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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...

A mega-solar initiative will help southern Africa shine

By Andrew Herscowitz,  Coordinator, Power Africa Mega-solar projects – large-scale installations capable of producing upwards of hundreds of megawatts (MW) of power – are generating much-needed...

Transitioning to a Greener Economy

By Ntombifuthi Ntuli* The added wind energy allocation in the 2019 IRP will reduce the cost of energy, improve the country’s competitiveness and help to...

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...

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....

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...

Hybrid power plants best to deliver reliable clean energy to remote...

The energy markets are undergoing a massive transformation as governments around the world transition away from fossil fuels towards the integration of renewable energy. This...

Reasons why you should consider trading forex this year

With the massive expansion of trading options over the last 20 years, financial markets have been more accessible to many people, who are now...

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)...

The Sanitation and Wastewater ‘Atlas’ for Africa is a timely move

By Simon Thomas A recent move by the Africa Development Bank, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the GRID-Arendal in releasing the inaugural Sanitation...
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