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UIDC 2017 a platform to unlock solutions for smart cities in Africa

The third annual Urban and Infrastructure Development Conference (UIDC 2017) provides a platform to unlock the growth potential of the African smart cities ecosystem

7 Jun 2017

#AFCLive prioritises accelerating African bankable infrastructure projects

Keynote speakers at the AFC Live 2017, including acting President of Nigeria Yemi Osinbajo and Professor Chukwuma Soludo, the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, highlighted the need for African led-initiatives to drive the infrastructure revolution.

18 May 2017

#AUW2017: Innovative water management in Africa requires collaboration

Uganda's Minister of Water and Environment Sam Cheptoris kicked off proceedings in the Water track on the first day of this year's African Utility Week

By Sindy Peters 17 May 2017

Rags, not riches, defining Africa's urban explosion

Anarchic architecture, unchecked pollution and high costs of living are the lot of African city dwellers, experts warn, as living standards fail to keep pace with rapid urban growth on the continent

24 Mar 2017

Future Energy to address Africa's power potential

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

24 Feb 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa lags in sustainable energy policies

Sub-Saharan Africa trails the world in government policies that promote sustainable energy

16 Feb 2017

Huge solar plant beams power, hope to rural Uganda

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

22 Dec 2016

Uganda's Soroti Solar Plant begins operations

Uganda's first grid-connected solar plant, made up of 32,680 photovoltaic panels and generating 10MW, is now online

15 Dec 2016

Big business opportunities ahead for Africa - McKinsey

Africa's overall growth has slowed but new research shows long-term fundamentals are strong and there are big business opportunities ahead

16 Sep 2016

A megaproject rises in East Africa

Roads, railways, port, pipelines to link Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and South Sudan

By Wanjohi Kabukuru 12 Sep 2016

#YouthMonth: From humble beginnings to the cover of Forbes Africa

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.

By Nicci Botha 22 Jun 2016

Why low-carbon urban development in African cities makes economic sense

East Africa is home to some of the world's fastest growing cities, with the urban population increasing by 4.35% each year. ..

By Sarah Colenbrander, Andrew Sudmant, Andy Gouldson 24 Mar 2016

Protea Hotels expands further into Africa

Protea Hotels announced the signing of contracts for the development of two new hotel properties in Kampala, Uganda. This will bring Protea Hotels' presence in the country to four sites

4 Mar 2016

World Bank pulls funding for Uganda transport project

The World Bank cancelled funding for a Uganda transport initiative, citing environmental concerns and allegations of sexual misconduct by contractors working on the project

24 Dec 2015

Africa strikes back

South African engineers working on mines and at a gas plant in Mozambique have been taken to secure camps after threats of reprisal xenophobic attacks

By The Times Editorial Team 17 Apr 2015

Africa must look for partnerships

Africa needs to form partnerships with the developed nations in order to realise the continent's goal to industrialise, International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said .

By Chris Bathembu 5 Aug 2014

Renewable energy needs guarantees for investors

The slow pace with which renewable energy projects have been rolled out across Africa may prove to be an advantage in a few years.

By Charlotte Mathews 21 Jul 2014

Grindrod, a boost for Africa

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.

19 May 2014

Rockcastle's African operations on track

ALTX-listed Rockcastle Global Real Estate‚ one of the Resilient group's rand-hedge property companies‚ said its African operations were on track‚ as it released financial results for the nine months to March.

By Alistair Anderson 16 May 2014

SAB seeks African growth via larger maltings plant

The local arm of SABMiller (SAB)‚ South African Breweries' maltings division is looking to supply product to other African countries following its investments to expand capacity‚ according to the unit's general manager Thinus van Schoor.

By Nick Hedley 13 Mar 2014

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