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Smart infrastructure that meets broad needs crucial for smart cities

Developing infrastructure that caters to the needs of society is fundamental to create smart cities, which are not the result of new buildings, but of the increasingly critical role that technology plays in making urban buildings smart, says Johnson Control sub-Saharan Africa GM Archibald Makatini. Smart city technology, green building solutions and energy efficiency, as […]

SAB, AB InBev ahead of renewable energy target for 2020

Brewery South African Breweries (SAB) and its parent company AB InBev Africa have announced that its breweries across South Africa will have on site solar facilities by the end of this month. This forms part of a multibillion-rand investment to ensure 100% of electricity requirements at AB InBev’s manufacturing sites across Africa come from renewable […]

Ghana, Siemens sign €250m deal to upgrade power grid

Siemens and Ghana reached a preliminary agreement to upgrade the nation’s electricity grid using €250-million of financing from Germany. Siemens and Ghana Grid Co will also use the funding to improve the country’s ability to supply other West African nations, including Burkina Faso, Togo and Benin, the Ghanaian presidency said in an emailed statement on […]

UK pledges new aid to help build green cities across Africa

The United Kingdom has pledged new aid towards building green cities across Africa with quality infrastructure to help the continent reach its economic potential. The announcement from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) came as its secretary Alok Sharma visited Kenya ahead of the UK–Africa investment summit in London on January 20. Powered by […]

Cheap cement imports crippling South African industry, says Databuild

South African cement manufacturers are being severely undermined by cheap imports from countries such as China, Vietnam and Pakistan, an industry official said on Wednesday. The government’s failure to stem the influx of these products could have a severe detrimental impact on an already struggling industry, Databuild CE Morag Evans said in a statement. Powered […]