Category: Infrastructure

Event Alert: 9th Africa CemenTrade Summit To Be Held In Ivory Coast Attracts Global Cement Giants

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Event Alert: 9th Africa CemenTrade Summit To Be Held In Ivory Coast Attracts Global Cement Giants

Growing cement capacities in West and East Africa, new pockets of demand and growth as well as the region’s openness towards new cement technologies and raw materials take center stage at CMT’s 9th Africa CemenTrade Summit on 4-5 April 2017 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Aiming to provide insights to global cement majors seeking opportunities in Africa’s […]

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Bulawayo: The Detroit Of Africa Gets A Digital Infusion

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Bulawayo: The Detroit Of Africa Gets A Digital Infusion

The city of Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) was once a regional manufacturing powerhouse. An extensive railway network coupled with bustling factories and skilled labour churned out everything from clothing to locomotives. The unfortunate and ongoing political crisis that has defined Zimbabwe for over a decade, didn’t spare this historic city. Overnight, whole factories shut down as factors […]

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Another Milestone: Pro Plastics Launches New PVC Plant

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Another Milestone: Pro Plastics Launches New PVC Plant

Mr Katiyo and Deputy Minister Paddy Zhanda handing over the new PVC LINE No.9 Zimbabwe`s PVC and HDP plastic pipe producing giant Pro Plastics, has launched a new high-tech  PVC plant a.k.a ‘the new kid on the block’ which is expected to boost the company`s production capacity as well as its competitiveness on the local […]

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Africa Cementrade Summit Exclusive Interview: Mr Njombo Lekula – Managing Director Of International Operations At PPC Ltd

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Africa Cementrade Summit Exclusive Interview:  Mr Njombo Lekula – Managing Director Of International Operations At PPC Ltd

In this exclusive interview commemorating the Centre for Management 8th Africa Cementrade Summit, held from 15 to 16 March 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda, we caught up with Mr Njombo Lekula to find out more about the cement titan that is PPC Ltd, its Pan African operations and his thoughts on the continent’s infrastructure development trends. Who is PPC […]

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Tyrexpo Africa 2016 sharpens its focus to provide new business & knowledge sharing opportunities for South Africa’s growing automotive industry

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Tyrexpo Africa 2016 sharpens its focus to provide new business & knowledge sharing opportunities for South Africa’s growing automotive industry

  8 March 2016, South Africa – The 6th edition of Tyrexpo Africa 2016 opened today, announcing the introduction of three new focused business segments and two new knowledge exchange platforms. The three new business segments – Automotive Repair & Maintenance, Services & Smart Solutions and Tyre Sustainability, together with Tyres offer buyers a more holistic platform for sourcing, […]

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Esaja 2016 African Business Outlook

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Esaja 2016 African Business Outlook

The year 2015 is one that most African nations will definitively not miss, our outlook for the year didn’t spot an economic slowdown on the horizon, all that mattered then was recovering from the negative publicity Africa received from the Ebola outbreak in parts of West Africa. What began as another year for the “Africa Rising” drum […]

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Rwanda, Uganda & Kenya: Trekking Through The Heart Of East Africa

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Rwanda, Uganda & Kenya: Trekking Through The Heart Of East Africa

There’s no better way to see a country than travelling through it. In fact, the only way to truly know a nation is to travel through it. I’ve been doing this ever since Esaja began and have done everything from joining Tanzanian Cops on a Patrol in Mbeya to eating Nshima with a local family […]

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Boom! Tweets From Today’s Historic Signing Of Grand Free Trade Area

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Today is one of the most significant days in East, Southern and indeed African history. The Grand Free Trade Area that has taken many years and deliberations to negotiate, has finally been signed into force. It kicks a free trade area larger than the EU in Europe or the NAAFTA in North America, this is […]

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An opportunity not a threat: Tripartite Free Trade Area

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An opportunity not a threat: Tripartite Free Trade Area

The tripartite arrangement of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, East African Community and Southern Africa Development Community (COMESA-EAC–SADC) is the most exciting trade and infrastructure development in Africa at the moment. It provides the foundation of the Continental Free Trade Area promoted by the Africa Union (AU) Commission and its partners. The main […]

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From Cape to Cairo : Nations Of The Grand Africa Free Trade Area

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From Cape to Cairo : Nations Of The Grand Africa Free Trade Area

On June 10 2015, leaders from COMESA, EAC & SADC will finally sign the tripartite free trade agreement – also known as the Grand Africa Free Trade Area. This momentous occasion is a major step to realising the vision of a connected continent. Three of the 5 major continental trading blocks will become one.  It’s […]

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