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Sustainable development redefines African miningArticle

Mining is so much more than just digging up rocks. Sustainable development, community welfare, greenhouse gas emissions and traceability of the source of minerals all play a substantial role in developing the industry as an economic driver in Africa...

Nicci Botha 12 Feb 2020

Emerging technologies are opening up opportunities in Africa
Emerging technologies are opening up opportunities in AfricaArticle

The world as we know it is becoming more digital than ever, and this is just the beginning. Emerging technologies are opening up new opportunities...

Nicolas Blixell 5 Feb 2020

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SDGs create investment opportunities in AfricaArticle

There is a $197bn opportunity for private-sector investors in five high-growth markets in Africa to help achieve the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals...

24 Jan 2020

Looking ahead to 2020 - the year to explore uncharted markets
Looking ahead to 2020 - the year to explore uncharted marketsArticle

Competition has become increasingly fierce. In 2019, we saw the expansion of price wars and the battle to remain relevant. It has become clearer that the companies that will survive are those which over the years have invested in...

Xolile Sizani 22 Jan 2020

Rural areas can and must be connected in Africa
Rural areas can and must be connected in AfricaArticle

The potential of Information and Communication Technologies can enhance rural communities opportunities in Africa...

Nora Wahby 10 Dec 2019

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Market access and cooperation will unlock opportunities in Africa's energy sectorArticle

Africa's energy sector is a catalyst for growth and development across the continent. Industry and investors need to stay abreast of the high-speed advances in the energy landscape...

6 Dec 2019

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#BizTrends2020: A weak economic outlook for South Africa won't stifle business travel demandArticle

The economic growth forecast for South Africa remains uncertain with weak investor sentiment and lingering policy uncertainty...

Oz Desai 2 Dec 2019

Africa's music business under discussion
Africa's music business under discussionArticle

The music business in Africa will be discussed at the annual Africa Music Business Summit (AMBS), part of AFRIMA...

21 Nov 2019

Tourism entrepreneurs from across South Africa shine in Airbnb's Faces of Tourism Exhibition
Tourism entrepreneurs from across South Africa shine in Airbnb's Faces of Tourism ExhibitionArticle

Tourism is being touted as a key factor in economic growth and a crucial driver of job creation. Airbnb hosts a photographic exhibition that shines a light on unlikely entrepreneurs that are creating opportunities for themselves in the tourism industry...

Issued by Irvine Partners 6 Nov 2019

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Africa's digital agenda is all about growth and jobsArticle

Achieving broadband access for all in Africa comes with a $100 billion price tag...

21 Oct 2019

IWG flexible working franchise a first for Africa
IWG flexible working franchise a first for AfricaArticle

Flexible workspace provider, IWG plc this week announced plans for a large-scale rollout of its franchise offering for flexible workspaces in a further 14 countries in Africa...

Issued by GO Content Lab 4 Jul 2019

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#AfricaMonth: Doing business in Africa needs an inclusive approachArticle

Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is estimated to rebound to 2.8%1 for 2019...

30 May 2019

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The African narrative: For Africans, by AfricansArticle

"Until the lion learns to write, every story will glorify the hunter..."

Yaw Dwomoh 28 May 2019

US National Security Advisor John Bolton sees China as a threat to Washington in Africa. EPA-EFE/Shawn Thew
US still sees Africa as important. But it must learn from past mistakesArticle

In December last year the US National Security Advisor, John Bolton, gave a speech at the Heritage Foundation in Washington DC, in which he outlined the Trump administration's new Africa strategy...

Maria Ryan 24 Apr 2019

(L-R) Zouhair Chorfi, Secretary general of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Morocco, newly elected Chair of the bureau of the committee of experts; HE Elsadig Bakheit Elfaki Abdalla, Chair of the outgoing bureau of the committee of experts; Vera songwe, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa. Credit: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).
Digital trade and the economy in AfricaArticle

Policy, trade and the private sector in the digital era dominated debate at the Conference of African Ministers in Marrakesh...

