The covid-19 pandemic has truely changed the world with the construction industry heavy affected.
So far, different measures has been taken to help ease the stress individual faced with this global pandemic.
Amid all the stories about layoffs, insolvencies and other calamities caused by the virus crisis, some positives has … Read More
As the pandemic keeps spreading with new cases recorded on a daily basis, so many aspect of a country failing system has been put on spotlight.
In Namibia, the country housing sector has taken a rapid decline since the covid-19 pandemic began as resident in some region is having serious … 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
Over the past several weeks, there has been an increase in the number of COVID19 cases in Namibia. The total number of confirmed cases in the country is 63, with 28 new cases reported during the past 7-day period (24th June 2020). The Index Case in the country was on … Read More
The Economic Sustainability Committee (ESC) – an inter-ministerial committee headed by Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is recommending mass housing and roads construction in the post COVID-19 era. This will form part of strategies to save Nigeria’s oil-dependent economy from slipping into recession post pandemic. The crashing of oil prices … Read More
Good evening distinguished firm members and wonderful audience. Welcome to this Business Evening organised by ACEN for consulting firms in the Port Harcourt Zone. Let me briefly thank ACEN secretariat and the Port Harcourt Business Evening Organising Committee for putting this event together.
This evening I shall be sharing with … Read More
As the world shut its borders and cities to curb the pandemic, politicians came into the market square to loot funds meant for palliative and medical supplies. Reports coming out of Zimbabwe, suggest that the Health Minister Obadiah Moyo has been apprehended by police officers on suspicion of his involvement … Read More
1. Africa seems to be suppressing the curve so far. It looks like it might escape the worst of the pandemic, but will have to be cautious about it. Read More
2. Possibility of W Curve – i.e. There is a good chance of re-occurrence of the virus, which could …
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced plans to build hospitals in 12 states across the six geopolitical zone in the country.
The project is a joint venture between the NNPC and its partners, with a budgeted construction cost set for US$53.9m (N21 billion).
Minister for Health Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora, … Read More
Nigeria Government say the novel virus is seriously affecting the completion of the railway project across the nation.
Speaking to the Media, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has expressed worry due to the slow pace of the project.
Ameachi says if not for the shutdown, passengers could move from Lagos … Read More
South Africa construction industry was on hold for five weeks due to the Covid-19 pandemic. These has made the construction industry to suffer with contractor been affected the most.
Even before the temporary closure of activities in the sector, it was already having a steep decline as only few company … Read More
COVID 19: How do you defend your balance sheet, secure your business financial position and ensure liquidity
21 April, 2020 – 08:30 to 12 May, 2020 – 10:00
The Covid-19 crisis has exposed the fragility of several company’s balance sheets. With some industries running off a capital
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Consultancy agreements and the role of engineers within projects during the COVID-19 pandemic
A special webinar for FIDIC member associations and their member firms
Date: Thursday 16 April 2020
Time: 12 noon to 2pm (CET)
A major area of concern for the engineering and construction industry is the … Read More
The purpose of this document is to provide some guidance to FIDIC member associations and consulting engineering firms to survive the crisis and to thrive beyond it. The COVID 19 pandemic is challenging our people and our businesses in ways many of us had not planned for and requires a … Read More
In view of President Ramaphosa’s declaration of a National State of Disaster concerning COVID-19, the question arises as to what role engineering plays in alleviating the plight of those affected or who could be affected.
Taking a step back, the engineers’ role is to provide all people in South … Read More
Kieran Whyte discusses the impact of COVID-19 on Africa’s Energy and Mining Sectors. He is a Partner and Head of the Energy, Mining and Infrastructure Practice, at Baker McKenzie Johannesburg
China appears to have been more interested than any other big economy in investing in the African mining sector. According … Read More
Kieran Whyte discusses the impact of COVID-19 on Africa’s infrastructure development. He is a Partner and Head of the Energy, Mining and Infrastructure Practice, at Baker McKenzie Johannesburg.
China has long been a key partner in Africa’s infrastructure development. Baker McKenzie research with IJGlobal, A Changing World: New trends in … Read More
Kieran Whyte discusses the impact of COVID-19 in Africa. He is a Partner and Head of the Energy, Mining and Infrastructure Practice, at Baker McKenzie Johannesburg
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has resulted in mass production shutdowns and supply chain disruptions due to port closures in China, causing global ripple effects across … Read More