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African economies

Solving Africa’s energy crisis

Solving Africa’s energy crisis Entrepreneurs are introducing new technologies in solar power to fill the gaps in the energy landscape. By Africa Energy Indaba Rapid advancements related to technology have certainly rendered life easier than ever before. However, such progression is driven by energy and many regions in the world are quickly running low on …

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Environment and people should be central to all development plans in Africa

Environment and people should be central to all development plans in Africa As the African continent continues developing, managing the environment and social impacts should be central to all our development plans. By Leon Louw, owner of WhyAfrica and editor of the WhyAfrica magazine   With a commodity super-cycle on the horizon, Africa is on …

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With South Africa in the doldrums, companies should expand their African footprint

With South Africa in the doldrums, companies should expand their African footprint   With the energy crisis and political shenanigans hampering economic growth in South Africa, South African companies, especially suppliers and service providers in the mining, energy, agriculture and infrastructure sectors, should expand their footprint into Africa north of the Limpopo River. By Leon …

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Africa set to outperform the world in economic growth

Africa set to outperform the world in economic growth  Africa is set to outperform the rest of the world in economic growth over the next two years, with real gross domestic product (GDP) averaging around 4% in 2023 and 2024. According to a report by the African Development Bank Group titled Africa’s Macroeconomic Performance and …

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Africa’s start-up sector shows continued growth

Africa’s start-up sector shows continued growth  Start-ups have become vital engines of change that can have an outsized impact on an economy.  By Thabiso Foto  Start-ups are crucial in fuelling innovation and enhancing economic and digital competitiveness. They improve access to products and solutions while significantly contributing to employment. In recent years, amid global economic …

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African economies remain resilient.

16 February 2021 – According to the 2020/2021 African Property & Construction Cost Guide launched by consultancy firm AECOM, African economies remain resilient despite setbacks because of Covid-19. AECOM has launched the 2020/21 edition of the Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide. This is the 31st edition of the guide, published in conjunction with strategic …

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