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Business of Design speaker Q&A: Yehuda Raff

Business of Design (BoD) is back with a speaker lineup of note. The two-day seminar is held annually in Cape Town and Johannesburg during October and doesn't just focus on design in itself but has a much broader vision for the field in all areas of business...

By Jessica Tennant 6 Oct 2017

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

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

'Recovery lending' helps disaster-stricken farmers get back on track

Accessing credit has long been a major hurdle for small-scale farmers in Africa, who produce some 70 percent of the continent's food...

By Robert Kibet 16 Aug 2017

Innovation doesn't have to be disruptive

It is clear that technology is changing the landscape of financial services in rural Africa, says KPMG...

8 Aug 2017

The convergence of credit card and cash in Africa

According to a recent study conducted by Mastercard, over 50% of the South African population still transact using cash on a daily basis...

By Simeon Tassev 1 Aug 2017

African winners in mobile remittance awards

Mahindra Comviva and Econet Wireless Zimbabwe win The RemTECH Award in the ‘Visionary Game Changer' category...

25 Jul 2017

Lending potential in Africa

There's huge potential for home-grown peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platforms, according to a recently released report on alternative financing vehicles...

11 Jul 2017

Yes, microlending reduces extreme poverty

A small boost in microlending to the developing world could lift more than 10.5 million people out of extreme poverty...

By Quanda Zhang 26 Jun 2017

Standard Bank grows its support for entrepreneurial women

A new three-year partnership has been inked between Africa's biggest bank and South Africa's platform for women in leadership, Top Women...

Issued by Topco Media 8 Jun 2017

Digitised loan payments a boost for smallholder farmers in Kenya

One Acre Fund and Citi Inclusive Finance successfully digitised loan repayments for farmers in Kenya - boosting transparency and efficiency, driving economic opportunity and financial inclusion for thousands of smallholders...

1 Jun 2017

Brand Union creates new brand CI for Arise

A unique new visual identity was created for new African financial brand, Arise, by Brand Union...

15 May 2017

Barclays Accelerator reveals 2017 Africa programme participants

Thursday, 20 April 2017, saw the announcement of the top 10 companies selected for the Barclays Accelerator 2017 Africa programme...

21 Apr 2017

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International

Equities acquires Coventry property

Equites Property Fund, the high-end industrial property owner, has strengthened its UK portfolio with a deal worth nearly R700m. The group has bought a 19,909m² cross docking distribution centre in Coventry, England, for £41m. This means Equites now owns four distribution centres in the UK worth about £104m.

By Alistair Anderson 2 days ago

Five timeless tips for choosing the right loan for your business

Nothing kills a business faster than lack of funds. This is because there are lots of areas that need to be covered; you have to pay for facilities, supplies, raw materials, new staff, etc. You could also just be ready to take your business to another level and the company just isn't making enough money to pay for all that.

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 16 Oct 2017

Small business loans: Five things you need to know

What do you know about small business loans? Do you have reason to believe that this type of loan could be perfect for your business? Are you willing to learn more with the idea that you will complete an application should everything check out?

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 9 Oct 2017

Three advantages of accepting cryptocurrency at your business

Have you been pondering over accepting digital currencies at your business but you're not sure if it's worth it or not? If so, you have come to the right place. Today, we are going to learn several important advantages of accepting digital money for payments. Some of these benefits may seem simple while others may shock you.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 27 Sep 2017

Five different ways to get working capital for your business

One of the greatest problems of entrepreneurs is inadequate funds or lack of funds. When a business needs funding, finding the needed cash could be very challenging.

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 26 Sep 2017

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