Annuity Concessions are a variant of the Build Operate Transfer (BOT) PPP model in which the private operator is remunerated via a fixed, periodic payment (“annuity”) from the government rather than through toll proceeds. Under these PPP contracts, the private operator is responsible both for constructing the road, as well …Read More
The third event in the FIDIC Covid-19 Webinar Series 2021 took place on 30 March 2021 with an event looking at how the pandemic has affected construction disputes, how FIDIC contracts can help bring the industry together and how working flexibly can avoid costly disputes, writes FIDIC communications advisor Andy …Read More
By: Romiald Noussi, Head of Operations, Aggreko Africa
In the South African Department of Mineral Resources and Energy 2020 Annual Performance Plan report, the authority highlighted the importance of the energy sector in catalysing economic growth and development. As in the report, real life reflects the need for a reliable …Read More
Africa is leading the World Trade Organisation, and there is no better time to really understand what the World Trade Organisation (WTO) is all about. This will give you a better understanding of how Africa can leverage this opportunity to build a more prosperous and peaceful continent.
- The WTO helps
Renewable energy will be a critical driver of Africa’s post-COVID-19 growth recovery and economic prosperity, panelists in a 2021 UK Africa Investment Summit event said Wednesday, as they called for a stronger partnership between the United Kingdom and Africa.
The panel, themed UK & Africa: Partnering in Sustainable and Resilient …Read More
Excessive rainfall & overflow induced shearing of culvert as well as collapse of wing walls and aprons. The damage is severe on this critical road.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed critical weaknesses in today’s infrastructure systems that have cost thousands of lives and failed to shield millions more. The destructive force of climate change, visible in more frequent and severe natural disasters, highlights the urgency to better protect our communities against catastrophic losses while drastically …Read More
After sending out his CV with no luck of securing a job for six years, a Katlehong man ignored the raised eyebrows of friends and family and decided to become a waste picker.
Now, Tshepo Mazibuko, 40, is the renowned owner of K1 Recycling, a township-based waste management company.
Food security goes beyond ensuring a steady supply. Dependable logistics are key components necessary to move food—and production inputs—from one place to another.
In Ethiopia, a landlocked country of 110 million people with 85 percent of its population engaged in agriculture, timely access to agricultural inputs is vital.
The East …Read More
Africa remains the least connected continent and only 10 of 45 tracked African countries meet the affordability standard for internet, as recommended by the United Nations Broadband Commission.
It will, therefore, be crucial for governments, the private sector, and other partners to work together to build digital infrastructure, advance digital …Read More
Adesina’s first term focused on the bold new agenda for the Bank Group based on five development priorities known as the High 5s: Light up and Power Africa; Feed Africa; Industrialize Africa; Integrate Africa; and Improve the Quality of Life for the People of Africa.
During Adesina’s first term, the …Read More
Industries require reliable energy to operate optimally. When energy supplies are unreliable, it can interrupt manufacturing processes which ultimately leads to a loss in revenue. Organisations are therefore increasingly looking at spreading their risk and supplementing their energy supply to ensure that they can continue operating should the country’s grid …Read More
NAIROBI, Kenya—Mo Ibrahim has long been a man on a mission. Several missions, in fact. The Sudanese-born telecoms tycoon, who trained as an electrical engineer, founded Celtel International in 1998, building it into one of Africa’s leading mobile telephone companies. In 2006, a year after he sold Celtel and guided …Read More
Gambeta News Digital Dialogue
A series of online discussion with themes that are centred around inspiring the development of Africa’s Infrastructure.
THEME: Post-COVID 19 Survival Strategies
An online discussion aimed at fostering the exchange of ideas as we emerge from this pandemic.
Sir. Winston Churchill says, ‘don’t waste a crisis’. …Read More
As in many other developing countries, Tanzania’s rural residents depend heavily on low-volume roads to reach jobs, services, markets, and go about their daily lives. The transport network was conceived primarily to accommodate cars and truck when, ironically, most road users in these areas do not own a vehicle. As …Read More
Remarks by Taye Atske Selassie, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the United Nation, at the United Nations Security Council meeting on the issue of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
Ethiopia’s commitment to the principles and purposes of the United Nations Charter; its support for collective security and …Read More
Some had possibly already begun preparing for this world before the COVID-19 pandemic. For most, though, we are now finding this reality thrust on us by the local and global lockdowns mandated by governments as a means of controlling the spread of the virus.
Is this, though, not an opportunity …Read More
The Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium – South Africa (SIDS-SA) is the annual flagship event organised by the Investment and Infrastructure Office (IIO) within The Presidency.
The President of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa is the convener of the event, and includes Government Ministers, large asset owners, leading private investors and …Read More