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[South Africa] Vodacom, WITS University partner for continuous online learning

06-05-2020 | 14:05:00
Vodacom has partnered with WITS University in Johannesburg to keep students connected to higher learning activities to help students stay on track to successfully complete the 2020 academic year despite not being on campus.

Gilat Telecom expands VSAT services across Africa

06-05-2020 | 13:57:08
Gilat Telecom has announced that its VSAT services are now available in every country in Africa offering significant advantages over other domestic and international connectivity providers.

Hub agro dealerships address extension officers’ shortages in Malawi

06-05-2020 | 13:54:48
Malawi’s agriculture faces many challenges chief of whom is lack of extension services among rural subsistence farmers who form the largest farming population in the country.

[Kenya] Dutch flower firm ordered to pay Ksh.1.3 billion in taxes

06-05-2020 | 13:44:00
The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has won a case to collect taxes worth Ksh.1.3 billion from Van Den Berg limited, a Dutch flower firm operating in Kenya.

Thirty countries to benefit as Global Environment Facility funds FAO-led projects

06-05-2020 | 10:10:00
FAO welcomed the decision by the Global Environment Facility Council to allocate a substantial $176 million to 24 of its projects that tackle the critical intersection between agriculture and environmental concerns.

African Bank Limited adopts Arctic Intelligence’s software AML Accelerate to tackle financial crime

06-05-2020 | 07:56:00
African Bank Limited has invested in Arctic Intelligence’s software, AML Accelerate, to enable seamless completion of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing enterprise risk assessments.

EIT InnoEnergy supports Nabrawind supply towers to Innovent for Namibian windfarm

06-05-2020 | 07:50:00
Namibia has closed an order for the supply of four towers in a wind farm located in Namibia and developed by the renewables Franco/Namibian company InnoSun Energy.

GALVmed announces three new projects to accelerate animal healthcare in West Africa

06-05-2020 | 07:45:00
The Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed) has announced partnerships with three animal health companies in West Africa.

Billy Tom appointed MD and CEO of Isuzu Motors South Africa

06-05-2020 | 07:42:00
Isuzu Motors South Africa has announced the appointment of Billy Tom as its new CEO and Managing Director, transitioning from 01 June and officially assuming full responsibility from 01 July 2020.

Telecoming expands into Egypt to promote digital entertainment

06-05-2020 | 07:40:00
Telecoming, a global company in the development of digital services monetization technologies, has entered the Egypt market to promote digital entertainment.
 
Features

African Development Bank delivers on a decade of transformative commitments to reduce poverty

06-05-2020 | 06:52:00
For the past five decades, the African Development Bank Group has been at the forefront of driving Africa’s economic transformation, leveraging its diverse resources and unique know-how as an indigenous development finance institution.

Almost five million people at risk of hunger, famine as Desert Locusts destroy crops across East Africa, report

06-04-2020 | 12:47:00
Almost five million people could be plunged into hunger and famine as a fourth round of desert locusts hatch and ravage crops across the Horn and East Africa, compounding an already dire food situation worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Global food prices falls to 17-month low, FAO Index

06-04-2020 | 10:09:00
Global commodity food prices fell for the fourth consecutive month in May, as supplies appear strong and demand weakens due to economic contractions triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, FAO reports.

[Column] David Christie: Systems resilience in times of unprecedented disruption

05-27-2020 | 07:04:59
In the unfolding COVID-19 crisis, systems resilience is being tested like never before. IT and business leaders must ensure that their organisations can continue to operate through this unprecedented disruption.

[Column] Pankaj Bhula: Lack of preparedness can have serious consequences for cybersecurity

05-26-2020 | 14:08:00
The current global Coronavirus crisis has exposed many flaws and gaps in the way businesses operate, but what has become glaringly apparent is how organisations are not prepared to handle cybersecurity requirements of a remote workforce.

[Interview] James Hunt, Vice President, Creative & Marketing Lead, CNN International Commercial

05-26-2020 | 14:00:00
CNN International Commercial Vice President and Marketing Lead James Hunt discusses strategies the company has put in place while working with brands to remobilize as they adapt to the new world order.

[Column] Freeman Addico: The key coronavirus lesson for Africa is "work is a task, not a place"

05-26-2020 | 09:30:35
The negative impact of the global Coronavirus lockdown on business and commercial operations around the world is grave.

[Column] Ronnie Toerien: The role of Human Capital Management in the new world of work

05-26-2020 | 09:28:44
The world of work has been changing for some time, particularly over the last decade as emerging technologies equipped enterprises with the tools to operate with greater efficiency.

[Column] Paulo de Matos: What manufacturers can do now to maintain continuity in the new normal

05-25-2020 | 10:14:00
Manufacturers and distributors are operating in intensely pressured times. Stats SA reported that manufacturing output contracted for the ninth consecutive month in February of 2020.

As world’s forests continue to shrink, urgent action is needed to safeguard their biodiversity, UN

05-25-2020 | 07:30:00
Urgent action is needed to safeguard the biodiversity of the world's forests amid alarming rates of deforestation and degradation, according to the latest edition of The State of the World's Forests.