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Population growth presents key opportunity to reinvigorate the waste sector
Population growth presents key opportunity to reinvigorate the waste sector

The UN has estimated that the global population will near 11.3 billion by 2060. Populations in Africa are expected to experience just as much exponential growth...

By Kate Stubbs 12 Jul 2019

World's largest single-site solar project begins commercial operations
World's largest single-site solar project begins commercial operations

Abu Dhabi's new solar plant project has recently started its commercial operations as scheduled at Sweihan in Abu Dhabi...

12 Jul 2019

Ubuntu sustainability - a necessity in the design process
Ubuntu sustainability - a necessity in the design process

Sustainable design, sustainable living and our impact on the Earth's fragile resources should be a concern for all humanity...

By Bouwer Serfontein 3 Jul 2019

Knowing what leads to building collapses can help make African cities safer
Knowing what leads to building collapses can help make African cities safer

It's a sadly familiar image in several developing countries' media reports: people frantically searching the rubble of a collapsed building for survivors...

By Festival Godwin Boateng 27 Jun 2019

Latest Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide launched
Latest Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide launched

AECOM, in conjunction with its strategic partner the Bureau of Economic Research (BER) at the University of Stellenbosch, has launched its Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide 2019/20...

25 Jun 2019

Paul Grota
3 trends energising Africa's power sectors

In a 2015 report, McKinsey estimated that if every country in Africa had to build to meet their current electricity demand, the region would require about $490bn of capital for new generating capacity - and a further $345bn for transmission and distribution infrastructure...

By Paul Grota 11 Jun 2019

High-level panel at UN-Habitat Assembly focuses on creating innovative, inclusive cities
High-level panel at UN-Habitat Assembly focuses on creating innovative, inclusive cities

A high-level panel featuring President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, President Salva Kiir Mayardit of South Sudan, Prime Minister Josai Vorege Bainimarama of Fiji, and Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed of Yemen recently shared ideas on innovation in cities in front of a packed audience at the first UN-Habitat Assembly...

31 May 2019

Water security research expenditure not reflecting scarcity reality
Water security research expenditure not reflecting scarcity reality

Researchers at the African Utility Week and PowerGen Africa conference and exhibition in Cape Town last week raised concerns over decreased expenditure on water security research...

By Alicestine October 21 May 2019

All the 2019 African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards winners
All the 2019 African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards winners

Ethiopia's former state minister in the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy Wondimu Tekle Sigo was among the winners at the annual African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards...

20 May 2019

Sanitation innovation - a key to Africa's development strategy
Sanitation innovation - a key to Africa's development strategy

The demographic dividend, new production revolution, shifting wealth patterns, accelerated urban transition and climate change and the green economy are the megatrends that will influence this continent's future...

By Dhesigen Naidoo 15 May 2019

2018/2019 African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards finalists announced
2018/2019 African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards finalists announced

The finalists in the this year's African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards have been announced...

13 May 2019

Construction activity forecast to grow across Sub-Saharan Africa
Construction activity forecast to grow across Sub-Saharan Africa

Despite a number of significant risk factors that threaten to limit economic growth in the region, Mace's latest Market View for Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) reports that construction activity is forecast to grow...

10 May 2019

How cities can approach redesigning informal settlements after disasters
How cities can approach redesigning informal settlements after disasters

Recent devastating flooding in parts of South Africa as well as the second massive cyclone to batter neighbouring Mozambique and Zimbabwe in just two months has raised alarm bells about the effect of climate change on the region...

By Fiona Anciano and Laurence Piper 6 May 2019

Increasing population growth in Africa's megacities a challenge for authorities
Increasing population growth in Africa's megacities a challenge for authorities

Megacities, cities with a population of at least 10 million, are sprouting everywhere in Africa. Cairo in Egypt, Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Lagos in Nigeria are already megacities...

By Finbarr Toesland 3 May 2019

2019 Dezeen Awards open for entries
2019 Dezeen Awards open for entries

Following a successful launch last year, the second edition of the Dezeen Awards is now open for entries...

2 May 2019

Should we turn the Sahara Desert into a huge solar farm?
Should we turn the Sahara Desert into a huge solar farm?

Whenever I visit the Sahara I am struck by how sunny and hot it is and how clear the sky can be...

By Amin Al-Habaibeh 26 Apr 2019

Siemens Atlas of Digitalization measures six cities' digital readiness
Siemens Atlas of Digitalization measures six cities' digital readiness

Siemens has launched its Atlas of Digitalization, a new web-based application that reveals the readiness and potential of six major cities to embrace digitalisation...

24 Apr 2019

Efficient project management reduces costs, drives innovation in property construction
Efficient project management reduces costs, drives innovation in property construction

East Africa continues to grow as an attractive investment prospect for both international investors looking for favourable returns and global organisations establishing their presence in the region...

By Kenneth Oigo 15 Apr 2019

Liveable cities rankings: how a global enterprise is influencing urban change
Liveable cities rankings: how a global enterprise is influencing urban change

Every year, the world's most "liveable" cities are celebrated, in city rankings published by Mercer, the Economist Intelligence Unit, and Monocle Magazine...

By Jenny McArthur and Tim Moonen 12 Apr 2019

Closing Africa's infrastructure gap
Closing Africa's infrastructure gap

Never before has the need for infrastructure felt so immediate and acute. This became apparent to me as I travelled to Nairobi, Lagos, Lusaka and Gaborone...

By Gerald Gondo 4 Apr 2019

Copper was part of the deal between the DRC and the Chinese company Sicomines. Shutterstock
The DRC and China's Sicomines: why future deals should be different

It was confidently billed at the time as the "deal of the century". The Sino Congolaise des Mines (Sicomines) was the most significant Chinese investment project in Africa when it was agreed in 2007...

By Andoni Maiza Larrarte & Gloria Claudio-Quiroga 3 Apr 2019

Delivering on climate resilience in Africa
Delivering on climate resilience in Africa

Climate resilience must be at the heart of all investments across Africa. Knowledge is the critical ingredient to move the scale of climate resilience...

By Danette Breitenbach 15 Mar 2019

How data collected from mobile phones can help electricity planning
How data collected from mobile phones can help electricity planning

Access to reliable and affordable electricity brings many benefits. It supports the growth of small businesses, allows students to study at night and protects health...

By Eduardo Alejandro Martínez Ceseña, Joseph Mutale, Mathaios Panteli, and Pierluigi Mancarella 14 Mar 2019

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

Nicole Nomsa Moyo. © .
#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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