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Africa: Voice Still Outstrips Data in Business - AllAfrica.com

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Africa: Voice Still Outstrips Data in Business
AllAfrica.com
Johannesburg — BUSINESSES have to invest in state-of-the-art voice services that will further their commercial objectives. The counsel by a local technology executive comes as the ratio of voice-based to data-based communication still leans heavily ...

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Africa: The Rise of the Sanitation Economy - How Business Can Help Solve a Global Crisis - AllAfrica.com

5 hours 8 min ago

Africa: The Rise of the Sanitation Economy - How Business Can Help Solve a Global Crisis
AllAfrica.com
There is no escaping a simple fact: talking about sanitation is never going to be an appealing subject. Discussing the global shortage of toilets and the task of managing human waste doesn't get much attention for obvious reasons. But the time for ...

Chicken consumption is higher than supply in South Africa - Independent Online

6 hours 14 min ago

Independent Online

Chicken consumption is higher than supply in South Africa
Independent Online
In an exclusive interview with Business Report, Sumner rallied behind the US, saying their poultry industry “doesn't dump products in South Africa or anywhere else”. He characterised the global superpower, led by President Donald Trump, as a “small ...

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The 5 biggest concerns for business in South Africa right now - BusinessTech

7 hours 57 min ago

BusinessTech

The 5 biggest concerns for business in South Africa right now
BusinessTech
Unemployment, fiscal crises and the failure of a nation's government to provide stability are the top risks facing businesses globally – while cyber risks are rising in importance, according to new data from a survey by the World Economic Forum. The ...

5 of the 12m jobs needed in Africa must be created in Nigeria – Dangote - Vanguard

8 hours 13 min ago

Vanguard

5 of the 12m jobs needed in Africa must be created in Nigeria – Dangote
Vanguard
In a packed room at the headquarters of global law firm Shearman and Sterling LLC high level business leaders and international diplomats invited by the Corporate Council for Africa , Dangote, and Rwandan president Paul Kagame openly conversed on ...

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Toys “R” Us South Africa speaks out - Independent Online

12 hours 13 min ago

Independent Online

Toys “R” Us South Africa speaks out
Independent Online
Toys “R” Us SA marketing manager, Nicole Annells clarified that the South African franchise was not in any way adversely effected by the “R” bankruptcy. "Amic Trading functions entirely independently from the Toys “R” Us global affiliates. Whilst Toys ...

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Jim Ovia Recognised in America as Africa's Business Leader ... - THISDAY Newspapers

12 hours 20 min ago

THISDAY Newspapers

Jim Ovia Recognised in America as Africa's Business Leader ...
THISDAY Newspapers
Endorsement and recognition have again come the way of Jim Ovia, Chairman of Zenith Bank Plc, as he was on Tuesday night recognised as a leading ...

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US Institute honours Ovia as Africa's business leader - The Nation Newspaper

14 hours 45 min ago

The Nation Newspaper

US Institute honours Ovia as Africa's business leader
The Nation Newspaper
Frontline businessman Jim Ovia has been honoured as a leading entrepreneur in Africa by the African-American Institute (AAI). Ovia, Chairman of Zenith Bank PLC and philanthropist, on Tuesday night, received the AAI 2017 Business Leader Award at a ...

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Trump Praises Africa for Making “So Many Friends” Rich - Vanity Fair

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 23:46

Vanity Fair

Trump Praises Africa for Making “So Many Friends” Rich
Vanity Fair
the president is presumably seething with impotent rage about not being able to get in on all the sweet, sweet business opportunities his buddies are exploiting in Africa. Following his maniacal speech on Tuesday at the United Nations, in which he ...

