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Opportunity and threat in Africa’s growing waste sector

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South Africa faces both an opportunity and threat from the looming deluge of waste that will be generated on the continent. If recent projections prove to be correct, Africa’s municipal solid waste by 2025 will be nearly double the 2012 levels. This is according to a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report, which states that 244 million tonnes of municipal solid waste will be produced across Africa within the very near future. This is due to rapid population and consumer-led growth, which leads to greater urbanisation.

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Infrastructure Africa to Launch DealRoom Platform

The Infrastructure Africa Business Forum 2018 has announced the launch of DealRoom, its new business matchmaking and networking platform. This initiative serves to assist participants and esteemed members of the infrastructure community in fostering valuable stakeholder liaisons with financiers and business partners, who are actively in search of projects to invest in. Furthermore, various countries around Africa will engage in Project Presentations, demonstrating the latest opportunities presented by the field of project development.

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