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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...

Belt and Road is China’s way of redesigning global trade

Probably no global initiative has attracted as much attention in recent times as China’s Belt and Road Initiative.  Its significance in terms of size and...

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...

Africa’s infrastructure gap has many roadblocks to overcome

Africa continues to face a massive infrastructure gap that impedes economic activity and progressive GDP output on the continent. The African Development Bank (AfDB)...

Solar power is making huge inroads across Africa, but coal is...

May was a big month for solar power announcements in Africa. Algeria endorsed a huge 4GW, five-year solar plan that will install 10 times...

How South Africans Could Benefit from Trading Forex

If you haven’t yet considered trading currency pairs in the forex market, it is definitely worth taking some time to think about it. Learning...

Steps to Grow Digital Economy in South Africa

The current growth of the South African digital economy is estimated at R 59 billion or 2% to 16% of South Africa’s GDP. When comparing...

Challenges of Building a Virtual Entertainment Infrastructure in SA

PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) completed an extensive review of South Africa’s Entertainment & Media Outlook between 2018 – 2023. In 2018, the total E&M revenue amounted...

Why wind and solar would offer the DRC and South Africa...

Seven years ago the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) proposed the Inga 3 – a 4.8GW hydropower project on the Congo River – with...

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...
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