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TradeMark East Africa rebrands to TradeMark Africa
30-01-2023 | 05:15:00
TradeMark East Africa has officially rebranded to TradeMark Africa (TMA) following all necessary regulatory approvals in most countries of operations across the East, Southern and Horn of Africa region.
EU greenlight to a €50m guarantee to support GreenCo’s expansion within SADC
25-01-2023 | 12:04:00
European Fund for Sustainable Development plus (EFSD+) has given the green light to a €50m guarantee to support GreenCo’s expansion within the Southern African Development Community, including Zambia, Namibia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Music In Africa Foundation and Goethe-Institut for the development of African creative Industry
11-01-2023 | 20:53:22
The fund aims to accelerate development and increase the capacities of practitioners in the region
TDB Group extends usd100 million financing to the export trading group to support farmers in Africa
22-12-2022 | 10:46:00
The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) has extended a USD 100 million trade finance facility to Agri Commodities and Finance FZE-LLC (ACF), a subsidiary of the Export Trading Group (ETG), one of the largest agricultural supply chain operators in Africa.
DBSA & BOAD sign a partnership agreement to foster Inter-regional Cooperation
21-12-2022 | 11:09:12
The West African Development Bank (BOAD) and the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) signed a partnership agreement to foster inter-regional cooperation.
[South Africa] Zeda lists on the JSE post Barloworld unbundling
20-12-2022 | 08:30:00
Integrated mobility solutions provider Zeda, listed its shares on the main board of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), giving investors an opportunity to add to their portfolios a company at the forefront of mobility in Southern Africa.
VALR started its operation in Zambia
19-12-2022 | 11:50:00
VALR, Africa’s largest crypto exchange, has arrived in Zambia, this will allow Zambians to buy and sell Bitcoin (BTC) and USD Coin (USDC), as well as other cryptocurrencies directly using the Zambian Kwacha.
Mobility for Africa receives $2 million funding from InfraCo
15-12-2022 | 09:33:00
InfraCo Africa has signed an agreement committing US$2 million to scale the offering of Mobility for Africa, an electric mobility company delivering affordable, cargo-carrying e-tricycles and solar-powered battery charging solutions for underserved communities in rural Zimbabwe.
BOAD et DBSA signent un protocole d’accord de partenariat en faveur de la coopération inter-régionale.
23-11-2022 | 09:18:00
La signature entre la BOAD, la Banque Ouest Africaine de Développement et DBSA, Development Bank of Southern Africa témoigne de la volonté de la BOAD de s’inspirer de l’expérience des autres banques multilatérales sur les sujets relatifs aux questions d’inclusion en Afrique.
Big John beats Ya’hunga with Chicken Licken’s new ad
15-11-2022 | 08:53:25
Inspired by this, Chicken Licken wanted to tell a tale of just how legendary the burger is and how far someone would go to get their hands on one.
Hivestack and RE/MAX of Southern Africa activate the world’s first programmatic digital out of home anamorphic campaign
15-11-2022 | 08:34:00
The campaign was activated for RE/MAX of Southern Africa, the leading global real estate franchisor via their agency Mark1 targeting audiences at the iconic Victoria & Alfred (V&A) Waterfront in Cape Town via V&A appointed media owner, Innovocean.
AfDB invests over $6 million to develop the pharmaceutical sector in Southern and Eastern Africa
15-11-2022 | 06:31:19
The project, which will be implemented over three years (2023-2025), is institutional support to develop the region’s pharmaceutical industry.
COMESA received the fund to develop the pharmaceutical sector in the sub-region
14-11-2022 | 07:57:13
The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund, the concessional lending arm of the African Development Bank Group approved a $6.63 million grant to the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) to develop the pharmaceutical sector in the sub-region.
UNIDO and Camco to catalyze adaptation finance for climate-resilient agriculture in Southern Africa
14-11-2022 | 05:30:00
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and climate and impact fund manager Camco have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to ramp up investments in climate-resilient agriculture in Southern Africa.
COMESA Central Bank economists undergo training to strengthen financial system
22-09-2022 | 08:26:13
The COMESA Monetary Institute (CMI) organized the training to enhance the implementation of the COMESA Financial System Development and Stability Plan.
Nestlé appoints Luke Gomes as Cluster Head for Greater Zambezi region
19-07-2022 | 11:42:00
Nestlé has appointed Luke Gomes as the new Cluster Head for the Greater Zambezi region, one of three clusters within Nestlé East and Southern Africa Region (ESAR).
