Infrastructure

24 Feb 2021

China in race to connect DRC, Zambia with Angola

24 February 2021 – Angola is a vast country and one of the factors inhibiting its progression is the lack of adequate infrastructure. However, the government under president João Lourenço, […]
18 Feb 2021

Hot water borehole solution for Ethiopian roadwork

18 February 2021 – Tackling challenging applications is all in a day’s work for Grundfos and a recent installation in an extremely hot and dry area of desert in Ethiopia […]
18 Feb 2021

Chubb launches risk insurance in SA.

18 February 2021 – Global insurance company Chubb has launched its Civil Engineering Completed Risks (CECR) insurance offering to the South African market. CECR is aimed at medium to larger […]
17 Feb 2021

Surge in online activity to buy heavy equipment.

17 February 2021 – There has been a marked surge in online activity to buy heavy equipment in Africa and the Middle East over past year or two as construction […]
11 Feb 2021

ARIA positions itself to revitalise African rail sector.

11 February 2021 – Independent railway industry body the RailRoad Association (RRA) has positioned itself to revitalise the African rail sector.   Independent railway industry body the RailRoad Association (RRA) […]
29 Jan 2021

Water projects in Africa builds climate change resilience.

29 January 2021 – An award-winning project in Zambia is a great example of water projects in Africa that builds climate change resilience.    The water project in Zambia, supported […]
28 Jan 2021

Construction of first major highway in Guinea-Bissau underway

28 January 2021 – Construction of the first major highway in Guinea-Bissau started last week as the oil rich country ramps-up its infrastructure drive with the financial backing of China. […]
22 Jan 2021

The devastating consequences of not properly managing residential wastewater.

21 January 2021 – Two years ago, the National Construction Authority said more than 70% of buildings in Nairobi, Kenya, were unsafe for occupation mostly because of the devastating consequences […]
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 […]
16 Jan 2021

Are we entering the Age of Aluminium?

16 January 2021 – The construction of renewables demands lighter materials with recycling credentials, and in a new world the steel age may soon become the Age of Aluminium. The […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]