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South Africa coal mining under threat

South Africa coal mining under threat

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan is threatening the South African coal mining industry with “tough conversations” about the sky-high price of coal. At the release of Eskom’s miserable year-end results, Gordhan lashed out at the...
Lamu Port first berth now 100% complete

Lamu Port first berth now 100% complete

The South Sudan and Ethiopia Transport (Lapsset) Corridor Development Authority has announced that the first berth of the Lamu port is now 100% complete. On its official Facebook page the authority said that  construction...
Tanzania banks on JNIA terminal 3 to boost passenger numbers

Tanzania banks on JNIA terminal 3 to boost passenger numbers

Tanzania hopes that the newly completed Terminal 3 at Julius Nyerere International Airport(JNIA), will help increase the number of passengers from 2 million to 8 million annually thus positioning the airport as one of...
Tanzania boost Central Corridor with new deal

Tanzania boosts Central Corridor with new deal

Tanzania has signed a deal for the construction of of a 3.2km bridge over parts of Lake Victoria a move that government officials say will enhance the Central Corridor transport system. Two Chinese groups — China...
Johannesburg is the most expensive city to build in Africa

Johannesburg is the most expensive city to build in Africa

South Africa's Johannesburg  is the most expensive city in Africa to build, a new survey by design and consultancy firm Arcadis has shown. The Construction Cost Index report puts Nairobi as the second most expensive city to...
South Africa records highest unemployment rate in modern times

South Africa records highest unemployment rate in modern times

S outh Africa's unemployment rate spiked to 29% from 27.6% in the first quarter, the highest level since 2008, a government report has shown. The report released Tuesday 30 by Statistics South Africa shows the unemployment...
Why Western Africa is the next Gold mining frontier

Why Western Africa is the next Gold mining frontier

Western Africa is fast emerging as the continent’s top region for gold mining. The region is currently being seen as a more attractive prospect than Asia or South America to construct new mines due...
Australian mining firms on the spot over tax issues in Africa

Australian mining firms on the spot over tax issues in Africa

Australian mining companies are engaging in secretive tax practices that are depriving governments in Africa millions of dollars in tax revenue that could be spent on public services to tackle poverty and inequality, a new...
Landmark ruling for Southern African Gold Miners

Landmark ruling for Southern African Gold Miners

South African High Court on Friday approved a groundbreaking settlement on behalf of Southern African gold miners suffering from occupational lung disease.  The historic class action settlement, the first ever of its kind in...
UNICEF builds recycled plastic brick factory in Côte d'Ivoire

UNICEF builds recycled plastic brick factory in Côte d’Ivoire

UNICEF, in partnership with Colombian social enterprise Conceptos Plasticos, today announced it had broken ground on a first-of-its-kind factory that will convert plastic waste collected in Côte d'Ivoire into modular plastic bricks. The easy-to-assemble, durable, low-cost...
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