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Topic - Physical Infrastructure
Jan 06, 2015
Despite the heightened risks owing to an uncertain global outlook, Mozambique’s economic growth is expected to remain strong and be broad-based in the medium term, boosted by a natural resources boom – including the coal basin in the Tete province – and...
Jan 05, 2015
The satellite industry is destined to become an essential element in bolstering Africa’s future economic growth and the social wellbeing of its inhabitants in areas such as education, improved living standards, food security, and health. New technologies and...
Dec 05, 2014
Business Partners Limited has launch a R150-million Education Fund to provide existing and aspiring entrepreneurs in the educational sector with the risk capital and mentorship required to pursue projects. “Education remains a major challenge in South Africa and has...
Jul 25, 2014
Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, has announced at HP Discover that the integration of its Data Center Infrastructure Management solution, StruxureWare for Data Centers, with HP's Universal Configuration Management Database, is complete....
Apr 18, 2014
It was well known that Nigeria could surpass South Africa as Africa’s largest economy once its gross domestic product rebasing exercise was completed. As it happened, the populous West African country turned out to be considerably larger than its Southern African...
Nov 18, 2013
The recently announced Tribe One: Dinokeng festival, a public–private partnership, is set to create substantial economic-, social- and cultural-development opportunities in the historic mining town of Cullinan, in the Dinokeng region of northern Gauteng. Tshwane...
Apr 05, 2013
Sending data from equipment, instruments and sensors in a building to cloud servers is an effective way of collecting the data and then performing analytics to monitor and manage the devices and systems to improve effective use, says IBM Smarter Planet Industry...
Nov 30, 2012
The large scope and scale of data movements in the near future will radically change the way data centres, data transmission and networks operate, says global networking giant Cisco Consulting Systems Security Solutions engineer Greg Griessel. A key issue to...
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Oct 19, 2010
Physical infrastructure remains Africa's most significant constraint as far as economic development goes, however, the backlog also represents big investment and business opportunities, head of research and information at South Africa's Industrial Development...
Dec 15, 2009
Business leaders in Africa are maintaining a positive outlook for 2010, this according to results of a survey released on Tuesday. The 2010 africapractice survey indicated that 95 percent of business leaders expected to expand their business operations over the...
Nov 27, 2009
South Africa has made significant investments into its information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure in a bid to meet commitments, guaranteed by the Department of Communications, as part of the country’s hosting of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. These...
Nov 27, 2009
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May 22, 2009
Kenya is set to embark on the construction of a major highway that will connect the East African economic powerhouse with five of its neighbours, after securing financing from the World Bank.
Mar 06, 2009
Bombela Concession Company CEO Jerome Govender takes a pragmatic, cautious approach to his charge.
Feb 27, 2009
Given that it costs up to R1 000/m to roll out a fibre-optic network, it is unlikely that many of the over 500 new individual electronic communications network ser- vices (I-ECNS) licence holders, now entitled to self-provide, will take up the costly challenge. The...
Feb 27, 2009
Given that it costs up to R1 000/m to roll out a fibre optics network, it is unlikely that many of the over 500 new individual-electronic communications network service (I-ECNS) licence holders, now entitled to self provide, will take up the costly challenge. The...
Nov 07, 2008
Industrial policy is going to provide South Africa’s competition authorities with some of their greatest challenges in the coming years as freedom from effective regulation is presented as an acceptable trade-off for meeting certain public-interest goals in the...
Oct 27, 2008
Industrial policy is going to provide South Africa's competition authorities with some of their greatest challenges in the coming years as freedom from effective regulation is presented as an acceptable trade-off for meeting certain public-interest goals in the...
Oct 10, 2008
May 30, 2008
Some of my articles in this column over the last few years have been very critical of South Africa's macroeconomic policy. I consistently argued that the government underspends on vital social and physical infrastructure to reduce its fiscal deficit.
