Civil Engineering

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 […]
28 Jul 2020

There is still some kick in Zimbabwe

Beta Holdings, a brick and concrete supplier in Zimbabwe, has shown that it is possible not only to survive, but to thrive as a business in any fragile economy. As […]
25 Jul 2020

Africa needs smart transport and smart cities

To grow and develop African economies, the continent needs better infrastructure. To address this issue, the University of Pretoria (UP), in South Africa, and the Council for Scientific and Industrial […]
23 Jul 2020

Will Egypt become Africa’s powerhouse?

With the two biggest economies on the African continent, South Africa, and Nigeria, in sixes and sevens as the Coronavirus takes it toll, Egypt might become Africa’s new powerhouse       Although […]
23 Jul 2020

Pivotal investments for African recovery

Investments will be pivotal for an African recovery after Covid-19. Last week the Africa Investment Forum’s founding partners unveiled a unified COVID-19 response to support Africa’s private sector, which includes […]
22 Jul 2020
Bypass in Kampala

Work on Kampala’s Bypass on track

Although the impact of Covid-19 has been felt across African countries, civil works are starting to gain traction. In Uganda, work on the Kampala Northern Bypass is on track again. […]
19 Jul 2020

Rwandan cement prices to drop

A new cement plant in Rwanda is expected to come online next month. Rwandan company Prime Cement expects prices to drop as production ramps up.                The cement sector in […]
17 Jul 2020

Mozambique LNG project an opportunity for SA companies

Loans for Area 1 of the LNG development in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, have been signed and development of the largest project on African soil is underway. Despite concerns about security […]
15 Jul 2020

Sierra Leone starts rebuilding in partnership with private sector

The government of Sierra Leone has embarked on a development plan that includes partnerships with the private sector and foreign investors to stimulate growth in the battered country, amidst the […]
8 Jul 2020

A boost for Kenya’s infrastructure

To upgrade Kenya’s ailing infrastructure network, the government recently released much needed funds for rail and road projects that will be a significant boost for Kenya’s infrastructure        Although the […]
27 Jun 2020

Why Africa?

Africa, like the rest of the world, will be hard hit by the after- effects of Covid-19. However, in the long-term, many countries in Africa will provide great opportunities for […]