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Farming in South Africa is under threat from climate change. Here’s how

There’s an assumption in the agricultural industry that the yields and prices of crops will vary according to local conditions as well as supply and demand in local and international markets. As a result,...

Groundwater can prevent drought emergencies in the Horn of Africa. Here’s how

Millions of people living in the arid regions of the Horn of Africa lack safe, reliable and affordable water throughout the year. This is because of recent decreases in rainfall in the drought-prone Horn of Africa, rising water demands and...

The Future of African Manufacturing: Making Things in a Changing World

The world is changing at an unprecedented rate in terms of innovative technologies, shifting customer expectations, as well as increasing social awareness of gender equality and restoration of previously marginalised communities. These major shifts...

Africa’s $2.6 Trillion Energy Gap Provides Opportunities

Johannesburg, 18 November 2020; As per the latest report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), Africa is experiencing the fastest progression of urbanisation the world over, thereby proving a prominent force in influencing global...

CEO appointment: Industry and Trade Publications

SA Mining Engineering solutions provider Semane, which was spun off by Anglo American in 1998, has appointed Muzi Siyaya as its new CEO. Siyaya holds an MBA from Wits University. He joins Semane after spending...

Pump manufacturer Pleuger presents end-to-end solutions for the water industry

Water is the basis of public health, safety and a necessary means of production. Nevertheless, many countries are unable to provide their cities, farms and farmland with sufficient water. The World Health Organization found...

Success to the power of 3 for Chicago Pneumatic in Zambia

After achieving resounding successes at South African Mining & Technical Exhibitions (MTE) throughout the year, Chicago Pneumatic again took full advantage of the opportunity to display its world-class generator capabilities at the three MTEs...

We’ve learnt a great deal since South Africa’s biggest quake 50 years ago

Fifty years ago I was a teenager growing up in Cape Town. At about 10pm on 29 September 1969, our house started to shake violently. Alarmed, my family and I fled out of doors;...

How Kenya’s mega wind power project is hurting communities

Kenya recently launched the Lake Turkana Wind Power project, Africa’s largest wind energy project and the biggest public-private investment in Kenyan history. The wind farm will produce 300MW of low-cost renewable energy for Kenya’s national grid. Kenya...

How agriculture can be intensified in Africa without causing harm

Sustainable agriculture is a popular concept. It’s warmly embraced as a guiding light for the future of food production. But there is still a great deal of disagreement about what the concept actually means and...