12 Nov 2020

A new approach to housing and urban development

12 November 2020 – Small entrepreneurs are developing new rental opportunities in functional and connected neighbourhoods introducing a new approach to housing and urban development.   Drawing on the findings of […]
5 Nov 2020

Lime operation a boost for DRC’s cement production

05 November 2020 – The government of the DRC expects a recently commissioned lime kiln at a cement plant to boost the country’s annual cement production substantially.  The kiln at […]
13 Oct 2020

Green light for Ethiopian wind farm

By Jean Marie Takouleu (Afrik21)  13 October 2020 – The Ethiopian parliament recently validated a 117.3-million Euro loan agreement between the government and Danish bank Danske Bank for the construction […]
1 Oct 2020

Turning Africa’s urbanisation crisis into opportunity

01 October 2020 – Africa is the most rapidly urbanising continent, with 50% of the population projected to be living in cities by 2035. The populations of the continent’s 10 […]
12 Sep 2020

SA coal company resettles community

12 September 2020 – The biggest South African coal mining company has successfully resettled a local community at one of its mines in Mpumalanga. Local community members are preparing to […]
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 […]
24 Aug 2020

Tunisian quarry targets European glass market

24 August 2020 – A Tunisian sand quarry has partnered up with a Northern Ireland engineering company to turn a sand quarry that once focused on building materials into a […]
12 Aug 2020

Top class training facility to open its doors in SA

A state-of-the-art construction training and trade-testing facility is set to open its doors in the Western Cape, South Africa in October. Tjeka Training Matters, a leading registered private Technical and […]
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 […]
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

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
16 Jul 2020

Tanzanian cement plans on track

Tanzania’s cement plans are on track as the government starts compensating the almost 100 Tanzanians that has to relocate to make way for the Chinese company Sinoma’s massive plant. Tanzania […]
6 Jul 2020

Will Africa’s cement sector regain its appetite?

Before Covid-19, Sub-Saharan Africa was a lucrative market for the cement sector. The question is whether Africa’s cement sector will regain its appetite in the future? More than one billion […]
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 […]
12 Mar 2020

Covid-19 highlights need for community-based student housing in Africa

A South African based company reflects on how Covid-19 will affect the student accommodation in Africa in the future South African university students are returning to campus in a strictly […]