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Bruce Whitfield: Uncertainty is breeding chaos in South Africa - Business Insider South Africa

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 11:56

Business Insider South Africa

Bruce Whitfield: Uncertainty is breeding chaos in South Africa
Business Insider South Africa
Business confidence is low and remains so. The rising levels of social and political tension in the economy and the apparent inability of the state to create a policy environment conducive to growth means the situation is unlikely to improve markedly ...

Absa gears up to take on Africa markets - Independent Online

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 11:31

Independent Online

Absa gears up to take on Africa markets
Independent Online
"In our retail and business banking unit in South Africa, we now have an operating model which has reduced management layers, enables faster decision making and brings the leadership team closer to customers and colleagues." Absa Group announced a ...
Absa Sees Slight Improvement in Profit Measure as Costs EaseBloomberg
Separation fee in Barclays divorce drags down Absa's interim earningsBusiness Day

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South Africa has a huge number of traditional leaders – here's how much they get paid - BusinessTech

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 07:30

BusinessTech

South Africa has a huge number of traditional leaders – here's how much they get paid
BusinessTech
As part of a recent parliamentary Q&A session, the minister of cooperative governance and traditional affairs, Des van Rooyen was asked how many traditional leaders there are in each province in South Africa. Traditional kings and senior leaders are ...

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5 important things happening in South Africa today - BusinessTech

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 06:50

BusinessTech

5 important things happening in South Africa today
BusinessTech
Unions are expected to finally accept Eskom's wage offer, which should decrease the risk of load shedding significantly. Workers have until Wednesday to accept the new offer, which will see wages hiked by 7.5%, and a once-off bonus of R10,000 paid out.

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This tiny worm has saved South African companies more than R400 million - Business Insider South Africa

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 06:08

Business Insider South Africa

This tiny worm has saved South African companies more than R400 million
Business Insider South Africa
Scientists are breeding billions of microscopic worms to kill an invasive wasp in plantations all over the country. The Sirex wasp is a serious threat to South Africa's pine industry; Originally from Eurasia and North Africa, Sirex noctilio is one of ...

Why it's exciting to be doing business in Africa - The Standard

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 22:04

The Standard

Why it's exciting to be doing business in Africa
The Standard
“There is always something new out of Africa,” the ancient Greeks used to say. Back then, the proverb referred to the continent's extraordinary diversity, but today it can be applied to the accelerating pace of change as Africa begins to reshape its ...

Rwanda Agoa exit signals era of reciprocal trading - Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 20:01

Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Rwanda Agoa exit signals era of reciprocal trading
Business Daily (press release) (blog)
Sadly, and frankly, this trend is emerging during a time when Africa is not prepared either in terms robust trade negotiation teams nor industrialised economic structures that can compete with foreign nations demanding access to African markets.

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Africa's Silicon Savannah could be a gold mine for exporters - Independent.ie

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 18:01

Independent.ie

Africa's Silicon Savannah could be a gold mine for exporters
Independent.ie
Trade between Ireland and Africa is also on the rise, forecast to reach €24bn by 2020. This year East Africa will be the continent's fastest-growing region. It is little wonder then that the region's burgeoning middle class, estimated to comprise about ...

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Trade under Africa bloc will create 'respect' - The East African (press release) (blog)

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 15:11

The East African (press release) (blog)

Trade under Africa bloc will create 'respect'
The East African (press release) (blog)
Africa has a lot of potential in intra-regional trade that is untapped; that is why we are exploited by the West and Asia, who offer trade deals that benefit them more than they do African states,” said Seth Kwizera, the co-ordinator of think tank ...

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

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 10:54

Business Insider South Africa

The best of Business Insider South Africa this week
Business Insider South Africa
Business Insider South Africa's deputy editor Phillip de Wet spoke to Ruth Hall from the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS) at the University of the Western Cape, and Susan Booysen, director of research at the Mapungubwe Institute ...

