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MEST Africa hosts tech summit in Nairobi
MEST Africa hosts tech summit in NairobiArticle

Pan-African entrepreneurial training program, seed fund, and incubator MEST Africa, this week closed its fourth successful MEST Africa Summit, in partnership with Microsoft...

1 day ago

#YouthMonth: What does it take to be a millennial entrepreneur?
#YouthMonth: What does it take to be a millennial entrepreneur?Article

When asking millennials about where they see themselves career-wise, many will reveal their dream of owning their own businesses...

1 day ago

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Africa Women in Media Award launchedArticle

Call for entries: APO Group African Women in Media Award to recognise support of female journalists for women's entrepreneurship in Africa...

1 day ago

Bhavtik Vallabhjee
Power projects need a clear regulatory framework and stable environmentArticle

A clear, predictable and supportive regulatory framework backed by a stable investment environment will be key to attract investors and funders to renewable energy and power projects...

2 days ago

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To succeed, don't be an island...Article

Most claim to be self-made but, how possible is it for one person to have the chops to know all the sectors he's invested in so well and always win? Counsel is king...

James Maposa 2 days ago

Filmmaker Karen van Schalkwyk chats The Adventures Of Supermama
Filmmaker Karen van Schalkwyk chats The Adventures Of SupermamaArticle

Daniel Dercksen chats to filmmaker Karen van Schalkwyk about new film; The Adventures Of Supermama...

Daniel Dercksen 2 days ago

Property investment: One big property vs multiple smaller properties
Property investment: One big property vs multiple smaller propertiesArticle

One of the questions most frequently asked of Rowan Alexander, director of Alexander Swart Property, is whether it is wiser for buy-to-let investors to invest in a single upper price level property or multiple smaller properties...

2 days ago

Chef Elijah Amoo Addo.
How food can foster stronger relations between Europe and AfricaArticle

Chef Elijah Amoo Addo to address EurAfrican Forum on how food can foster stronger relations between Europe and Africa...

3 days ago

Register now for the TIPED Programme in DBN and JHB!
Register now for the TIPED Programme in DBN and JHB!Article

The Trade, Investment Promotion and Economic Development Programme (TIPED) is designed to provide a seamless pipeline to build South Africa's capacity to lead and manage strategic and sustainable investment...

Issued by UKZN Extended Learning 3 days ago

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Engen Pitch & Polish entrepreneur competition calls for entriesArticle

Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, Engen Pitch & Polish, a national entrepreneurial workshop and competition programme are calling on entries...

3 days ago

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Computer equipment used for cryptocurrency mining won't be insured, Old Mutual warnsArticle

Mining these cryptocurrencies usually requires expensive computers, servers and other equipment. It is important for people to note many insurers do not insure this equipment due to the unregulated nature of crypto mining...

3 days ago

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5 ways Africa's payments industry is evolvingArticle

Africa is still home to a large unbanked population. Eighty percent of adults in sub-Saharan Africa don't use any formal or informal banking facilities, and only 5% of adults have a credit card...

Vaughan Alexander 3 days ago

Stephen Barnes
Africa's energy landscape transitions to base load-capable renewablesArticle

The advent of renewables, new storage technologies present Africa's utilities with an opportunity to increase capacity and efficiency while re-kindling their appeal to investors...

11 Jun 2019

Paul Grota
3 trends energising Africa's power sectorsArticle

In a 2015 report, McKinsey estimated that if every country in Africa had to build to meet their current electricity demand, the region would require about $490bn of capital for new generating capacity - and a further $345bn for transmission and distribution infrastructure...

Paul Grota 11 Jun 2019

SA's premier property exhibition is bigger and better
SA's premier property exhibition is bigger and betterArticle

As proud new owners of the Property Buyer Show, Private Property are making the exhibition bigger and better than ever...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 11 Jun 2019

Africa's changemakers are blazing a trail for the rest of the world
Africa's changemakers are blazing a trail for the rest of the worldArticle

Africa's economy is on the rise, freedom and prosperity are continuing to rise, and the continent is home to a youthful and dynamic population...

