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How China’s $60 Billion For Africa Will Drive Global Prosperity

As a long-term investor and developer of infrastructure in West Africa, I have been tracking China’s courtship of African nations over the last decade....

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)...

Digital revolution challenges and opportunities for African cities

By Rudolf du Plessis The rapid expansion of African cities over the past decades has meant an increasing demand for infrastructure, service delivery and jobs....

Building the next generation through skills development

A massive skills shortage in Southern African countries lies at the heart of the challenge facing the construction industry in the region. While infrastructure...

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...

Off-grid solar: the next-generation energy solution for Africa

Energy remains at the core of development in Africa. Globally, there are about 1.2 billion people living without access to the grid. In Africa,...

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...

With construction paused, let’s rethink roads and railway projects to protect...

Charis Enns, University of Manchester; Alex Awiti, The Aga Khan University , and Brock Bersaglio, University of Birmingham   Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta fumed at construction...

The impact of Covid-19 on South African businesses: A look at...

As Coronavirus takes hold of a majority of the world, the rising number of cases in Africa has seen the government and army officials...
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