Manufacturing

Kenyan construction boom sees sharp rise in steel demand

Steel rolls. (Image source: Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Poirrier)From massive infrastructure developments to middle class housing, construction has led to an increased demand for steel, writes Mwangi Mumero

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African groundwater ‘may be difficult to extract’

The maps led to speculation that boreholes could be drilled and hand pumps fitted. (Image source: Oxfam East Africa)While groundwater maps of the African continent created much optimism when they were published recently, experts have warned that accessing water from such sources may prove difficult due to political and technical factors

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Water and sanitation pledges could help 85 million Africans

WaterAid_Pic_2WaterAid has welcomed promises from African government ministers that could provide 85.4 million Africans with access to essential services across the continent

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Renewable manufacturer to offer “know-how” to SA market

Solar_project_Spain_-_GestampGestamp Renewable Industries has established its presence in the South African renewable energy components market by announcing plans to carry out more than US$300 million worth of contracts in the country

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Dutch funds flow into Ghanaian water programme

Water_pump_AfricaThe Dutch ambassador to Ghana, Gerard Duijfjes, has handed over a EUR 100 million (US$ 129.3 million) grant and financing arrangement to fund the Ghana Netherlands Water and Sanitation Programme

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