Engineering News | Business in Africa http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/business-in-africa Mon, 19 Nov 2018 03:20:27 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Tech, fashion showcased in iconic African designs http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/the-power-of-technology-and-fashion-shown-in-iconic-african-designs-2018-10-19 Natasha Odendaal TECHNOLOGY Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 500448 1539671136 1539900000 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Private-equity firm seeks out opportunities in Africa http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/private-equity-firm-seeks-out-opportunities-in-africa-2018-10-19 Natasha Odendaal CORPORATE ACTIVITY Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 500468 1539671136 1539900000 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 African Chemicals Imbizo registers impressive growth http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/chemicals-imbizo-registers-impressive-growth-2018-10-19 Natasha Odendaal CHEMICALS Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 500232 1539671135 1539900000 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 University hosts Africa’s first virtual reality press conference http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/singularity-u-hosts-africas-first-virtual-reality-press-conference-2018-10-19 Natasha Odendaal TECHNOLOGY Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 500478 1539671136 1539900000 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Luxembourg Protocol can reshape African rail industry http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/luxembourg-protocol-can-reshape-african-rail-industry-2018-10-19 Natasha Odendaal RAIL Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 500494 1539678550 1539900000 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 South African mint shines in Africa http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/south-african-mint-shines-in-africa-2018-10-19 Natasha Odendaal CORPORATE STRATEGY Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 500444 1540274997 1539900000 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Imbizo to promote green chemistry in South Africa http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/leveraging-the-chemicals-imbizo-to-promote-drive-for-green-chemistry-in-south-africa-2018-10-19 Natasha Odendaal CHEMICALS Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 500225 1540275015 1539900000 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Investment underpins African expansion http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/investment-underpins-african-expansion-2018-05-04 Tasneem Bulbulia Business in Africa Fri, 04 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 484039 1524658282 1525384800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000720565_resized_agilecapitalceotshegosefolo0420181022.jpg TSHEGO SEFOLO The investment in BBE Group represents an exciting opportunity for Agile to invest in a mining support services business with high growth potential 511 287 Open, informed approach imperative in African ventures http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/open-informed-approach-imperative-in-african-ventures-2018-05-04 Tasneem Bulbulia Business in Africa Fri, 04 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 484176 1524658282 1525384800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000720580_resized_askafrikaafricagraphic0420181022.jpg AFRICA IS NOT A COUNTRY African countries are diverse, and it is important to understand local conditions before conducting business 511 287 Trade shows, expos significant to investment into Africa http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/automotive-trade-shows-expos-significant-in-bilateral-trade-investments-2018-03-23 Zandile Mavuso Business in Africa Fri, 04 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 482320 1524658282 1525384800 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 Uganda presents growth opportunities for companies http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/uganda-presents-growth-opportunities-for-companies-2018-05-04 Tasneem Bulbulia Business in Africa Fri, 04 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 484322 1524658282 1525384800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000720871_resized_aecomugandamdbridgetssamula0420181022.jpg BRIDGET SSAMULA The biggest opportunities for Uganda lie in the oil and gas sector 511 287 Businesses must take action to drive inclusive growth in Africa http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/businesses-must-take-action-to-drive-inclusive-growth-in-africa-2017-10-20 Robyn Wilkinson Business in Africa Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466659 1508223552 1508450400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000682241_resized_adamcrakeriqbusiness1020171022.jpg ADAM CRAKER South Africa must focus on building a strong home economy if it is to be a participant in regional or continental growth 511 287 Clarifying sustainability reporting imperative for modern business http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/clarifying-sustainability-reporting-imperative-for-modern-business-2017-10-20 Robyn Wilkinson Business in Africa Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466750 1508223552 1508450400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000682458_resized_smmevendor072016bloomberg1022.jpg DRIVING GROWTH GRI is assisting SMEs in Africa to gain access to global value chains by building their capacities for corporate sustainability management and reporting 511 287 Company expands African footprint to pursue major projects http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-expands-african-footprint-to-pursue-major-projects-2017-10-20 Robyn Wilkinson Business in Africa Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466817 1508223552 