Infrastructure News

South Africa Protesters March Against Tolls Roads, Labor Brokering


Voice of America - March 7, 2012

Tens of thousands of people in South Africa took part in protests Wednesday against so-called e-tolling on highways and to demand that labor brokers be outlawed. The protests were called by the...

Category: Transport

South Africa: Cosatu Memorandum on Open Road Tolling

07/03/2012 - March 7, 2012

To be delivered to representatives of government in every Province

Honourable representatives of government, comrades

We, as representatives of COSATU wish to convey to you our total opposition...

Category: Transport

South Africa: Rustenburg announces tenders for rapid transport project


Creamer Media's Engineering News - March 6, 2012

The first of a number of tenders for the Rustenburg local municipality’s (RLM’s) R3-billion Rustenburg Rapid Transport (RRT) project, which is aimed at providing transport to...

Category: Transport

EAC Secretary General meets East African local government authorities


EAC Secretary General meets East African local government authorities / Urges leaders to stop arbitrary levying of local taxes on goods, business people, transporters along the transport corridors and transits highways

Category: Transport

Federal govt announces power supply plans


The Nigerian federal government has announced an innovative plan to generate power for potentially thousands of people in the country.

Professor Barth Nnaji, the Nigerian minister of power, revealed that there are plans afoot to...

Category: Energy

Le transfert d'argent via téléphone portable devient monnaie courante


Slate Afrique - 5 mars 2012

Envoyer de l’argent aux parents restés au pays sans le remettre à un particulier ou se faire plumer par les sociétés traditionnelles de transfert de fonds. Une idée géniale qui séduit de plus en...

Category: ICT

Is Tanzania ready to be an oil and gas economy?


Africa Review - March 5, 2012

Among the current economic news in Tanzania is the announcements of oil and gas discoveries in various parts of the country. The latest announcement of gas discovery is by the Norway’s...

Categories: Energy, General

Afrique centrale/énergie : appel à la promotion de la production de l'électricité et des PME


afriqueinfos - 3 mars 2012

BRAZZAVILLE (Xinhua) - La 28ème session du Comité intergouvernemental des experts (CIE) de l'Afrique centrale, a appelé vendredi à Brazzaville, les chefs d'Etat africains de la sous-région, à...

Category: Energy

Défis énergétiques en Afrique centrale : des recommandations pour améliorer les conditions de vie de la population


Les Dépêches de Brazzaville - 5 mars 2012

La 28e session du Comité intergouvernemental d'experts (CIE), tenue du 29 février au 2 mars au Congo, a abouti à la publication d'une déclaration dite de Brazzaville

Au terme des...

Category: Energy

Nigeria: Country, Epicentre of Africa's Economic Growth - Atedo Peterside

06/03/2012 - March 5, 2012

Leading market analysts and industry regulators have described Nigeria's economic growth rate as exceptional, in spite of its huge infrastructure deficit, at a time of slow growth across...

Category: General

Frost & Sullivan Forecasts Explosion of New Infrastructure in Namibia over the Next Decade


Bloomberg Businessweek - March 6, 2012

Timely, Cost-Conscious Completion of Projects to Spell Success for Infrastructure Development Companies

Namibia will see significant growth across a number of infrastructure sectors over...

Categories: Transport, General, ICT, Water, Energy

New green data centre launched in South Africa


The first green data centre in South Africa has been launched by Dimension Data, the information technology services firm.

According to Dimension, the overarching purpose of the new data centre, known as the Randview, is to...

Angola: Railways to Help Develop Zambia's Economy

05/03/2012 - March 5, 2012

Luanda — The Zambian Foreign minister, Given Lubinda, said Friday in Luanda that the rehabilitation of the Angolan railways will help develop the economic and social environment in the countries...

Category: Transport

Tata Power, Exxaro Form Joint Venture in South Africa


RTT news - March 5, 2012

(RTTNews) - India's largest integrated private power utility firm Tata Power Co. Ltd. said its subsidiary Khopoli Investments Ltd. and South Africa-based firm Exxaro Resources Ltd. formed a 50:50 joint...

Category: Energy

Rwanda: Govt Intervenes to Address Internet Disruptions

05/03/2012 - March 4, 2012

Internet disruptions will be no more following new guide lines issued by the government obliging all telecom operators and internet service providers (ISP) to offer diversity of internet bandwidth...

Category: ICT

Rwanda: Geothermal Test Drilling Finally Starts in August

05/03/2012 - March 5, 2012

Efforts to exploit geothermal reserves for electricity generation appear to gather more steam with drilling of the first exploration wells in Karisimbi scheduled to commence in August.

And if the...

Category: Energy

Free Wi-Fi in South Africa


mybroadband - March 4, 2012

Small towns are reaping the benefits of having free internet access, whilst large metropolitan cities appear to be lagging behind.

Stellenbosch residents will soon be able to access wireless...

Category: ICT

Kenya's new port to be gateway to Great Lakes region


radio france internationale (English) - March 4, 2012

The construction of Lamu Port in Kenya has been officially launched by Kenya’s President Mwai Kibaki, South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and Ethiopia’s Prime Minister...

Category: Transport

Burundi: flambée des prix de l’eau et de l’électricité


rfi - 3 mars 2012

Nouvelle hausse record du prix de l’eau et de l’électricité au Burundi depuis le 1er mars, la deuxième en six mois dans ce pays classé parmi les plus pauvres au monde. En dépit de la grogne de la population...

Africa's ICT Entrepreneurs - On the Brink of the Long Summer of Love

05/03/2012 - March 2, 2012

London — For over a decade, Africa's ICT entrepreneurs have struggled to make sense of how to innovate and make money on a continent that was largely connected to the outside world by satellite...

Category: ICT

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