Keynote speakers at the AFC Live 2017, including acting President of Nigeria Yemi Osinbajo and Professor Chukwuma Soludo, the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, highlighted the need for African led-initiatives to drive the infrastructure revolution.
18 May 2017
The first thing I saw when stepping out of the taxi was a sign advertising craft beer...
Melissa Tandiwe Myambo 11 May 2017
Like it or not, we measure the success (or failure) of cities according to broad principles of urban culture inherited largely from the west...
Lesley Lokko 25 Apr 2017
Anarchic architecture, unchecked pollution and high costs of living are the lot of African city dwellers, experts warn, as living standards fail to keep pace with rapid urban growth on the continent...
24 Mar 2017
Hilton Worldwide announced new properties and extensions at AHIF. Among the new hotels agreed is Africa's first modular build hotel, Africa's tallest hotel in Nairobi, and...
4 Oct 2016
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
Ghana's economic growth rate is expected to pick up again next year after two years of slowdown following the country's stellar 7% growth in 2013. But this success has come at a price...
Kwasi Addo Appeaning 3 Jul 2015
A key takeout at the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Africa 2015 Summit in Johannesburg last week is that Africa is taking its place on the world stage in terms of real estate, infrastructure and construction...
30 Mar 2015
Ministers from African member countries of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) mega project met in Pretoria on Wednesday to discuss future cooperation in radio astronomy...
26 Mar 2015
Construction company Wilson Bayly Holmes Ovcon (WBHO) reported a 20.2% decline in diluted headline earnings per share (HEPS) from 729.0c a year ago to 581.5c for the six months to December .
25 Feb 2014
President Jacob Zuma says South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) must explore ways to stimulate trade and investment between the two countries.
31 Oct 2013
The sell-off in property stocks over the past four months has made it less attractive for unlisted real estate companies and developers to bring their shopping centres, offices and warehouses to the JSE. Since May prices have dropped around 13% and yields have risen from an average 6,2% to 7%.
Joan Muller 5 Oct 2013
Retailer Edcon said on Thursday (22 August) that retail sales increased 3.2% to R6.205bn in the first quarter of the current financial year.
23 Aug 2013
Walmart-owned Massmart on Thursday (22 August) reported a 9.9% fall in first-half profits‚ as consumers in Africa's largest economy came under pressure.
Zeenat Moorad 22 Aug 2013
To paraphrase from the iconic Star Trek, Africa is the "next (as opposed to the final) business frontier". And judging from exceptional recent economic growth, wealth in natural resources and sheer international business interest on the continent, it seems no-one has trouble believing this.
19 Aug 2013