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ISS: Critical infrastructure attacks: why South Africa should worry

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Having single entities supplying electricity and telecoms is just one reason the country is vulnerable to cyber attacks. Cyber criminals infiltrated a water treatment plant in Florida,...

Upgrades coming for border fencing and patrol roads

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Improvements to South African land border security are on the way, according to Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille. Answering a Parliamentary question...

Critical Infrastructure Protection Bill attracts 15 civil society comments

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No less than 15 civil society organisations submitted public comment on the new Critical Infrastructure Protection Bill, discussed for the first time...

R3 billion plus to be spent on upgrading military facilities

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The Eastern Cape will see two major military infrastructure projects over the current national budget's five year medium term expenditure framework. The first...

AFB Durban move will happen, no date set yet

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The South African Air Force has no plans to close any of its nine bases, although AFB Durban is due to move,...

China keen to build roads, railways in Uganda

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China has said it wants to build roads and railways in Uganda, where the Asian giant has already been rapidly expanding its...

Africa trade bloc COMESA mulls regional infrastructure bond

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The African regional trade bloc Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) is considering issuing a regional infrastructure bond and is...

Iran wants to help Sudan with infrastructure

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Iran wants to give economic support to Sudan and help improve infrastructure in the African ally that has been hit hard by...

Africa should borrow for infrastructure: AfDB

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African countries with access to capital markets should tap them for the development of infrastructure, the head of the African Development Bank...

Burundi needs $5.8 bln for infrastructure: study

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Burundi needs $5.8 billion for infrastructure such as telecommunications, electricity and transport projects over the next two decades, a study by the...

Tanzania has room for infrastructure funds: IMF

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Tanzania has scope to raise spending on infrastructure projects in the fiscal year starting in July against a background of higher economic...

Oil money for infrastructure, development: Uganda

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said yesterday he would not spend oil money from the east African nation's few billions barrels of crude...

Sudan eyes $6 bln-$7 bln investment in 2010

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Sudan's minister of state for investment said yesterday he expects investments of $6-7 billion in the country in 2010, adding that Africa's...

IMF lends Zambia $81 mln

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has agreed to lend Zambia $81 million to be disbursed immediately, a factor likely to provide short-term...

Kenya to invest $349 mln on airports

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Kenya said it would invest some 26 billion shillings ($349 million) to expand and modernise its major airports over the next four...

Tanzania expects more donor aid despite failings

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Tanzania will get more foreign aid injected directly into next year's budget than it did this year, despite slipping in corruption and...

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