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The next edition of the AFRICA CEO FORUM, the...
WesBank: cost of motoring on the rise despite interest rate cuts
New data from WesBank shows that the overall cost...
Uber rolls out Real-Time ID Check in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya
In a a bid to further improve security, Uber...
JSE welcomes 100% black-owned brokerage firm Argon Securities
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) on 20 July 2017,...
Hulisani invests in global wind tower producer
JSE-listed Hulisani Limited (HUL), an investment holding company focused...
SA treasury’s plan to tax money earned overseas moves ahead
The South African Revenue Service has published its proposed...
SAcsi: Cape Town is the most trusted municipality in 2017
 The latest South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi) for municipalities, conducted...
South32 performance at Mozal Aluminium increases by 2%
South32 posted a record performance at Mozal Aluminium underpinned...
Centenary Bank, Mastercard partner to transform Uganda’s economy
Centenary Bank and Mastercard have today, 19 July 2017,...
Russian nuclear giant signs MoU with Africa’s young nuclear professionals
Russian energy group Rosatom today, 19 July 2017, signed...
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  • The next edition of the AFRICA CEO FORUM, the biggest international gathering of African private sector leaders and investors, will take place on 26 and 27 March 2018 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. With a growing number of participants each year, the AFRICA CEO FORUM is held alternately in Africa and Geneva, its international headquarters. The […]

  • New data from WesBank shows that the overall cost of motoring is still on the rise, despite recent cuts to interest rates and fuel prices, as well as a slowdown in vehicle price inflation. The monthly mobility basket – which comprises instalments, fuel, insurance and maintenance fees – has increased 24.2% since July 2013. This […]

  • In a a bid to further improve security, Uber has introduced Real-Time ID to Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya. Earlier this year, the intelligent new safety feature was introduced to driver-partners in South Africa, and based on its success, has been introduced to other markets in Africa. The technology works by prompting driver-partners to periodically share […]

  • The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) on 20 July 2017, welcomed Argon Securities, a 100% black-owned brokerage firm as one of its official members. “We are very excited to welcome Argon Securities to the JSE and we hope to see many more 100% black owned member firms joining the JSE in the future,” says Zeona Jacobs, […]

  • JSE-listed Hulisani Limited (HUL), an investment holding company focused on energy opportunities, has announced its investment in GRI Wind Steel South Africa Proprietary Limited (GRI SA), a producer of wind towers to the global market. The investment is created through an indirect acquisition of an effective 12.5% in GRI SA and the provision of preference […]

  • The South African Revenue Service has published its proposed amendment to tax the income of South Africans working overseas. If this amendment to the foreign employment income exemption is passed, it may come into effect in 2019. Tertius Troost, Mazars Tax Consultant says that the proposed amendment will affect most South African tax resident employees […]

  •  The latest South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi) for municipalities, conducted by Consulta, reports that City of Cape Town residents trust their municipality the most and are most satisfied with service delivery. It has been almost a year since the hotly-contested 2016 Municipal Elections, and the index completed last month reveals that South African citizens’ satisfaction with their municipalities […]

  • South32 posted a record performance at Mozal Aluminium underpinned a 2% increase in total aluminium production in FY17 as our smelters continued to operate at their maximum technical capability. The refined alumina production was largely unchanged in FY17 as Worsley Alumina operated at its expanded capacity of 4.6Mtpa (100% basis) in the June quarter.  “We […]

  • Centenary Bank and Mastercard have today, 19 July 2017, announced at the Annual Bankers’ Conference their multipronged approach to digitising Uganda’s economy in support of the National Financial Inclusion Strategy. Following the recent signing of a strategic partnership agreement focused on boosting financial inclusion in the East African market, the two partners today further strengthened […]

  • Russian energy group Rosatom today, 19 July 2017, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on support and cooperation with the African Young Generation in Nuclear organisation, at the POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa conference and exhibition in Sandton. Rosatom, participating in a one-day Nuclear Forum at POWER-GEN Africa, undertook to offer support and knowledge sharing to African […]

