How Ramaphosa must sweeten the pot for the private sectorArticle

In his quest to stimulate the country's economy, President Cyril Ramaphosa has been actively courting the private sector to enter into meaningful partnerships with government by establishing an infrastructure fund...

28 Nov 2018

SA confident economy will turn the corner
SA confident economy will turn the cornerArticle

National Treasury says S&P's latest rating decision on South Africa affords the country an opportunity to demonstrate that it can successfully implement measures to turn the tide on sluggish growth...

26 Nov 2018

RisCura, Africa Investor to launch infrastructure performance index
RisCura, Africa Investor to launch infrastructure performance indexArticle

RisCura and Africa Investor have partnered to launch Africa's first infrastructure performance index in early 2019...

19 Nov 2018

Urban farming project Hola Harvest launched in Joburg
Urban farming project Hola Harvest launched in JoburgArticle

Looking to making farming more attractive to SA's youth, SAB and AB InBev Africa has introduced its first group of urban farmers in Johannesburg's inner-city...

7 Nov 2018

Maura Feddersen, economist at PwC
What the ratings agencies will look for in the medium-term budgetArticle

New Finance Minister Tito Mboweni will be affirming government's commitment to fiscal consolidation and strategic investment in the face of low economic growth...

12 Oct 2018

Government, social partners pull together to save and create jobs
Government, social partners pull together to save and create jobsArticle

Day one of the Jobs Summit in Gauteng kicked off with the signing of a framework agreement that will be a lodestar to revive the economy, save jobs and create new ones...

5 Oct 2018

Infrastructure Africa 2018 looks to unlock opportunities in African build projects
Infrastructure Africa 2018 looks to unlock opportunities in African build projectsArticle

The seventh annual Infrastructure Africa Business Forum is set for 9-10 October at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg...

4 Oct 2018

President highlights importance of infrastructure development
President highlights importance of infrastructure developmentArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa recently announced his plan to establish a public-private infrastructure fund as part of the nation's recovery plan...

1 Oct 2018

Five roots to Central Africa's industrialisation
Five roots to Central Africa's industrialisationArticle

Four years after the oil boom ended and Central African countries faced a sudden reverse in their fortunes from the strong growth of the early 2000...

Antonio Pedro and Julian Slotman 21 Sep 2018

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Investors notice Africa's transport and logistics opportunitiesArticle

Improved trade and transport linkages between African countries could open up new markets for businesses...

21 Aug 2018

Alain Ebobissé is the CEO of Africa50.
The recipe for long-term growth in AfricaArticle

Improved infrastructure is a prerequisite for long-term sustainable growth and development in Africa...

Alain Ebobissé 18 Jul 2018

2018 African Infrastructure Project Developers Awards shortlist announced
2018 African Infrastructure Project Developers Awards shortlist announcedArticle

Africa investor (Ai) recently announced the shortlisted candidates for its 2018 African Infrastructure Projects Developer Awards...

24 Apr 2018

Smart urbanism, sustainability in the spotlight at upcoming RICS Summit Africa
Smart urbanism, sustainability in the spotlight at upcoming RICS Summit AfricaArticle

Scheduled for 30-31 May in Sandton Central, the 2018 RICS Summit Africa event plans to put the spotlight on smart urbanism and sustainability...

16 Apr 2018

SA property stocks under selling pressure
SA property stocks under selling pressureArticle

The Resilient group of companies, which has regularly outperformed its peers in terms of capital and dividend growth, has had a torrid start to the 2018 calendar year...

Shawn Phillips 14 Feb 2018

Think tank on water security funding models
Think tank on water security funding modelsArticle

The country needs to come up with viable models to bridge the R30bn per year shortfall in water services infrastructure funding...

16 Oct 2017

Water Stewardship Summit focuses on closing SA's R30bn annual water infrastructure gap
Water Stewardship Summit focuses on closing SA's R30bn annual water infrastructure gapArticle

Water, infrastructure and financial sector stakeholders met in Johannesburg recently for the third annual Water Stewardship Summit, addressing funding models to improve South Africa's water security...

16 Oct 2017

New Africa infrastructure fund launched
New Africa infrastructure fund launchedArticle

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

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AfDB explores investment strategies to tilt markets in favour of African farmersArticle

AfDB has proposed new investment strategies in Africa's agriculture sector, which, if properly implemented, would effectively alter the market structures around the world in favour of the African farmers...

9 Jun 2017

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