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Seedstars announces Senegal finalists, heads to Cameroon

Today, Friday, 22 September, nine of Senegal's most promising seed-stage startups will compete to represent the country at the regional and global Seedstars Summits...

3 days ago

Consumer spending leads economic recovery

The recent launch of the Mastercard SpendingPulse Report is a first for South Africa. The Report is an early indicator of consumer spending trends...

By Danette Breitenbach 21 Sep 2017

The case for RE projects in Africa

Renewable energy has journeyed from the subsidised fringes of electricity supply to become an integral part of the power landscape...

By Theuns Ehlers 20 Sep 2017

First solar-powered Nedbank branch launched

Nedbank has launched its first solar branch in Mncwasa in the Eastern Cape using SolarTurtle...

20 Sep 2017

Pick n Pay trials bitcoin payments

Bitcoin payments could soon be commonplace at Pick n Pay...

19 Sep 2017

Ethiopia's Meda Messenger combining chat with payments

Ethiopian startup Meda Messenger is hoping for swift uptake after rolling out its cross-platform social app that allows users to chat and make payments...

By Tom Jackson 19 Sep 2017

KPMG heads roll after Gupta probe

Eight of KPMG SA's senior executives "resigned" following KPMG International's investigation...

15 Sep 2017

Breaking news: KPMG execs resign amid Gupta scandal

KPMG SA CEO, Trevor Hoole, and a slew of the audit firm's executives and board members have resigned...

15 Sep 2017

A new mobile Africa banking solution

Societe Generale launches YUP, a new alternative to the traditional banking model in Africa...

15 Sep 2017

Intra-African trade critical for economic growth

Participation of women in the economy is key to unlocking intra-African growth opportunities...

By Deepa Vallabh 8 Sep 2017

SA approves cross-border mobile money transfers

TerraPay secures regulatory approval from Sarb to launch cross-border money transfers...

7 Sep 2017

Afribiz Invest recognises its women-owned entities

In 2016, McKinsey estimated that only 5% of CEOs in Africa were female, highlighting just how much work is required globally to achieve gender parity in the corporate sector.

1 Sep 2017

#THINCAfrica: Value of African hotel markets growing despite challenges

The number of markets included in the 2017 African Hotel Valuation Index continues to grow each year, exemplifying the ever-increasing interest in the African hotel market...

1 Sep 2017

Nigeria's CowryWise launches digital savings platform

Nigerian fintech startup CowryWise has launched its savings platform, focused on making personal savings, asset and wealth management services available to everyone...

By Tom Jackson 1 Sep 2017

Gauteng can be the FDI hub of Africa

Gauteng can be the foreign direct investment (FDI) hub for the continent, with Johannesburg being the "New York of Africa"...

1 Sep 2017

Research indicates payment markets to pass $5tn by 2020

Visa and MasterCard's distinct evolutionary strategies in digital payments will underpin the success of a market expected to increase from $3.8 trillion to $5 trillion...

30 Aug 2017

Infrastructure investment is critical for Africa's growth and development

African governments need to create the environment for business to invest in infrastructure...

28 Aug 2017

Contactless to account for over 50% of POS transactions globally by 2022

More than half (53%) of global transactions at POS (Point of Sale) will be contactless within five years, compared to just 15% this year...

22 Aug 2017

Taxi-hailing firm Little launches own virtual wallet

Safaricom-backed taxi-hailing platform Little has unveiled an electronic wallet to encourage riders using their taxis to pay for trips online...

By Annie Njanja 22 Aug 2017

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Estate planning tips for the busy entrepreneur

Being an entrepreneur is an exciting lifestyle that many people dream of having. But being an entrepreneur also comes with its challenges. One of those difficult subjects that many entrepreneurs put off is estate planning. Let's face it, no one likes to think about estate planning but it's a fact of life that must be addressed. Today, we are going to learn some tips that will help you get started.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 20 Sep 2017

How you can save money

We're not the first to say saving money isn't easy, but it's not totally impossible. Whether you have bad shopping habits, compare your lifestyle to others or don't have any financial saving goals, saving money is just as important as living your version of the highlife. If you're in need of some cash fast, consider short-term loans online. Short-term loans are great for those who find themselves in an emergency or need some extra cash to last them until payday. Better yet, they are designed for you to pay back over a short period of time comfortable for you. Find out how you can save money below.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Sep 2017

On time is late - preparing for late payments

No one wants to get paid late. But sadly, late payments are a fact of life for most entrepreneurs, and an accepted aspect of doing business today. It's an omnipresent scourge that's even been cited as one of the top three reasons that small businesses fail. As difficult as late payment is to deal with, however, it's virtually inevitable in today's market. So let's consider what we can do to be ready for late invoice payments.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 1 Sep 2017

Whoppercoin: Burger King launches its own cryptocurrency

Ever wanted to eat fast food and invest in cryptocurrency at one place? No? What's wrong with you? Anyway, Burger King has announced the formation of a new cryptocurrency in Russia, dubbed Whoppercoin.

By Hadlee Simons 30 Aug 2017

UK-focused property stocks looking attractive

Though the share prices of some UK-focused property stocks have recovered somewhat in recent months, most are still down 10-20% over 12 months as uncertainty lingers about how Brexit will play out.

28 Aug 2017

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