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Africa is the land of logistics opportunity
Africa is the land of logistics opportunityArticle

Start-ups are booming, and the ever-resourceful and forward-looking African people are constantly finding new and technological solutions to overcome their numerous challenges...

Tobias Maier 31 Mar 2020

Kandeh Yumkellah
#energyindaba: Africa's energy transition must focus on fairness, wealth creation, jobsArticle

Africa has the will to transition to more sustainable energy, but the emphasis must be on a just process...

Nicci Botha 5 Mar 2020

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Want instant branded content? Biz Content Features are the easy way to align a company or brand with market reports or industry event coverage...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Mar 2020

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Using technology and investment to expand Africa's transport industryArticle

Francis Njiraini, technical director of Seidor East Africa points out that the transport industry is recognised as one of the core enablers of development...

28 Feb 2020

#MeetingsAfrica discusses why diversity gives Africa its competitive advantage
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Business events industry leaders at this year's Meetings Africa explored reasons why Africa's diversity gives it a competitive advantage and called for more partnership across nations within the continent to ensure success in the tourism sector. Delegates also discussed the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement that could help fast-track Africa's growth in the tourism industry. The agreement looks to allow free movement of travellers across 54 African countries and attract long-term investment.

28 Feb 2020

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#MeetingsAfrica: Why Africa's diversity gives it a competitive edgeArticle

Africa has the ability to be a serious contender in the MICE industry...

25 Feb 2020

Africa wired: E-commerce offers fresh opportunities for young traders
Africa wired: E-commerce offers fresh opportunities for young tradersArticle

Catherine Oshotse, a 27-year-old entrepreneur from Lagos, Nigeria, has the internet to thank for her growing business...

Yun Shi 18 Feb 2020

Air cargo stakeholders to fast-track AfCFTA operational progress
Air cargo stakeholders to fast-track AfCFTA operational progressArticle

As air cargo and logistics industry stakeholders prepare to seize new opportunities presented by the new Africa Continental Free Trade Area agreement...

18 Feb 2020

#BizTrends2020: An overview of Bizcommunity's BizTrendsLIVE!2020
#BizTrends2020: An overview of Bizcommunity's BizTrendsLIVE!2020Article

Bizcommunity invited a diverse selection of thought-leader industry veterans and #BizTrends2020 contributors to join its vision for Africa at its annual and much-awaited BizTrendsLIVE! event, which took place at Ster-Kinekor Imax Theatre at the Mall of Africa in Midrand, Johannesburg on Thursday, 30 January...

Clare Matthes 3 Feb 2020

Afro-disruption: 6 more reasons to attend BizTrendsLIVE!2020
Afro-disruption: 6 more reasons to attend BizTrendsLIVE!2020Article

Afro-disruption and Afro-centrism will be trending when Bizcommunity, in association with Ster-Kinekor and Kantar, brings you BizTrendsLIVE!2020, on Thursday, 30 January 2020...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 22 Jan 2020

Impact of free trade area in Africa will be huge
Impact of free trade area in Africa will be hugeArticle

Member States of the African Union (AU) have a combined population of over 1.2 billion people and gross domestic product of more than $3.4 trillion - yet the continent accounts for less than 3% of world trade...

Andrew Skipper 21 Jan 2020

Zak Sivalingum; FNB regional director: Gauteng East
One Africa: Businesses need to drive the AfCFTAArticle

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is the subject of much excitement and debate at the moment. All but one of the 55 countries making up the continent have signed the agreement...

Zak Sivalingum 15 Jan 2020

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AfCFTA's impact on Africa's energy sectorArticle

The African Continental Free Trade Area agreement (AfCFTA) will constitute the world's largest free trade area, consolidating an integrated market of 1.3-billion consumers with a combined gross domestic product (GDP) of approximately $3.4trn...

14 Jan 2020

Afro-optimism in focus at BizTrendsLIVE!2020
Afro-optimism in focus at BizTrendsLIVE!2020Article

Bizcommunity has announced the line-up of published and awarded trend analysts from London, Lagos, Senegal and SA, to share their vision of intra-African tech, trade and trends at BizTrendsLIVE!2020 on Thursday, 30 January...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 13 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: South Africa - challenges and opportunities in the year ahead
#BizTrends2020: South Africa - challenges and opportunities in the year aheadArticle

South Africa is experiencing a period of prolonged political and economic uncertainty, but the country's commitment to improving the local investment environment, combined with signs of future economic improvement, have resulted in increases in M&A value...

