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Affordable housing requires a new shape for the mortgage industry

There are two essential parts to achieving affordable housing: building decent, low-cost homes, and developing a housing finance market that enables low-income earners to...

What a failed Johannesburg project tells us about mega cities in...

Ricardo Reboredo, Trinity College Dublin and Frances Brill, UCL Six years ago a major development was announced in South Africa. Billed as a game changer,...

Mobile technology could help South African construction companies

Mobile technology could help South African construction companies to boost productivity as they seek to optimise efficiencies in the face of a long industry...

Africa’s poor road construction can impact the livelihoods of millions of...

By Nathanial Matthews, King’s College London and Frank van Steenbergen, Utrecht University One of the fastest growing economies in Africa, Ethiopia, has an ambitious plan to cut a green, sustainable path...

African countries eye ‘smart roads’

• NATHANIAL MATTHEWS and FRANK VAN STEENBERGEN ONE of the fastest growing economies in Africa, Ethiopia, has an ambitious plan to cut a green, sustainable...

Why SA can’t make a big shift to renewables – yet

There’s a lively debate raging in South Africa about the extent to which renewables should replace coal, particularly given the threat of climate change. The country’s...

Debt-funded development for a brighter future

Development at any cost refrains from being development and is instead a mild form of oppression. With Kenya’s government debt to GDP in 2018 shadowing...

Booming construction in Nairobi requires a focus on supporting infrastructure

Ciara Walker is a senior cost consultant for Mace Group, an international consultancy and construction company.   Over the 50 years since independence, Kenya’s role...

Why nuclear power for African countries doesn’t make sense

By Hartmut Winkler Over the last few years reports have surfaced of a range of African countries planning nuclear power plants. At the moment, the only nuclear power...

How to select a suitable Chinese construction partner

Chinese construction firms, typically referred to by the construction model of engineering, procurement, construction (EPC), have gained a reputation for carrying out some of...
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