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  • JSE welcomes 100% black-owned brokerage firm Argon Securities

    The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) on 20 July 2017, welcomed Argon Securities, a 100% black-owned brokerage firm as one of its official members. “We are very excited to welcome Argon Securities to the JSE and we hope to see many more 100% black owned member firms joining the JSE in the future,” says Zeona Jacobs,

    JSE welcomes 100% black-owned brokerage firm Argon Securities
  • Hulisani invests in global wind tower producer

    JSE-listed Hulisani Limited (HUL), an investment holding company focused on energy opportunities, has announced its investment in GRI Wind Steel South Africa Proprietary Limited (GRI SA), a producer of wind towers to the global market. The investment is created through an indirect acquisition of an effective 12.5% in GRI SA and the provision of preference

    Hulisani invests in global wind tower producer
  • Afreximbank, Kings College Hospital, Nigerian Ministry of Health sign MOU in Abuja

    The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), Kings College Hospital (KCH), London, and the Nigerian Ministry of Health have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate in developing a centre of excellence for healthcare in Nigeria. Following a strategic alliance formed in 2014 between Afreximbank and KCH to establish a network of centres of excellence

    Afreximbank, Kings College Hospital, Nigerian Ministry of Health sign MOU in Abuja
  • Business leaders discuss anti-globalisation effect on emerging markets

    While rising anti-globalisation rhetoric in the west has led to widespread market uncertainty, globalisation is irreversible and innovation, sustainability and diversity will continue to be key tenets in business for the foreseeable future. This was the key takeaway from The CEO Agenda: the new rules for global business, which was held in Sandton in Johannesburg on 17th July.

    Business leaders discuss anti-globalisation effect on emerging markets
  • Three African innovators win $150 000 Innovation Prize for Africa

    The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has awarded $150 000 Innovation Prize for Africa to three African innovators. Over 2500 applications were received, with 10 nominees selected and from these Aly El-Shafei of Egypt emerged as the Grand Prize winner, with Philippa Ngaju Makobore of Uganda landing the Second Prize and Dougbeh-Chris Nyan of Liberia winning

    Three African innovators win $150 000 Innovation Prize for Africa
  • Shoprite Group total turnover increases to ZAR140.7 billion

    The Shoprite Group increased total turnover by a healthy 10.4% to about ZAR140.7 billion for the 12 months to June 2017 with like-for-like turnover growth improving by 5.8%. Turnover for the 52-week period compared to the 53 weeks of the prior year increased by 8.2%. The challenging trading conditions in South Africa continued in the

    Shoprite Group total turnover increases to ZAR140.7 billion

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  • 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...

  • Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC) opened its new wash plant in an opening ceremony attended by His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu. ZAC is located on the border of the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve, close to Ulundi and is the sole...

  • In line with what was reported last year, there continues to be a noticeable disparity in performance between the two core trade corridors of East Africa. Container trade in the Northern Corridor, which serves Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan and...

  • GIBB, one of South Africa’s leading black-owned multi-disciplinary engineering consulting firms, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the South African Water Research Commission (WRC) to develop a group of women water entrepreneurs. The memorandum is a commitment by...

  • Large shipping losses have declined by 50% over the past decade, largely driven by development of a more robust safety environment by ship-owners, according to Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty SE’s (AGCS) fifth annual Safety and Shipping Review 2017....

  • Stronger global trade is expected this year and as reported by the World Trade Organization, indicators like export orders and container shipping are on the rise at the beginning of 2017. Recognising the uncertainty on economic and policy developments,...

  • Up and down Africa’s coasts, major seaports with bunkering facilities play a key strategic role in keeping sea traffic flowing, and industries growing. It is big business and includes the storage of bunker (ship) fuels and the provision of...

  • While the road ahead may still present significant challenges, some of Africa’s most long-standing internal trade barriers are beginning to show signs of falling. The most recent progression in this regard is the increasing implementation across the continent of...

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