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East Africa shows strong gains in access to electricity-report

East Africa shows strong gains in access to electricity-report

East Africa has made big strides in getting electric power to their people in recent years, a multi-agency report has shown. According to the report,Ethiopia,...
Two million houses needed to curb growing slums in Kenya, World Bank

Kenya struggles with two million housing deficit

A new world Bank report released recently, reveals that to curb growing slums in Kenya two million affordable city houses need to be constructed. The...
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...
South Africa’s energy mix will be much cheaper with renewables-study

South Africa’s energy mix will be much cheaper with renewables-study

South Africa's energy mix will be over 10% cheaper than power generation from new coal and nuclear plants, a new study has found. The survey...
Foreign capital for new projects in Africa soars

Foreign capital for new projects in Africa soars

South African projects received most foreign capital for new investments in Africa in 2016 with 105 projects securing such funds a new report by...
renewable energy sources

Renewable energy sources gain traction globally- IEA

The resurgence in oil and gas production from the United States, deep declines in the cost of renewable energy sources and growing electrification are...
Africa performs poorly on Global Competitiveness Index

Africa performs poorly on Global Competitiveness Index

Sub Saharan Africa 2017-2018 World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index (WEF GCI) shows a largely stagnant block compared to 2016-2017 results, latest survey that...
World in danger of major water shortage, study

World in danger of major water shortage, study

Water shortage could be the greatest environmental challenge facing the world in this century, scientists from NASA have warned. In a report published in Nature recently,...
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...
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...
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