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Dramatic rise of African consumer power driving development

Infrastructure investments are transforming and accelerating economic and social opportunities for millions of people across Africa, driven by the dramatic rise in African consumer power...

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Three key trends for African economic growth in 2018

Ecobank Group Research reveals three key emerging trends for Africa which it believes are strong evidence that Africa is on track for improved growth in 2018...

2 days ago

Benedict Peters and the Nigerian economic recovery

Nigeria-based oil and energy conglomerate Aiteo is creating a new paradigm for the oil industry in Africa. The company recently made news for its successful purchase of OML 29, a massive onshore oil block license, which will drastically increase its output...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 5 Oct 2017

SA companies explore opportunities in Tunisia, Algeria

A delegation of South African companies is currently on a trade and investment mission in Tunisia and Algeria, where they are exploring export markets...

3 Oct 2017

Zim looks at solar power

The Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) has applied to set up three solar power plants in the country, in a move aimed at improving electricity supply....

12 Sep 2017

Sapp powers ahead of targeted capacity

Sapp states commissioned 4,180MW of generating capacity from new projects and rehabilitating old power plants in 2016...

8 Sep 2017

Solar power rising in southern African hotel industry

Members of the southern African hospitality industry are rapidly joining the green revolution and its not for show or Google ranking - there are savings to be had and natural vistas to preserve...

By Vanessa Rogers 16 Aug 2017

Waste-to-energy programmes key in the sustainable circular economy

The business case for transforming waste to address critical energy shortages is mounting...

By Webb Meko 8 Aug 2017

#AfricaMonth: Internal trade barriers show signs of falling

While the road ahead may still present significant challenges, some of Africa's most long-standing internal trade barriers are beginning to show signs of falling. We interview David Williams, Maersk Line Africa chief executive and global head of Safmarine to find out more...

By Ilse van den Berg 30 May 2017

Pricing scandal hits Zimbabwe's Mbada Diamonds

Mbada Diamonds could have deprived the Zimbabwean government of millions of dollars by under-declaring its diamond sales over the years...

1 Feb 2017

Low water levels aid plans for rehabilitation of Kariba Dam

In the months ahead, the Kariba Dam hydroelectric scheme must deal with the twin challenges of not holding enough water on the one hand and too much of it on the other...

By Tom Nevin 18 Jan 2017

Zimbabwe responding to limitations of hydro power

There are parts of Zimbabwe where consistent drought is putting intolerable pressure on local communities...

By James Shepherd 15 Dec 2016

Big business opportunities ahead for Africa - McKinsey

Africa's overall growth has slowed but new research shows long-term fundamentals are strong and there are big business opportunities ahead...

16 Sep 2016

Zim reviews mining fees

Zimbabwe's treasury will soon engage the country's ministry of mines and mining development for a further downward review of mining fees...

12 Sep 2016

Zimbabwean miner launches graduate training programme

Metallon Corporation commenced its two-year graduate training scheme in Zimbabwe, with 15 university graduates, chosen from over 1,000 applicants...

17 Aug 2016

SADC fuel channel expansion opens opportunities for logistics partners

Energy companies will require local networks of logistics partners to make these imports cost-effective. Hennie van Wyk believes there are three vital areas to get right...

28 Apr 2016

Zimbabwe seizes unlicensed diamond mines

Zimbabwe on Monday, 22 February, said it was seizing diamond companies that were operating without licenses and had spurned an offer to join a state conglomerate...

23 Feb 2016

Landlocked Africa: increased trade needed to meet development goals

For businesses, access to trade will remain a logistical challenge...

7 Oct 2015

Zimbabwe company inks USD1.1bn thermal power deal with China

A Zimbabwean company on Thursday, 23 July 2015, signed a $1.1bn agreement with the China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) to build a 600-megawatt thermal power plant, a move expected to ease power cuts in the country...

27 Jul 2015

Platinum miners express concern over export levy

Platinum miners in Zimbabwe have expressed concern over the uncertainty surrounding the platinum export levy...

3 Feb 2015

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