Nov 02, 2007
A "new diamond dream" is unfolding in Botswana. Debswana chairperson Dr Akolang Tombale and many members of government have been focused on "this new dream", said De Beers MD Gareth Penny in his speech to ululating guests at last week's celebration in Botswana, held...
Feb 23, 2007
Conceived during the second world war, the World Bankinitially helped to rebuild Europe after the war.
Feb 06, 2007
A new international partnership should be formed to upgrade the physical infrastructure of the African continent, AngloGold Ashanti CEO Bobby Godsell said on Tuesday. He told the Mining Indaba in Cape Town that the state of Africa's infrastructure was the...
Aug 25, 2006
The Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative for South Africa (Asgisa) and preparations for the 2010 soccer World Cup are two of the factors that will drive greater expenditure in the local information technology (IT) industry.
Mar 24, 2006
The project aims at developing Randburg as an attractive and vibrant mixed-use node, particularly focused on increasing and enhancing the area’s role as a public-transport node and centre for small business. Among other things, this project includes upgrading...
Jan 23, 2006
Global investment inmining in Africa is looking towards destinations such as West Africa, Tanzania and, naturally, the relatively untapped wealth of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. While these countries offer exciting opportunities for those in the business of...
Sep 23, 2005
The Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) is currently engaged in a number of development projects in the Randburg area.
Mar 11, 2005
South Africa's construction industry is emerging from decades of decline into a period of significant growth and opportunity that is government's commitment to infrastructure and by increasing levels of public and private sector investment, the country's Deputy...
Dec 10, 2004
Kwazulu-Natal-based BCP Engineers has received the South African Institution for Civil Engineering's Regional Award for Technical Excellence, for the design and construction of a rotary interchange above the N3, to serve the Liberty Midlands Mall, in Pietermaritzburg.
Dec 03, 2004
Last month, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) launched a metal casting and jewellery-design technology station at the Technikon Witwatersrand in Gauteng bringing the total number of technology stations in the country to ten.
Nov 26, 2004
Privatisation is one of the holy cows of neoliberal thinkers.
Aug 06, 2004
It will take an estimated three years and billions of rands to give the inner city of Johannesburg a much-needed and well-deserved facelift.
Mar 07, 2003
Iron and steel production underpins many areas of the economy.
Jan 31, 2003
E-commerce is thriving around the globe. But where developing countries are concerned, as long as the business-to-business (B2B) end of the market does not take off, e-commerce volumes there will remain “negligible”, warns the ‘E-commerce and...
Nov 22, 2002
South Africa’s only national chemical technology incubator, Chemin, which was established in April this year as part of government’s Godisa programme to enhance the technology content and global competitiveness of small and medium enterprises in South...
Oct 25, 2002
The South African engineering profession is playing an important part in realising the objectives of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (Nepad), which aims to bring about the economic, political and social recovery of Africa.
Sep 20, 2002
With the advent of wireless telecommunications, one of South Africa’s largest information communications technology (ICT) firms, T-Systems is optimistic that the move will see the introduction of cost-effective technologies, especially in areas that were...
May 31, 2002
The three-year Blue IQ initiative aiming to develop the tourism, transport and high value-added manufacturing sectors in Gauteng has increased its budget from R1,2-billion to R3,5-billion, and expanded its scope to include an extra project – the development of...
Aug 03, 2001
India’s diversified Tata group is exploring several investment opportunities in South Africa, including a multimillion-rand ferrochrome-manufacturing facility at Richards Bay.
Jul 20, 2001
South African companies are “extremely well positioned” to clinch some of the $1-billion power-sector rehabilitation contracts to be awarded by Iraq during the next two to three years under the United Nations (UN) oil-for-food programme, says South...
Oct 06, 2000
The development of a masterplan for the palaeoanthropological sites of Sterkfontein, Swartkrans, Kromdraai and environs – better known as the Cradle of Humankind – which was proclaimed a World Heritage Site last year, is in full swing and is expected to...
Apr 28, 2000
South Africa will not achieve water security in the twenty-first century without balancing the creation of physical infrastructure and efficient water management.
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