Africa needs power integration - Black & Veatch

2015-08-21 19:04

African nations need to integrate their power-distribution systems to help meet the region’s increasing energy needs, says Black & Veatch CFO.

WATCH: Solving Africa's electricity problem

While over 600 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa lack access to electricity, solar-powered, 'pay-as-you-go' technology is changing that dynamic.

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Very little load shedding by 2025 - survey

2015-08-13 18:00

Despite Africa facing a huge electricity demand challenge, power companies and stakeholders across Africa anticipate a brighter outlook in the decade ahead.

SA trade mission to Ghana, Nigeria

2015-08-11 15:12

Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Mzwandile Masina will lead a delegation of businesspeople on trade mission to Ghana and Nigeria.

Oil price drop a wake-up call for Africa - PwC

2015-08-05 17:21

The oil price drop has caused a decline in oil and gas activity in Africa and serves as a wake-up call to many African governments, shows a PwC report.

Shark safety tips: sorting out fact from fiction

2015-08-04 10:40

The probability of being bitten by a shark is statistically extremely low. There were 72 shark bites, three of them fatal, reported worldwide in 2014. Here's what you need to know to stay safe in warm waters.

Friends & Friction: Share your bag of locusts

2015-08-02 14:55

It doesn’t take much to change history. A little bit of good you do somewhere could, like a grain of pollen small enough to be carried by the wind, lead to a big tree. This could become the landmark for many souls who would otherwise be lost.

Jani Allan: Cecil the lion’s killer now one getting hunted – by outraged Americans

2015-07-30 16:24

Columnist Jani Allan looks at what the American public is doing in retribution against the dentist who killed Cecil the Lion, now one of the most talked-about animals on earth.

GE books R31.6bn African orders from oil to trains

2015-07-26 12:00

General Electric booked R31.6bn of orders from sub-Saharan Africa in the past 11 months, including oil and gas equipment and locomotives.

SABMiller sales rise on Latin American demand

2015-07-23 10:04

SABMiller has reported a rise in quarterly sales, helped by higher demand for beverages in Latin America and Africa, which were offset by declines in Europe.


Marriott opens its first hotel in Ghana

2015-08-21 13:56

Marriott International has announced the opening of the Protea Hotel Select Takoradi, its first establishment in Ghana.

The dangers of eating snakes, hair and cloth

2015-08-14 13:29

The infamous Gauteng pastor, Penuel Tsepo Mnguni, has caused outrage after he encouraged his congregation to eat hair and snakes. How dangerous is it to eat these objects?

The rollback of polio in Africa is a powerful symbol of progress

2015-08-12 16:26

Africa has not recorded any new cases of polio for a year marking a remarkable achievement, but the UN warned that it was not the end point yet for the crippling virus.

African airlines weakest in latest industry report

2015-08-06 18:36

International revenue passenger kilometres growth for African airlines has been the weakest among all regions in June year-on-year, according to an Iata report.

Our Sangoma explains what these 10 common dreams mean

2015-08-04 16:15

Health24's Sangoma, Gogo Moyo, is an expert at interpreting dreams and their symbolic meanings. She explains to us the spiritual significance behind 10 of the most common dreams.

Madagascar mess-ups keep tourist 'paradise' marooned

2015-08-02 17:15

Tour operators blame the latest drop in visitor numbers on mass cancellations that followed a month-long Air Madagascar strike that has grounded all internal flights.

Vaccine offers 100% Ebola protection

2015-07-31 14:38

An Ebola vaccine provided 100-percent protection in a field trial in hard-hit Guinea, researchers and officials said Friday, mooting "the beginning of the end" of the killer West African outbreak.

Africa woos private equity funds

2015-07-27 13:02

From milk churning in Zimbabwe to rose growing in Ethiopia, private equity investments in Africa have returned to pre-crisis levels.

EU approves the world's first malaria vaccine

2015-07-24 08:25

The world's first malaria vaccine, called Mosquirix, got a green light from the European Medicines Agency. who have recommended that it be licensed for use in babies in Africa at risk of the mosquito-borne disease.

Luxury is big business in Africa

2015-07-19 12:38

As Africa emerges as the next big market, luxury brands are taking an interest worth an estimated $4bn in the African luxury market - certainly nothing to smirk at.

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