In 2016, McKinsey estimated that only 5% of CEOs in Africa were female, highlighting just how much work is required globally to achieve gender parity in the corporate sector.
African governments need to create the environment for business to invest in infrastructure
With forecasts of rising commodity prices, investors must now bear in mind that we are moving towards a sellers' market
Miguel Damião Gago 21 Aug 2017
AP Moller Holding, together with PKA, PensionDanmark and Lægernes Pension, has launched a new infrastructure fund with a focus on Africa. The fund has received commitments of $550m from anchor investors
A total of 307 projects from across 32 African countries qualified to enter the inaugural Africa Architecture Awards
Anarchic architecture, unchecked pollution and high costs of living are the lot of African city dwellers, experts warn, as living standards fail to keep pace with rapid urban growth on the continent
If not carefully managed, hydro-electric schemes along Angola's Kwanza River could have severe environmental impacts
Africa's overall growth has slowed but new research shows long-term fundamentals are strong and there are big business opportunities ahead
This year, the Architect Africa Film Festival (#AAFF2016) opened up its call for participants to showcase new productions, emerging filmmakers and students
Infrastructure development is booming across Africa, due in no small part to significant economic growth and foreign direct investment. Mega-infrastructure projects have massive price tags
Karl Bishop 18 Jan 2016
Angola will host the Africa Urban Infrastructure Investment Forum (AUIIF) early next year
Transnet has pleaded with Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries to invest more on railway infrastructure to improve intra-regional trade.
Mpho Sibanyoni 29 May 2014
Shipping and logistics group Grindrod has been a big spender on infrastructure for some time. Growing its network of port and rail operations allows the group to diversify away from international shipping, a notoriously cyclical business.
Grindrod‚ a JSE-listed freight and logistics service provider‚ through its wholly owned subsidiary Grindrod Mauritius‚ will work with Zambia's Northwest Rail Company to build‚ operate and maintain a new 590km Cape gauge railway from Chingola in the Zambian copperbelt to the Angolan border.
Mark Allix 5 Feb 2014
President Jacob Zuma says South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) must explore ways to stimulate trade and investment between the two countries.
To paraphrase from the iconic Star Trek, Africa is the "next (as opposed to the final) business frontier". And judging from exceptional recent economic growth, wealth in natural resources and sheer international business interest on the continent, it seems no-one has trouble believing this.
The World Bank committed a record US$14.7bn in its fiscal year to June to support economic growth and better development prospects in Africa despite uncertain economic conditions in the rest of the global economy.