JOHANNESBURG, South Africa Africa’s hotel sector has the potential for further growth over the next five years. An increase in the number of foreign and domestic travellers, as well as an expansion in a number of hotel chains on the continent reinforces the hotel sector’s untapped potential for business growth. PwC’s eighth edition of the Hotels outlook: 2018-2022 includes information about hotel accommodation in South Africa, Nigeria, Mauritius, Kenya and Tanzania. The report projects that hotel room revenue for the five markets as a group will increase at a 7.4% compound annual rate to R50.5 billion in 2022 from R35.2 billion in 2017. Pietro Calicchio, Hospitality Industry Leader, PwC Southern Africa, says: “Tourism to the African continent has proven to be resilient in
ACCRA, GhanaThe Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU - Ghana Rugby) has announced the fixtures of the 2018 Ghana Rugby Club Championship (GRCC) Sevens Tournament. The tournament will be played in a format similar to the World Rugby HSBC Sevens Series with 12 men’s and six women’s sevens teams competing in three men’s and two women’s pools on Saturdays from the end of June to end of August 2018. According to Mr Herbert Mensah, President of Ghana Rugby, the GRCC Sevens will provide both players and spectators with lots of excitement and indeed fun. “Sevens Rugby has become a popular format of the Game of Rugby due to its fast pace and shorter game time and the GRCC Sevens will be a spectacle not to be missed. We invite everybody to open up thei
MIDRAND, South AfricaRS Components (RS) , the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM) , the global distributor for engineers was founded as Radiospares, in 1937. The company started as a supplier of parts to the burgeoning radio market that has evolved into a global distribution enterprise, with operations in Europe, North America, Asia and now Africa offering a diverse portfolio of more than 500,000 industrial, maintenance and electronic components across 2500 global brands. RS is globally renowned as one of the first industrial distributors to successfully transition into an e-commerce business within the B2B space and continues to win awards for innovation and supplier development. RS South Africa opened its doors in 1996, the flagship operation in Africa with 22
POINTE-NOIRE, MauritiusGE Power has announced that it has reached its 100th power plant installation in Sub-Saharan Africa. This significant milestone was achieved with power plants in Angola powered by trailer-mounted aero gas turbine technology. The company has now installed over 300 turbines in up to 22 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Leslie Nelson, CEO, GE’s Gas Power business, Sub-Saharan Africa said, “This milestone is a testimony of our commitment to providing power solutions to meet the growing energy needs in many countries in the region ahead of other OEMs. Our regional operations are led by an expert African team. Our flexible and modular energy solutions respond to the ever-changing needs of the communities where we work and live. Our ability to partner with independ
ACCRA, GhanaThe President of Ghana Rugby, Mr Herbert Mensah, has invited Mr Stuart Aimer, Strength and Conditioning (S&C) coach of London Scottish FC, to Ghana to assess and “fix” the conditioning of the Ghana Rugby national team, the Ghana Eagles. This move follows closely on the just ended 2018 Rugby Africa Bronze Cup that was hosted and won by Ghana Rugby on the Nduom Sports Stadium pitch in Elmina on 12th May 2018 when they beat Mauritius by 23 points to 17. According to Mensah, the narrow victory highlighted to him that the real work only starts now and that the Ghana team was far from ready to meet its next challenges. “It was evident that the Ghana Eagles not only lacked basic skills and techniques but that the conditioning of the players was far from ideal.
ACCRA, GhanaLeading hospitality firm, the Golden Tulip Accra Hotel has pledged to further support Ghana Rugby Eagles team. General Manager (GM) of Golden Tulip, Paul Kavanagh made this known when the Ghana Rugby Eagles that won the 2018 Rugby Africa Bronze Cup called on the hotel to present the trophy. The occasion was also a show of appreciation for the kind support the hotel rendered to the successful organisation of the tournament held in May this year at the Nduom Sports Stadium at Elmina in the Central Region. Ghana Rugby won its second significant trophy after securing the 2018 Rugby Africa Bronze Cup on home soil. The Eagles proved that their 57-0 semi-final win over Rwanda was not a fluke as they defeated high-rated Mauritius in the fina...
ACCRA, Ghana Mr. Herbert Mensah , President and Board Chairman of Ghana Rugby has congratulated the President of the Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF), Mr Kelechukwu Mbagwu, on the lifting of the suspension on the Federation by Rugby Africa. “I would like to congratulate you personally and on behalf of Ghana Rugby on the lifting of the suspension and we welcome the NRFF back to participating in international tournaments and matches." he said Adding, "Ghana Rugby and the NRFF have a long history of building the Game in the sub-region, and we are excited to join hands with you and the NRFF to pick up on that history and positively move forward to continue building character in West Africa, in Africa and the greater world of Rugby. May your return to the internationa
LONDON, United KingdomDuring the Africa Energy Forum (AEF)’s lifetime the sector has witnessed the emergence of initiatives such as South Africa's REIPPP Programme, GET FiT Uganda and the IFC’s Scaling Solar programme, with many IPPs coming online and a growing emergency power sector. From 2 sponsors and 200 delegates the Forum now attracts 130 sponsors and 2,000 delegates, becoming a catalyst for partnerships and project investment. Just before AEF arrives in Mauritius to celebrate its 20th anniversary we hear from some of the sector’s longest supporters. Over the years, AEF has emerged as an important conference remarkably well attuned to the needs of its stakeholders According to David Keith, Senior Vice Presisent, Tetra Tech, the first Africa Energy Forum was held in 20