BAD approuve $175 millions pour la Banque de commerce et de développement d’Afrique de l’Est et Australe
15-07-2022 | 11:12:00
Le Conseil d’administration du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement a approuvé un accord de participation aux risques financé pour un montant de 175 millions de dollars en faveur de la Banque de commerce et de développement de l’Afrique de l’Est et australe.
Victoria Kwakwa appointed World Bank Vice President for Eastern and Southern Africa
04-07-2022 | 10:09:41
The World Bank has appointed Victoria Kwakwa as the new World Bank Vice President for Eastern and Southern Africa.
[Column] Dr Agnes Kalibata: It’s time to step up Africa’s adaptation plans, for food and nutrition security
04-07-2022 | 09:22:00
In the last five years, Africa has endured several shocks and stresses – from locust and Fall Army Worm attacks to droughts in Eastern Africa and floods in Southern Africa.
World Bank approves $2.3 Billion program to address escalating food insecurity in Eastern and Southern Africa
04-07-2022 | 08:38:00
The World Bank Group approved a $2.3 billion program to help countries in Eastern and Southern Africa increase the resilience of the region’s food systems and ability to tackle growing food insecurity.
World Bank approves $2.3 billion programme to address escalating food insecurity in Eastern and Southern Africa
01-07-2022 | 14:53:19
The World Bank Group has approved a $2.3 billion program to help countries in Eastern and Southern Africa increase the resilience of the region’s food systems and ability to tackle growing food insecurity.
Qatar Airways partners with Airlink to enhance connectivity across Southern Africa
01-07-2022 | 10:28:00
Qatar Airways and Airlink signed a comprehensive codeshare agreement to offer travellers more choices, enhanced services and greater connectivity between 45 destinations in 13 countries across southern Africa and the rest of the world.
COMESA, Texas Agrilife Research sign pact to tackle barriers to regional trade
29-06-2022 | 11:10:00
COMESA and Texas A&M Agrilife Research, USA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support mycotoxin risk management involving aflatoxins and fumonisins for trade commodities and staples. This is a key pillar of mutual recognition of certificates of analysis amongst trading countries.
Southern Africa mango farmers grow yields with integrated pest management practices
21-06-2022 | 11:28:00
To counter the devastating effects of fruit flies, the Alien Invasive Fruit Flies project in Southern Africa, has come up with five technologies as part of an integrated pest management (IPM) package.
Saudi Arabia seeks new investments in COMESA
10-06-2022 | 11:35:47
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia seeks to enhance relations with countries in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa by establishing new areas of investment and development through the COMESA Secretariat.
IFAD opens regional office to better serve small-scale farmers in East and Southern Africa
08-06-2022 | 14:04:40
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has officially opened its East and Southern Africa regional office to help the institution meet its goal of reducing hunger and poverty.
Flexential partners with Angola Cables to strengthen connectivity in African markets
11-05-2022 | 09:01:00
Flexential, the provider of data center colocation, cloud and connectivity, announced its partnership with Angola Cables, to drive colocation and interconnection options for customers in the Southern and West African markets.
IFC launches Africa fragility initiative to promote responsible private sector development in Africa
08-03-2022 | 19:17:00
IFC announced the launch of the Africa Fragility Initiative (AFI), a five-year program dedicated to supporting responsible private sector-led growth and job creation across 32 African countries affected by fragility and conflict.
[Interview] Claudia Castellanos, CEO, Black Mamba, Eswatini
08-03-2022 | 09:07:20
​​​​​​​Claudia Castellanos is the Co-Founder and CEO of Black Mamba, an Eswatini-based brand that manufactures and distributes specialty food products such as chilli sauces, pestos, chutneys and jams among others.
The nexus between smallholder tobacco commercialisation and food security in Southern Africa
09-02-2022 | 10:00:00
The event began with participants engaging in three parallel regional presentations and discussions for East, West and Southern Africa, and culminated in a continental-level panel involving expert commentators and audience questions.
Vantage Capital arranges R430m mezzanine funding for Collins Residential developers in South Africa
21-01-2022 | 11:45:00
Vantage Capital announced it has arranged R430 million of mezzanine funding for the development of Seaton Estates, a residential coastal development located on the North Coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.