1508450400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000682702_resized_turnertownsendnairobiskyline1020171022.jpg STRATEGIC BASE With several of Turner & Townsend’s multinational clients based in Nairobi, the city was an obvious choice for the location of a new hub 511 287 Digital disruption to drive financial inclusion in Africa http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/digital-disruption-to-drive-financial-inclusion-in-africa-2017-10-20 Robyn Wilkinson Business in Africa Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466758 1508223552 1508450400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000682483_resized_mpesakenyabloomberg1020171022.jpg DIGITAL DISRUPTION Mobile wallet solution m-Pesa is now available in ten countries and has a customer base of about 30-million active users 511 287 New business model drives group’s resurgence in Africa http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-business-model-drives-groups-resurgence-in-africa-2017-10-20 Robyn Wilkinson Business in Africa Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466834 1508223552 1508450400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000682707_resized_elbminingequipment1020171022.jpg ACCESSING NEW MARKETS ELB has been focused predominately on the mineral and metals market and diversification will enable it to better protect its balance sheet during future commodity downturns 511 287 New security solution effective for African banks http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-security-solution-effective-for-african-banks-2017-10-20 Robyn Wilkinson Business in Africa Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466756 1508223552 1508450400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000682470_resized_mintamlsolutionforafricanbanks1020171022.jpg PRIORITISING PROTECTION Countries are finding it increasingly difficult to participate in the global economy if they are not engaged in some form of anti-money laundering programme 511 287 Software solutions key to business growth in Africa http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/software-solutions-key-to-business-growth-in-africa-2017-10-20 Robyn Wilkinson Business in Africa Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466820 1508223552 1508450400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000682667_resized_matthewleesuse1020171022.jpg MATTHEW LEE With the rise of cloud computing, big data and social networking, many businesses are shifting from being a 100% solely run proprietary environment 511 287 SBS Tanks http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sbs-tanks-2017-05-05 Zandile Mavuso Business in Africa Fri, 04 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 449823 1501573884 1501797600 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000645708_resized_0000642973img16621022.jpg 511 287 Company expands in key African markets http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-expands-in-key-african-markets-2017-05-05 Robyn Wilkinson Business in Africa Fri, 05 May 2017 09:59:00 +0200 449773 1494489712 1493971140 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000642893_resized_andrederuyternampak0420171022.jpg ANDRE DE RUYTER Nampak aims to uphold good relationships with all relevant authorities and contribute meaningfully to the manufacturing sector in the African countries in which it operates 511 287 Report identifies key areas for growth in Africa http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/report-identifies-key-areas-for-growth-in-africa-2017-05-05 Robyn Wilkinson Business in Africa Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 449566 1493196469 1493935200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Intra-African trade and investment to drive long-term development http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/intra-african-trade-and-investment-to-drive-long-term-development-2017-05-05 Robyn Wilkinson Business in Africa Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 449954 1493196470 1493935200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000643195_resized_businessinafrica0420171022.jpg PROMOTING ECONOMIC GROWTH African countries need to become more self-sufficient, relying on a network of neighbouring countries and regional trade blocks to support their growth 511 287 Company to extend financial services into East and West Africa http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-to-extend-financial-services-into-east-and-west-africa-2017-05-05 Robyn Wilkinson Business in Africa Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 449693 1493213044 1493935200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Economic uncertainty affects African imports http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/economic-uncertainty-affects-african-imports-2017-05-05 Robyn Wilkinson Business in Africa Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 449798 1493213090 1493935200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000642963_resized_adamorlininvestecimportsolutions042017jpg1022.jpg ADAM ORLIN Companies cannot afford to fall into a routine when it comes to the latest market developments 511 287 Wireless communication to drive economic growth in Africa http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/wireless-communication-to-drive-economic-growth-in-africa-2017-04-05 Robyn Wilkinson Business in Africa Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 449567 1493213143 1493935200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000642249_resized_improvingconnectivityinafricaruckuswireless0420171022.jpg IMPROVED CONNECTIVITY Foreign direct investment and improvements to telecommunications infrastructure have spurred a boom in information communication technology spending in Africa 511 287 High potential for investments in Africa http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/high-potential-for-investments-in-africa-2016-10-14 Simone Liedtke Business in Africa Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 429343 1476170095 