Crystal Ventures to invest $200m in Congo Republic industrial park
Crystal Ventures to invest $200m in Congo Republic industrial park

Crystal Ventures, the Rwandan Patriotic Front's investment arm, has committed $200m to infrastructure development at Congo Republic's Maloukou industrial zone...

By Christian Elion 4 Oct 2021

AfDB approves $116m loan to upgrade Tanzania's southern road corridor
AfDB approves $116m loan to upgrade Tanzania's southern road corridor

The African Development Bank has approved a $116m loan for the Tanzanian government to upgrade the 160km Mnivata-Newala-Masasi road corridor...

28 Sep 2021

Align your brand with cutting edge trends
Align your brand with cutting edge trends

Now in its 17th year, Bizcommunity's BizTrends is a highlight of the business calendar, a go-to source for South African, Pan-African and global business trends...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 20 Sep 2021

Safaricom offers $288m smart meter system to cut Kenya Power losses
Safaricom offers $288m smart meter system to cut Kenya Power losses

Safaricom is in talks with Kenya Power to install a 31.7bn shillings ($288m) smart metering system for the utility to slash power losses...

By Duncan Miriri 17 Sep 2021

UN council urges Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan to restart dam talks
UN council urges Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan to restart dam talks

The UN Security Council on Wednesday, 15 September, urged Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan to resume African Union-led talks to reach a binding deal...

By Michelle Nichols 16 Sep 2021

How IPPs can be effectively leveraged in the African power generation landscape
How IPPs can be effectively leveraged in the African power generation landscape

South African businesses which have endured on-off rolling blackouts for the past 12 years are not alone in their power supply woes...

By Shamilah Grimwood-Norley 15 Sep 2021

Kenya making significant progress with renewable energy
Kenya making significant progress with renewable energy

Kenya will be taking centre stage at this year's Africa Oil Week (AOW), set for November, with cabinet secretary for petroleum and mining John Munyes...

14 Sep 2021

Senegal starts clock on $550m US grant to boost power supply
Senegal starts clock on $550m US grant to boost power supply

Senegal has completed reforms that will unlock a five-year grant of $550m from the United States that will help build high-voltage power transmission lines and...

By Bate Felix 9 Sep 2021

Zanzibar Domino Commercial Tower to become Africa's second tallest tower
Zanzibar Domino Commercial Tower to become Africa's second tallest tower

Images have been revealed for the Zanzibar Domino Commercial Tower that will reportedly become the second tallest tower in Africa...

8 Sep 2021

Standard Chartered arranges $1.1bn financing for Angola water project
Standard Chartered arranges $1.1bn financing for Angola water project

Standard Chartered said on Monday, 6 September, that it had arranged $1.1bn of financing for the Angolan government for a water supply project...

By Alexander Winning 7 Sep 2021

#Newsmaker: Meet new Builders vice president Herman Venter
#Newsmaker: Meet new Builders vice president Herman Venter

New Builders VP talks to-do lists, leadership, and the opportunities and challenges confronting his industry...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 7 Sep 2021

Building collapses in Lagos are a frequent occurence. US UTOMI EKPEI/AFP via Getty Images
Building collapses are all too common in Lagos. Here's why

The rising status of Lagos as an emerging megacity and a commercial nerve centre in sub-Saharan Africa has come with a number of challenges. One of these is the safety of buildings...

By Olasunkanmi Habeeb Okunola 23 Aug 2021

Why real estate investors can make a real difference to climate change
Why real estate investors can make a real difference to climate change

Climate change and its potential costs to humankind made headlines again last week. What was new was the clarity of the message...

By Kristina Foster 20 Aug 2021

Can Kenya learn from global floods?
Can Kenya learn from global floods?

The last few weeks have seen Europe and parts of Asia experiencing floods that have claimed the lives of just under 250 in Europe, over 200 in India and around...

By Simon Thomas 18 Aug 2021

Blue Amber ready to take advantage of Zanzibar's new tax, residency scheme
Blue Amber ready to take advantage of Zanzibar's new tax, residency scheme

Pennyroyal's Blue Amber development in Zanzibar is one of the first real estate projects to be awarded Strategic Investment Status by Zanzibar's government...

12 Aug 2021

Lonsa acquires majority stake in fibre cement manufacturer Everite
Lonsa acquires majority stake in fibre cement manufacturer Everite

Lonsa Group Limited (Lonsa) has acquired majority and controlling shareholding in Everite for approximately R600m. Everite is an industrial manufacturer of a range...

3 Aug 2021

Adjaye Associates reveals design for Africa Institute campus in UAE
Adjaye Associates reveals design for Africa Institute campus in UAE

Adjaye Associates has revealed the design for The Africa Institute campus to be built in downtown Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates...

29 Jul 2021

Motswere building in Gaborone receives Botswana's first Green Star rating
Motswere building in Gaborone receives Botswana's first Green Star rating

The Motswere building in Botswana has been awarded a five-star Green Star Africa - Office Design v1.1 rating by the Green Building Council South Africa...

26 Jul 2021

World Architecture Festival Awards announces 2021 shortlist
World Architecture Festival Awards announces 2021 shortlist

The World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards has announced its 2021 shortlist, celebrating buildings and landscapes to have been completed across the globe...

22 Jul 2021

#BizTrends2021: 3 major trends in the commercial property space in Africa
#BizTrends2021: 3 major trends in the commercial property space in Africa

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has seen three major trends emerge as drivers of investment in Africa's commercial property space...

By Peter Hodgkinson 22 Jul 2021



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