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Huge solar plant beams power, hope to rural Uganda

When power goes out in the rural town of Soroti, store manager Hussein Samsudin hopes it won't go on so long it spoils his produce...

22 Dec 2016

Uganda's Soroti Solar Plant begins operations

Uganda's first grid-connected solar plant, made up of 32,680 photovoltaic panels and generating 10MW, is now online...

15 Dec 2016

Big business opportunities ahead for Africa - McKinsey

Africa's overall growth has slowed but new research shows long-term fundamentals are strong and there are big business opportunities ahead...

16 Sep 2016

A megaproject rises in East Africa

Roads, railways, port, pipelines to link Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and South Sudan...

By Wanjohi Kabukuru 12 Sep 2016

#YouthMonth: From humble beginnings to the cover of Forbes Africa

Not many 28 year olds have achieved what Obinwanne Okeke has, includings gracing the cover of one of the world's most influential business journals.

By Nicci Botha 22 Jun 2016

Why low-carbon urban development in African cities makes economic sense

East Africa is home to some of the world's fastest growing cities, with the urban population increasing by 4.35% each year. ..

By Sarah Colenbrander, Andrew Sudmant, Andy Gouldson 24 Mar 2016

Protea Hotels expands further into Africa

Protea Hotels announced the signing of contracts for the development of two new hotel properties in Kampala, Uganda. This will bring Protea Hotels' presence in the country to four sites...

4 Mar 2016

World Bank pulls funding for Uganda transport project

The World Bank cancelled funding for a Uganda transport initiative, citing environmental concerns and allegations of sexual misconduct by contractors working on the project...

24 Dec 2015

Africa strikes back

South African engineers working on mines and at a gas plant in Mozambique have been taken to secure camps after threats of reprisal xenophobic attacks...

By The Times Editorial Team 17 Apr 2015

Africa must look for partnerships

Africa needs to form partnerships with the developed nations in order to realise the continent's goal to industrialise, International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said .

By Chris Bathembu 5 Aug 2014

Renewable energy needs guarantees for investors

The slow pace with which renewable energy projects have been rolled out across Africa may prove to be an advantage in a few years.

By Charlotte Mathews 21 Jul 2014

Grindrod, a boost for Africa

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.

19 May 2014

Rockcastle's African operations on track

ALTX-listed Rockcastle Global Real Estate‚ one of the Resilient group's rand-hedge property companies‚ said its African operations were on track‚ as it released financial results for the nine months to March.

By Alistair Anderson 16 May 2014

SAB seeks African growth via larger maltings plant

The local arm of SABMiller (SAB)‚ South African Breweries' maltings division is looking to supply product to other African countries following its investments to expand capacity‚ according to the unit's general manager Thinus van Schoor.

By Nick Hedley 13 Mar 2014

Barloworld plans Africa expansion

Barloworld is targeting six sectors to boost the growth of its business and is busy positioning itself "o expand into west and east Africa‚ according to company chief executive Clive Thomson.

By Nick Hedley 20 Nov 2013

Zuma calls for increased trade between SA, DRC

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.

31 Oct 2013

SA has grown its international presence says Zuma

South Africa has reinforced its relations with many of the countries of the world in the past two decades, President Jacob Zuma said on Wednesday (16 October).

17 Oct 2013

Africa fund heads for JSE

Three years ago only a handful of formal shopping centres exceeding 10,000m² were scattered across Africa north of SA's borders. And not a single JSE-listed property company had a presence on the continent.

By Joan Muller 16 Sep 2013

Edcon's first quarter retail sales up 3.2%

Retailer Edcon said on Thursday (22 August) that retail sales increased 3.2% to R6.205bn in the first quarter of the current financial year.

23 Aug 2013

Thales keeps an eye on safety

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.

19 Aug 2013

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