Marc Mcilhone

Marc Mcilhone is AfricanBrains' Editor - sourcing news and features content and overseeing the work of the site’s contributors. Marc’s work is informed by his technical background in architecture having worked for some of the UK’s leading practices on projects within the education, healthcare and housing sectors. Marc has a particular interest in how African innovators are creating sustainable solutions that have a positive impact on people’s everyday lives. Please email press releases and news to:

South African Business Delegation Off to Algeria for African Investment and Business Forum

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Algeria has been South Africa’s largest export trading partner in the North Africa region A delegation of over 80 South African business people has been invited to participate in the African Investment and Business Forum taking place in Algiers, Algeria from 3 to 5 December 2016. The forum will be attended by over 2000 delegates from different African countries. The …

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The British High Commission, Pretoria to host a at the Science Forum South Africa – “Making International Engagement Work for Africa”, chaired by Pofessor Robin Grimes, Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office

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The British High Commission, Pretoria invites you to attend a plenary panel discussion – “Making International Engagement Work for Africa”, chaired by Professor Robin Grimes, Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office. The discussion aims to challenge the current status quo and explore how to improve partnerships so that they really work for Africa. Time: 11am Date: …

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Secretary’s Remarks: Signing a Memorandum of Understanding With Foreign Minister of Egypt Sameh Shoukry

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The first agreement in the Middle East or North Africa regarding the protection of antiquities Secretary’s Remarks: Signing a Memorandum of Understanding With Foreign Minister of Egypt Sameh Shoukry: Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State The Treaty Room Washington, DC November 30, 2016 They are the antiquities that belong to the world, that have been protected and should be protected …

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SA: Department committed to integrating communities

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By– Pretoria – Minister of Human Settlements Lindiwe Sisulu says government is on track with building integrated communities. “We are very much committed to integrating our communities, the basis is laid in our policy and evident in the work we do. It might take time but we are on track and the results which include COSMO City and Cornubia …

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Advancing outward investments an important element of South Africa’s strategy towards industrialising Africa


South Africa’s promotion and facilitation of outward investments is an important element that contributes in advancing industrialisation priorities for Africa. This was said by the Acting Chief Executive Officer of Trade Invest Africa, Ms Lerato Mataboge at the Africa Industrialisation Day celebration in Pretoria yesterday. “The good news for us is that the rest of Africa is very much part …

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Eskom strengthens Western Cape network


By – Pretoria – Eskom has strengthened its Western Cape network by commissioning the Kappa-Sterrekus 765 kV line. “The line was commissioned on Tuesday, 29 November 2016 and the Western Cape is now connected to the 765 kV network over and above the 400 kV network. The 765 kV is one of the highest voltages used for electricity transfer …

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SA: No certificates for unaccredited schools


By – Pretoria – Umalusi has taken a decision not to issue certificates to learners who are enrolled at independent schools that are not accredited by the council. CEO of Umalusi, Mafu Rakometsi, said the decision was informed by the need for all independent schools to be accredited by Umalusi before they can offer qualifications that fall within the …

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Ghanaian president commissions China-funded modern market in Cape Coast


by Justice Lee Adoboe Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama commissioned on Tuesday a China EXIM Bank-financed modern market project for traders in ancient capital Cape Coast, 150 km west of the capital. The new Kotokuraba project, which took about four years to complete, has several facilities including a 200-capacity car park, surface and overhead water tanks, a solar system for …

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Digital technology: the new leveller in education


For a country with one of the most uneven playing fields, technology is one of the great levellers – particularly with our cellphone penetration rate of nearly 90% – ahead of India and China with respective rates of 84% and 76%. And when it comes to education, let’s face it, learning from a mobile phone or any other electronic device …

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Joint Norwegian-Ethiopian Conference on Health and Higher Education


The main objective of the conference was to promote Ethiopian-Norwegian collaborations within health and higher education as well as creating a space for relevant actors to meet and share experiences Conference on Health and Higher Education held at the Desalegn Hotel. The conference brought together 120 participants from Ethiopia, Norway and elsewhere. The main objective of the conference was to …

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