26 Mar 2019

First-of-its-kind short course in Protection of Foreign Investment in Africa to be launched in May 2019
First-of-its-kind short course in Protection of Foreign Investment in Africa to be launched in May 2019Article

The Protection of Foreign Investment in Africa - a first-of-its-kind short course in foreign investment law on the continent - could help investors make the most of increasingly attractive opportunities in Africa...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 14 Mar 2019

Unlocking opportunity in Africa
Unlocking opportunity in AfricaArticle

The Africa Internship Academy plans to set up a continental-wide certification to assist the youth of Africa with honing their skills and encouraging entrepreneurship...

12 Feb 2019

Economic growth of 4% forecast for Africa this year
Economic growth of 4% forecast for Africa this yearArticle

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina confident of "very promising future" for continent...

8 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: Africa - The optimist's view
#BizTrends2019: Africa - The optimist's viewArticle

Is there a new scramble for Africa? Why should Africa be confident...?

Andrew Skipper 7 Jan 2019

Data science presents enormous opportunities in Africa
Data science presents enormous opportunities in AfricaArticle

Data science needs to embrace African context and work for greater good...

16 Dec 2018

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BON Hotels adds new DRC development to its Africa portfolioArticle

BON Hotels have extended their African presence with the addition of its Karibu Kolwezi hotel. Situated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the 55-roomed hotel, which is scheduled to open in April next year, will be the first of its kind for the Lualaba Province of the DRC.

14 Dec 2018

Unlocking African abundance through digital technologies
Unlocking African abundance through digital technologiesArticle

As new ideas, digital technologies and business models penetrate the marketplace in Africa, the ability to disrupt is becoming more and more of a necessity...

Ntombi Mhangwani 14 Nov 2018

Report: Opportunities in Africa's oil & gas sector
Report: Opportunities in Africa's oil & gas sectorArticle

The African continent continues to boast a vast array of potential opportunities, particularly in the oil and gas (O&G) sector, according to Deloitte's Africa Oil & Gas State of Play report...

5 Nov 2018

New report highlights 5 agricultural investment opportunities in Africa
New report highlights 5 agricultural investment opportunities in AfricaArticle

Four countries - Tanzania, Morocco, Tanzania and Zambia - offer immediate opportunities with government incentives available for investors...

1 Nov 2018

L-R: Christian Agossa, director general of the mortgage refinance institution, UEMOA, and Stefan Nallemtaby, director of the financial sector development department, African Development Bank
Affordable housing in Africa to take centre stage at upcoming conferenceArticle

The 34th African Union for Housing Finance (AUHF) conference and AGM will take place for the first time in Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire, 23-25 October...

8 Oct 2018

Infrastructure Africa 2018 looks to unlock opportunities in African build projects
Infrastructure Africa 2018 looks to unlock opportunities in African build projectsArticle

The seventh annual Infrastructure Africa Business Forum is set for 9-10 October at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg...

4 Oct 2018

AfDB-Cananda trade mission.
'Africa cannot be ignored'Article

Risk is important but it should not be an excuse not to invest in Africa, according to African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina...

27 Sep 2018

Fresh produce trade in Africa continues to be a market leader
Fresh produce trade in Africa continues to be a market leaderArticle

Africa's under-utilised resources, rapidly-increasing urbanisation and modern demand-driven consumer food-buying patterns provide vast opportunities to sell fresh produce to the young, informed and modernising consumer...

17 Sep 2018

Laura Swanepoel, head of healthcare, building services, WSP
Custom designing healthcare for AfricaArticle

There is no doubt that improving access to healthcare in Africa is a massive task...

11 Sep 2018

What role can Africa play in contributing to global food security?
What role can Africa play in contributing to global food security?Article

According to Akinwumi Adesina, the president of the African Development Bank, the time has come to view investment and development opportunities in Africa through a totally different lens...

4 Sep 2018

Igniting the mind to dream beyond geographical borders
Igniting the mind to dream beyond geographical bordersArticle

For the longest time, entrepreneurs have assumed that once they have made it in a particular town, city or country, that they have reached the peak of their success...

