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Time to reframe the discipline of finance to focus on sustainability
Time to reframe the discipline of finance to focus on sustainability

Millions of Africans still suffer from water shortages due to problems of uneven distribution and management of existing supplies...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Mar 2019

UCT's urine bio-brick pioneer awarded global prize
UCT's urine bio-brick pioneer awarded global prize

The University of Cape Town's (UCT) Dr Dyllon Randall has been awarded the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Warner Prize, becoming the fifth recipient to win the global award...

6 Mar 2019

Architect, Tshepo Mokholo.
#DesignIndaba2019: Creating architecture for the African continent for the next 100 years

Design can and should have a positive impact on communities, says architect and African Design Centre fellow, Tshepo Mokholo...

By Louise Marsland 4 Mar 2019

#DesignIndaba2019: Designing with dignity
#DesignIndaba2019: Designing with dignity

Bizcommunity.Africa interviews Niger architect Mariam Kamara on how architects have an important role to play in designing "thinking spaces"...

By Louise Marsland 2 Mar 2019

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#DesignIndaba2019: Together, we can change systems

Designers need to work together to solve crises in the world. This is the message from one of the first speakers at Design Indaba 2019 in Cape Town, 27 February to 1 March, Nicole Nomsa Moyo...

By Louise Marsland 27 Feb 2019

Green buildings must do more to fix our climate emergency
Green buildings must do more to fix our climate emergency

After more than three decades of talk about the potential of building green, we've still failed to change the way we design and construct buildings...

By Meg Holden and Rebecca Holt 6 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: What's happening in the African energy space?
#BizTrends2019: What's happening in the African energy space?

Experts provide insight in to the emerging trends in African energy and infrastructure projects.

16 Jan 2019

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How to negotiate infrastructure deals with China: four things African governments need to get right

"You don't negotiate with China!" I was quickly told when I started interviewing African public servants about their infrastructure deals with Beijing...

By Folashade Soule 9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Great cities are built on great collaborations
#BizTrends2019: Great cities are built on great collaborations

Urbanisation continues to be one of the most powerful megatrends reshaping our world. It is a shift that is creating countless problems, but even more opportunities...

By Elaine Jack 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Africa opens up for SA's stainless steel sector
#BizTrends2019: Africa opens up for SA's stainless steel sector

2019 seems to be the year of an 'opening up' of Africa, whether it be opening trade borders or opening key infrastructure projects...

By Lesley Squires 7 Jan 2019

PIDA Week ends with call for Africa to accelerate infrastructure projects
PIDA Week ends with call for Africa to accelerate infrastructure projects

The fourth Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week was held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe from 26-28 November...

3 Dec 2018

RisCura, Africa Investor to launch infrastructure performance index
RisCura, Africa Investor to launch infrastructure performance index

RisCura and Africa Investor have partnered to launch Africa's first infrastructure performance index in early 2019...

19 Nov 2018

Africa's roads are badly built, and there aren't enough. This can be fixed
Africa's roads are badly built, and there aren't enough. This can be fixed

One of the fastest growing economies in Africa, Ethiopia, has an ambitious plan to cut a green, sustainable path to becoming a middle-income country by 2025...

By Nathanial Matthews and Frank van Steenbergen 31 Oct 2018

How building eco-friendly hotels can help develop ROI
How building eco-friendly hotels can help develop ROI

In this day and age, building 'green' should be the norm rather than the exception, however, misconceptions on green building 'tax' still seem to hinder the decision...

19 Oct 2018

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Nigerian startup launches construction funding platform

Nigerian startup Landhouse has launched a platform that allows for the crowdfunding of property development...

By Tom Jackson 10 Oct 2018

Infrastructure Africa 2018 looks to unlock opportunities in African build projects
Infrastructure Africa 2018 looks to unlock opportunities in African build projects

The seventh annual Infrastructure Africa Business Forum is set for 9-10 October at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg...

4 Oct 2018

Big completes WeWork's first micro-school with super-elliptic objects in New York City
Big completes WeWork's first micro-school with super-elliptic objects in New York City

Big has completed WeWork's first micro-school on West 18th Street in Manhattan, the school aimed at focusing on children's abilities and revealing their talents at early stages...

19 Sep 2018

Sub-Saharan Africa construction sector shaken up by changes in government
Sub-Saharan Africa construction sector shaken up by changes in government

Mace has released a new report providing its latest tender cost update for Sub-Saharan Africa...

15 Aug 2018

Africa's Cities for our Future competition winner revealed
Africa's Cities for our Future competition winner revealed

Heat Island Limited is the African winner of the Cities for our Future competition...

25 Jul 2018

Planning for future water security in a nexus paradigm
Planning for future water security in a nexus paradigm

From a water perspective, we live in a 'world of Cape Towns'...

By Dhesigen Naidoo 20 Jul 2018

Alain Ebobissé is the CEO of Africa50.
The recipe for long-term growth in Africa

Improved infrastructure is a prerequisite for long-term sustainable growth and development in Africa...

By Alain Ebobissé 18 Jul 2018

Enter the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation
Enter the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

South African engineers and those from other sub-Saharan countries are invited to enter the fifth edition...

16 Jul 2018

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New Wi-Fi study reveals importance for business, smart cities

Ruckus Networks and World Wide Worx recently released its 2018 Wi-Fi in South Africa study. The study focuses on the usage, priorities, intentions, and attitudes regarding Wi-Fi technology and its deployment in smart cities...

29 Jun 2018

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How IoT lies at the very heart of the smart city

Local governments need to look at deploying sensors and making use of those that already exist in order to harness the data they require to take their cities into the future...

By Eckart Zollner 28 Jun 2018

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Akon's building a Senegalese 'smart city' with his cryptocurrency 'Akoin'

An announcement you may have missed from Cannes Lions: There's a new cryptocurrency soon to be launched, but it won't be taking its name from any memes or computer jargon. Instead, it'll be launched by Senegalese musician Akon...

By Andy Walker 28 Jun 2018

This is why Silicon Valley is decamping to Algiers
This is why Silicon Valley is decamping to Algiers

According to Silicon Valley venture capitalists, the Algerian tech sector has untapped potential and the digital revolution is poised to have positive knock-on effects on the Algerian ecosystem...

27 Jun 2018

New, in-depth African renewable energy report launched
New, in-depth African renewable energy report launched

Hogan Lovells has launched its new report, Africa and Renewables: Wholesale change or short term surge?...

25 Jun 2018

First waste management report for Africa released
First waste management report for Africa released

The United Nations Environment and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have released a report outlining the state of waste management in Africa...

12 Jun 2018

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MIGA backs Nigerian float glass plant

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) has issued guarantees amounting to $71.9m in support of Nigeria's first float glass plant...

6 Jun 2018

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