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How to expand regional banking and economic growth across Africa
Many growing businesses would like to expand their operations...
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The African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises...
Africa’s Fintech Industry tackles gender and salary divide
To better understand and address human talent gaps that...
Sibanye-Stillwater acquisition of Lonmin worth £285 million
The Board of Sibanye-Stillwater is pleased to announce that...
Addis Ababa hosts major Finance event in 2017
The first Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Africa...
Siemens and Rotan Power sign $500 million power plant deal in Ghana
Siemens and Rotan Power have signed a memorandum of...
IDC datacentre infrastructure gets major boost from Datacentrix
The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has seen a more...
South African companies funded over ZAR9 billion for 2017 CSI projects
Despite challenging economic conditions, South African companies are estimated...
Sipha Ndawonde
Sipha Ndawonde is a Partner at Maneli Foods and...
IFC Bond to finance $25 million in Botswana Building Society
IFC, an organisation of the World Bank and a member...
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  • Many growing businesses would like to expand their operations to capture more revenue opportunities, and these owners often take it for granted that the banking services necessary for facilitating payroll and other financial activities are available everywhere in their respective country. But that is not often true in many parts of the developing world, particularly […]

  • The African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (AGF), which assists financial institutions in Africa to scale up their SME financing through the provision of partial loan guarantees and capacity development assistance has received an Insurance Financial Strength (IFS) rating of AA (very strong) from the globally renowned Fitch Ratings agency. “Since our establishment […]

  • To better understand and address human talent gaps that exist in Africa’s Fintech landscape, the Digital Frontiers Institute (DFI) has released two new reports: the 2017 Fintech Talent Africa Leadership and Employee Engagement Report and the 2017 Fintech Talent Africa Compensation Report. The reports, the first of their kind, provide valuable data and insights for […]

  • The Board of Sibanye-Stillwater is pleased to announce that it has reached agreement with the Lonmin Board on the terms of a recommended all-share offer pursuant to which Sibanye-Stillwater, will acquire the entire issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of Lonmin. It is proposed that the Offer will be effected by means of […]

  • The first Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Africa Members Convention was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The three-day event’s theme centered on: “The impact of socio-economic trends on the future of finance and business in Africa.” The inaugural event saw significant and relevant issues facing the accountancy profession being discussed. Several influential and renowned finance […]

  • Siemens and Rotan Power have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop and build a combined cycle power plant with a capacity of 660 megawatts (MW) at the Aboadze Power Enclave located in the western region. The MoU was signed today, 14 December 2017, in the presence of Brigitte Zypries, the German Federal Minister […]

  • The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has seen a more than 400% performance improvement within its SAP environment, as well as a marked boost in agility, following the deployment of new datacentre infrastructure by Datacentrix. Established in 1940, the IDC is a national development finance institution, owned by the South African government under the supervision of […]

  • Despite challenging economic conditions, South African companies are estimated to have invested over ZAR9 billion in corporate social investment (CSI) in the 2016/2017 financial year, compared to ZAR1.5 billion 20 years ago. This represents a 105% real increase over the 20 years. The most popular social cause is education, accounting for almost half of CSI […]

  • Sipha Ndawonde

    December 14th, 2017

    Sipha Ndawonde

    Sipha Ndawonde is a Partner at Maneli Foods and Managing Director of Maneli Pets. Ndawonde’s areas of expertise include strategy, business development and investment. He holds a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree with Distinction from Kwa-Zulu Natal University and a post graduate Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Cape Town, both institutions based in […]

  • IFC, an organisation of the World Bank and a member of the World Bank Group, today announced its debut Kgalagadi Bond to finance a $25 million investment in the Botswana Building Society. IFC’s support to the Building Society will promote financial inclusion and access to housing finance in the country. IFC investment in the Botswana Building […]

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  • How to expand regional banking and economic growth across Africa

    Many growing businesses would like to expand their operations to capture more revenue opportunities, and these owners often take it for granted that the banking services necessary for facilitating payroll and other financial activities are available everywhere in their respective country. But that is not often true in many parts of the developing world, particularly

    How to expand regional banking and economic growth across Africa
  • African Guarantee Fund gets strong Fitch rating