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…going to Africa to 'get rich', Trump tells Buhari, others - Vanguard

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 22:31

Vanguard

…going to Africa to 'get rich', Trump tells Buhari, others
Vanguard
Africa has tremendous business potential,” he said. “I have so many friends going to your countries, trying to get rich. I congratulate you. They're spending a lot of money,” he said. “For American firms it's really become a place that they have to go ...
Donald Trump's comments on Africa at the UN were, um, oddCNN
'I have so many friends going to your countries trying to get rich!' Trump tells African leaders their nations have ...Daily Mail
Remarks by President Trump at Working Lunch with African LeadersThe White House (blog)
Independent -Washington Examiner
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Steinhoff Africa soars on JSE debut - Business Day (registration)

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 22:11

Business Day (registration)

Steinhoff Africa soars on JSE debut
Business Day (registration)
... to speculation of an eventual unbundling of all of its African operations, La Grange, who is also head of finance at Steinhoff International, said the Frankfurt-listed furniture retailer had made it clear it would like to maintain control of the ...
Steinhoff Africa Retail lists on the JSEIndependent Online

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Donald Trump's comments on Africa at the UN were, um, odd - CNN

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 21:16

CNN

Donald Trump's comments on Africa at the UN were, um, odd
CNN
"Africa has tremendous business potential, I have so many friends going to your countries trying to get rich. I congratulate you, they're spending a lot of money. It has tremendous business potential, representing huge amounts of different markets ...
US President Donald Trump Says Friends Going To Africa To 'Get Rich'NDTV
'I have so many friends going to your countries trying to get rich!' Trump tells African leaders their nations have ...Daily Mail
Remarks by President Trump at Working Lunch with African LeadersThe White House (blog)
Washington Examiner
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Trade relations between South Africa and UK reaffirmed - Independent Online

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 18:32

Independent Online

Trade relations between South Africa and UK reaffirmed
Independent Online
The Minister of Trade and Industry said that the United Kingdom is an important investment partner for South Africa in regard to the overall inward FDI (foreign direct investment) flows received from the rest of the world. According to Davies the UK ...

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Africa will become the food basket of the world — Dangote - Daily Trust

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 14:12

Daily Trust

Africa will become the food basket of the world — Dangote
Daily Trust
In a packed room at the headquarters of global law firm Shearman and Sterling LLC high level business leaders and international diplomats invited by the Corporate Council for Africa to hear Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, and Rwandan president ...

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Steinhoff Africa Retail lists on the JSE - Independent Online

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 09:29

Independent Online

Steinhoff Africa Retail lists on the JSE
Independent Online
“The decision to separate Steinhoff's emerging and developed market retail businesses and establish STAR was a natural progression, given the business' distinct strategic and geographic focus,” says Ben la Grange, CEO of Steinhoff Retail Africa.

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Toys 'R' Us South Africa to open 7 new stores - Independent Online

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 08:12

Toys 'R' Us South Africa to open 7 new stores
Independent Online
CAPE TOWN - Fin24 reports that South African Toys 'R' Us and Babies 'R' Us business is booming, despite its global affiliate's colossal debt and filing for bankruptcy. This comes after Toys 'R' Us US listed debt and assets of more than $1 billion each ...

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World Bank slashes South Africa's economic growth outlook - Independent Online

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 05:30

Independent Online

World Bank slashes South Africa's economic growth outlook
Independent Online
JOHANNESBURG - The world Bank on Tuesday slashed the country's economic growth outlook for this year to 0.6%, from 1.1% it forecast earlier in the year, and said that South Africa's second quarter growth of 2.5 percent would be insufficient to restore ...

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Corruption is not an African norm, Kagame says - The New Times

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 00:17

Corruption is not an African norm, Kagame says
The New Times
President Kagame was speaking at the Corporate Council on Africa at a session dubbed 'Presidential Dialogue on the Future of US-Africa Business' in New York on the Sidelines of the ongoing United Nations General Assembly. Kagame said that often, there ...

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Lord mayor flies fintech flag for UK in Africa business mission - Out-Law.com

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 16:58

Lord mayor flies fintech flag for UK in Africa business mission
Out-Law.com
The lord mayor, who as head of the City of London Corporation is the UK's senior ambassador for the capital's financial and business centre, led a delegation of business chiefs on a two-week tour of Mozambique, Zambia and South Africa this month.