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Can Covid-19 inspire a new way of planning African cities?

Health crises are not new in Africa. The continent has grappled with infectious diseases on all levels, from local (such as malaria) to regional (Ebola) to global (Covid-19). The region has often...

Herbert Theledi – An African Success Story

Herbert Theledi has always shown empathy and has proved it many times by sensing other people’s emotions and sharing their feelings. He completely understands the needs and challenges of people in...

African Municipalities Seek the Option to Procure from IPPs

Africa’s energy demand is expected to double by 2050 and with its abundant supply of renewables, the continent has adequate capacity to supply this demand.  Renewable energy, set to grow exponentially...

New African car brand makes its debut

There's a new African car brand! Mureza will be making its debut at Automechanika Johannesburg, which takes place at Expo Centre, Nasrec, from 18-21 September 2019. Mureza initially has a joint venture...

Digital technologies are transforming African businesses, but what are the obstacles that remain?

Digital technology has created new opportunities for businesses in sub-Saharan Africa to compete on a more equal footing. However, these businesses have yet to enjoy the full benefits because of a...

R18m donation boosts African-centric medicine research

An R18m donation from an alumnus will go towards research into African-centric medicines for infectious diseases at the University of Cape Town (UCT) Drug Discovery and Development Centre, H3D. The donation will...

African mining shows steady progress in an uncertain world

Despite escalating trade wars keeping commodity prices in check as well as increased regulatory challenges across the continent generally, Standard Bank’s mining team anticipates that 2019 will see miners continue to...

Why nuclear power for African countries doesn’t make sense

At the moment, the only nuclear plant in operation in Africa is South Africa’s Koeberg, producing 1.86GW of power. This, according to some African leaders, is about to change. Ugandan President Yoweri...

Investment into African tech startups hit record high in 2017

Investment into African tech startups hit the highest levels since records began in 2017, with 159 startups raising in excess of US$195 million. The DISRUPT AFRICA TECH STARTUPS FUNDING REPORT 2017, released...

Standard Bank predicts increased M&A activity in African telecom, media and technology

Standard Bank, Africa’s largest bank by assets, is partnering with international news and events provider TMT Finance for the inaugural TMT Finance Africa in Lagos 2016 Conference. Africa’s largest bank...

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WEG Africa’s new Cape Town premises reflect 30 years of growth

Celebrating 30 years since its inception, WEG Africa’s Cape Town branch can mark this achievement from its larger and improved premises in Richmond Business...

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