Nunu Ntshingila 10 Jun 2019

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People are reconsidering life insurance as life itself gets more expensive. Here's why that's a bad idea.Article

The elections have come and gone President Cyril Ramaphosa has taken office... and real life in South Africa, with all its pros and cons, reasserts itself again...

10 Jun 2019

Work still needs to be done on Zero Harm
Work still needs to be done on Zero HarmArticle

So far this year 17 fatalities and 881 injuries on duty have been recorded in the mining industry, compared to 35 and 1,056 respectively the previous year...

Stanford Mazhindu 10 Jun 2019

An aerial view of the Brumadinho dam collapse in Brazil. Photo by HO / Minas Gerais Fire Department
Mining houses open up their tailings dam strategiesArticle

In January this year, a tailings dam at the Córrego do Feijão iron ore mine in Brazil failed, releasing a mudflow that killed at least 237 people...

7 Jun 2019

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First edition of Digital Women's Day in AfricaArticle

Following the success of its 7th edition in Paris, Digital Woman's Day, is launching its first event in Africa, with the theme of 'Women: World Changers'...

7 Jun 2019

Gokada Co-CEOs Fahim Saleh and Ayodeji Adewunmi
Gokada secures funding of $5.3mArticle

Gokada, the Lagos-based on-demand motorcycle taxi app, has secured a Series A fund raise of $5.3m...

7 Jun 2019

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Africa needs more advertising investmentArticle

Sub-Saharan Africa's advertising spend, currently only 0. 47% of global investments...

Federico de Nardis 6 Jun 2019

Universal Partners powers possibilities with Ferrari
Universal Partners powers possibilities with FerrariArticle

A deal to supply electric motors for Ferrari's first hybrid series production sports car is exciting investors...

6 Jun 2019

Paulino Jerónimo, CEO of the National Agency of Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels
Angola launches licensing strategyArticle

Angola has launched the first phase of its new six-year licensing strategy, which covers a total of 10 blocks, including Blocks 11, 12, 13, 27, 28, 29, 41, 42 and 43 in the Namibe Basin, and Block 10 in the Benguela Basin...

6 Jun 2019

How to invest in property without costly and risky direct ownership
How to invest in property without costly and risky direct ownershipArticle

When people want to invest in real estate they usually secure a loan to purchase a property - either residential or commercial. But there are other more efficient and less costly ways to invest in the property sector...

Marc Edwards 6 Jun 2019

Gyongyi King, chief investment officer at Alexander Forbes Investments
Africa, a world of investment opportunityArticle

Africa boasts some of the fastest growing regions, supported by strong population growth, technological innovation and infrastructure deficit...

5 Jun 2019

The 2019 Brand Summit South Africa opens its doors
The 2019 Brand Summit South Africa opens its doorsArticle

This week - Thursday 6th and Friday 7th June - will see the first-ever hosting of the Brand Summit South Africa in Sandton, Gauteng, following a successful inaugural event in Cape Town, in May 2018...

Issued by Brand Summit South Africa 5 Jun 2019

Seedstars World returns to Africa
Seedstars World returns to AfricaArticle

Seedstars World, the early-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, returns to Africa for the seventh time...

5 Jun 2019

Agriculture among key sectors that contributed to contraction of the economy
Agriculture among key sectors that contributed to contraction of the economyArticle

The South African economy, the most industrialised economy on the African continent, has been struggling to gain momentum and has not grown by more than 2.5% a year since 2013...

Tebogo Mashabela 5 Jun 2019

JHI and JHI Retail embraces new brand identity as Excellerate JHI and Excellerate JHI Retail
JHI and JHI Retail embraces new brand identity as Excellerate JHI and Excellerate JHI RetailArticle

As of 7 June 2019, JHI and JHI Retail will be rebranded to Excellerate JHI and Excellerate JHI Retail as part of a wider shift within the group whereby the existing alliance and co-branding with Cushman & Wakefield will end on 6 June...

Issued by Cushman & Wakefield Excellerate 4 Jun 2019

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Miners at the top of their game, but investors aren't impressedArticle

The Top 40 mining houses continued to consolidate their stellar performance of the past several years by delivering steady growth in 2018, according to PwC's Mine 2019 report...

4 Jun 2019

National Treasury welcomes IMF policy recommendations
National Treasury welcomes IMF policy recommendationsArticle

National Treasury has welcomed and noted the key risks identified and proposed policy recommendations by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) during a recent visit to the country last month...

