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Kibaki's free school puts Kenya ahead of South Africa - Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 09:40

Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Kibaki's free school puts Kenya ahead of South Africa
Business Daily (press release) (blog)
The free universal primary education programme introduced under former president Mwai Kibaki has lifted Kenya above its peers, including the most advanced economy on the continent South Africa, according to a new World Bank index measuring the ...

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KPMG partners could face a R2 billion claim on VBS - and their insurance may not pay - Business Insider South Africa

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 08:23

Business Insider South Africa

KPMG partners could face a R2 billion claim on VBS - and their insurance may not pay
Business Insider South Africa
Business Insider asked KPMG if its global parent company would fund a legal claim against it. "KPMG South Africa has appropriate professional indemnity insurance to support the firm in the event a claim is made," said spokesperson Nqubeko Sibiya. Asked ...

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With border open, Ethiopia and Eritrea are back in business - Mail and Guardian

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 08:03

Mail and Guardian

With border open, Ethiopia and Eritrea are back in business
Mail and Guardian
Eritrea's economy has underperformed since the war, while Ethiopia has grown at some of Africa's fastest rates, which hasn't escaped the notice of visitors to the country. “I'm very surprised. I didn't expect this much development,” said Simon Kifle ...

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John Whelan: Africa could hold key to Irish export survival - Irish Examiner

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 06:00

Irish Examiner

John Whelan: Africa could hold key to Irish export survival
Irish Examiner
The two themes of the Africa Ireland Economic Forum — agri-business and women in business — resonated with the wide range of African and Irish businesses which gathered in the Convention Centre in Dublin last week. The Tánaiste and Minister for ...

How loss-making regional airlines buck the global trend - Business Day

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 04:05

Business Day

How loss-making regional airlines buck the global trend
Business Day
AASA CEO Chris Zweigenthal told delegates to the association's annual general assembly that the airline industry needs Southern African governments to clarify their local economic reform policies “so they do not spoil the appetite for much-needed trade ...

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Using tech to unlock markets for Africa SMEs - Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 20:02

Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Using tech to unlock markets for Africa SMEs
Business Daily (press release) (blog)
Despite the challenges above, African countries trade internally and externally, but a deeper look at the split is revelaing: Research from the United Nation's UNCTAD indicates that intra-African trade was just 10.2 per cent of the continent's total ...

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The best of Business Insider South Africa this week - Business Insider South Africa

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 11:23

The best of Business Insider South Africa this week
Business Insider South Africa
In testing by Business Insider South Africa, the Clicks digital pregnancy test consistently gave the result "Pregnant" when exposed to ordinary tap water. We were first alerted to the malfunctioning tests by a woman who shared her emotional devastation ...

Stakeholders At Indian-West Africa Summit Wants Improved Power - Leadership Newspaper (press release) (blog)

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 06:03

Leadership Newspaper (press release) (blog)

Stakeholders At Indian-West Africa Summit Wants Improved Power
Leadership Newspaper (press release) (blog)
Stakeholders at the just concluded India-West Africa Business Conclave, which took place in Abuja called for stable power supply in west Africa and stronger trade cooperation to aid development of the region. More than 200 delegates from 15 African ...

Safaricom best employer in Africa - Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 09:11

Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Safaricom best employer in Africa
Business Daily (press release) (blog)
Safaricom's recognition by Forbes comes barely two months after American multinational business magazine, Fortune, ranked it 19th on the 'Change the World' list which rates companies based on how they use profits to help address social challenges.

Safaricom best employer in Africa - Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 09:11

Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Safaricom best employer in Africa
Business Daily (press release) (blog)
Safaricom's recognition by Forbes comes barely two months after American multinational business magazine, Fortune, ranked it 19th on the 'Change the World' list which rates companies based on how they use profits to help address social challenges.

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Cucumber Sprite is now in South Africa - its taste surprised us - Business Insider South Africa

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 07:00

Cucumber Sprite is now in South Africa - its taste surprised us
Business Insider South Africa
"We were inspired by our colleagues in Russia and so tested Sprite Cucumber with our South African consumers," Mukundi Munzhelele, senior brand manager of Sprite in South Africa, told Business Insider South Africa. "They confirmed our belief that this ...

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Africa Top10 Business News - iAfrica.com

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 17:00

iAfrica.com

Africa Top10 Business News
iAfrica.com
As the use of cryptocurrencies gains momentum, African central banks, gripped by crypto-phobia, are pressing panic buttons, with some taking the easy way out by banning the use and trading in cryptocurrencies in their territories. African Business ...

Airline industry says conditions in southern Africa threaten viability - Independent Online

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 15:32

Independent Online

Airline industry says conditions in southern Africa threaten viability
Independent Online
"As one of the most capital-intensive sectors and a vital enabler of economic activity, the airline industry needs southern African governments to clarify their local economic reform policies so they do not spoil the appetite for much needed trade and ...

Vietnam seizes 13 rhino horns shipped from South Africa - Business Insider

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 13:27

Vietnam seizes 13 rhino horns shipped from South Africa
Business Insider
HANOI (Reuters) - Authorities in Vietnam seized 13 rhinoceros horns and related items from South Africa on Friday, just two weeks after the seizure of a ton of illegal wild life products, state media said. Vietnam is a major consumer of rhino horn ...

What would Britain's business relationship with Africa look like post-Brexit? - Fin24

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 12:43

Fin24

What would Britain's business relationship with Africa look like post-Brexit?
Fin24
It often goes unmentioned, but there is considerable stored value in how Britain's financial institutions and businesses are held in the highest regard by many in Africa's business community. Its heritage and reputation for fairness, transparency and ...
AfDB says Africa needs $170bn annually to bridge infrastructure gapBusinessDay (satire) (press release) (blog)

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The International LIST Tour Africa unveils acclaimed business experts as panelist - NAIJA.NG

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 12:02

NAIJA.NG

The International LIST Tour Africa unveils acclaimed business experts as panelist
NAIJA.NG
“We look forward to bringing together the many business leaders in Nigeria in a bid to create a world class business module for the giant of Africa. The speakers at the LIST Tour conference represent many important facets of entrepreneurship – the ...

The biggest challenges businesses in South Africa are facing right now - BusinessTech

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 10:36

BusinessTech

The biggest challenges businesses in South Africa are facing right now
BusinessTech
Yoco, a provider of payments and mobile point of sale, has released its inaugural small business survey: The Small Business Pulse, to provide small businesses with insights into their current environment. Survey responses were received from 3,621 small ...

5 important things happening in South Africa today - BusinessTech

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 07:12

BusinessTech

5 important things happening in South Africa today
BusinessTech
New evidence has emerged linking EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu to his brother Brian's business – which was one of the implicated parties in the VBS looting. Brian issued a statement this week trying to distance himself from his brother and the ...
KPMG under fresh attack in South Africa over 'great bank heist'Financial Times

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Sanlam is now the largest insurer in Africa - Independent Online

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 06:19

Independent Online

Sanlam is now the largest insurer in Africa
Independent Online
“The confluence of the combined footprint and respective expertise of Sanlam, Santam and Saham Finances provides the Sanlam Group with an opportunity to grow its Life Insurance businesses in Francophone markets as well as leveraging the group's ...

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Uganda ride-hailing service hopes to expand across Africa - Independent Online

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 20:47

Independent Online

Uganda ride-hailing service hopes to expand across Africa
Independent Online
SafeBoda launched in the Kenyan capital Nairobi in June and drivers in bright orange vests with the company logo now buzz about the city of more than four million people. In Uganda's capital, “boda bodas” — the term in East Africa for motorcycle taxis ...