News

47 countries make reforms to help farmers grow business, 4 African countries among top improvers, World Bank

10-22-2019 | 08:42:00
Four countries in Sub-Saharan Africa are among the top ten reformers worldwide promoting favorable regulations for farmers in the areas measured, a report issued by the World Bank finds.

[South Africa] Government, MICT SETA launches project to train 1000 unemployed youth with 4IR ICT skills

10-22-2019 | 08:08:00
South Africa Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies in partnership with MICT SETA, has launched a pilot skills development programme in its commitment to create one million new jobs by 2030.

Over one million Chad farmers to benefit from €81.9 climate resilience million project

10-22-2019 | 08:05:00
A new €81.9 million project will help more than 1 million vulnerable small-scale farmers in Chad improve their incomes and food security and boost an underperforming agricultural sector.

South African Airways recalls aircraft to undertake compliance verification

10-22-2019 | 08:00:00
South African Airways advises its customers that it may operate an amended flight schedule following a decision to recall some of its aircraft to undertake compliance verification in line with the South African Civil Aviation Authority requirements.

Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited doubles capacity on Spacecom Amos-7

10-22-2019 | 08:00:00
Spacecom, operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, and Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTC) have announced that BTC is doubling its capacity on AMOS-7.

DBSA teams up with BRD to unlock infrastructure investment in Rwanda

10-22-2019 | 07:32:00
The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) and the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) hosted the DBSA Rwanda Investment Summit last week in Kigali as part of promoting infrastructure development in Africa.

Afreximbank launches initiative to catalyze African cotton sector

10-22-2019 | 07:03:00
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) is developing an African Cotton Initiative (AFRICOTIN) to help to catalyse the African cotton sector.

[Gabon] VAALCO confirms oil discovery with Etame 9P appraisal wellbore

10-22-2019 | 06:58:09
VAALCO Energy announced that the Etame 9P appraisal wellbore, targeting the subcropping Dentale reservoir beneath the VAALCO-operated Etame field offshore Gabon, was successfully drilled to a total depth of 10,260 feet.

[Nigeria] Otakikpo field partners sanction phase two development project and marginal field license renewal

10-22-2019 | 06:40:00
LEKOIL is pleased to announce that the Otakikpo Joint Venture between Green Energy International and LEKOIL (with LEKOIL as Technical Partner) has sanctioned Phase Two of the Otakikpo field development plan.

Shell Egypt to market its current onshore upstream assets, focus on offshore gas growth

10-22-2019 | 06:19:00
Shell Egypt is to market its current onshore upstream assets in the Western Desert in order to fully concentrate on growing its Egyptian offshore exploration and integrated gas business.
 
Features

[Column] Boris Ivanov: How global energy dynamics are shaping the outlook for African exploration

10-22-2019 | 06:27:55
Africa is a continent rich in energy resources, but poor in supply. For most Africans energy is either unaffordable, unreliable or inaccessible.

[Column] Cameron Beveridge: The new business battlefield

10-18-2019 | 12:36:18
Until recently, it was nearly impossible to prove the business impact of customer experience through quantifiable data.

[Column] Phathizwe Malinga: Watch your perimeter

10-17-2019 | 06:12:00
Teqcon specialises in the design and development of perimeter detection devices and they have worked with SqwidNet to launch an intelligent, wireless perimeter solution that uses Sigfox to communicate.

[Column] Flora Kangethe: Customer service to backend - How cloud-based AI enables modernisation of business

10-17-2019 | 05:35:00
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is proving to be a key technology in delivering improved customer experience and exceeding customer expectations

[Column] Nick Durrant: Mobile apps help improve customer experience

10-16-2019 | 08:40:00
Creating a mobile app is a phenomenal tool to help businesses improve their corporate image and overall reputation, especially if they want to improve their customer service experience and boost their brand.

[Column] Helen Kruger: Capitalising on the Software-Defined Data Centre

10-16-2019 | 08:30:27
The Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) combines exceptional performance with unprecedented flexibility, enabling IT assets and IT organisations to operate and change at the speed of business.

[Column] Travys Wilkins: Five ways tech is changing insurance

10-11-2019 | 13:10:00
It's no secret that the insurance sector is conservative by nature and has largely been slow to embrace technology.

[Column] Robyn Curnow: The world is waking up to the power of dyslexia

10-11-2019 | 09:45:00
As a journalist, I love words. I care about what I write, think before I speak, read with delight and savour language. Part of that relationship with words comes from the fact that I respect them.

[Column] Thomas Pays: Can fintech be the gamechanger in South Africa's SME sector?

10-11-2019 | 06:30:00
It is estimated that SMEs makeup 91% of formalised businesses in South Africa, provide employment to about 60% of the labour force, and their total economic output accounts for roughly 34% of the country's GDP.