4 Jun 2019

AfDB president awarded honorary doctorate
AfDB president awarded honorary doctorateArticle

The University of Alberta will confer an honorary doctorate of science degree on Dr Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank, at its convocation event on 4 June 2019 in Edmonton, Canada...

3 Jun 2019

Amazon's bottomless appetite
Amazon's bottomless appetiteArticle

Amazon is shrinking time and eating up the planet...

François Lévêque 3 Jun 2019

From beaches to business: The evolution of Mauritius
From beaches to business: The evolution of MauritiusArticle

Mention Mauritius and most South Africans will think of its pristine beaches and luxury resorts, but this small country is becoming a big business player not only in Africa but on a global scale...

David Seinker 3 Jun 2019

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#AfricaMonth: How to do business in AfricaArticle

Addressing the well-being needs of Africans through a true collaborative effort between business, government, communities and the people who inhabit this continent will unlock future value...

31 May 2019

Pan-African free trade, investment agreement enters into force
Pan-African free trade, investment agreement enters into forceArticle

The African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement, entered into force yesterday, brings with it the possibility of boosting intra-Africa trade and investment. The agreement, provides a framework to ease the doing of business in Africa...

31 May 2019

Sharp rise in electric car sales important in slowing pace of global warming
Sharp rise in electric car sales important in slowing pace of global warmingArticle

According to Andrew Howard, head of sustainable research at Schroders, a sharp rise in electric car sales and an increase in public concern towards climate change have helped in further slowing the pace of global warming...

30 May 2019

Overall Winner at the Financial Mail Top Analyst Awards 2019 - Standard Bank SBG Securities.
Financial Mail announces winners of Top Analyst Awards 2019Article

The Financial Mail announced the winners of its annual Top Analyst Awards at an event held in Johannesburg...

29 May 2019

#AWE2019: Stay up to date with Zappar!
#AWE2019: Stay up to date with Zappar!Article

Bizcommunity is bringing you the first AR-enabled article series directly from AWE (Augmented World Expo), the world's biggest AR/VR Conference, taking place in Silicon Valley from the 29-31 May 2019...

28 May 2019

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UCT spearheads new technologies for life-saving cancer treatmentArticle

Professor Stefan Barth's appointment as the Department of Science and Technology/National Research Foundation's South African Research chair (SARChI) in cancer biotechnology at UCT, has brought with it a portfolio of key life sciences patents to develop innovative treatments for human cancers...

28 May 2019

Tourism Amendment Bill could negatively impact the Cape's property market
Tourism Amendment Bill could negatively impact the Cape's property marketArticle

The proposed Tourism Amendment Bill, published on 15 April and currently open for public comment, has the potential to impact the Cape's housing market...

28 May 2019

Deal-breaker Brexit? Cloud of uncertainty over SA's financial services sector
Deal-breaker Brexit? Cloud of uncertainty over SA's financial services sectorArticle

South Africa's financial services sector has, in recent times, felt the harsh effect of a gradual depreciation in the value of the rand, which has been attributed to, amongst other things, a lethargic economy...

Wildu du Plessis, Rui Lopes and Matthew Tout 27 May 2019

Current climate ideal for first-time home buyers, those looking to upgrade
Current climate ideal for first-time home buyers, those looking to upgradeArticle

The current property climate affords home owners and first-time buyers a window of opportunity to upgrade and to get a foot in the market...

27 May 2019

Post-election Ramaphoria sees home purchase offers rocket
Post-election Ramaphoria sees home purchase offers rocketArticle

According to BetterBond CEO Rudi Botha, while interest rates have a big influence on the residential property market, in SA sentiment often plays an even bigger role...

27 May 2019

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First Africa Media Index published on Africa's media marketsArticle

Launch of a study that provides insights on trends and knowledge of the African media sector and how it affects investment, governance, local business and economies...

24 May 2019

How the MPC's decision impacts the commercial property sector
How the MPC's decision impacts the commercial property sectorArticle

The announcement this week by the Reserve Bank governor to keep the repo rate unchanged shows that there is some stability in the economy...

John Jack 24 May 2019

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