Posts tagged as Africa

Register now for the 2019 SAIEE national conference

South Africa’s energy crisis demands an all-hands-on-deck approach that embraces the necessary change we need. We know that local government and utilities have a critical role to play in how we shape our energy future. The question is, how do empower municipalities and utilities to lead the way? Join us at the SAIEE National Conference, […]

Power developments in Africa, October 2019

PV project grows Egypt’s renewable energy portfolio A new 50 MW solar power plant is to be built in Egypt. The plant, which will be built in Zafarana, will be funded by the German Development Bank and is expected start delivering power before the end of 2020. The Zafarana plant is the second project executed […]

Using spatial information to develop business opportunities

Africa has attracted much attention from foreign markets trying to build new relationships and remove trade barriers through economic, development and investment opportunities as the world explores this vast untapped continent which is full of potential and new business areas. This article illustrates how information platforms such as Market Decision’s AfricaProfiler bridges the gap between […]

ISO appoints first African president at ISO Week in Cape Town

The first African president of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), Edward Njoroge, was appointed at the recent ISO week in Cape Town. Njoroge is the former CEO of Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen). He will take office on 1 January 2020. The event was hosted by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) at the […]

Helping African countries move to digital censuses

Technology is playing a major role in the 2020 round of African Censuses with over 50% of countries planning to conduct a digital census according to an assessment conducted by the UN’s Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). Moving digital sounds simple. However, it is far from simple as the introduction of technology brings with it […]

Six-month aerospace start-up programme concludes in Paris

The six-month accelerator concluded its final leg in Paris in June 2019, as ten participating African start-ups pitched on stage at the Paris Air Lab. The ten start-ups in Airbus Bizlab and GIZ Make-IT in Africa’s #Africa4Future accelerator programme got to pitch their businesses as part of the annual Paris Air Show — the world’s […]

On-site training and service on the continent

A key differentiator for SEW-Eurodrive in Africa is its ability to offer on-site training and service. This familiarises clients with the drive automation company’s complete range, but also gives it a foot in the door for electronics and automation products like variable speed drives. The dissemination of product knowledge in Africa is vital for clients […]

Construction firm publishes construction cost guide for Africa

Integrated infrastructure delivery company, Aecom, published its 30th edition of Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide 2019/20 in conjunction with its strategic partner, the Bureau of Economic Research (BER) at the University of Stellenbosch. The Cost Guide forms part of the company’s commitment to improving project delivery by conducting research into the broader industry. The […]