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South African business delegation arrives in Shanghai for China food fair - Citizen

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 06:31

Citizen

South African business delegation arrives in Shanghai for China food fair
Citizen
A South African delegation comprising of more than twenty companies with expertise in the agro-processing sector has arrived in Shanghai and will participate in the 19th edition of the SIAL China International Trade Fair for Food from Wednesday. The ...

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52% of South Africa's youth has no job - Independent Online

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 05:32

Independent Online

52% of South Africa's youth has no job
Independent Online
Data from the StatisticsSouth Africa (Stats SA) QuarterlyLabour Force Survey yesterday showed that job seekers between 15 and 24 years remained on the receiving end of the unemployment scourge despite President Cyril Ramaphosalaunching the Youth ...

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South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria lead in Africa's business digitalization environment - BusinessDay (satire) (press release) (blog)

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 01:09

BusinessDay (satire) (press release) (blog)

South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria lead in Africa's business digitalization environment
BusinessDay (satire) (press release) (blog)
South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria have been named top three among 115 countries providing the environment for businesses to thrive in the digitalization era. Euler Hermes in its report Enabling Digitalization Index (EDI) 2018, illustrates each country's ...
Roses and thorns among Africa's local currency bond investmentsBusiness Day

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South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria lead in Africa's business digitalization environment - BusinessDay (satire) (press release) (blog)

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 01:09

BusinessDay (satire) (press release) (blog)

South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria lead in Africa's business digitalization environment
BusinessDay (satire) (press release) (blog)
South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria have been named top three among 115 countries providing the environment for businesses to thrive in the digitalization era. Euler Hermes in its report Enabling Digitalization Index (EDI) 2018, illustrates each country's ...

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Africa Business Tourism and MICE Masterclass: Featuring industry expert faculty - eTurboNews

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 22:52

eTurboNews

Africa Business Tourism and MICE Masterclass: Featuring industry expert faculty
eTurboNews
With the cooperation of the newly-formed African Tourism Board and as part of the push to grow business tourism and MICE across Africa, industry professionals and public-sector tourism officials will be attending a three-day Africa Business Tourism and ...

Africa's economic conditions promising, says investment expert - Independent Online

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 21:33

Independent Online

Africa's economic conditions promising, says investment expert
Independent Online
CAPE TOWN - The economic environment for private equity investments in Africa is promising compared to a few years ago when the global economy was in a downturn, and this improvement in economic conditions is encouraging and reflects Africa's status ...

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Experts call for Africa suited vaccines to boost war on Aids - Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 19:33

Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Experts call for Africa suited vaccines to boost war on Aids
Business Daily (press release) (blog)
But we need to play an active role in the entire development process to ensure that we get a vaccine that tackles the HIV subtypes we have here,” Dr Mureithi told the Business Daily. Most research on vaccines has been done in developed countries even ...

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Huge scope for Indian vendors in Africa's energy sector - Independent Online

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 18:32

Independent Online

Huge scope for Indian vendors in Africa's energy sector
Independent Online
CAPE TOWN - Indian utility vendors and services will find a huge market and scope in Africa, especially in South Africa's energy sector. This is according to Rajeev Singh, Indian chamber of commerce (ICC) director general and chief executive who spoke ...

Africa's business schools need to be locally relevant and globally wise - MENAFN.COM

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 16:10

Africa's business schools need to be locally relevant and globally wise
MENAFN.COM
(MENAFN - The Conversation) If 99.6% of businesses in a country like Nigeria employ fewer than 10 workers, does it make sense to teach Nigerian business students how to manage Fortune 500 companies in the US using Harvard Business School case ...

Report Suggests Transformation of Agric Sector in Africa - Business Post Nigeria (press release) (blog)

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 12:49

Business Post Nigeria (press release) (blog)

Report Suggests Transformation of Agric Sector in Africa
Business Post Nigeria (press release) (blog)
The study points out that Africa's agriculture must be modernized to the extent that it creates massive jobs across value chains, thereby raising levels of income, reducing poverty and improving countries' trade balances. It further delves into how ...
Ethiopia ready to ratify Africa free trade deal after Kenya, Ghana - PMafricanews
How Africa Is Building a $3 Trillion Free-Trade Future - BloombergBloomberg
Agriculture is essential for Africa's transformation – ECAGhanaWeb
Ghana Business News -eNCA
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Absa exec - who earned R26 million last year - probably quit over strategy disagreement, says an analyst - Business Insider South Africa

