News

[South Africa] MPA, Motseng Women Investments acquire Mott Macdonald Africa

08-14-2020 | 11:53:00
South African civil and structural engineering consulting firm, Malani Padayachee & Associates (MPA) and investment holding company, Motseng Women Investments announced the acquisition of 100% equity of Mott MacDonald Africa.

Africa Energy to commence exploration drilling on Block 11B/12B offshore South Africa

08-14-2020 | 11:04:00
Africa Energy announced it expects to commence an extremely active and potentially transformational period with spud of the Luiperd-1 well on Block 11B/12B offshore South Africa, where it holds an effective 4.9% interest.

Senegal promotes rural electrification through VAT exemption

08-14-2020 | 10:55:02
Senegal’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energies announced the exemption of value added tax (VAT) on equipment destined to producing renewable energy.

Total Ghana partners with Star Assurance to boost motor insurance uptake

08-14-2020 | 08:34:00
Total Ghana and Star Assurance have collaborated in putting together an enhanced loyalty scheme aimed at rewarding mutual clients in the transport sector.

DiMuto partners with Jupiter Group to deploy blockchain traceability as part of global expansion plans

08-14-2020 | 08:01:00
DiMuto, a trade technology solutions platform that provides end-to-end supply chain visibility for global agri-food businesses, has secured a deal with Jupiter Group, a leading global produce grower and supplier, to deploy blockchain traceability.

[South Africa] Vodacom’s base station sites in Soweto under siege from organised cellphone battery syndicates

08-14-2020 | 07:29:00
Vodacom base stations in Soweto are increasingly being targeted for theft and vandalism by organised crime syndicates, with over one hundred cases of vandalism since the start of 2020.

CIMERWA Cement lists on Rwanda Stock Exchange

08-14-2020 | 07:15:00
CIMERWA, Rwanda’s only integrated cement manufacturer has received approval from the Capital Markets Authority and the Rwanda Stock Exchange to list its shares on the RSE.

World Bank lights up Africa, brings renewable, off-grid energy to communities

08-14-2020 | 06:23:00
With a strong push for solar energy from the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation, life for thousands of Ghanaians is beginning to change.

[Rwanda] RDB, Ministry of Justice launch electronic system for execution of enforcement orders

08-14-2020 | 06:12:00
The Ministry of Justice, in partnership with the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), have launched a digital bidding platform that is aimed at making the enforcement of orders more efficient and transparent.

Egypt Planning Ministry adopts new electronic system to assess government performance

08-14-2020 | 06:08:00
The Ministry of Planning has applied a new electronic system, the first in Egypt to assess government performance.
 
Features

[Column] Kirtan Sita: Four proven keys to platform modernization for financiers

08-14-2020 | 11:08:00
The future leaders in auto and equipment finance will be those who make strategic investments in digital transformation, platform modernisation and capability development to attract a new kind of customer.

[Column] Andiswa Bata: What it entails to support women entrepreneurs

08-14-2020 | 11:02:00
Whilst female entrepreneurship is on the rise globally, The World Bank's research shows that female entrepreneurs tend to encounter a unique set of challenges in starting and running their businesses.

[Column] Michael Finch: COVID-19 and beyond, data center as a mission critical resource

08-14-2020 | 10:38:00
COVID -19 has altered industries across the globe highlighting just how dependant the world is on data, with the Global Data Center Security Solutions Market expected to grow by $5 billion during 2020-2024.

[Column] Kumar Utpal: What is needed to streamline South Africa healthcare

08-14-2020 | 08:30:00
Most people have heard stories about inefficiencies, unexpected costs or redundant re-testing while visiting medical facilities across the globe. I have a few, such as having to re-run tests because my regular specialist couldn't be reached.

[Column] Paul Akiwumi: COVID-19: A threat to food security in Africa

08-13-2020 | 06:10:00
The International Monetary Fund has projected a deep coronavirus-induced global recession, which threatens a nearly 4 per cent drop in world GDP and could drag the GDP of African economies into a fall of about 1.4 per cent.

[Column] Cobus De Bruyn: The cotton sector: A myriad of challenges, a world of opportunities

08-12-2020 | 11:08:00
Eight months into the Covid-19 pandemic, we're well aware of the devastating impact it has had on the global economy and millions of livelihoods.

[Column] Sekete Maphopha: Cloud technology can bring more resilience for South Africa companies

08-12-2020 | 11:05:00
Many enterprise efforts to adopt and scale to cloud have stalled. Some organisations got stuck in an experimental mindset without a sense of where their cloud journey was headed.

[Column] John Lombela: What AI and IoT portends for digital banking

08-11-2020 | 09:34:04
As AI and IoT become a part of our lives e-banking is gaining traction and with that comes an influx of different offerings some good and some bad.

Funding the rise of female-led digital economy in Africa

08-11-2020 | 09:27:00
When it comes to making good business decisions, representation matters. Always. The acknowledgement of this truth is what has led to the wide-ranging racial transformation of businesses across South Africa over the past 20 years.

[Column] Wandile Mcanyana: Are insurers staying ahead of their growing cybersecurity risks?

08-10-2020 | 11:05:00
Our latest findings on State of Cyber Resilience shows that cyberattacks on insurers have more than doubled.