1476396000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000593103_resized_materialshandlinginfrastructure1022.jpg INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT Africa displays a significant lag in investment, particularly in primary sectors such as infrastructure 511 287 Growing demand in Africa for knowledge & education http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/growing-demand-in-africa-for-knowledge-and-education-2016-10-14 Simone Liedtke Business in Africa Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 429654 1476170096 1476396000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000592739_resized_sanderhuyts1022resized.jpeg SANDER HUYTS The SUSE Linux system is operational and secure so that all enterprises can use it 511 287 Innovation to provide solutions for African businesses http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/investment-in-innovation-a-solution-for-african-businesses-2016-10-14 Simone Liedtke Business in Africa Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 429718 1476170096 1476396000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000592825_resized_bensonmwesingaresized1022.jpeg BENSON MWESIGWA To date, KPMG has delivered 85 000 l of water as part of Operation Hydrate 511 287 Hard currency availability a challenge for cross-border trade in Africa http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/availability-of-hard-currency-a-serious-challenge-for-cross-border-trade-in-africa-2016-10-14 Simone Liedtke Business in Africa Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 429542 1476170095 1476396000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000592467_resized_eciccooresized.jpeg MANDISI NKUHLU The company enables export trade from South Africa to the rest of the world and also supports cross-border investments 511 287 Wireless infrastructure prominent growth enabler for African continent http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/wireless-infrastructure-prominent-growth-enabler-for-african-continent-2016-10-14 Simone Liedtke Business in Africa Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 429798 1476170096 1476396000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Health strategy envisions African expansion http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/africa-health-and-business-growth-strategy-to-spread-from-s-africa-2016-04-29 Victor Moolman Business in Africa Fri, 29 Apr 2016 01:00:00 +0200 408203 1461308548 1461884400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000536063_resized_greenpointsoccerstadiumcapetownkir91571022.jpg CAPE TOWN The first J&J public health operation facility in Africa has been built in Cape Town, in South Africa 511 287 Africa’s growth potential showing consistency http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/africas-growth-potential-showing-consistency-2016-04-29 Victor Moolman Business in Africa Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0200 408155 1461308548 1461880800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000536070_resized_businessinafricakenyageothermalreuters.jpg OLKARIA GEO THERMAL The largest geothermal power plant in the world is located in Kenya, Africa 511 303 Volvo transfers Moroccan operations to SMT http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/volvo-transfers-moroccan-operations-to-smt-2016-04-29 Victor Moolman Business in Africa Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0200 408132 1461308548 1461880800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Job creation, energy cost reduction key to achieving AU vision http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/job-creation-energy-cost-reduction-key-to-achieving-au-vision-2016-04-29 Victor Moolman Business in Africa Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0200 408150 1461308548 1461880800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000535916_resized_businessinafricappccementbloomberg1022.jpeg PPC CEMENT The modernisation of the industry will help drive growth in Africa 511 287 Barloworld expands into Southern Africa http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/barloworld-expands-into-southern-africa-2016-04-29 Victor Moolman Business in Africa Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0200 408215 1461308548 1461880800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000536101_resized_businessinafricacatbarloworldcumulus.jpg CAT EQUIPMENT Barloworld is the official dealer of CAT machinery in Southern Africa 511 363 S African suppliers penetrate African market http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/s-african-suppliers-used-to-penetrate-african-market-2016-04-29 Victor Moolman Business in Africa Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0200 408004 1461308548 1461880800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000535504_resized_businessinafricajulienprovided1022.jpeg JULIEN FANTON Interior designers are using Interface floor tiles when working in Africa 511 287 SA quantity surveyors should look to Africa for new projects http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sa-quantity-surveyors-should-look-to-africa-for-new-projects-2016-04-29 Victor Moolman Business in Africa Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0200 408197 1461927300 1461880800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000536052_resized_businessinafricagrantbrucesynergyprovided.jpg SYNERGY PROPERTY SOLUTIONS Bruce McNicol (left) and Grant Hechter (right) believe that expanding into Africa has provided Synergy with stability 511 468 Business opportunities in Africa outweigh risks – JCCI http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/business-opportunities-in-africa-outweigh-risks-jcci-2015-05-08 Pimani Baloyi Business in Africa Fri, 08 May 2015 00:00:00 +0200 367755 1430807672 1431036000 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000417440_resized_bg1q34971022.jpg FAY MUKADDAM Companies need to understand the business environment of a prospective African country in which they aim to conduct business 511 287