News

Remitly partners with Xpress Money to expand cross border transfer services in Africa and Asia

11-21-2019 | 13:12:00
Remitly, the online remittance service used by nearly two million people, and Xpress Money, a Finablr company, have come together to increase cross-border payout options for customers in Africa and Asia.

South Africa records increased nut production on rising global demand

11-21-2019 | 13:08:00
South Africa's diverse climatic conditions are suited to the production of most nuts, including groundnuts (peanuts) and tree nuts.

[Kenya] Equity’s growth in non-funded income well aligned to diversification strategy

11-21-2019 | 13:05:57
Equity bank grew its non-funded income portfolio which contributed 41% of the lender’s earnings. The non-funded revenue stream in Q3 2019, grew to Kshs 22.5 billion, registering a 14% during the same period last year.

[Tanzania] Stakeholders meet to discuss future of mobile money platforms in Africa

11-21-2019 | 12:26:02
Key representatives from over 8 countries in Africa gathered at a workshop organized by Vodacom to look into trends and developments shaping the mobile money industry in Africa.

Openet continues its global expansion with new offices in Canada and South Africa

11-21-2019 | 11:24:00
Openet, a leader in Digital BSS, announced that it has opened two new offices in Canada and South Africa, to better meet global demand for its innovative digital BSS portfolio.

[Kenya] ICT industry applauds data protections law but calls for fair taxation on digital economy

11-21-2019 | 10:33:07
The ICT fraternity has today thrown their support behind the recently signed into law data protection bill terming it a good regulation policy framework for the industry.

GreenTec Capital invests into Nigerian logistics and ride-matching app, Drivers NG

11-21-2019 | 10:32:00
GreenTec Capital announces an investment into Nigeria-based transportation and logistics app, Drivers NG, which provides on-demand drivers and mobility solutions for Nigeria and the African market.

Green Climate Fund, AfDB partner to increase renewable power in Zambia

11-21-2019 | 10:21:00
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) are working together to support a USD 154.0 million renewable energy financing framework in Zambia.

[South Africa] JSE expands dark functionality offering to include 'Iceberg orders'

11-21-2019 | 09:54:00
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has expanded its Dark Functionality offering with the introduction of 'Iceberg orders' which allows traders to display only small portions of their larger order trades, without disclosing their full order size.

[South Africa] Absa looks to promote intra-regional trade and investment through $250 million trade finance deal

11-21-2019 | 09:29:00
Absa and the AfDB have signed a US$ 250-million Risk Participation Agreement (RPA) which, when fully utilised, is estimated to mobilise over US$ 2 billion worth of trade business over three years.
 
Features

[Column] Sandra Crous: Why payroll is a function all SMEs should outsource

11-21-2019 | 09:20:26
Regardless of your area of business activity or company size, dealing with employment issues may prove to be demanding task that requires ongoing attention and additional internal resources.

[Column] NJ Ayuk: What Africa’s Future Liquefied Natural Gas producers can learn from Qatar

11-21-2019 | 07:29:14
As I got into the process of writing my recent book Billions At Play, The future of African Energy and doing deal, the story of Qatar intrigued me.

[Column] Adriaan Rossouw: Reducing risks, increasing visibility in supply chain management

11-21-2019 | 05:38:00
In the fast-paced supply chain industry, most efforts to outpace disruption are ultimately limited by the physical and financial constraints inherent to moving goods around the globe.

[Column] Jason Penton: Offshore platform development growing as South Africa looks to play cloud catch-up

11-20-2019 | 02:47:00
As cloud entered its teen years in 2019, South Africa remains a late adopter of what is globally an established technology

[Interview] Utibe Uko, Founder, UniQuest Farms & Innovations Centre, Nigeria

11-19-2019 | 08:00:58
Utibe Uko has his mind and eyes set on luring more youth into farming through his enterprise UniQuest Farms & Innovations Centre that besides working in vegetable cultivation, is partnering with young people in Nigeria.

[Interview] James Lomax, food systems expert, UNEP

11-15-2019 | 13:38:00
James Lomax is a food systems experts at United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP.

How food manufacturers can ensure waste products are disposed of responsibly

11-14-2019 | 10:32:00
The 2018 listeriosis outbreak in South Africa highlighted the importance of food safety in the production value chain. Since then, the government has cracked down on failures in hygiene in the food supply chain.

[Column] Mandla Mbonambi: DevTestOps - the continuous test

11-14-2019 | 06:59:05
It seems like only yesterday that DevOps became the portmanteau de jour and confused everyone except those who were involved in its processes.

[Column] Catherine Moore: Accountants now also opting for Cloud solutions

11-13-2019 | 12:11:52
Gone are the days of software and hardware upgrades, accountants are now opting for cloud ERP systems like Uniconta

[Interview] Catherine Jura, Director Learning and Development, Edify Learning Forum Africa, Kenya

11-13-2019 | 09:00:00
Training management firms like Edify Learning Forum Africa, ELFA, have been at the forefront of designing, managing and redefining organizational learning processes in Africa over the years.