Posts tagged as Africa

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 […]

Workshop discusses space resource utilisation of African countries

On 23 and 24 May 2019, a group of space agency, space industry, and academic experts from across Africa, as well as from the United States, Luxembourg, and Japan gathered in Pretoria, South Africa, to discuss  space resources in the context of African space activities and policy. This discussion on space mineral resources was timely […]

Aerospace start-ups present solutions to continent’s challenges

Participants in the latest Airbus BizLab and GIZ #Africa4Future challenge for innovative African aerospace and remote sensing start-ups met with experts, investors and other stakeholders at an innovators summit in Cape Town in May 2019. Africa’s top start-ups presented proposals to tackle water, food and land security, healthcare, urban development and engineering challenges in Africa. […]

NOAA celebrates 25 years of developing climate services in Africa

Twenty five years ago Africa was faced with severe drought, resulting in famine across the continent and challenges for governments as they struggled to cope with the disaster. In response, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center (CPC) pioneered the African Desk – a US contribution to the World Meteorological Organization […]

Minister invites Nordic companies to invest in SA’s energy sector

Speaking to representatives from the governments of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden at a breakfast prior to the opening of the 2019 African Utility Week conference and exhibition in Cape Town, Jeff Radebe, the minister of energy, said that South Africa has a distinguished relationship with the Nordic countries which supported the country during its […]

Digital transformation of Africa: hype or reality?

The 2019 Annual Adebayo Adedeji Lecture on the theme “Digital Transformation of Africa: Hype or Reality” was delivered by Dr. Omobola Johnson, former minister of communication technology, Federal Republic of Nigeria and board member of the Web Foundation. The objective of the lecture was to raise issues that will help policymakers to disentangle the hype […]

The role of private sector participation in sub-Saharan Africa’s energy sector

The organisers of the 2019 Africa Energy Indaba, which is set to take place at the Sandton Convention Centre on 19 and 20 February, say that there is a strong correlation between electricity consumption and economic growth. However, electricity inaccessibility and unremitting power shortages hamper initiatives for economic growth and raising the standard of living […]