Morne van der Merwe and Wildu du Plessis 8 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: 5 key focus areas for the concrete sector
#BizTrends2020: 5 key focus areas for the concrete sectorArticle

Cement production and consumption is a reliable indicator of a nation's growth, as its infrastructure is a reflection of development....

Bryan David Perrie 7 Jan 2020

APO Group CEO, Lionel Reina.
#BizTrends2020: How multinationals are rethinking their Africa strategyArticle

APO Group CEO, Lionel Reina, spoke to Bizcommunity.com on latest trends in the way that multinational companies are currently rethinking their communications strategies in Africa...

6 Jan 2020

NJ Ayuk, chairman of the African Energy Chamber
#BizTrends2020: The future looks bright for African oil & gasArticle

Africa holds around 7% of the world's proven crude oil and natural gas reserves, yet the continent remains largely under-explored...

NJ Ayuk 6 Jan 2020

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Experts meet to validate AfCFTA Business IndexArticle

The aim of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) index is to provide an assessment of the extent to which businesses across Africa find trading across borders in Africa challenging, and to identify the main barriers to trade...

11 Dec 2019

BizTrendsLIVE!2020 speakers announced and booking open
BizTrendsLIVE!2020 speakers announced and booking openArticle

We are honoured to announce the following speakers who will share their vision of the trends shaping our region, from culture to connectivity and fintech to fashion at BizTrendsLIVE!2020, in association with Ster Kinekor, at the Mall of Africa IMAX theatre on Thursday, 30 January 2020...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Dec 2019

Rodwyn Peterson, head of litigation Chibesakunda & Co, DLA Piper Africa member firm in Zambia
Can AfCFTA solve Africa's energy challenge?Article

This serious shortage of electricity in most African countries creates a need for the introduction of power generation from alternative sources...

Rodwyn Peterson 22 Nov 2019

Africa to influence growth trajectory of global Coca-Cola business
Africa to influence growth trajectory of global Coca-Cola businessArticle

The Coca-Cola Company's global CEO and chairman, James Quincey, concluded a tour in Africa last week...

21 Nov 2019

4 priorities to improve African aviation
4 priorities to improve African aviationArticle

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on governments and industry in Africa to focus on four priorities to allow aviation to drive economic and social development on the continent, enrich people's lives and enable the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals...

12 Nov 2019

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Warehousing: A foundation for economic growthArticle

Warehouses tend to be one of the most ignored elements of infrastructure and logistics, but are a fundamental part of the supply chain...

Geoffrey White 1 Nov 2019

AWIEF conference 2019.
AfCFTA must be linked to women empowermentArticle

A resolution taken at the annual Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum conference, calls on the economic empowerment of women to be linked to the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA)...

Louise Marsland 31 Oct 2019

Investments in rail transport essential for the success of Africa's free-trade area
Investments in rail transport essential for the success of Africa's free-trade areaArticle

Africa is on the cusp of launching a free-trade zone that could meaningfully boost economic growth and unlock the continent's vast potential...

Aubrey Lekwane 30 Oct 2019

Karen Bosman: Wesgro on AGOA
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Karen Bosman, Strategic Research and Public Affairs Officer at Wesgro, chats with Rutendo Nyamuda on the implications of the African Growth and Opportunity Act ( AGOA ) for South Africa and the African continent, opportunities opened up by the African Continental Free Trade Agreement.( AfCFTA) and the role of the media…

29 Oct 2019

Alastair Tempest and Mpho Sekwele from EFSA.
EFSA launches Africa's first e-commerce TrustmarkArticle

The Ecommerce Forum South Africa has launched its Safe.Shop Trustmark. The EFSA provides the Trustmark badge to e-commerce platforms that have been confirmed as being compliant...

23 Oct 2019

On the sidelines of the FT Africa Summit, President Cyril Ramaphosa met former Prime Minister of Great Britain, Tony Blair at the Claridge's in London.
Get more bang for your buck by investing in AfricaArticle

Africa is ready for the great leap frog of attracting investment, displaying its innovative talent and capability and catapulting itself to greater heights of human development...

15 Oct 2019

Concrete Institute to brief parliament on potential industry crisis
Concrete Institute to brief parliament on potential industry crisisArticle

The cement industry, having to compete against cheap imports, has appealed to the Department of Trade and Industry's (DTI) International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) for support in the form of tariffs...

15 Oct 2019

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Support for Zimbabwe AfCFTA implementationArticle

ECA and AUC provide technical support to assist Zimbabwe to develop a national strategy to benefit from AfCFTA...

