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Sanral innovation hub exploring machine learning to improve road safety

20th April 2021 The South Africa National Roads Agency Limited's (Sanral's) Technical Innovation Hub (TIH) is exploring the use of machine learning to improve road safety, reduce congestion and inform infrastructure development. Information provided by machine learning can be used to activate the appropriate... 

Gateway Real Estate to build its first office development in Ghana

19th April 2021 Private real estate development company Gateway Real Estate Africa will build its first commercial office building in Ghana at Appolonia City, which is an inclusive mixed-use new city 20 km from the centre of the capital Accra. The first phase of the project will cost about $4-million. 

Ramaphosa confirms Durban port turnaround progress, flags infrastructure investment

19th April 2021 In a weekly letter to the nation, on April 19, President Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed progress made over the past year in turning around the performance of the Port of Durban. He also indicated that R100-billion of investment would be needed over more than ten years to transform the port and expand... 

Kibo makes progress in shift to renewables

19th April 2021 Africa- and UK-focused energy company Kibo Energy on April 19 said it had started an extensive due diligence process for the potential acquisition of all or part of a prospective portfolio of renewable energy projects in the UK. The portfolio comprises several standalone renewable energy... 

Seifsa reiterates plans to seek solutions to industry challenges at upcoming indaba

19th April 2021 The sixth Southern African Metals and Engineering Indaba, organised by industry body the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa), will be held on May 24 and 25 and will seek to find solutions to the challenges facing South Africa's manufacturing sector. The... 

Unprotected strike brings Bushveld Vametco's operations to a halt

19th April 2021 Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals on April 19 said industrial action at its Vametco operation, in the North West province, has resulted in a temporary halt in production from April 16. It is understood the unprotected industrial action is in relation to expectations of payments under the Employee... 

Deep market knowledge needed for successful investment in clean technology

16th April 2021 Clean technology and renewable energy trends are a clear investment play and offer opportunities for investors seeking to make a difference or appreciable investment growth, says asset and investment company Foord Asset Management portfolio manager Brian Arcese. He adds, however, that the... 

AfDB supports AU call for increased vaccine, pharmaceutical production in Africa

16th April 2021 Development finance institution (DFI) the African Development Bank (AfDB) has pledged its support and expertise to increase the local production of vaccines and therapeutics to achieve greater public health security in Africa. This in line with calls made by Africa Union (AU) heads of State... 

NHFC, City of Cape Town form partnership to increase provision of decent housing

16th April 2021 The partnership between the National Housing Finance Corporation (NHFC) and the City of Cape Town to upgrade and maintain the city’s estimated 57 000 units of rental stock will help to provide decent, secure and affordable accommodation to the people who live and work in the city, Human... 

City Power to clear electricity lines servitudes of encroaching objects

16th April 2021 City of Johannesburg utility City Power will embark on a three-week programme to patrol and clear electricity lines servitudes of encroaching objects, it said on April 15. An investigation conducted by City Power into the cause of frequent power outages affecting the north-eastern corridors,... 

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