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Why consumers need to research before undertaking construction projects

Consumers urged to research before undertaking construction projects
 A recent segment on South Africa’s institutional Sunday evening investigative television show, Carte Blanche, shed light on the financial and emotional devastation left in the wake of shoddy – and, by all accounts, illegal – timber frame building practices by a local contractor. The Institute...

Downstream costs of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Africa: Downstream Costs of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
By Zachary Donnenfeld The government of Ethiopia is currently constructing the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Once complete, the GERD will be the largest hydropower facility in Africa (about 6 000 MW) - nearly triple the country's current electricity generation capacity - and represent a...

Turbulent times for South Africa’s construction industry

South Africa's construction industry | tough times as firms post loss
In the run-up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, South Africa’s construction industry recorded an exponential growth that resulted in major job creation. However, the years that followed have witnessed little construction activities with construction companies facing several challenges. According to a 2015 report by Frost...

Could these be the solutions to water problem in Africa?

Could these be the solutions to water problem in Africa?
In South Africa the city of Cape Town is fast approaching “Day Zero.” This is the day when water taps in the seaside town and a major tourist destination will run dry escalating the water problem that has been persistent for three years now. Officials...
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