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Lidya raises $6.9 million in Omidyar Network investment fund
Lidya, the digital financial services platform focused on improving...
AfDB and Korea launch the Korea-Africa energy investment facility
The Government of Korea and the African Development Bank...
Korea announces $5-billion financial package for Africa
The Government of Korea and the African Development Bank...
World Leaders on Facebook reveals that Botswana Government has busiest page
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the most followed...
IDC officially opens new Emalahleni Office in Mpumalanga
The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has officially opened its...
Telecom Egypt secures $200 million Afreximbank financing for ICT infrastructure
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) will commit up to...
Ecsponent to invest ZAR400 million into venture capital company Capitis
Ecsponent Limited today, 23 May 2018, announced a transaction...
East African Banks dominate 2018 African Banker Awards
Winners of the 2018 African Banker Awards (AfricanBankerAwards.com) have...
Regional cooperation, structural reforms key to Africa’s economic transformation
Africa’s development agenda must focus on the socio-cultural and...
Facebook officially launches first hub facility in Africa
Facebook today, 22 May 2018, unveiled NG_Hub in Lagos,...

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AIMS announces first women in climate change science fellows

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

AIMS announces first women in climate change science fellows

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences – Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI), today, 15 May 2018, announced the first cohort of Women in Climate Change Science Fellows: Dr Nana Klutse from Ghana, Dr Jessica Nosizwe Paula Thorn, a South African national living in the United States and Dr N’Datchoh Evelyne Toure from Ivory Coast. “Climate change

How will VAT rate increases impact short-term insurance industry

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

How will VAT rate increases impact short-term insurance industry

Value-added tax (“VAT”) was introduced in South Africa in September 1991 to replace GST (General Sales Tax) as an indirect tax. VAT was imposed in 1991 at a statutory rate of 10%, and then increased to 14%...

UCT Graduate School of Business hosts first African MBA World Summit

Monday, March 12th, 2018

UCT Graduate School of Business hosts first African MBA World Summit

One hundred MBA students from the world’s best business schools are in Cape Town this week to attend the 5th MBA World Summit, an event that seeks to empower exceptional students to act as global change agents and...

Last BMW 3 Series Sedan rolls-off South African production line

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Last BMW 3 Series Sedan rolls-off South African production line

Yesterday marked yet another significant milestone for BMW Group South Africa when the last BMW 3 Series Sedan rolled off the production line at BMW Group Plant Rosslyn in Pretoria. The plant has produced a total of...

SA government to spend ZAR57 billion on free higher education

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

SA government to spend ZAR57 billion on free higher education

Government will spend ZAR57 billion on free higher education over the next three years. Tabling the 2018 Budget in Parliament, South African Finance Minister Gigaba says there was a reallocation in the spending framework. “The largest reallocation...

GIBS offers two new business programmes in Africa

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

GIBS offers two new business programmes in Africa

University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has added two new programmes to their academic offering, a full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (PDBA) for undergraduate students, as well as a Master of Philosophy (MPhil)...

Otis South Africa business management scholars graduate

Friday, January 19th, 2018

Otis South Africa business management scholars graduate

The year 2017 ended on a positive note for six disabled learners who graduated with an NQF Level 4 certificate in Business Management. Otis South Africa inducted six interns who were working across a number of disciplines...

A beginner’s guide to sectional title insurance

Friday, January 12th, 2018

A beginner’s guide to sectional title insurance

Sectional title insurance can be a little confusing and, as a new owner, you may be tempted to just assume your body corporate has you covered. While this may be the case, understanding the extent of your...

Next Einstein Forum announces new Ambassadors across Africa

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Next Einstein Forum announces new Ambassadors across Africa

The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) on 20 December 2017 announced its second Ambassadors Class, 45 scientists and tech champions across Africa, all under 42 years of age, who are solving Africa’s and the world’s challenges. An initiative...

#ANC54 – Ethical servant leadership required to prevent socio-economic challenges

Monday, December 18th, 2017

#ANC54 – Ethical servant leadership required to prevent socio-economic challenges

With ANC delegates gathering in a couple of days to elect new leaders, the importance of sound leadership to drive economic success has never been more obvious. The South African economy has been battered in recent times...

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