Civil Engineering

21 Jan 2021

New trade deals unlock UK expansion into Africa.

21 January 2021 – The UK government has pledged to help exporters across the country take advantage of new trade deals which will unlock UK expansion into Africa.       A […]
9 Jan 2021

Zinc and SA’s rail challenges

By Simon Norton, International Zinc Association Africa Desk  09 January – What is the link between zinc and SA’s rail challenges? Well, zinc may be the answer to SA’s rail […]
2 Jan 2021

Funds approved for Uganda roads upgrade

02 January 2020 – The African Development Fund has approved funds worth USD71.5-million to upgrade roads in Uganda. These projects are expected to benefit close to one million people in […]
1 Jan 2021

IRENA and AfDB scale up renewable energy in Africa

01 January 2021 – The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) has scaled up investment in renewable energy in Africa. IRENA) and the AfDB have […]
30 Dec 2020

Africa needs to rebuild fast

30 December 2020 – After Covid-19 and in the new year, Africa needs to rebuild fast. It has to forge strong partnerships in this rebuilding process.   Africa needs to […]
27 Dec 2020

Kenya and the road towards Vision 2030

27 December 2020 – Despite challenges the Kenyan government has continued to make positive strides towards infrastructure development. Kenya is well on the road towards Vision 2030. The planned expansion […]
18 Dec 2020

UP launches Africa-first engineering facility

18 December 2020 – The University of Pretoria (UP) officially launched the Africa-first Engineering 4.0 facility for research on smart transport, cities, and infrastructure recently. The University of Pretoria (UP) […]
16 Dec 2020

Tips for sustainable water management in construction

16 December 2020 – Water damage has superseded fire when it comes to risks on construction sites. Here are some tips for sustainable water management in construction. Water can cause […]
14 Dec 2020

Pipeline to drive investment in Niger

14 December 2020 – There is significant enthusiasm for a pipeline project in Niger. The pipeline will drive investment in Niger and has become a symbol of hope, upon which […]
11 Dec 2020

South Africa’s infrastructure recovery hinges on urgent action, innovation

11 December 2020 – According to Steve Bartels, SRK Consulting partner and principal engineering technologist, South Africa’s much awaited infrastructure recovery hinges on urgent action and innovation.    Hopes of […]
5 Dec 2020

Why you should invest in Africa?

05 December 2020 – After a year dominated by Covid-19, WhyAfrica believes that there are still many reasons why companies should invest in Africa. As the curtains come down on […]
18 Nov 2020

Infrastructure projects to unlock African growth

By L.M. Louw  18 November 2020 – Infrastructure projects in Botswana and Zimbabwe could unlock growth potential throughout the region. Crossing impassable rivers, bad roads and bureaucratic border posts are […]
10 Nov 2020

UCT to become a net zero water university

10 November 2020 – Engineering consultants Zutari will assist the University of Cape Town in South Africa to become a net zero water university by 2050. Implementation of a sustainable […]
6 Nov 2020

When developing, preserve African heritage

06 November 2020 – Although extractive activities, agriculture and infrastructure development are important building blocks for African countries, it should not be done at the expense of the unique cultural […]
25 Oct 2020

Kazungula bridge will boost trade

By LM Louw 25 October 2020 – The completion of the Kazungula bridge between Botswana and Zambia will not only boost bilateral trade but will also deepen regional co-operation in […]
8 Oct 2020

Construction of third Ghana port in the pipeline

08 October 2020 – According to Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, Ghana’s country minister of transport, plans to start construction at the Keta seaport are well underway and it is expected that […]
20 Sep 2020

Kenya makes progress in energy efficiency

20 September 2020 – Kenya has made significant progress in energy efficiency. Last week, the Kenyan Government, through the Ministry of Energy (MOE) last week launched the Kenya National Energy […]
10 Sep 2020

African private sector calls for fair world trade

10 September 2020 – African CEOs have called for fair world trade. A recent survey of 200 CEOs heading up companies in Africa revealed that almost 37% feel that the […]
31 Aug 2020

Russians rush to Egypt

31 August 2020 – Not only is the Russian government getting more involved in African political and security affairs, the country is clearly expanding its footprint on the continent. Its […]
29 Aug 2020

China scores big at Inga III

29 August 2020 – Against a backdrop of ruthless politics in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Chinese companies have walked away with the biggest piece of the stop […]
21 Aug 2020

Power boost for Burkina Faso

21 August 2020 – The American government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has invested USD450-million in the Burkina Faso power sector. MCC and the government of Burkina Faso recently signed an […]
20 Aug 2020

Regional Integration: the tool to create African wealth

Regional integration in Africa By: Khaled Sherif 20 August 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic and its health and economic impacts has forced a global rethink of the current multilateral framework […]
18 Aug 2020

DRC’s big drive to boost energy

The administration of DRC President Félix Antoine Tshisekedi, has made energy security and investment a top priority. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) wants to get massive hydropower projects off […]
16 Aug 2020

Enter Africa with caution

The latest insurgency in northern Mozambique is a good case study for companies and investors with ambitions to diversify into Africa, writes Leon Louw. Despite Africa’s rich mineral endowment, abundant […]
11 Aug 2020

Nigeria’s cement industry shows resilience

West African giant Nigeria’s construction and cement sectors are showing resilience in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. Although the Nigerian economy has, like many other African countries, struggled to […]
8 Aug 2020

Work at new Otjikoto shaft imminent

Vancouver-based B2Gold plans to conduct mining of the Wolfshag zone at its Otjikoto mine in Namibia and has appointed Murray & Roberts Cementation in joint venture with Lewcor Mining to […]
6 Aug 2020

Why invest in Africa?

Africa, like the rest of the world, will be hard hit by the after- effects of Covid-19. However, in the long-term, Africa will provide great opportunities for investors and companies […]
30 Jul 2020

Infrastructure a priority for South Sudan

The government of the Republic of South Sudan has prioritised the development of infrastructure, and despite a number of significant challenges, is forging ahead with several construction projects. The government […]
29 Jul 2020

SA cement producer invests in the people

One of South Africa’s oldest cement companies’ decision to invest in the local production of bricks is an example of how to empower communities and drive the economy. The production […]
28 Jul 2020

Danish bank funds Ethiopian wind project

Denmark’s largest bank, the Danske Bank, has granted a further USD131.4-million to further fund the Assela wind project in Ethiopia. The project received funding to the tune of USD201-million from […]