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[South Africa] AlphaCode to invest R16m in financial services startups

08-23-2018 | 08:07:00
AlphaCode, an initiative of Rand Merchant Investments, has set aside R16 million to identify a new generation of financial services entrepreneurs through its AlphaCode Incubate initiative.

NUM declares a dispute with the Minerals Council of South Africa

08-23-2018 | 08:02:23
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has declared a wage dispute with the Minerals Council of South Africa.

[South Africa] Workforce Holdings shows 4.2% revenue increase in H1

08-23-2018 | 07:47:00
Workforce Holdings Limited a diversified services group today released interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2018.

[South Africa] Mobile consumer survey reveals major industry change

08-23-2018 | 07:38:00
The mobile industry is changing at an exponential rate as new influences shape the way consumer expectations rise.

Safaricom’s Digifarm yields Gold at the 2018 Loeries awards.

08-23-2018 | 07:31:00
DigiFarm has emerged top of the Shared Value Category in the just concluded Loeries Awards in Durban, South Africa.

Kenya’s electoral body eyeing blockchain for elections transparency

08-23-2018 | 07:08:00
Kenya’s electoral body, the Independent Elections and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is considering the use of blockchain technology to enhance elections transparency.

Samsung launches Samsung Pay in South Africa

08-23-2018 | 06:31:03
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has announced that its mobile payment service, Samsung Pay, has launched in South Africa.

[South Africa] Chubb Insurance partners with Uber to cover drivers

08-23-2018 | 06:30:00
Uber has announced that drivers and delivery-partners will benefit from partner injury protection.

Tidal, MTN unveil music and video streaming service in Uganda

08-23-2018 | 06:25:00
Global music and video streaming platform, TIDAL and Uganda ‘communications operator in offering mobile & fixed telecommunications, MTN Uganda, have announced a first-of-its kind collaboration.

Cameroon experiences over 16,000 road crashes yearly, UN report

08-23-2018 | 06:19:50
The UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy on Road Safety – Mr. Jean Todt has unveiled the Cameroon Road Safety Performance Review Report jointly commissioned with the UN Economic Commission for Africa.

AfDB, Namibia sign $217.8m loan for economic governance in Namibia

08-23-2018 | 06:18:00
The Government of the Republic of Namibia and the African Development Bank have signed a loan agreement worth US$ 217.8 million (ZAR 3 billion) to finance the second phase of the Namibia Economic Governance and Competitiveness Support Program.

Ghanaian Government launches ICT Innovation Project

08-23-2018 | 06:14:00
The Government of Ghana, through the Ministry of Communications, is implementing an ICT Innovation Project at the Accra Digital Centre under the eTransform Ghana Project aimed at nurturing Tech Startups to promote digital entrepreneurship and create digital jobs for the youth.

AIIM acquires nine solar and wind power plants in South Africa

08-23-2018 | 06:10:53
African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), one of Africa’s largest infrastructure-focused private equity fund managers, has acquired through its IDEAS Managed Fund - stakes in nine new solar and wind power plants in South Africa.

Ecobank appoints Yves Mayilamene Group Executive, Human Resources

08-23-2018 | 05:34:00
Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, the Lome-based parent company of the Ecobank Group announces the appointment of Yves Mayilamene as Group Executive, Human Resources, following the resignation of Julie Essiam early this year.

Threadsol to unveil new solutions for Kenyan apparel manufacturers

08-22-2018 | 13:31:04
ThreadSol has announced plans to present its range of innovative software solutions for apparel manufactures in Kenya.

FTI Consulting expands offering in South Africa

08-22-2018 | 13:12:58
Global business advisory firm FTI Consulting, Inc. has announced the continued expansion of the firm’s service offering in South Africa with the appointment of John Geel.

Ethiopia launches first waste-to-energy plant in Africa

08-22-2018 | 13:10:11
Ethiopia has launched the waste-to-energy facility, a first of its kind in Africa.

[Kenya] FCM Travel expands technology partnership with Travelport

08-22-2018 | 11:35:36
Travelport, a global travel commerce platform, and FCM Travel Solutions (FCM), have announced an expanded long-term technology partnership.

30 Startups finalists shortlisted for DEMO Africa 2018

08-22-2018 | 10:58:00
DEMO Africa has announced the thirty startup finalists for the 2018 edition of the annual conference. The startups were selected following a few months of innovation roadshows, city tours and virtual adjudication across different countries in the continent.

Rwanda, Italy sign bilateral air service agreement

08-22-2018 | 09:28:00
The Government of Rwanda and the Italian Republic have signed a Bilateral Air Services Agreement with the aim of enhancing commercial flight operations between the two countries.