Cape Town, Western Cape launches inaugural Africa Halal Week 2018

The Western Cape, City of Cape Town, Wesgro and its supporting partners have announced the launch of the inaugural Africa Halal Week 2018, which will foster business links, conversations and opportunities across tourism, trade and investment...

8 Aug 2018

Nigeria's mobile payment system, mCash relaunches

mCash is a mobile payment platform for making low-value retail payments designed to extend e-payment options to low-income buyers and sellers who deal in cash...

7 Aug 2018

Paxful, Zam Zam Water make Bitcoin-funded charity in Africa a reality

Global crypto-marketplace Paxful, together with its implementation partner NPO Zam Zam Water, has launched #BuiltWithBitcoin...

6 Aug 2018

IFC to invest in Capria network fund to address "missing middle"

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) will make a second investment of up to US$13m in Capria's new "network fund"...

By Tom Jackson 6 Aug 2018

#PIPC2018: The role of affordable payment solutions in promoting financial inclusion

To enable higher levels of financial inclusion across Africa, banks and payments companies must drive solutions allowing small and informal merchants to accept digital payments at a lower cost...

2 Aug 2018

Contactless payments to account for 15% of total POS transactions by 2020

Contactless payments are expected to reach $2tn by 2020, representing 1 in 3 in-store transactions globally. The trend - driven by payment cards and mobile wallets....

31 Jul 2018

Brics gears up to take its place in digital revolution

Brics leaders are united in their cause to secure their spots in the imminent Fourth Industrial Revolution...

27 Jul 2018

Global issues dominate day one of Brics Summit

Inclusive growth, the trade wars and their resultant impact dominated much of the discussions of the Brics Business Forum...

26 Jul 2018

Are cryptocurrencies the next step in colonialism or the road to upliftment?

The business world has moved beyond the idea that if it isn't made of bricks and mortar, then a company has no value...

24 Jul 2018

How cryptocurrencies could offer solutions to Africa's payments challenges

We have reached a technological crossroad for payment services where adaptation and innovation will have to pave the way...

By Luko Onke Binase 23 Jul 2018

Unimoni rebrand targets 14 African markets

The UAE Exchange has rebranded its Africa Operations as Unimoni and announced plans to invest USD 100 million to expand its Africa operations over the next decade...

23 Jul 2018

Cryptocurrency to power solar projects

With more than one-billion people still living without electricity, which severely inhibits economic development and basic human rights including health, education, safety and security...

19 Jul 2018

Seizing opportunities in Zimbabwe's new era

As Zimbabwe courts investors and ramps up efforts to create a business-friendly environment, connectivity and communication will be key to forging a path towards the country's digital future...

By Never Ncube 19 Jul 2018

Strong China-SA ties opens up FDI, economic growth and job creation

Investment is a core facilitator of economic growth. From the developed to the developing world, increases in investments have immediate knock-on effects for GDP growth and socio-economic development...

By Lyndsay van der Berg 19 Jul 2018

The recipe for long-term growth in Africa

Improved infrastructure is a prerequisite for long-term sustainable growth and development in Africa...

By Alain Ebobissé 18 Jul 2018

AfricaCom 2018 launches conference, expos

Shaping Africa's digital future - AfricaCom launches free headliner conference tracks with worldclass speaker lineup...

16 Jul 2018

Africa needs to build its statistical capacity

High quality data crucial for success of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa, says the Economic Commission for Africa...

13 Jul 2018

Absa embraces Africa with new brand

Reclaiming its African roots, the Absa Group, formerly Barclays Africa, has started trading on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange with a new share code (ABG) and a new corporate identity...

11 Jul 2018

NEPAD to transform into new AU Development Agency

The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) transforms into the African Union Development Agency...

10 Jul 2018

Looking beyond emerging market jitters to China, India

Rather than offer investors genuine diversification, the vastly different outlooks for individual countries have introduced an uncomfortable level of volatility to the emerging market universe...

By Craig Farley and Simon Finch 6 Jul 2018

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