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Evolution of African megacities into smart cities

Evolution of African megacities into smart cities

The rapid growth and evolution of African megacities requires radical, effective urban management. Lagos, Cairo and Kinshasa already have more than 10 million residents while...
African cities face major housing challenge-report

African cities face major housing challenge-report

Housing challenge in Africa continues to be a never ending nightmare thanks to  sprawling urban centres due to rapid population growth, a recent report...
Steel rebar price hike spark concern in Egyptian construction industry

Steel rebar price hike spark concern in Egyptian construction industry

The price of steel rebar prices in Egypt has increased rapidly over the past three months, with price instability causing concern within the construction...
Hotel industry in Ghana depicts resilience despite difficulties-PwC

Hotel industry in Ghana depicts resilience despite difficulties-PwC

The Hotel industry in Ghana has remained resilient amid economic challenges, a report by global accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) has said. Collapse in the...
Women under-represented on corporate boards-Deloitte Global

Women under-represented on corporate boards-Deloitte Global

Women are still largely under-represented on corporate boards, despite continued efforts to improve boardroom gender diversity. The fifth edition of Deloitte Global’s Women in...
Cement consumption in Kenya fall in first half of 2017

Cement consumption in Kenya fall in first half of 2017

Data from Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) reveals that Cement consumption in Kenya fell by 62,000 metric tonnes in the first five months...
Kansai Plascon, has entered into the East African

Japan’s paint maker Kansai Plascon enters East African market

Japan’s paint manufacturer, Kansai Plascon, has entered into the East African market through the acquisition of Sadolin Paints, Wim Bramer, the managing director of...
South Africa's unemployment rate unchanged at 27.7 percent

South Africa’s unemployment rate unchanged at 27.7 percent

South Africa's unemployment rate has remained unchanged between quarter one and two of 2017 at 27.7%, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) said on Monday. "South...
Afrimat remains 'concrete' in Africa's construction industry

Afrimat remains ‘concrete’ in Africa’s construction industry

Construction in South Africa is tough and infrastructure spend from government is low. Private fixed investment has been in a downward cycle for many...
China's involvement in Africa larger than previously thought-McKinney

China’s involvement in Africa larger than previously thought-McKinsey

China's involvement in Africa is bigger and more multifaceted than previous studies suggested, global consulting firm McKinsey said in a report released on Wednesday. There...

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