Bodies of 3 Russian journalists killed in Africa return home - Business Insider

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 10:35

Bloomberg

Bodies of 3 Russian journalists killed in Africa return home
Business Insider
MOSCOW (AP) — The bodies of three Russian journalists who were killed in Central African Republic have been brought back to Moscow, where they are to undergo a forensic examination. Svetlana Petrenko, a spokeswoman for Russia's Investigative ...
Death, Diamonds and Russia's Africa ProjectBloomberg
Bodies of Russian journalists killed in C.Africa brought to MoscowBusiness Standard

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South Africa's business-friendly president alarms investors with land grab proposal - CNBCAfrica.com

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 19:06

BusinessTech

South Africa's business-friendly president alarms investors with land grab proposal
CNBCAfrica.com
But, some investors are fearful that constitutionalizing land grabs would undermine business stability and economic growth, which has remained subpar thanks to years of corruption under former President Jacob Zuma's administration. South Africa's ...
5 important things happening in South Africa todayBusinessTech
Radical Land Reform Unlikely In South Africa, But Recent Rhetoric Will Dent Investor ConfidenceFitch Solutions (press release)
Take away land & the poor will starve, South African farmer tells RTRT

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China is Treating Africa The Same Way European Colonists Did - Forbes

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 16:20

Forbes

China is Treating Africa The Same Way European Colonists Did
Forbes
Africa was at the top of the Beijing economic agenda. It was an easy and convenient target. Chinese leaders sent business delegations to every capital in Africa year after year. These delegates secured infrastructure projects and proposed trade deals, ...

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Death, Diamonds and Russia's Africa Project - Bloomberg

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 15:00

Bloomberg

Death, Diamonds and Russia's Africa Project
Bloomberg
The three journalists, Orkhan Dzhemal, Alexander Rastorguev and Kirill Radchenko, were in the Central African Republic working on an investigative film about the Wagner private military company. That's a secretive Russian contractor linked by news ...
Murdered chasing mercenaries Journalists' deaths put spotlight on Russia's murky activities in AfricaCNN

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Africa Guangdong Business Association opens its doors to Kenya - cgtn.com

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 10:21

Africa Guangdong Business Association opens its doors to Kenya
cgtn.com
The Africa Guangdong Business Association has opened up a new chapter for trade corporations between Guangdong Province and Kenya. The unveiling ceremony of Africa Guangdong Business Association took place in Nairobi on 3rd August with more ...

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Cybersecurity – the top 5 considerations for CEO's - African Business Chief

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 10:00

African Business Chief

Cybersecurity – the top 5 considerations for CEO's
African Business Chief
With cybercrime having affected more than thirty two percent of South African organisations over the past year, businesses can no longer afford to wait until they are affected themselves, before acting. The impact of a security breach extends beyond ...

Business and climate change: It's complicated - Fin24

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 08:53

Fin24

Business and climate change: It's complicated
Fin24
However, the status quo in South Africa does not include a carbon pricing mechanism. South African business has voluntarily subscribed to several international programmes on climate change, including the Carbon Disclosure Project and projects such as, ...

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Lion Air serves haj pilgrims from 25 airports in Asia, Africa - Jakarta Post

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 02:06

Jakarta Post

Lion Air serves haj pilgrims from 25 airports in Asia, Africa
Jakarta Post
Lion Air spokesman Danang Mandalah Prihantoro said in a statement received by The Jakarta Post on Friday that the company had prepared three Airbus A330-300, two Boeing 737-900ER and three 737 MAX 8 planes for haj transportation. The planes can ...

Africa Tourism Leadership Forum set to offer experiential learning in business and MICE tourism - Travel News | eTurboNews

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 23:39

Travel News | eTurboNews

Africa Tourism Leadership Forum set to offer experiential learning in business and MICE tourism
Travel News | eTurboNews
It is against this background that the upcoming Africa Tourism Leadership Forum(ATLF), which will take place in Accra on 30 and 31 August, is set to offer capacity building and coaching program in business tourism and MICE product development.

Basketball a big business in Africa - CNBCAfrica.com

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 18:03

CNBCAfrica.com

Basketball a big business in Africa
CNBCAfrica.com
The NBA and the International Basketball Federation held the 16th edition of Basketball Without Borders Africa, which brought together top African players to the training camp ahead of the NBA All Africa game. By. CNBC Africa. -. August 3, 2018.