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Mike Adsetts, deputy chief investment office, Momentum Investments
A systematic approach to ESG investing imperative to manage costly trade offsArticle

With Covid-19 having accelerated the need for socio-economic development, sustainability and societal impact continue to gain traction and recognition among the investment management and investor communities alike...

2 days ago

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86MW Droogfontein 2 Solar Park begins full operationArticle

The Droogfontein 2 Solar Park situated near Kimberley in the Northern Cape, has reached full grid code compliance and commercial operation...

2 Sep 2020

2020 Empowerment and Recognition of Women in Construction Awards winners announced
2020 Empowerment and Recognition of Women in Construction Awards winners announcedArticle

The inaugural Empowerment and Recognition of Women in Construction (ERWIC) Awards took place late last month, celebrating women in the construction industry and showcasing women-led projects and achievements...

2 Sep 2020

Investing in digital infrastructure can make the difference to Africa's economic recovery
Investing in digital infrastructure can make the difference to Africa's economic recoveryArticle

Africa faces many challenges on its path to becoming a global economic competitor. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Africa's development can either be a massive barrier to advancement - or, the spark that lights the fire...

Amrote Abdella 27 Aug 2020

Stanlib acquires stake in Mulilo Energy Holdings
Stanlib acquires stake in Mulilo Energy HoldingsArticle

Stanlib Infrastructure Investments has acquired a 10% equity stake in Mulilo Energy Holdings, a R1.8bn privately owned renewable energy developer...

25 Aug 2020

Ukheshe launches prepaid payments programme in SA
Ukheshe launches prepaid payments programme in SAArticle

Through an extended partnership with Mastercard and Nedbank, Ukheshe Technologies has launched its Third-Party Processing Services (TPP) in South Africa...

19 Aug 2020

The evolution of 4G in Africa
The evolution of 4G in AfricaArticle

Africa has come a long way in its digitisation journey from mobile telephony to broadband - connecting and digitising entire sectors economies, jobs, education, healthcare, government and societies...

Talla Guisse 17 Aug 2020

Tanya van Lill, CEO, Savca
Private equity likely to weather Covid-19 stormArticle

The private equity industry's resilience in the face of weak macroeconomic circumstances during the 2019 bodes well for the industry's ability to navigate the Covid-19 crisis...

31 Jul 2020

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SA agriculture sector 1Q20 recovery - where to from here?Article

Despite four consecutive quarters of contraction and ongoing challenges due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, South Africa's agriculture sector rebounded by 27.8% quarter-on-quarter...

Casey Delport 28 Jul 2020

This is how rural areas can be developed through agriculture
This is how rural areas can be developed through agricultureArticle

We need to confront infrastructure and governance constraints that have hindered the growth of agriculture over the past two decades...

24 Jul 2020

Technical excellence vital for infrastructure PPPs in Africa
Technical excellence vital for infrastructure PPPs in AfricaArticle

Africa needs large-scale infrastructure development to open doors to trade and create opportunities for economic investment...

9 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

Ramaphosa opens infrastructure symposium, laying path for SA beyond Covid-19
Ramaphosa opens infrastructure symposium, laying path for SA beyond Covid-19Article

President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is also African Union chairperson, presented the opening keynote address at the inaugural Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium of South Africa...

24 Jun 2020

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The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on agricultural employment in South AfricaArticle

A key question that consistently arises amid the Covid-19 pandemic's impact on the economy is its effect on employment. We believe there may be some resilience in the agricultural sector compared to other sectors of the economy...

Wandile Sihlobo 23 Jun 2020

Like economy, housing market recovery dependent on confidence, investment rebound
Like economy, housing market recovery dependent on confidence, investment reboundArticle

Indicating the severity of the current economic contraction experienced as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown, finance minister Tito Mboweni is expected to deliver an Emergency Budget on 24 June...

Dr Andrew Golding 19 Jun 2020

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Plans to reawaken the economyArticle

Government has started a process of implementing an economic recovery plan, which is coupled with preserving the livelihoods of South Africans and saving lives, said President Cyril Ramaphosa...

19 Jun 2020

New report: The Future of Infrastructure - Creating opportunity for everyone
New report: The Future of Infrastructure - Creating opportunity for everyoneArticle

AECOM has released its third annual global infrastructure report, The Future of Infrastructure: Creating opportunity for everyone...

