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    The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has seen three major trends emerge as drivers of investment in Africa's commercial property space. Though this sector has certainly taken a big knock, and commercial office space is still slow to recover, we are seeing positive activity in light industrial property, data centres, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, and even in hospitality, throughout Africa. By Peter Hodgkinson
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    The final five qualifying businesses for the next round of the Ayo Scaling Africa Series have been selected. The series looks to assist tech entrepreneurs in taking their Series A businesses to the next level.
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Commission suggests blocking R1bn acquisition of The Building Company

The Competition Commission has recommended to the Competition Tribunal that the proposed takeover of Pepkor's hardware company The Building Company by Cashbuild be prohibited...

31 May 2021

Senegal architects ditch concrete for earth in revival of old techniques

Construction is booming in Dakar, where unfinished apartment blocks tower over most streets, their exposed concrete bricks a dull uniform grey...

By Nellie Peyton and Christophe van der Perre 17 May 2021

Rising cement costs hamper Nigeria's building developers

Nigerian property developer Olawale Ayilara is building housing estates in the affluent Lekki district of mega city Lagos, the country's commercial engine...

By Angela Ukomadu and Seun Sanni 12 May 2021

John Deere to expand construction brand into 18 new countries in Africa

John Deere is expanding its construction brand into 18 new countries across southern and western Africa...

24 Mar 2021

Bendable concrete and other CO2-infused cement mixes could dramatically cut global emissions

One of the big contributors to climate change is right beneath your feet, and transforming it could be a powerful solution for keeping greenhouse gases...

By Lucca Henrion, Duo Zhang, Victor C. Li, Volker Sick 17 Feb 2021

Kenya's Nzambi Matee recycles plastic to make bricks stronger than concrete

Nairobi-based startup company Gjenge Makers uses recycled plastic with sand to make lightweight and low-cost bricks that are stronger than concrete...

16 Feb 2021

A third of our waste comes from buildings. This one's designed for reuse and cuts emissions by 88%

Designing buildings so they can easily be taken apart and the materials reused provides a feasible and commercial pathway for minimising waste and greenhouse gas emissions...

By Roberto Minunno, Greg Morrison, Richard L. Gruner, Timothy Michael O'Grady 12 Nov 2020

Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 Oct 2020

Sustainable cement: the simple switch that could massively cut global carbon emissions

August 22 was Earth Overshoot Day, which marks the date when humanity's demand for ecological resources in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year...

By Brant Walkley 31 Aug 2020

Builders expands to East Africa with first store in Kenya

Builders marks its entry into East Africa with the opening of its first physical store in Nairobi, Kenya and the launch of a dedicated Kenyan online retail platform.

19 Aug 2020

#LockdownLessons: Continued support needed from government, corporates, ordinary citizens

Njombo Lekula, MD at PPC, shares his experience of the current Covid-19 crisis and how his organisation is navigating these unusual times...

By Sindy Peters 19 May 2020

Saint-Gobain reiterates commitment to continent at Africa Forum

At Saint-Gobain's fourth Africa Forum, CEO Jean-Claude Lasserre noted that investment into Africa is high on the company's agenda...

4 Feb 2020

#BehindtheSelfie with... Atisha Gopichund, techno marketing director at Saint-Gobain

This week, we go behind the selfie with Atisha Gopichund-Lutchman, techno marketing director at Saint-Gobain sub-Saharan Africa...

By Leigh Andrews 22 Jan 2020

Dangote Cement CEO announces retirement

Group MD and CEO of Dangote Cement Joseph Makoju will retire effective 31 January 2020. Popularly known as "Mr Cement", Makoju is bowing out after 45 years in the cement industry...

30 Dec 2019



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