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NBA Africa game serious business for 76ers star Joel Embiid - Independent Online

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 09:34

Independent Online

NBA Africa game serious business for 76ers star Joel Embiid
Independent Online
Embiid is arguably the biggest star among an array of NBA luminaries who will take the floor at the Sun Arena in Tshwane this Saturday for the third edition of the NBA Africa Game which pits a team of players born or with direct family ties to Africa ...

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How to access WhatsApp's Business API in South Africa - BusinessTech

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 06:46

BusinessTech

How to access WhatsApp's Business API in South Africa
BusinessTech
Global customer engagement company, Clickatell has announced that it is officially an authorised WhatsApp Business Solution Provider, and it is partnering with several large banks to roll out chat banking capabilities on WhatsApp across Africa.
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OPINION: Leaping Africa into the future - Independent Online

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 20:27

Independent Online

OPINION: Leaping Africa into the future
Independent Online
What we do know is that even way back then, the people of Africa had it right. They collectively immersed themselves in a creative vision, cutting-edge ingenuity, tireless efforts and countless hours of sweat. Today, the Great Pyramid is regarded as ...

Warnings issued as hot air mass from Africa reaches Spain - Business Insider

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 20:19

Warnings issued as hot air mass from Africa reaches Spain
Business Insider
MADRID (AP) — Much of Spain is on alert as the country's weather agency warns that temperatures could surpass 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) due to a hot air mass moving north from Africa. Spain's Meteorological Agency says eight provinces in the ...

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President Xi Jinping visited Senegal, Rwanda, South Africa, and Mauritius - African Business Chief

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 17:09

African Business Chief

President Xi Jinping visited Senegal, Rwanda, South Africa, and Mauritius
African Business Chief
The President of China, Xi Jinping, visited four African nations as part of his trip aimed to solidify relationships with the continent. During his visit to Africa the President travelled to Senegal, Rwanda, South Africa, and Mauritius. According to ...

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“Superfood” craze makes big business of Africa's baobab - Fiji Times

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 16:37

Fiji Times

“Superfood” craze makes big business of Africa's baobab
Fiji Times
Business has never been better. Inside the hard, green shell that dangles from the spindly branches of Africa's most iconic tree is a citrussy pulp that has become a popular “superfood” in the United States and Europe. Rich in vitamin C, calcium and ...

US suspends clothing trade benefits with Rwanda - African Business Chief

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 16:12

African Business Chief

US suspends clothing trade benefits with Rwanda
African Business Chief
The government's suspension will not affect any of the east African nation's other duty-free benefits that it receives as part of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). However, clothing represents 3% of Rwanda's total exports to the US, and it ...

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GE names Farid Fezoua new President, CEO GE Africa - BusinessDay (satire) (press release) (blog)

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 15:13

BusinessDay (satire) (press release) (blog)

GE names Farid Fezoua new President, CEO GE Africa
BusinessDay (satire) (press release) (blog)
Ireland plays a significant external role advocating for investment in Africa. He is the Chair of the US President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa. He is also Co-Chair of the US Africa Business Centre – launched in 2015 to lead the U.S ...

South Africa: Small Business Development, DTI and Seda Launch the Incubation Governance and Management ... - AllAfrica.com

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 14:36

South Africa: Small Business Development, DTI and Seda Launch the Incubation Governance and Management ...
AllAfrica.com
Department Of Small Business Development, DTI and SEDA launch the Incubation Governance and Management Development Programme (IGMDP). "Business incubators are important in developing and promoting growth of small enterprises. In the South ...

Twinpine at 7: Seven hard lessons from building a technology business in Africa - Nairametrics

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 12:16

Nairametrics

Twinpine at 7: Seven hard lessons from building a technology business in Africa
Nairametrics
We have grown from using a licensed ad serving software that served mobile ads on the likes of Punch, Vanguard and Guardian to building our proprietary technology and monetising for leading browsers, devices manufacturers and telcos in Africa. Here are ...

