The third annual Urban and Infrastructure Development Conference (UIDC 2017) provides a platform to unlock the growth potential of the African smart cities ecosystem
While the road ahead may still present significant challenges, some of Africa's most long-standing internal trade barriers are beginning to show signs of falling. We interview David Williams, Maersk Line Africa chief executive and global head of Safmarine to find out more
Ilse van den Berg 30 May 2017
A public-private pilot project and a geodata portal have been launched that will guide resource investment in the eastern African region
Regional power events in Africa, including EAPIC and WAPIC, have been renamed to Future Energy, in order to reflect the optimism and potential of the energy and power sectors on the continent
The inauguration of Uganda's first gold refinery sparked concern over the possibility of dirty minerals from regional conflict zones making their way into the country
President Yoweri Museveni has commissioned Uganda's first gold refinery with a promise to abolish royalty taxes to boost the sector.
Sub-Saharan Africa trails the world in government policies that promote sustainable energy
Following the withdraw of a Russian-led consortium from a refinery construction project in July, the Ugandan government is looking for a new investor
Ronald Musoke 6 Jan 2017
When power goes out in the rural town of Soroti, store manager Hussein Samsudin hopes it won't go on so long it spoils his produce
Uganda will have its first government-endorsed renewable energy in just over half a year, with the construction of the 10MW (14GWh/y) Tororo solar PV project
Uganda's first grid-connected solar plant, made up of 32,680 photovoltaic panels and generating 10MW, is now online
Uganda's solar energy project in Tororo is set to provide 10MW of power and will be built at a cost of $14,7m
Africa's overall growth has slowed but new research shows long-term fundamentals are strong and there are big business opportunities ahead
Not many 28 year olds have achieved what Obinwanne Okeke has, includings gracing the cover of one of the world's most influential business journals.
Nicci Botha 22 Jun 2016
Oil and gas (O&G) discoveries have become a catalyst for investment into
Siphesihle Hlela 5 Aug 2015
South Africa and Africa in general benefitted immensely from the recent US-Africa Leaders' Summit held in Washington last week, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on his return.
Sanlam says it has R3bn in discretionary capital that is earmarked for growth opportunities mainly in Africa and South-East Asia.
Phakamisa Ndzamela 6 Jun 2014
Shipping and logistics group Grindrod has been a big spender on infrastructure for some time. Growing its network of port and rail operations allows the group to diversify away from international shipping, a notoriously cyclical business.