Gen Re appoints joint Managing Directors to lead Life/Health business in Southern Africa
20-01-2022 | 09:56:00
General Reinsurance Africa (Gen Re), the reinsurance solutions provider to Life/Health and Property/Casualty insurance industries, announced the appointment of Cindy Blanchard and Jason Cooper-Williams as the new joint Managing Directors.
Omicron se propage, mais le nombre de cas graves reste peu élevé en Afrique du Sud
10-12-2021 | 08:31:00
Le variant Omicron touche de plus en plus de pays en Afrique et le nombre hebdomadaire de cas de COVID-19 augmenté de 93 % sur le continent.
Adanian Labs opens January 2022 cohort applications for its Venture Building Program
09-12-2021 | 10:21:00
The program invites applications from tech entrepreneurs for the 2022 cohort of exceptional startups to join Adanian Labs in Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Nigeria and South Africa.
[Column] Warren Myers: AI will reduce SA’s crime stats as early as 2023
21-10-2021 | 13:34:00
By combining the forces of AI, private and public security, crime can be fought in a collective, coordinated, and proactive way. Safety should be a basic human right, not a privilege. And now, it can be.
United Airlines partners with Airlink to connect customers between the U.S. and Southern Africa
29-09-2021 | 09:16:00
United Airlines and Airlink, a South African airline, announced a new codeshare agreement that will offer customers more connections between the U.S. and Southern Africa than any other airline alliance.
La Guinée déclare la fin de la flambée de maladie à virus Marburg
17-09-2021 | 12:24:36
La Guinée a déclaré aujourd’hui la fin de la flambée de maladie à virus Marburg après qu’aucun cas n’a été signalé pendant 42 jours.
Development Bank of Southern Africa to partner with Invest Africa to generate sustainable finance for Africa 
03-09-2021 | 16:03:01
The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) will partner with Invest Africa to generate sustainable finance solutions for the Continent during The Africa Debate 2021.
[Column] Isme Oosthuizen: South Africa’s financial institutions need to pursue their own path to the cloud
19-08-2021 | 14:23:00
Instead of rushing to the cloud, banks, credit card and payment companies, and insurers are likely to move toward hybrid or multi-cloud models at a measured pace over several years or more
Four Southern Africa’s legal startups proceed to HiiL Justice Accelerator
16-08-2021 | 10:59:12
The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) has announced the four startups that will go on to the prestigious HiiL Justice Accelerator.
New initiative set to strengthen fertilizer regulation in Southern Africa
12-08-2021 | 11:01:16
The programme, the Harmonized Fertilizer Regulatory Framework (HFRF) project, also seeks to enhance integration and improve access to regional fertilizer markets. This regional initiative is being implemented in the 16 SADC Member States.
Siemens looks at the future of mining in Africa as it launches SIDRIVE IQ
04-08-2021 | 09:52:00
Siemens has launched its SIDRIVE IQ industrial IoT monitoring solution for drive systems at its Virtual Smart Mining Forum, seeking to showcase how the solution can increase drive uptime to improve mine site productivity.
[Column] John Mc Loughlin: Insider threat detection for security and compliance
19-07-2021 | 14:50:59
In today’s modern and distributed enterprise, it’s more difficult than ever to proactively combat internal and external threats due to a lack of server visibility in the context of user behaviour, application updates and system configuration changes.
Swiss Investment Company CV VC Opens its First African Office in South Africa
08-07-2021 | 11:19:51
After having opened CV Labs in Zug, Vaduz (Liechtenstein) and Dubai,Crypto Valley Venture Capital (CV VC) is now opening its first office on the African continent in Cape Town.
TradeMark East Africa and TDB ink deal to support trade in Eastern and Southern Africa
08-07-2021 | 09:44:00
TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) and the Eastern and Southern African Trade & Development Bank (TDB) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that establishes a framework for collaboration ultimately seeking to boost trade in the region served by both institutions.
South African fintech Ukheshe Technologies announces boostXB joint venture with ForexPeople
01-07-2021 | 09:21:59
South African fintech startup, Ukheshe Technologies has entered into a new joint venture with ForexPeople, to seamlessly facilitate cross-border payments from South Africa into Africa.
Kaspersky and ownCloud partner to protect file collaboration platform for enterprises
28-06-2021 | 13:28:37
Kaspersky and ownCloud today announced the start of their technology partnership to integrate Kaspersky Scan Engine with the ownCloud Enterprise collaboration platform.