    The African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (AGF), which assists financial institutions in Africa to scale up their SME financing through the provision of partial loan guarantees and capacity development assistance has received an Insurance Financial Strength (IFS) rating of AA (very strong) from the globally renowned Fitch Ratings agency. “Since our establishment

    African Guarantee Fund gets strong Fitch rating
  • IFC Bond to finance $25 million in Botswana Building Society

    IFC, an organisation of the World Bank and a member of the World Bank Group, today announced its debut Kgalagadi Bond to finance a $25 million investment in the Botswana Building Society. IFC’s support to the Building Society will promote financial inclusion and access to housing finance in the country. IFC investment in the Botswana Building

    IFC Bond to finance $25 million in Botswana Building Society
  • Africa Finance Corporation and Harith merge to form Anergi Holdings Limited

    Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) and Harith General Partners (Harith), acting on behalf of its portfolio company Aldwych Holdings Limited, are pleased to announce final close of the merger of their respective electricity generation assets into a new operating company, Anergi Holdings Limited (Anergi). Following a transaction initially signed in June 2016, all Conditions Precedent to

    Africa Finance Corporation and Harith merge to form Anergi Holdings Limited
  • Agri SA challenges new BBBEE Codes of Good Practice

    Agri SA takes notice of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)’s recently promulgated Codes of Good Practice on Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment. The AgriBEE Sector Codes are not compulsory, but mandatory for any farming enterprise that wants to do business with government.   The Codes bring certainty to the agricultural sector in terms of

    Agri SA challenges new BBBEE Codes of Good Practice
  • Egypt set to drive regional integration across Africa

    The Africa 2017 Forum (www.BusinessForAfricaforum.com) wrapped up in the Egyptian resort city of Sharm el Sheikh with a clear message of intent from President Al Sisi to bring Africa closer together. President Abdel Fattah El Sisi hosted five African heads of state and top business leaders from across the continent. The Heads of State stressed

    Egypt set to drive regional integration across Africa

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  • Agility, APM Terminals, Borderless Alliance, Dole South Africa, DP World Maputo, Dube TradePort, ICTSI DRC and Walvis Bay Corridor Group are among the latest confirmed to join the pan-African trade debate at inaugural TOC in Durban. Sihle Zikalala, MEC...

  • The future state and role of the heavy haul rail network in Africa is a critical discussion if we are to increase intra-African trade. This is according to Brian Monakali, Deputy Chairman of the International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA)...

  • Oceana today released a new report highlighting unlawful fishing activities, authorized by four European countries, in the waters of The Gambia and Equatorial Guinea between April 2012 and August 2015. Using data from Global Fishing Watch, an online technology tool that...

  • The future of the heavy haul industry, a crucial cog in the global logistics chain, remains on shaky ground in light of adverse global market conditions that continue to threaten the profitability and sustainability of heavy rail operators around...

  • Railway infrastructure development is an important building block to improving trade across the Southern Africa Hinterland Territories, which comprises three landlocked countries; Malawi, Zimbabwe and Zambia. This is according to Emmanuel Ntshangase, Country Manager of Maersk Line Hinterland Territories...

  • Although South Africa’s engineering sector is making progress in attracting women in both technical and leadership roles, the journey ahead remains a long and challenging one, especially in the defence industry. According to statistics by South African NGO Women in Engineering (WomEng), women...

  • A conference taking place in Durban from 9 to 11 October 2017 is set to explore South Africa’s aspirations to build an energy hub for gas cooperation with international partners along the value chain. The International Gas Cooperation Summit...

  • The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, laid the foundation stone of the Lom Pangar Dam power plant in the département of Lom-et-Djerem in eastern Cameroon. The visit to Lom Pangar included top government officials, ministers of...

  • By deciding to hold over for trial the matter of the phosphate cargo vessel Cherry Blossom, which was seized in South African waters in April after an unscheduled stop, the South African court has rendered a transparently political opinion...

  • With Africa’s overall port utilisation capacity now exceeding 70%, ports authorities and terminal operators are actively calling for partners in development to equip Africa’s ports and harbours for post-neo-panamax shipping requirements. As international trade volumes increase at growth rates...

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