Taxify, a smartphone-based application which allows a user to order a taxi in two simple steps at no charge, is set to launch in Johannesburg and Cape Town at the end of January.
Three young entrepreneurs active in the field of agriculture in Ghana visited Nestlé’s Tema factory yesterday. The visit was part of the prize they received for winning a pitch competition at the ‘Agri-business Entrepreneurship Bootcamp’.
IFC has announced an investment of $4.1 million in Merryland High Schools to expand access to secondary education in Uganda. The loan will enable Merryland to enroll an additional 2,500 students in Uganda, where demand for education exceeds the number of school places available.
For the sixth consecutive year, Vueling will launch services to several new destinations from Barcelona’s El Prat airport, and this year Africa is a new growth area. Starting on 20 June, Vueling will directly operate regular flights to Rabat in Morocco, Yerba in Tunisia, and Accra, Ghana.
South Africa is making significant headway in furthering financial inclusion, according to a new MasterCard report entitled “A Progressive Approach to Financial Inclusion.”