India COVID-19 Crisis: A Wake-Up Call for Africa

India COVID-19 Crisis: A Wake-Up Call for Africa Africa’s top health officials and the African Union have deemed the Indian COVID-19 crisis as a wake-up call for Africa. The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC),…

Air Peace launches Lagos to Johannesburg Flights

Nigeria’s Air Peace began Lagos to Johannesburg flights on 17 December 2020, using its sole B777-200ER. The 4,511-kilometre route currently has no direct competition and is operated twice-weekly with an elapsed time of six hours in both…

First Woman Construction Management Professor Named in South Africa and Nigeria

When Abimbola Windapo graduated from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) in 1987, she was the first woman to study building in Nigeria. Now, with her promotion to full professorship at the University of Cape Town (UCT), the…

New COVID Hotspot Rules for South Africa

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has published a series of gazettes which officially introduce localised hotspot restrictions in South Africa. The gazettes give effect to an address made by president…

2019 State of Cape Town Central City Report Launched

Published recently, by the Cape Town Central City Improvement District (CCID), the report noted that the Central City “held its own quite remarkably” in the year under review, despite 2019 being “incredibly difficult”, according to CCID…