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WCP assists 1 000 companies and saves 50 000 jobs, Productivity South Africa report

03-21-2019 | 06:43:00
The CEO of Productivity South Africa has reported that the Workplace Challenge Programme (WCP) has to date assisted 1 000 companies and successfully led to the retention of more than 50 000 jobs since its inception in 1998.

[South Africa] FlexClub raises $1.2M, partners with Uber Mexico

03-21-2019 | 06:33:40
South Africa’s startup FlexClub has closed a $1.2 million seed round led by CRE Venture Capital.

South Africa cosmetics manufacturers ready to meet the export demand

03-21-2019 | 06:05:00
South African small business manufacturers in the cosmetics industry would do well in international markets and meet the high export demand as their products are of high quality and affordable, according to CECOSA Executive Director.

Silicon Valley-based startup Accelerator Founder Institute launches New Chapter in Lagos

03-21-2019 | 05:58:45
The Founder Institute, an idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program has launched a new chapter in Lagos, Nigeria targeting to work with 20 tech startups annualy.

NBA and YouTube launch live games on League’s First Channel dedicated to fans in Sub-Saharan Africa

03-20-2019 | 13:47:35
The National Basketball Association (NBA) and YouTube today announced the launch of the NBA’s first YouTube channel dedicated to fans in sub-Saharan Africa.

[Kenya] Cytonn and SBM Bank sign $ 6.5 million loan facility towards completion of a residential mixed use development

03-20-2019 | 13:21:00
Cytonn Investments,has signed a $ 6.5 million loan facility with State Bank of Mauritius, SBM Bank Kenya, as it seeks to bring in long-term debt to complement its private markets funding.

Ethiopian Airlines set to introduce direct flights to Istanbul

03-20-2019 | 13:03:35
Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, has finalized preparations to launch a direct thrice weekly flight to Istanbul, Turkey.

[South Africa] Cell C and Facebook launch public access Wi-Fi hotspots at UWC

03-20-2019 | 12:10:00
Cell C has partnered with Facebook to launch the first public access Wi-Fi hotspots at the University of the Western Cape (UWC).

Heineken opens $100 million brewery in Mozambique

03-20-2019 | 10:50:00
Dutch brewing company Heineken Has unveiled its first brewery in the district of Maputo, Mozambique.

Hershey unveils plans to restore forest cover in cocoa growing regions of West Africa

03-20-2019 | 10:45:00
Global chocolate manufacturer The Hershey Company has announced plans to protect forests and restore forest cover in the cocoa growing regions in West Africa.

SPECTRAMI appoints Yasser Ali as General Manager for Egypt, Levant and North Africa

03-20-2019 | 10:23:18
UAE. Leading value-added distributor, SPECTRAMI announced today that it has appointed Yasser Ali, as the General Manager for Egypt, Levant and North Africa.

STOA acquires 23 per cent stake in Metro Fiber South Africa

03-20-2019 | 08:24:28
Investment multinational STOA Infra and Energy has announced the acquisition of a significant minority equity interest, 23.08 per cent, in Metro Fiber, a South African open access fiber network operator.

AfDB, Portugal and Mozambique sign Lusophone compact to accelerate private sector development

03-20-2019 | 08:24:10
The African Development Bank and the governments of Mozambique and Portugal have signed a Mozambique-specific Memorandum of Understanding for the implementation of the Lusophone Compact.

Google announces 12 startups to take part in its third Launchpad Accelerator Africa programme

03-20-2019 | 07:35:00
Google has announced the 12 African startups that will take part in its third Launchpad Accelerator Africa programme

Africa set to be the next big mobile market, Jumia report

03-20-2019 | 06:57:45
Africa is judiciously positioned to be the next big mobile market, enviously eyed by global investors for her enormous growth opportunities according to a Mobile Report for Africa released by Jumia.

SqwidNet launches second round of its IoT SA University Challenge

03-20-2019 | 06:52:38
SqwidNet has launched the second round of its IoT SA University Challenge aimed at getting university students in South Africa to solve real-world challenges using the Internet of Things (IoT).

South Africa’s ISPA accuses Telkom of delaying number portability drive

03-20-2019 | 06:00:00
South Africa’s Internet Service Providers Association has accused Telkom of complicating and delaying the number portability drive arguing that the telco was applying the tactics for fear of loosing out competitively.

OFID invests $12 million in Mozambique fisheries project

03-20-2019 | 05:50:41
OFID has signed a $12 million loan agreement with Mozambique to co-finance a project aimed at strengthening artisanal and industrial fishing to boost food security and improve living standards.

Debub Global Bank partners with WorldRemit for digital money transfers to Ethiopia

03-20-2019 | 05:33:05
Debub Global Bank (DGB) has teamed up with leading digital money transfer service WorldRemit for digital money transfers to Ethiopia.

CISI launches new Nigerian National Advisory Council

03-19-2019 | 12:39:00
The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) has announced the launch of its Nigerian National Advisory Council (NAC).