Engineering News | Business in Africa https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/business-in-africa Sat, 15 Jun 2019 23:14:28 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Urbanisation prompts investment opportunities https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/increased-urbanisation-will-prompt-significant-investment-opportunities-2019-05-03 Jessica Oosthuizen Business in Africa Fri, 03 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200 517410 1556526122 1556834400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000794051_resized_southafricanreservebankcurrencybanknotesrand10414duane1022.jpg AFRICAN POSSIBILITIES Agile Capital is actively looking to invest in new opportunities in Africa 511 287 Company takes top spot at enterprise and supplier development awards https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/turner-townsend-takes-top-spot-at-enterprise-and-supplier-development-award-2019-05-03 Jessica Oosthuizen Business in Africa Fri, 03 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200 517498 1556526123 1556834400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Massive opportunity to expand businesses https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/massive-opportunity-to-expand-small-businesses-create-jobs-in-south-africa-2019-05-03 Jessica Oosthuizen Business in Africa Fri, 03 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200 517494 1556526123 1556834400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000794229_resized_bloombergonekilogramgoldandsilverbarssitarrangedforaphotographatoegussagmbhaunitofumicoresainviennaaustria1022207231692.jpg OPEN ACCESS To have a strong small business sector in South Africa, access to finance must be supported 511 287 Africa gains traction as trade destination https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/africa-gains-traction-as-trade-destination-2019-05-03 Jessica Oosthuizen Business in Africa Fri, 03 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200 517403 1556526122 1556834400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000794035_resized_monsantopetitagriculturepowerlines11015duane1022.jpg MAKING PROGRESS Several industries and factors are driving growth in sub-Saharan Africa, including agricultural development and power 511 287 Energy solutions provider aims for Africa expansion https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/energy-solutions-provider-aims-to-expand-business-in-africa-2019-05-03 Jessica Oosthuizen Business in Africa Fri, 03 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200 517500 1556526123 1556834400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000794291_resized_tgoodehouse05181022.jpg SPECIFIC SOLUTION TGOOD’s electrical houses are built according to clients’ specifications 511 287 Firm well-positioned for business in Botswana and Africa https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/consulting-firm-well-positioned-for-infrastructure-development-in-botswana-and-africa-2019-05-03 Jessica Oosthuizen Business in Africa Fri, 03 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200 517527 1556526123 1556834400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000794300_resized_adaconsultingairportjunction05181022.jpg DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT Last year, ADA Consulting Engineers completed work for the extension of the Airport Junction shopping centre, in Gaborone 511 287 Capital markets in Africa are evolving https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/capital-markets-in-africa-are-evolving-2019-05-03 Jessica Oosthuizen Business in Africa Fri, 03 May 2019 00:00:00 +0200 517554 1556526124 1556834400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000794357_resized_growthbloomberg05181022.jpg TRADING TIME Listing on an exchange is critical and gives companies some credibility 511 287 Tech, fashion showcased in iconic African designs https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000645708_resized_0000642973img16621022.jpg 511 287 Company expands in key African markets https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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 https://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 https://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 https://cisp.cachefly.net/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