5 Jun 2020

Pitch sessions held for infrastructure projects development
Pitch sessions held for infrastructure projects developmentArticle

The inaugural Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium of South Africa (SIDSSA) to unveil an infrastructure pipeline for six priority sectors will take place on 23 June 2020...

28 May 2020

Africa’s dependency on commodity exports, including oil, makes it more vulnerable to the impact of Covid-19. Getty Images
How a post-Covid-19 revival could kickstart Africa's free trade areaArticle

The African Continental Free Trade Area was launched two years ago at an African Union (AU) summit in Kigali. It was scheduled to be implemented from 1 July 2020...

Faizel Ismail 27 May 2020

Ntombifuthi Ntuli, CEO, Sawea
Renewable energy a key component of SA's economic recoveryArticle

It is expected that the energy demand will start ramping up as the country eases the lockdown and additional energy capacity will be required...

19 May 2020

Pressure on office property market growing for many years, Covid-19 just boosted it
Pressure on office property market growing for many years, Covid-19 just boosted itArticle

It is fashionable to have an opinion on how the Covid-19 crisis is "changing the world"...

John Loos 12 May 2020

To meet the needs of its youthful population, African businesses must expand and governments must invest in infrastructure. Getty Images
Moratorium on debt for Africa? Be careful of unintended consequencesArticle

Africa is home to 41 of the International Monetary Fund's 59 Low Income Countries. These are more structurally vulnerable to external shocks such as Covid-19...

Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal 11 May 2020

Beaches at risk: Report reveals alarming pollution along Cape Town's coast
Beaches at risk: Report reveals alarming pollution along Cape Town's coastArticle

Several of the beaches most loved by Capetonians for surfing, swimming and sunset picnics are polluted enough to fail the minimum water quality guidelines over the last two years...

Steve Kretzmann 30 Apr 2020

Reinventing the internet of trust
Reinventing the internet of trustArticle

The once open, global internet has outgrown its original purpose as a communication and information-sharing tool. It has become more complex, fragile and a breeding ground of intelligent cybercrime...

Wandile Mcanyana 26 Mar 2020

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Massive African infrastructure projects often hurt, rather than help, local peopleArticle

Big infrastructure projects are always controversial. Yet in parts of the world associated with severely deficient infrastructure, the positive value of major infrastructure investments is often taken as a given...

Tom Goodfellow 18 Mar 2020

SAIBPP calls for clarity on mandate of new state bank
SAIBPP calls for clarity on mandate of new state bankArticle

Land must be released for property development in order to drive investment and transformation...

Tholo Makhaola 6 Mar 2020

New Virgin Seasonal Flights London/Cape Town in line with airport strategy
New Virgin Seasonal Flights London/Cape Town in line with airport strategyArticle

Virgin Atlantic has announced the reintroduction of its seasonal service, adding over 80,000 seats between Cape Town and London, commencing 25 October 2020...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 4 Mar 2020

A sanitation game changer for Africa and the world
A sanitation game changer for Africa and the worldArticle

Millions of South Africans are among the four billion-plus people that are without decent and sustainable sanitation in the world. And our horror stories are well documented...

Jay Bhagwan 24 Feb 2020

Monorail presents a world of opportunities for South Africa
Monorail presents a world of opportunities for South AfricaArticle

Central to a modern industrial economy - and one which fosters increased international investment and trade - is a high-functioning transport network. And in South Africa, central to that is rail...

Aubrey Lekwane 13 Feb 2020

Coca-Cola Beverages SA pilots 2L returnable PET plastic bottles
Coca-Cola Beverages SA pilots 2L returnable PET plastic bottlesArticle

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa has introduced a 2L returnable bottle made of PET plastic that can be reused up to 14 times...

6 Feb 2020

Academic partnership brings Pan-African training programme for clean energy leaders to SA
Academic partnership brings Pan-African training programme for clean energy leaders to SAArticle

A total of 11 South Africans among record number of participants selected for Open Africa Power...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 5 Feb 2020

AfDB signs 5-year agreement to use FIDIC standard contracts
AfDB signs 5-year agreement to use FIDIC standard contractsArticle

The International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) has granted the African Development Bank (AfDB) a non-exclusive licence to refer to seven of its major contracts...