10 Oct 2019

Establishing an Africa-based global destination image platform at Brand Summit Africa 2020
Establishing an Africa-based global destination image platform at Brand Summit Africa 2020Article

Brand Summit South Africa is excited to announce that 1-5 June 2020 has been dubbed "Brand Summit Week" in Cape Town, launching a pan-African theme in response to calls to expand the strategic reach of the event to embrace the entire African continent from 2020 onwards...

Issued by Brand Summit South Africa 9 Oct 2019

AFI Fashion Week to open with African Fashion Unites show
AFI Fashion Week to open with African Fashion Unites showArticle

The African Fashion International (AFI) Fashion Week - which will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg from 10 to 12 October 2019 - will open with the African Fashion Unites show...

7 Oct 2019

United Nations SDG publication released this week.
United Nations sounds warning on achieving SDGsArticle

Young Africans will "produce the magic" says AU chief, as the UN sounds warning on Sustainable Development Goals...

27 Sep 2019

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Report explores African investment optionsArticle

African investment has traditionally been dominated by its big economies but the long-awaited emergence of intercontinental trade blocs is shifting the balance of power...

25 Sep 2019

AfCFTA under the spotlight at ISO assembly
AfCFTA under the spotlight at ISO assemblyArticle

Support for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement formed part of discussions at the 42nd General Assembly of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), currently underway in Cape Town...

17 Sep 2019

BizTrends 2020: Make the vision Towards Africa 2020 possible
BizTrends 2020: Make the vision Towards Africa 2020 possibleArticle

Your invitation to the first Trend Report of the new decade!..

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 28 Aug 2019

Vera Songwe.
Africa's free trade area: the journey beginsArticle

With a combined market of over 1.2 billion people and a GDP of $2.5 trillion, AfCFTA could potentially make Africa the largest free trade area in the world. Vera Songwe, the Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa explains what's next...

23 Aug 2019

Minister of Trade and Industry, Ebrahim Patel
Trade partnerships must be aligned to the AfCFTAArticle

Trade partnerships should be aligned to the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel said...

6 Aug 2019

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Ghana hopes to benefit from hosting Africa's free trade area secretariatArticle

Ghana has been chosen by the African Union (AU) to host the secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area...

Adu Owusu Sarkodie 1 Aug 2019

Africa: The land of milk and honey, and... entrepreneurs
Africa: The land of milk and honey, and... entrepreneursArticle

With the economic landscape in southern Africa showing great promise, new industries are emerging, existing ones growing stronger and entrepreneurship flourishing. What does this mean to the produce industry?...

Issued by Produce Marketing Association 26 Jul 2019

Afreximbank President Prof. Benedict Oramah, AU Trade Commissioner Amb. Albert Muchanga, and Rwanda Trade Minister Soraya Hakuziyaremye addressing guests at the launch of IATF2020 in Niamey.
Africa trade fair expected to generate record investmentArticle

Over $40 billion in trade deals, participants from 55 countries expected at IATF2020...

16 Jul 2019

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What the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement means for the continentArticle

The operational phase of the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement (AfCFTA) was officially launched at the African Union (AU) summit in Niger in early July...

Virusha Subban & Itumeleng Mukhovha 10 Jul 2019

Ipeleng Mkhari, CEO and founder of Motseng Investment Holdings, speaking at the RICS Summit Africa 2019.
AfCFTA creates optimism on the continentArticle

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) has the potential to lift intra-African trade by more than 52%...

9 Jul 2019

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Partnerships to facilitate implementation of AfCFTAArticle

UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and TradeMark East Africa partner towards the implementation of Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)...

5 Jul 2019

Get into Africa to seize opportunity
Get into Africa to seize opportunityArticle

Why Africa is commercially exciting right now; and why businesses, big and small, need to be paying attention and investing, before the barriers-to-entry and competition truly kick in...

James Hedley 2 Jul 2019

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Steps to regional integration for Africa's prosperityArticle

The African Development Bank Annual Meetings concluded with consensus on ways to fast-track regional integration...

17 Jun 2019

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AMA and African Leadership partner up to promote London Africa SummitArticle

African Media Agency partners with African Leadership (UK) Limited's 3rd Africa Summit in London...

12 Jun 2019

Central Africa could be continent's rising star, thanks to AfCFTA
Central Africa could be continent's rising star, thanks to AfCFTAArticle

Central Africa's real income could increase by as much as 7% in one of the scenarios that researchers describe in the 2019 African Economic Outlook...

12 Jun 2019

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Brexit and Africa: How Africa can benefitArticle

Africa can take advantage of the modern 'Scramble for Africa' as Brexit and the ratification of AfCFTA come into play...

Andrew Skipper 11 Jun 2019

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