Opera launches interest-based social Clubs in its chat service, Hype
22-06-2021 | 09:34:00
Opera has launched Hype Clubs, public and interest-based group chats in Hype, the new chat service built into the Opera Mini web browser. Hype is currently available and quickly gaining popularity in Kenya, South Africa, Ghana and Zambia.
Investment firm AIIM, consortium acquire 25.8% stake in South Africa's MetroFibre
18-06-2021 | 10:58:00
The African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), along with a consortium comprising South African Housing & Infrastructure Fund (SAHIF), have agreed to acquire 25.8% interest in MetroFibre Networx.
[Column] Mark Walker: The significant scope of the great data grab
17-06-2021 | 10:10:00
The South African Draft National Policy on Data and Cloud announced on 01 April 2021 has done more than startle the country. It has presented company, individual, and analysts with some very important questions.
The Global Environment Facility approves $5.7 million to support climate actions in COMESA
16-06-2021 | 12:40:32
The five-year Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) project will enable The Comoros, Eritrea, Seychelles and Zambia to comply with the Paris Agreement’s enhanced transparency framework (Article 13).
[South Africa] SMEs feeling economic pinch turn to innovative tech platforms to save cash
10-06-2021 | 08:07:52
More than a year into the Covid-19 pandemic and South Africa’s SMEs remain under enormous pressure and are increasingly looking to technology for ways to control costs and manage cash flow more effectively.
[South Africa] SAS launches free data literacy resources to build essential life skills
24-05-2021 | 07:22:00
SAS, the leader in analytics, has announced that it is launching free data literacy resources to help people navigate and thrive in a world awash
[South Africa] AlphaCode announces four startups taking part in the second phase of the AlphaCode Incubate programme
20-05-2021 | 08:25:00
AlphaCode has announced the four fintech startups that will be part of the second phase of the AlphaCode Incubate programme.
Kazungula Bridge Project to expand regional integration and trade across southern Africa
18-05-2021 | 22:49:35
The opening of the Kazungula Bridge, linking Botswana and Zambia over the Zambezi River, means travelers no longer need to rely on pontoon boats to cross at this location.
IFC, Eris Property partner to support affordable student housing in South Africa
13-05-2021 | 09:25:00
To boost the development of affordable, quality, and resource-efficient student accommodation in South Africa for low-income students, IFC announced financing for a new investment platform managed by South Africa's Eris Property Group.
[Column] Jon Tullett: Speed to Value - Accelerating resilience and business continuity
10-05-2021 | 14:34:54
Cloud transformation that allows for robust disaster recovery and business continuity can be anything from evolving legacy infrastructure into the cloud, to going deeper into cloud practices.
[Column] Ryan Mer: South Africa can prevent payments fraud crippling businesses and local municipalities
06-05-2021 | 10:55:00
The technology required to protect organisations against fraud and error made through incorrect, fraudulently changed, or maliciously altered payee information is readily available.
[South Africa] Fintech startup Ukheshe appoints Anton Coertzen President of Strategic Partnerships
03-05-2021 | 10:07:15
South African fintech enabler, Ukheshe Technologies, has announced the appointment of Anton Coertzen as President of Strategic Partnerships.
South African security response platform AURA on what it takes to go global
29-04-2021 | 10:22:00
AURA, South Africa’s leading security and medical response platform, recently announced its expansion into Kenya, followed closely by a move into the UK where it aims to have over 10,000 users.
[South Africa] Applications for the HiiL Justice Accelerator to close on 30th April
29-04-2021 | 07:44:00
Southern African justice startups looking for the opportunity to take their business to new heights have until 30 April 2021 to enter the Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) Innovating Justice Challenge.
African Union set to boost intra-African agricultural trade
23-04-2021 | 10:33:08
The African Union (AU) has set out plans to construct industrial parks that will improve the manufacturing of agricultural products as well as the supply chain.
Dangote Fertilizer to train farmers in the South East
16-04-2021 | 12:21:01
Good times are ahead for farmers in the South-East geopolitical zone as Dangote Fertilizer has promised to train them on better ways of farming to obtain bumper yields…
Eastern and Southern Africa's vast renewables potential offers route to sustainable growth, IRENA
16-04-2021 | 11:04:00
Eastern and Southern Africa are vast, geographically diverse regions with rapidly growing populations and rising demands for energy. According to master plans for the two regional power pools, electricity demand is set to grow.