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South Africa business leaders endorse BRICS multilateralism - The BRICS Post

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 11:41

The BRICS Post

South Africa business leaders endorse BRICS multilateralism
The BRICS Post
South Africa's business community said yesterday that it strongly supported BRICS commitment to endorse multilateralism while standing against protectionist trade policies that hurt global growth. During a meeting of industry leaders and government ...

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China is making steps to spread their power to Africa – as they open a military base and increase arms sales - Business Insider

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 10:34

Business Insider

China is making steps to spread their power to Africa – as they open a military base and increase arms sales
Business Insider
The Horn of Africa is the gateway to the whole continent so, strategically, it would be significantly valuable to China if the country were looking to outstrip the USA and take over world trade in the future. The only catch is that it's so unstable, it ...

ArcelorMittal South Africa swings to H1 profit - Independent Online

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 10:33

Independent Online

ArcelorMittal South Africa swings to H1 profit
Independent Online
The steelmaker, which has long complained about cheap imports eating into its business, said it had seen steel imports decrease during the period despite 392,000 tonnes of primary carbon steel imports into South Africa in the first half of the year.

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"Superfood" craze makes big business of Africa's baobab - Nasdaq

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 08:22

Nasdaq

"Superfood" craze makes big business of Africa's baobab
Nasdaq
By Edward McAllister. Mangoule, SENEGAL, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Taerou Dieuhiou has been shinning barefoot up baobab trees in Senegal's southern Casamance region to collect the oblong fruit since he was 15. Business has never been better. Inside the hard ...
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'Superfood' craze makes big business of Africa's baobab - Reuters

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 08:21

Reuters

'Superfood' craze makes big business of Africa's baobab
Reuters
Business has never been better. Inside the hard, green shell that dangles from the spindly branches of Africa's most iconic tree is a citrussy pulp that has become a popular “superfood” in the United States and Europe. Rich in vitamin C, calcium and ...
"Superfood" craze makes big business of Africa's baobabeuronews

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How many jobs are created by small businesses in South Africa - BusinessTech

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 07:24

BusinessTech

How many jobs are created by small businesses in South Africa
BusinessTech
Policy makers and researchers agree that a thriving SMME sector is the key to job creation in this country, but accessing finance, particularly in the early stage of a business, is very difficult. This results in many small businesses struggling to ...

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African Business Summit to aid SMEs' growth - The Punch

Wed, 08/01/2018 - 04:44

African Business Summit to aid SMEs' growth
The Punch
The Chief Executive, Delta Business School and convener of the African Business Summit, Mr Onyechukwu Akpotohwo, has said that the 2018 African Business Summit will aid the growth and quick transformation of Small and Medium-scale businesses in ...

Drones and armored vehicles are protecting US troops in the terror fight in Africa - Business Insider

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 21:13

Business Insider

Drones and armored vehicles are protecting US troops in the terror fight in Africa
Business Insider
"We've done a thorough scrub really on every level, whether it's at a tactical level ... or how we conduct business at AFRICOM." A report is due in mid-August on actions taken in response to the findings, Waldhauser said. He released a report in May on ...

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BREAKING NEWS: ANC set on changing Constitution on land - Business Day

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 20:47

Business Day

BREAKING NEWS: ANC set on changing Constitution on land
Business Day
It comes following yet another quarter in which the South African economy has shed jobs, with Statistics SA announcing an increase in the unemployment rate on Tuesday. The move is set to further dent investor sentiment and confidence by local business ...

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Latest research confirms Cape Town is Africa's tech capital - Independent Online

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 19:04

Independent Online

Latest research confirms Cape Town is Africa's tech capital
Independent Online
The report reveals that the Cape entrepreneurial tech sector is significantly more productive than other African cities, employing more than double the people than Lagos and Nairobi combined, with 450-550 entrepreneurial companies employing between ...

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