15 Nov 2021

“Building Back” Africa’s supply chain

“Building Back” Africa’s supply chain For our second article in a series about women in the supply chain, WhyAfrica interviewed Azuka Okeke, CEO of the Africa Resource Centre for Excellence […]
15 Nov 2021

Private sector key to sustainable cities and towns

Private sector key to sustainable cities and towns Creating sustainable and environmentally friendly cities is a central feature of climate change adaptation, embracing themes such as AI, IP law and […]
13 Nov 2021

Angola’s Support Office will attract more foreign investors

Angola’s Support Office will attract more foreign investors Angola’s Special Economic Zone has launched a useful new tool to attract foreign investors. The GAI (Guiché de Apoio ao Investidor) offers […]
8 Nov 2021

A visionary leader in the African supply chain

A visionary leader in the African supply chain For our first article in a series about women in the supply chain, WhyAfrica interviewed Amina Imam, General Manager, Supply Chain Management […]
29 Oct 2021

Planning for seasonal swings in Kenya

Planning for seasonal swings in Kenya The effects of climate change are becoming more noticeable in Kenya, as the country suffers from another drought in the northern and coastal parts, […]
26 Oct 2021

Afrimat earns their right to mine in the Northern Cape

Afrimat earns their right to mine in the Northern Cape The mining industry has changed gradually but fundamentally over the past decade. Community and environmental issues, regarded by mining companies […]
22 Oct 2021

South Africa’s shortage of truck drivers could become a risk

South Africa’s shortage of truck drivers could become a risk The July 2021 unrest in South Africa brought the threat of protest action to supply chains into focus. However, a […]
12 Oct 2021

AfDB to co-finance second phase of Lesotho Highlands Water Project

AfDB to co-finance second phase of Lesotho Highlands Water Project The African Development Bank Group’s (AfDB) Board of Directors has approved a loan of USD86.72-million to co-finance the second phase […]
11 Oct 2021

OPBRC improves road management in Africa

OPBRC improves road management in Africa The contracting model Output and Performance-based Road Contracting (OPBRC), has improved the efficiency and effectiveness of road asset management and maintenance in various African […]
23 Sep 2021

Great surveyors are the key to success

Great surveyors are the key to success Mine surveying is one of the key functions in mining, and the mine surveyor is essential to the welfare of the mining industry, […]
14 Sep 2021

How does lightning affect solar panels and wind turbines?

How does lightning affect  solar panels and wind turbines? As the world moves towards renewable energy systems such as solar panels and wind turbines, we have to learn how these […]
9 Sep 2021

AWISCA celebrates top 100 women in African supply chains

AWISCA celebrates top 100 women in African supply chains  09 September 2021 – The African Women in Supply Chain Association (AWISCA) recognises, and celebrates, the top 100 women in African […]
5 Sep 2021

Is South Africa doing enough to avert a water crisis?

05 September 2021 – Is South Africa doing enough to avert a water crisis? As the Eastern Cape faces the prospect of taps running dry, South Africa needs to urgently […]
27 Aug 2021

Sustainable urban expansion is key to Africa’s growth

27 August 2021 – Technology used to map Lusaka, Zambia is replicable in other African cities to upgrade informal settlements and achieve sustainable urban expansion. Sustainable urban expansion is key […]
25 Aug 2021

Integration, security now key to Africa’s infrastructure

25 August 2021 – Continental integration has long been a dream for Africa but progress has been slow. Integration and security are now key to Africa’s further infrastructure development. Continental […]
16 Aug 2021

Roads play a crucial role in the transportation of goods across southern Africa

16 August 2021 – The recent unrest in South Africa destabilised supply chains in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. This event is a stark reminder of the crucial role of road networks […]
14 Aug 2021

Smart pumping – a new era in water management and supply

By Jaque Mare, product manager at Schneider Electric South Africa  14 August 2021 – The world is currently faced with outdated water management infrastructure that threatens to spiral out of […]
30 Jul 2021

South Africa needs a zinc refinery says IZA

30 July 2021 – South Africa needs a new zinc refinery to supply enough galvanised steel when the government’s ambitious infrastructure development plans are implemented. According to Simon Norton from […]