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 11:18

Independent Online

Absa exec - who earned R26 million last year - probably quit over strategy disagreement, says an analyst
Business Insider South Africa
When Absa announced a major business restructuring in April, the bank announced that deputy CEO David Hodnett (48) would be taking a sabbatical of two months. Hodnett was previously head of all of Absa's South African operations. But on Tuesday ...
Barclays Africa's deputy CEO David Hodnett resignsIndependent Online
Absa's David Hodnett has resigned from the bankBusiness Day

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Africa's female rising stars of business are still seen as second-class citizens - The Guardian

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 07:01

The Guardian

Africa's female rising stars of business are still seen as second-class citizens
The Guardian
The potential for women to create and lead businesses that will drive African growth into the next century is massive, but women's ability to deliver on this potential is tightly constrained by a lack of access to support services, sponsorship from ...

Eaton West Africa offers fire safety measures for homes, businesses ... - BusinessDay (satire) (press release) (blog)

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 00:16

BusinessDay (satire) (press release) (blog)

Eaton West Africa offers fire safety measures for homes, businesses ...
BusinessDay (satire) (press release) (blog)
Eaton West Africa, a power management company has identified solutions to incidences of electrical fire, which is one of the major issue for homes and offices.

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Eaton West Africa offers fire safety measures for homes, businesses - BusinessDay (satire) (press release) (blog)

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 00:16

BusinessDay (satire) (press release) (blog)

Eaton West Africa offers fire safety measures for homes, businesses
BusinessDay (satire) (press release) (blog)
Eaton West Africa, a power management company has identified solutions to incidences of electrical fire, which is one of the major issue for homes and offices. Eaton says the need for a stringent policy on the administration of the fire code is part of ...

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Kenya top in Africa on agriculture tech startups, says report - Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 19:58

Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Kenya top in Africa on agriculture tech startups, says report
Business Daily (press release) (blog)
... start-up portal, Disrupt Africa, a one-stop-shop for all news information and commentary pertaining to the continent's tech start-ups, investment and ecosystem, shows that Kenya accounts for 23.2 per cent of all African agri-tech start-ups (19 ...

Kenya top in Africa on agriculture tech startups, says report - Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 19:58

Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Kenya top in Africa on agriculture tech startups, says report
Business Daily (press release) (blog)
... start-up portal, Disrupt Africa, a one-stop-shop for all news information and commentary pertaining to the continent's tech start-ups, investment and ecosystem, shows that Kenya accounts for 23.2 per cent of all African agri-tech start-ups (19 ...

KQ cuts intra-Africa passenger baggage allowance to one - Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 19:51

Business Daily (press release) (blog)

KQ cuts intra-Africa passenger baggage allowance to one
Business Daily (press release) (blog)
The carrier however said the intra-Africa one bag allowance will not apply to passengers travelling to and from other continents, while Business Class passengers will maintain their allowance of two free bags at 32 kilogrammes maximum weight per bag.

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Bank of Africa targets SMEs in training drive - Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 19:50

Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Bank of Africa targets SMEs in training drive
Business Daily (press release) (blog)
The bank, with 30 branches since its launch in 2004, said the customer engagement forums dubbed SME Clinics aim to enable small businesses to tap new opportunities, especially within the government's Big Four agenda on housing, healthcare, food ...

S. Africa wants visa rules eased to boost tourism - Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 19:48

Business Daily (press release) (blog)

S. Africa wants visa rules eased to boost tourism
Business Daily (press release) (blog)
Online visa applications and issuing the document on arrival were some of the innovative ways to encourage intra-Africa travel and also invite others from the rest of the world, Mr Hanekom said at the tourism marketing gala Travel Indaba in Durban last ...
Top Africa Travel News From Indaba 2018Travel Agent

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Sh3.2bn to be invested in infrastructure in Parliament - African Business Chief

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 17:03

African Business Chief

Sh3.2bn to be invested in infrastructure in Parliament
African Business Chief
The government is currently spending millions of shillings on hiring offices, with each MPs receiving Sh50,000 ($498.75) per month to spend on rent in the city's Central Business District. The PSC has also confirmed that Sh100mn ($997,500) will be set ...