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Engineering

Mar 01, 2016
To increase the rate of adoption of the ZA Plug, the SABS is considering making the standard semi-compulsory. Workgroups at the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) are considering changing…
Feb 29, 2016
In a build comprising 17 500sqm, Teraco, Africa’s only vendor neutral data centre, will be adding to its existing colocation facility and creating Africa’s largest data centre. Gys Geyser, Head…
Feb 27, 2016
The South African Football Association (SAFA) is trialling a new digital technology designed to limit the practice of age cheating in school sport. SAFA on Friday launched a programme to…
Feb 26, 2016
Kenyan-based solar energy financier, M-Kopa, is set to launch solar-powered digital televisions targeted at citizens residing in areas with little to no access to the national electricity grid. A bold…
Feb 23, 2016
Virgin Galactic is getting back into the space race after revealing its new VSS Unity spaceship, which will soon be ferrying people beyond the earth’s atmosphere. After the failure of…
Feb 20, 2016
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State says Lagosians will start using the blue line of the light rail project by December 2016. Ambode spoke during the 5th Lagos Corporate Assembly,…
Feb 18, 2016
The decline in the price of crude oil badly hit Angola. The national currency kwanza nearly crashed and imports have drastically reduced. Food is scarce and more expensive. These are…
Feb 17, 2016
The current challenges facing Zambia’s copper mining industry brought about by a global downturn and declining commodity prices are further fuelled with general increases in operating costs. Copperbelt Mining Trade…
Feb 15, 2016
South Africa’s troubled electricity-generating industry has increased its output, new figures have shown. December saw a 1.6 per cent rise in power generation compared with November, seasonally adjusted, according to…
Feb 10, 2016
Malawi has aspirations to increase mining contributions to GDP from 1% to 20% by 2020. But community-company relations in the mining sector are typical of those across the continent: not…
Feb 09, 2016
Arcelor Mittal-Liberia and Firestone-Liberia have assured President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of their commitment to continue their operations in Liberia, despite the global crisis. Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf According to…
Feb 07, 2016
China has revealed that its trade volume with Nigeria exceeded $13 billion in 2015, making Africa’s biggest economy one of Beijing’s main trading partners on the continent. Nigeria-China trade volume…
Feb 05, 2016
The Mozambican Minister for Public Works and Water Resources, Carlos Bonete has said the government is seeking $500 million to finance expansion programmes for the country’s water supply network. Newspaper…
Feb 02, 2016
Senegal has hailed the discovery of offshore gas reserves estimated at 450 billion cubic metres as a game changer for the west African nation. US firm Kosmos said its Guembeul-1…

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