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Bobby Madhav, FNB head of trade and structured trade and commodity finance
AfCFTA offers massive economic opportunities, but there is still much work to be done

The Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement came into effect on the 1 January 2021. A total of 54 of Africa's 55 countries have agreed, in principle, to participate in the agreement...

By Bobby Madhav 1 day ago

Credit: Tanda
Kenyan startup Tanda set for regional expansion after funding boost

Tanda enables shops in Kenya to be access points for financial services including banking, insurance, and utility payments...

12 Apr 2021

Sanlam rebrands; unveils new promise to Africa
Sanlam rebrands; unveils new promise to Africa

Yesterday evening Sanlam unveiled its new purpose and brand positioning, what it calls its new promise to Africa...

31 Mar 2021

Rovuma LNG project
LNG production in Mozambique and the political risk of Islamic militancy

The Cabo Delgado province in the northernmost part of the long Mozambican seaboard is now home to Africa's three largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects...

By Theo Neethling 30 Mar 2021

Herbert Wegwe, CEO, Access Bank
Sarb gives Grobank, Access Bank deal the nod

The Prudential Authority of the South African Reserve Bank has approved Access Bank's acquisition of the controlling interest in Grobank...

29 Mar 2021

Exeo Capital buys stake in Wellness Warehouse holding company
Exeo Capital buys stake in Wellness Warehouse holding company

Exeo Capital has announced an investment into Maia Group, a holding company focused on consumer health businesses including Wellness Warehouse and True Health Holdings...

25 Mar 2021

Bank buildings rise above the business district of Lagos. Banks must effectively communicate the impact of their engagement with women. Tim Graham/Getty Images
How Nigerian banks empower women through corporate social responsibility

Businesses are part of societies and successful businesses can create an environment that benefits their customers, employees, communities and shareholders...

By Emmanuel Mogaji 17 Mar 2021

Europlaw Group and SJ Global Investments entered into international joint venture agreement
Europlaw Group and SJ Global Investments entered into international joint venture agreement

Europlaw Group decided of entering into a formal business collaboration of entering into a joint venture with SJ Global Investments...

Issued by Europlaw 2 Mar 2021

2020 a slow year for dealmaking in Africa, but post-pandemic opportunities look promising - Part 3
2020 a slow year for dealmaking in Africa, but post-pandemic opportunities look promising - Part 3

In the final part of this three-part series, we analyse M&A data from Kenya, Mozambique and Nigeria...

By Wildu du Plessis and Morne van der Merwe 1 Mar 2021

This week South Africa’s finance minister Tito Mboweni will deliver the country’s budget. Photo by Jeffrey Abrahams/Gallo Images via Getty Images
The basis of South Africa's annual budgets needs an overhaul. Here's why, and how

Governments in most developing countries use medium-term expenditure frameworks as fiscal policy instruments to match the imperatives of policy, planning and budgeting over the medium-term horizon...

By Matthew Kofi Ocran 23 Feb 2021

What is sustainability accounting? What does ESG mean? We have answers
What is sustainability accounting? What does ESG mean? We have answers

Sustainability is a hot topic today due to increasing awareness of climate change and inequality, among other pressing issues...

By Leanne Keddie 3 Feb 2021

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa meets his Chinese counterpart President Xi Jinping in Beijing, in 2018. EPA-EFE/Lintao Zhang / POOL
President Mnangagwa claimed Zimbabwe was open for business. What's gone wrong

In November 2017 Zimbabwe's military replaced Robert Mugabe as head of state with his long-time confidante Emmerson Mnangagwa. He declared Zimbabwe "open for business", linking foreign relations with economic policy...

By Henning Melber & Roger Southall 1 Feb 2021

Jua Kickstarter Fund for African entrepreneurs doubles to R30m
Jua Kickstarter Fund for African entrepreneurs doubles to R30m

The Jua Kickstarter Fund has doubled to $2m (R30m). The fund was launched by African industrialist Adam Molai in November 2020 with $1m available for African entrepreneurs...

15 Jan 2021

West African solar startup secures $8.5m
West African solar startup secures $8.5m

Senegal-based startup, Oolu has secured $8.5m in a Series B round of investment led by RP Global, an independent renewable energy developer, and several additional investors...

By Ishani Chetty 24 Dec 2020

Africa can finance its development but needs a paradigm shift
Africa can finance its development but needs a paradigm shift

Africa faces its worst economic recession in 25 years, largely due to the Covid-19 pandemic...

By Matilda Moyo 22 Dec 2020

Bizcommunity's festive thank you to the SA business community
Bizcommunity's festive thank you to the SA business community

Since March 2020 when Covid-19 first turned business on its head, Bizcommunity has been the place where virtual business gets done, fully set up to seamlessly steer your business communications through the challenges of lockdowns, meltdowns and new remote working norms...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 18 Dec 2020

Pan African Fintech Accelerator open to growth-stage tech startups
Pan African Fintech Accelerator open to growth-stage tech startups

A six-month Financial Technology Accelerator program designed for high-potential technology businesses looking to scale their business, create partnerships and explore North African markets is calling for applications...

3 Dec 2020

Migration, remittances and Covid-19 in Morocco
Migration, remittances and Covid-19 in Morocco

Morocco is a vibrant country on the northwestern edge of Africa. A considerable proportion of the Moroccan populace lives abroad...

By Hemant G, Issued by Monetary Library 2 Dec 2020

Energy resources can spark Africa's economic growth
Energy resources can spark Africa's economic growth

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, not all of the economic news in Africa has been negative. We continue to see promising developments...

By NJ Ayuk 4 Nov 2020

Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!
Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 Oct 2020



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