Manufacturing And Construction
Volume 6 No. 3
FEATURES - Manufacturing & Construction
- Young Entrepreneurs in Cameroun Transform the Local Economy
- Jean-Jacques Mebiame
- This article presents the efforts of a few young Camerounian graduates
from L'Ecole Polytechnique de Yaounde who are manufacturing laterite bricks
and parabolic dish antennas.
- Construction in Africa: Challenges Facing the Industry
- Kofi Ayeke
- A cursory glance at the construction industry in most African countries
presents a gloomy picture for the continent. Ayeke discusses the technologies
of equipment, materials, and human and financial resources needed to cope
with new construction technologies.
- Labor Intensive Construction
- R. T. McCutcheon
- A research program in development engineering carried out by the Department
of Civil Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg,
South Africa. This is a broad overview of the whole program with a focus
on the particular research where the greatest progress had been made to
- Adventures in a Mud Hut
- Ikem Stanley Okoye
- Okoye challenges the assumption that Africa's building 'tradition'
is at best one that changes slowly, accepts innovation reluctantly, and
restricts itself to the simple and formulaic.
- Creating a Small Scale Edible Oils Industry
- Jonathan Otto
- During the course of a five-week mission, a two-man technical team
from ATI developed a ram press that was easier to use for the women of
Haraba, in one of the first consulting missions of ATI's Regional OILS
- Technical Details of the Ram Press
- Mawuli Tse
- Manufacturing Research in South Africa
- Ronel Nel and Cecilia de Vos
- The "hunter-gatherer" ability is well-developed in South
Africa. If a need for a specific product is identified and agreed on, South
African industry excels at finding and implementing the technology to produce
- Editors notes
- Telecommunications: A Critical Analysis
- Silvio Tavares
- Tavares reviews the current state of telecommunication systems in Africa
and proposes future general approaches for telecommunications development.
- Preserving Africa's Biodiversity
- T.M. Crowe
- The Fitzpatrick Institute's Conservation Biology program was presented
at a recent conference held in Nairobi, Kenya.
- Transforming Foreign Technology Into Indigenous Capabilities
- F. E. Ogbimi
- The adoption of an appropriate national development strategy is very
important for a nation because it determines whether society achieves rapid
and timely economic development, or experiences untold hardship. This article
suggests a strategy that would facilitate rapid technological development
- Why Governments Need Access to Computer Network (Part 1)
- George Sadowsky
- Individuals and organizations working toward international connectivity
for their countries need to demonstrate how such connectivity will address
directly the needs of government ministries and will contribute to achieving
the development objectives of the country.
- Computer Networks and African Studies Centers
- Patricia S. Kuntz
- This paper argues that the twelve African Studies Centers funded by
the U.S. Department of Education should be on the "cutting edge"
of contemporary electronic communication.
- Pottery: A New Technology for the Preservation of Fruits & Vegetables
- Victor O. Aimiuwu and Sweet Ebeigbe
- Mention a new technology for storing food, and most people would immediately
think of refrigeration, cold storage, or expensive mechanized canning methods.
One way to reduce the problems of cost and availability is to employ traditional
clay vessels for food storage. This is possible based on an understanding
of the mechanism of evaporative cooling and the structure of clay.
- The Physical and Chemical Nature of Clay
- Surviving Future Droughts- The Cassava Strategy
- UN Places US in Third World
- Science in Africa: Women Leading from strength
- Computer Training School Comes to Soweto
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