Issued by Sama Oeuvre Brand Communications 23 Jul 2018

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AfricaCom 2018 launches conference, exposArticle

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

16 Jul 2018

Conference explores sustainability tensions, opportunities in Africa
Conference explores sustainability tensions, opportunities in AfricaArticle

Seedbeds of Transformation: The Role of Science with Society and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa...

1 Jun 2018

#AfricaMonth: Look for the opportunities in Africa
#AfricaMonth: Look for the opportunities in AfricaArticle

Africa is a hot bed of opportunities. If you look for that opportunity you will find it, says Robyn de Villiers, vice chair of APRA and chair and CEO of Burson Cohn & Wolfe Africa...

Louise Marsland 18 May 2018

Brand building in Africa: Demystifying the African marketplace
Brand building in Africa: Demystifying the African marketplaceArticle

Why have some companies succeeded and others failed in Africa? International brands have extended their business models into Africa, and set up shop...

Catherine Burton, Harsh Sarda and Zeenat Ismail, Issued by Ipsos 25 Apr 2018

Companies prune major perks from expat packages
Companies prune major perks from expat packagesArticle

Although the battle for senior leadership talent in Africa is as rife as ever, companies are now less inclined to offer major perks on top of remuneration packages to attract top international executives...

19 Apr 2018

Imad Mesdoua, senior political risk consultant at Control Risks.
Political risk impacts on dealmaking in AfricaArticle

The political uncertainty and weak macroeconomic situation that accounted for fewer deals in Africa's largest markets in 2017, look set to ease over the coming year...

10 Apr 2018

African tech and telecom sector to thrive in 2018/19
African tech and telecom sector to thrive in 2018/19Article

M&A activity in the technology and telecommunication sectors in Africa and the Middle East will more than quadruple in 2018, from 2017...

16 Mar 2018

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How young people interact with agricultural technology across the African agri-food chainArticle

A new report released by the Mastercard Foundation Youth Think Tank highlights the barriers and opportunities to the creation of agricultural technologies, their promotion and uptake by young people...

1 Mar 2018

Eight hotel trends in sub-Saharan Africa to look out for in 2018
Eight hotel trends in sub-Saharan Africa to look out for in 2018Article

Following a subdued performance in 2017, hotels in sub-Saharan Africa are expected to improve its performance in 2018 with budget and midmarket segments showing strong demand...

23 Jan 2018

#AgriIndaba: A gateway to investment opportunities in African agriculture
#AgriIndaba: A gateway to investment opportunities in African agricultureArticle

"The African Agri Investment Indaba seeks to strengthen the continent's agriculture sector and identify investment and growth opportunities. Africa is poised to play a significant role in ensuring global food security..."

20 Nov 2017

Contributing to a strong and vibrant media sector in Africa
Contributing to a strong and vibrant media sector in AfricaArticle

Mobile communications have brought enormous improvements to living standards around the world, and nowhere is the use of that technology spreading more quickly than in Africa, said Michael Bloomberg, speaking on the African Business Media Innovators conference in Ghana...

Michael Bloomberg 14 Nov 2017

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How SA honey production could see R20bn turnoverArticle

The local honey industry currently sees an average annual turnover of R3.2bn, however, this number could drastically increase given a proper business model and investments made....

23 Oct 2017

Minister Zulu to launch 22 On Sloane startup campus
Minister Zulu to launch 22 On Sloane startup campusArticle

The highly anticipated launch of 22 On Sloane, Africa's newest and biggest entrepreneurial campus, in Bryanston, Johannesburg, is music to the ears of many startups, entrepreneurs and inventors alike, not only in South Africa, but on the continent at large...

Issued by Global Entrepreneurship Network 18 Oct 2017

A big boost for African entrepreneurship
A big boost for African entrepreneurshipArticle

Empowering an entrepreneurial spirit is undeniably a key driver to contribute towards job creation and to help secure Africa's economic future. 22 On Sloane is the ideal all-in-one space for entrepreneurs, startups and inventors to initiate, create and innovate...

Issued by Global Entrepreneurship Network 9 Oct 2017

The financial value chain and technology
The financial value chain and technologyArticle

Financial inclusivity is a prerequisite to building a healthy economy, especially in Africa...

19 Sep 2017

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