Global Alliance Africa collaborates with Energy Catalyst to introduce Kenya’s local energy ecosystem to opportunities within the UK.

Kenya has a long and generally successful track record of private sector participation in the energy sector. Like other African countries, affected by climate change, Kenya also experienced abnormally high rainfall, resulting in flooding that threatens food security in five counties. Tana River, Kisumu, Busia, Homa Bay and Migori counties are now depending on humanitarian […]

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises’ first Sustainable Impact Report reveals 15% reduction in food waste with the goal of reducing food waste by 50% across all ships by 2025

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises has released its inaugural Impact Report, detailing progress against its 11 sustainability goals set forth in tandem with parent company The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) 5-year sustainability strategy, How We Tread Right. Being the first river cruise line to publish an Impact Report, Uniworld seeks to shape a brighter future for the […]

The Getting to Zero Coalition convenes to develop action plan for maritime decarbonization

Close to 100 representatives from across the maritime value chain convened this week in  Copenhagen for the Getting to Zero Coalition’s annual working session. The gathering, after two  long years of virtual events, took take place in person – with the objective of turning the ambition  of a full decarbonization of the maritime sector by […]

Angel investors plugging the early-stage funding gap in sub-Saharan Africa

Alexandra Fraser One of the biggest challenges facing entrepreneurial start-ups in sub-Saharan Africa is funding – particularly early-stage financial support – even though the landscape across the region has evolved over the past few years with more funders and capital deployed in this space. This has been driven primarily by a growing appetite for alternative […]

Global Alliance Africa collaborates with Energy Catalyst to introduce South Africa’s local energy ecosystem to opportunities within the UK

Africa’s population is the fastest-growing in the world – putting immense pressure on the development of Africa, especially the high demand for access to energy1. According to the Tracking Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) seven: The Energy Progress Report by the International Energy Agency, the International Renewable Energy Agency, the UN Department of Economic and Social […]

Demystifying the different types of Digital Designers

By Mari-Liza Monteiro-Maritz, Product Designer at Strider In a time where having a digital presence is a key component to your business, there are several types of digital designers to help you solve the need for both your business and      your customer. The scale, scope, platform requirements, audience and timeline of a digital […]

Inner cities are growth engines attracting young homebuyers

Inner city living is boosting the city residential property market and driving urban rejuvenation Inner cities. Love them or hate them, they play a crucial role in stimulating, supporting and enhancing a country’s economic growth. They are hubs for productivity, and due to the scale, diversity and density of activity, ideas and information flow freely, […]

African health tech start-ups in supply chain show promise, prompting launch of $7 million innovator support program

The Pan-African “Investing in Innovation” program will provide grants and commercialization support to 60 healthtech companies over two years. Healthcare consulting firm Salient Advisory has launched its latest market intelligence report highlighting promising African healthtech start-ups in supply chain. Spurred by these findings, a consortium of global and continental organizations, with funding from Bill and […]

To create a world class supply chain, the SA logistics industry needs better, faster KYC

Estimates suggest the logistics industry contributes around 10 to 12 percent towards South Africa’s GDP. But in order for the country to command a larger market share for its products on the global stage, supply chains need to be world class to ensure efficient delivery of goods. One way to increase efficiencies is by implementing KYC […]

Establishing a Highly Competitive Domestic Hydrocarbons Market in Nigeria

Local content regulations and the implementation of the AfCFTA have triggered the creation of a highly competitive domestic hydrocarbons market within Africa’s largest oil producer. Nigeria represents one of the continent’s most mature oil and gas markets as well as the largest oil producer in sub-Saharan Africa. The country’s energy achievements have largely been attributed […]

Africa hotel development: It’s Egypt, Morocco, Accor & Marriott

Just four words are needed to sum up the main findings of this year’s African hotel chain development pipeline survey conducted by W Hospitality Group, in association with the Africa Hospitality Investment Forum (AHIF); those words are Egypt, Morocco, Accor and Marriott. This year’s annual survey, which is widely acknowledged as the industry’s most authoritative […]

Collaboration, Not Competition: The Role of Peer-Learning in a Circular Economy

A group of smallholder farmers from Kericho paid a visit to their counterparts in Meru at the instigation of their local farmers’ association. That was some five years ago. While the trip was fun and adventurous, some of them wondered why so much money and time was being ‘wasted’ yet they could be taught the […]

China’s trade ties with Africa continue to strengthen

While challenges remain, continental free trade will further boost Africa’s trade partners By Virusha Subban, Partner specialising in Customs and Trade, and Head of the Tax Practice, Baker McKenzie in Johannesburg Trade between China and Africa is growing. The General Administration of Customs of China recently noted that bilateral trade between China and Africa amounted […]

How tracking methane helps fight climate change

By Antoine Rostand, President and Founder of Kayrros The need to track and reduce greenhouse gas emissions has never been more urgent. According to the IPCC, “without increased and urgent mitigation in the coming years, leading to a sharp decline in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, global warming will surpass 1.5C in the following decades, […]

Diverse payment channels are the foundation of enhanced intra-African trade

By Aart Jurriaanse, Business Development Executive at Pay@ Eighteen months since the commencement of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), and despite less than ideal circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 43 African states have ratified the agreement. What’s more, nearly 90 percent of negotiations on product-specific rules have been concluded, covering more than 70 […]

How the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations influenced data privacy law in Africa

The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are considered to be a global standard for the protection of personal information. Across Africa, many existing data security and protection laws were modelled on the regulations of the EU’s first data privacy legislation – the EU Data Protection Directive (1995), which preceded the GDPR. Current […]

Understanding the Metaverse – Africa’s role

By Balkissa Ide Siddo, Director of Public Policy, Africa, Meta Since the start of the twenty-first century, technology has been at the heart of enhancing communication and human contact. The internet has not only enabled people to communicate with family and friends all over the world in real time, but powered businesses and creativity across the […]

Belva Homes – A green project committed to providing luxury standards to its clients

The development of 3408 Belva began in December 2020, a green project by Belva Homes, with a clear vision to incorporate luxury city living whilst maintaining an eco-friendly philosophy. The team identified a need in the real estate market to incorporate busy city life living in conjunction with breathtaking surroundings of nature and a peaceful […]

New report unpacks principles necessary for gig work readiness in South Africa

Data released by Statistics South Africa in Q4 of 2021 showed that 45% of young people aged–34 years were not in employment, education or training. This means more than four in every 10 young males and females were unemployed and not receiving skills training. In 2022, predictions for the South African youth unemployment rate are […]

Smart minds look to smart solutions at Africa’s only dedicated Smart Cities Summit

Big industry players join forces to tackle urban decarbonization challenge   The world’s population is on a fast-track from rural to city living. With around 55% already residing in urban areas, this figure is expected to rise to 70% by mid-century. Cities may be the engines of growth and account for more than 80% of global […]

Public Private Collaboration is Key to a Sustainable Mining Sector in Africa

Leading event in Accra shines a spotlight on responsible change The town of Obuasi in the Ashanti region of Ghana, West Africa, has a long and rich mining history. In 1897, large scale commercial and industrial mining began at the Obuasi Gold Mine and continued for over a century until its closure in 2014 for […]