[South Africa] Forge Academy students participate in successful tri-continental hackathon
12-04-2021 | 12:35:00
Students from Forge Academy, South Africa's first fully inclusive Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) laboratory, recently took part in a tri-continental hackathon between students from South Africa, Finland and the USA.
[South Africa] Vodacom empowers over 146 youth with digital skills
05-04-2021 | 12:23:19
Vodacom has celebrated the achievements of 146 youth, including 89 women who graduated with certified ICT certificates from the mobile operator’s Youth Academy.
[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Women key to Africa’s digital transformation
01-04-2021 | 16:27:54
Connecting women to the digital economy is critical to driving further economic growth and innovation on the African continent.
[South Africa] National Treasury extends mobile communication services contract with Vodacom
01-04-2021 | 14:37:00
National Treasury has awarded Vodacom Business with a new mobile communication services contract. The partnership with the government will run for another five years.
Dimension Data appoints Nompumelelo Mokou as new MD for Southern Africa
29-03-2021 | 12:52:38
Systems integrator Dimension Data Middle East and Africa (MEA) has appointed Nompumelelo Mokou as the Managing Director for its Southern Africa business, effective 1 April 2021.
Over 300 Million Users with Access to Free Mobile Internet During Pandemic, Report
25-03-2021 | 10:01:00
A total of 314 million mobile users across eight developing countries benefited from free internet access during the hardest months of the pandemic, despite having run out of credit or not being physically able to top up.
At least a quarter of users in Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya are attacked by malware hiding within their devices, report
23-03-2021 | 12:20:25
When looking at corporate users in these regions, the numbers are similar: 23% of corporate users in South Africa, 29% in Kenya and 35% in Nigeria encountered such local threats within 2020.
63 infrastructure projects developed in SADC region under Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa plan
23-03-2021 | 11:31:00
A total of 63 regional infrastructure projects have been developed in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.
IDC, partners launch $340m fund to support black farmers in South Africa
23-03-2021 | 09:25:00
The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), in partnership with the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) launched a joint Agri-Industrial Fund to support black farmers in South Africa.
ENSafrica expands exclusive WSG membership in Africa
23-03-2021 | 09:08:37
World Services Group (WSG) announced that ENSafrica has expanded its global membership with five new jurisdictions in Africa in addition to South Africa and Mauritius: Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda and Uganda.
How the “Operator” Must Use Personal Information
22-03-2021 | 08:20:04
As the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA) is a few months away from being enforced, organisations and responsible parties have had to gain an in-depth understanding of the rules.
FSD Africa reinforces commitment to climate agenda through partnership to develop green bond market in the SADC region
19-03-2021 | 15:32:41
FSD Africa signed a Co-operation Agreement with the Committee of SADC stock Exchanges (CoSSE) to support the development of a green bond market in the SADC region.
[Africa Cloud Review] Simon Ngunjiri: Cloud adoption is now a necessity
15-03-2021 | 14:38:00
Compared with other Data Centre markets around the world, Africa is unique in the sense it has a population of over 1.3 billion people and with a total landmass of 30,365,000 km.
[South Africa] AURA partners with KK Security to launch in Kenya
15-03-2021 | 08:13:00
South Africa’s security and medical response platform AURA is expanding into Kenya. The company has also appointed Hilary Itela as its new General Manager in the country.
[South Africa] Tshimologong opens applications for its fifth edition of Digital Lab Africa
11-03-2021 | 05:36:50
The fifth edition of Digital Lab Africa (DLA), the first mentorship and incubation program for African creatives in innovative and digital content, has launched its next call for applications.
[South Africa] Fintech startup Ukheshe confirms Middle East, Europe and Asia Pacific expansion
08-03-2021 | 07:39:27
South African fintech startup Ukheshe Technologies has confirmed it is expanding its operations to the Middle East, Europe and the Asia Pacific.
[Column] Shanon Ramdaw: How the Cloud Transforms Manufacturers into Agile, Efficient Innovators
04-03-2021 | 06:41:00
Ramdaw confirms that Cloud based technological applications, services, and solutions, afford businesses the opportunity to optimise business processes, functionality, efficiency, and growth.
Enygma Ventures targets Southern Africa women entrepreneurs with funding opportunities
02-03-2021 | 14:56:00
Enygma Ventures, is looking for passionate women entrepreneurs to invest in. The venture capital fund was established by two successful women entrepreneurs who now invest in women entrepreneurs in Southern Africa.