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South African construction companies should digitise ahead of anticipated uplift in...

  South African construction companies have endured a difficult few years. Not only have they struggled as a result of a slowdown in government infrastructure...

South Africa’s construction industry could become safer. Here’s how

Patrick Nwabueze Okonkwo, Stellenbosch University Construction is tough, sometimes dangerous work. Globally, the construction industry accounts for about 7% of employment. But it’s responsible for...

For Africa, Going Green Is Not a Luxury

By Carlos Lopes Earlier this year, Tropical Cyclone Idai tore throughsouthern Africa, killing hundreds, injuring thousands, and displacing even more. In Mozambique, as much as half...

Lessons about housing from Ghana’s Volta River project 50 years on

Iain Jackson, University of Liverpool The Volta River project in Ghana was a symbolic embodiment of progress, modernisation, and development. It offered the opportunity for...

Panic over water in South Africa’s economic hub is misplaced

Mike Muller, University of the Witwatersrand It has been a hot, dry October in much of the interior of South Africa. And the rains have...

Lamu coal power plant would be a deadly mistake for Kenya

By Lerato Letebele|350.org Nations worldwide recognise coal to be an expensive and polluting way to generate energy. Despite growing support for alternative, cleaner sources of power...

China-Africa Relations: At a Crossroads?

After over 15 years of rapidly expanding economic and political exchanges, China-Africa relations are changing. During the sixth Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Johannesburg...

The Race to Solar-Power Africa

The cacao-farming community of Daban, in Ghana, is seven degrees north of the equator, and it’s always hot. In May, I met with several...

What Makes China’s Economic Achievements Suited for Africa

As the world socio-economic scenario has been changed, exceeding the West , China has stood out to be a potential growth pole for developing...

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...
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