23 Jan 2020

Bluegrass helps AIIM with a website refresh using Umbraco
Bluegrass helps AIIM with a website refresh using UmbracoArticle

Bluegrass Digital, the only Umbraco Certified Partner in Africa, has helped African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) with a design refresh of its website using Umbraco Content Management System (CMS)...

Issued by Bluegrass Digital 20 Jan 2020

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South Africans should work together to make the country a destination of choiceArticle

The tourism sector is one that has managed to demonstrate great resilience despite a less than favourable economic climate...

Jerry Mabena 9 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: South Africa - challenges and opportunities in the year ahead
#BizTrends2020: South Africa - challenges and opportunities in the year aheadArticle

South Africa is experiencing a period of prolonged political and economic uncertainty, but the country's commitment to improving the local investment environment, combined with signs of future economic improvement, have resulted in increases in M&A value...

Morne van der Merwe and Wildu du Plessis 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

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AfDB lends $272m for construction of Tanzania's Msalato International AirportArticle

A $272.12m loan has been approved from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to Tanzania for the construction of the new Msalato International Airport in the capital Dodoma...

20 Dec 2019

New SAICE president calls for return to ethical leadership
New SAICE president calls for return to ethical leadershipArticle

The South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) recently inaugurated Mopilwane Fana Marutla as its 117th president...

5 Dec 2019

Tanzania, a leader in Africa's business tourism events
Tanzania, a leader in Africa's business tourism eventsArticle

Tanzania's growth within the business tourism sector has been driven by growing international recognition of a tourism industry second to none in terms of diversity and quality of experiences...

20 Nov 2019

African infrastructure investment exceeded $100bn in 2018
African infrastructure investment exceeded $100bn in 2018Article

Infrastructure financing in Africa Africa exceeded $100bn for the first time in 2018, but significant financing gaps still remain...

18 Nov 2019

Akinwumi Adesina
African investment confidence reaping rewardsArticle

Africa is ready to absorb more investments. The risk perceptions from the continent, while high, are often exaggerated. And they do not often match what data shows and return performance on investment...

12 Nov 2019

SAB has announced finalists in its Urban Agriculture programme
SAB has announced finalists in its Urban Agriculture programmeArticle

SAB KickStart, the Urban Agriculture programme has announced nine finalists who will receive training and investment to grow their farming businesses...

5 Nov 2019

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MTBPS 2019: Agriculture left high and dryArticle

Agri SA has announced that it is disappointed with the medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS) delivered by the minister of finance, Tito Mboweni...

4 Nov 2019

How mega infrastructure projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America are reshaping development
How mega infrastructure projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America are reshaping developmentArticle

Huge investments in infrastructure are redefining global development, from China's Belt and Road Initiative to infrastructure development plans from the African Development Bank and the Initiative for the Integration of the Regional Infrastructure of South America...

Seth Schindler and Juan Miguel Kanai 1 Nov 2019

Icasa's proposed sports broadcasting regulations: A bleak future for SA sports
Icasa's proposed sports broadcasting regulations: A bleak future for SA sportsArticle

The initial Sport Broadcasting Services Regulations 2010 have been lauded internationally for having adopted a sensible approach in balancing the needs of various stakeholders, including sports fans, sports federations, broadcasters and advertisers. The proposed amendments, however, tip the balance...

Kuhle Mavuso 21 Oct 2019

Report reveals digitalisation, automation could actually increase jobs
Report reveals digitalisation, automation could actually increase jobsArticle

Technology-related gains could triple South Africa's productivity growth - according to a new report on The Future of Work in South Africa: Digitisation, productivity and job creation from McKinsey & Company...

5 Sep 2019

SAB KickStart's Urban Agriculture programme calls for entries
SAB KickStart's Urban Agriculture programme calls for entriesArticle

Now in its second year, the Urban Agriculture programme looks to invest in high potential farming businesses, by integrating technology solutions that will grow the businesses and create lasting employment...

11 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

Fitch downgrades SA's investment rating
Fitch downgrades SA's investment ratingArticle

Credit rating agency, Fitch, has affirmed South Africa's long-term foreign and local currency debt ratings at 'BB+' and to also revise the outlook to negative from stable...

29 Jul 2019

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