Infrastructure News

South Africa: People Want Water, Not 'Commitments'


Democratic Alliance - 12 April 20120

Today's protests against poor water service delivery in Petrusburg's Bolokanang Township show that local municipalities are not succeeding in the realisation of progressive constitutional...

Category: Water

Reduced spring rains in Africa predicted


UPI - 12 April 2012

WASHINGTON, April 12 (UPI) -- Spring rains in the eastern Horn of Africa are likely to begin late this year and be substantially lower than normal, forecasters said.

Through May, the rains are expected to...

Category: Water

Gambia: U.S.$10 Million Water Projects Launched

13/04/2012 - 13 April 2012

The government of The Gambia in collaboration with African Development Bank and Africa Water Facility (AWF) Wednesday launched two sister projects of the National Water Sector Reform (NWSR) and...

Category: Water

South Africa: Concrete product has potential use in rail industry


Creamer Media Engineering News - 13 April 2012

Concrete products manufacturer Rocla has added the Alfabloc precast concrete retaining wall system to its range of products.

Rocla sales engineer Justin Kretzmar says that, while...

Category: Transport

Nairobi Menengai Geothermal Project (video)


ABNDigital - 12 April 2012

The Menengai Geothermal Project is being launched in Nairobi today. The development of the field will set the stage for investments that will help meet Kenya's rapidly increasing demand for power,...

Category: Energy

South Sudan: The Road to Development (video)


World Bank - 9 April 2012

Roughly the size of France, the landlocked country of South Sudan only has about 4,000 km of all weather roads which are classified as international and interstate roads. Watch this video to find out...

Category: Transport

South Africa keen to move ahead with plans to unlock 'northern mineral belt'


Creamer Media's Engineering News - 13 April 2012

JOHANNESBURG ( – Plans for unlocking South Africa's coal- and platinum-rich northern mineral belt through transport, water and energy interventions, were...

Categories: Energy, General, Transport, Water

Zimbabwe: New dams could ease water crisis


Fungai Mbetsa, the acting town clerk of the Zimbabwean municipality of Chitungwiza, has revealed plans to ease the water crisis in the area by constructing two new dams.

At present, the municipality is dependent Harare, the...

Category: Water

South Africa: Transnet's R300bn capex plan shifts focus from maintenance to expansion (video)


Creamer Media - 11 April 2012

State freight logistics group Transnet says it will shift its capital expenditure (capex) focus over the coming seven years from maintenance expenditure to expansionary investments and spend...

Category: Transport

Will Water Pumps Bring Peace to Ivory Coast? (video)


PBS News Hour - 11 April 2012

JUDY WOODRUFF: Next tonight: A civil war in West Africa forces a country to look at its water problems.

Special correspondent Steve Sapienza has another of his collaborations with African...

Category: Water

Africa to spend $72bn a year on infrastructure, but shortfall persists


Creamer Media's Engineering News - 11 April 2012

Africa is able to spend about $72-billion a year on infrastructure, but there remains a $480-billion shortfall over the next decade, President Jacob Zuma said on Wednesday.


Categories: General, Energy, Transport, Water

East Africa eases business regulations to spur investments


Business Daily - 11 April 2012

Five east African countries have improved business environment for entrepreneurs in their respective nations by implementing critical regulatory reforms, a report by the World Bank has said.


Category: Transport

Out of Africa (and Elsewhere): More Fossil Fuels


New York Times - April 10, 2012

THE world’s largest energy companies have big plans for Mozambique.

Until recently, the East African country was better known for its long civil war, and had few energy resources...

Category: Energy

Africa, Asia & Elsewhere: Alternative Energy - Farmers Foil Utilities Using Cell Phones to Access Solar


Bloomberg - April 12, 2012

On a January evening, Anand is shelling betel nuts by the light of an electric lamp in Halliberu, his village in India’s Karnataka state.

As his friends gather on the lamp-lit porch to swap stories,...

Categories: Energy, ICT

Namibia’s transport network


Informante - 11 April 2012


One could assume that the firing of Titus Haimbili as TransNamib CEO came too late for tears as he has not only run the transport entity into the ground, but has also caused the collapse...

Category: Transport

Durban, South Africa: Toilet water can be purified


Daily News - 10 April 2012

Yuck! This is the response in most instances to the proposal to recycle water from sewage effluent.

But experts warn that there are already substances in our water supply that might draw similar...

Category: Water

Zimbabwe: Ensure Harare Gets Proper, Efficient Public Transport System

11/04/2012 - 10 April 2012


Harare needs a proper urban transport system based on buses and, in time, incorporating rail and metro links as the city continues to expand and development becomes more dense. So far...

Category: Transport

Coming back to bite...


This is Africa - March 5, 2012

African governments once rushed into signing bilateral investment treaties to encourage FDI. Lawyers are now calling for new models

With much of Africa’s investment coming from abroad, how ...

Category: General

Vast majority of UK businesses see growing opportunity in Africa but potential not being realised; new report


Barclays - 2 April 2012

Africa is a region of opportunity for UK businesses and British goods and services have an excellent reputation across the continent, but the potential of the region is far from being realised by...

Category: General

'UK must take Africa opportunity' says Barclays report


Manchester Evening News - 11 April 2012

UK companies need to do more to take advantages of opportunities to win customers among the growing African middle classes, according to a new report.

A Barclays survey of UK companies...

Category: General

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