News

NAPSA pumps $3.2 into IDC fruit processing factories in Zambia

08-13-2020 | 12:18:00
The National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA) has invested a total $3.2 into three fruit processing factories through a short-term loan financing facility to the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) in Zambia.

WCFCB prepares to cover domestic workers in Zambia

08-13-2020 | 11:52:00
In an effort to cover the informal sector in Zambia, Workers’ Compensation Fund Control Board (WCFCB) has embarked on a programme to extend social protection to the informal economy and domestic workers will be given priority this year.

Global trade in services to increase by $2 trillion over next five years, Western Union report

08-13-2020 | 11:06:00
The Western Union Company has launched a new report, “The Global Services Trade Revolutions: Fuelling post-pandemic economic recovery and growth.”

Ingram Micro expands Poly coverage across distributor markets in Africa and Middle East

08-13-2020 | 11:02:00
Ingram Micro has opened trading across Africa, Middle East and Turkey for the vendor Poly, a global communications company that powers meaningful human connection and collaboration.

OCP, Budenheim, Prayon partner to launch new purified phosphoric acid plant in Morocco

08-13-2020 | 10:58:00
OCP Group and its German and Belgian partners, Budenheim and Prayon, are launching the building of a new plant for the production of purified phosphoric acid, through their subsidiary Euro Maroc Phosphore (EMAPHOS).

DFC commits $5m loan to BIX Capital for SMEs debt financing in Sub Saharan Africa

08-13-2020 | 10:23:00
The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) has committed a $5 million loan to BIX Capital for SMEs debt financing in Sub Saharan Africa.

Jubilee Metals signs copper project JV Agreement to expand operations in Zambia

08-13-2020 | 09:45:00
Jubilee Metals announced that in line with its stated strategy to expand operations in Zambia, it has signed a Joint Venture Agreement with a private Zambian company securing the rights to process 2 million tonnes copper Run-Of-Mine material.

Rainoil deepens gas penetration in Nigeria

08-13-2020 | 09:19:53
Rainoil has launched its Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) facility and business at its multi-product facility in Ijegun, Lagos, Nigeria.

Sombank selects Temenos cloud-native technology for digital Islamic banking services in Somalia

08-13-2020 | 08:39:00
Temenos announced that Sombank has selected the Temenos Islamic Banking solution in the cloud to accelerate its digital transformation and create innovative products to increase access to financial services in Somalia.

South African citrus sector predicts record export season to the United States

08-13-2020 | 08:34:00
Western Cape and Northern Cape citrus growers are expecting another bumper export season to the United States (US), with an approximately 60 000 tons of citrus being sent from Cape Town to the port of Philadelphia in 2020.
 
Features

[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.

Fertilizer Reform in Niger: An Important Step toward Food Security

08-10-2020 | 11:00:00
Niger is a Sahelian country with a population that regularly suffers from famine and malnutrition.

Stepping up rural finance to support smallholder farmers in Zambia

08-08-2020 | 14:39:00
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage around the world, creating disruption wherever it goes. But it can also offer opportunities to put forward innovative solutions.

[Column] James Ndegwa: The evolution of network infrastructure in a brave new world

08-08-2020 | 14:35:00
The ‘new normal’ has supplanted digital transformation as the phrase of choice in business today. Of course, this is not without its merits.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Tailor-made solutions to ensure SMEs survival amidst COVID-19

08-08-2020 | 07:55:42
For many small businesses who are navigating these difficult times, they will testify to the fact they keep being bombarded with the word, ‘Adaptation’.