Worldwide IT spending is now expected to decline 2.7% in constant currency terms this year as COVID-19 impacts the global economy and forces many organizations around the world to respond with contingency planning.
Standard Bank South Africa has announced that it will remain fully operational through the national lockdown and that all banking services will remain available.
Unilever contributes more than 100 million euro to continue helping people affected by the corona crisis
Unilever, the consumer goods manufacturer of brands including Dove, Knorr, Omo and Lifebuoy, today announced a wide-ranging set of measures to support global and national efforts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.
AFEX Commodities Exchange and FMDQ Holdings have formalised their partnership by executing a Memorandum of Understanding, solidifying their mutual interest in developing products to deepen the Nigerian capital market.
Local retailer Tuskys, and Amref Health Africa in Kenya have announced a working partnership leveraging mutual capacities to manage the Coronavirus threat in the country.
The Burundi National Bureau of Standards has received equipment worth €150,000 to support its operations and improve regional market access for Burundi products.
The African Development Bank’s (AfDB) Fashionomics Africa initiative hosted 110 entrepreneurs from the textile, apparel and accessories industry for a workshop on how to establish a successful fashion brand.
The South African government is committed to stimulating the growth of the country’s furniture industry in order to ensure that it contributes maximally in creating jobs and growing the country’s economy.
The construction of the Inlanganisela Yabomake Trade Hub in Manzini, of the Kingdom of Eswatini has reached an advanced stage with over 70% of works being completed.
USAID and USADF announces plans to award a total of $400,000 in grant funding, with support from Citi Foundation, to 42 young African social entrepreneurs who are developing businesses to drive social and community change.
The Board of Directors of Unilever Nigeria has appointed Mr Carl Raymond R. Cruz to the Board as the Managing Director, effective 1 February, 2020.
IFC announced a $41 million investment in Business Partners to strengthen women-owned businesses in South Africa and help create tens of thousands of jobs.
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) is in the process of identifying projects in the key sectors of Cameroon to assist the country to achieve a rapid transformation of the economy through trade.
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), will launch the Specialised Industrial Facility (SIF) at the Ekurhuleni East Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College, in Springs, Gauteng on Friday, 6 December 2019.
The European Union and COMESA signed 8.8 million Euros Contribution Agreement to increase private sector participation in sustainable regional and global value chains.
According to Standard Bank, South Africa’s largest credit card provider, this year’s Black Friday sales statistics showed an increase compared to 2018.
The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry (the dti) has welcomed Procter & Gamble’s R300 million investment in a new Always sanitary pads manufacturing plant which has created 300 jobs in South Africa.
The Department of Trade and Industry is currently leading a delegation of seventeen South African companies on an Outward Selling Mission to the United States of America.
The Director-General of the dti said that even though global growth remains subdued and South Africa was confronted by a host of indirect risks consequences, it still achieved significant strides in job creation and economic growth initiatives.
The National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) confiscated thousands of cement bags which were found to be non-compliant with the requirements of the compulsory specification on cement.
The SA business landscape is a challenging one, but those who persevere are certainly rewarded. Local start-ups that made it big have many lessons to impart that mostly involve learning from mistakes and setbacks, and pushing through them.
Middle East & Africa PC monitors market sees first quarterly growth since 2017, outlook remains bleak
The Middle East and Africa (MEA) PC monitors market saw shipments reach a value of $168.98 million for the second quarter of this year, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC).
MultiChoice Uganda has announced a new partnership with PEP Stores, a multinational retail company to bring DStv and GOtv products and services closer to subscribers in Kampala.
GreenTec has announced its investment into Nigeria’s Save n Flex.
Key stakeholders in the logistics industry gathered in Nairobi for a Supply Chain Network forum to discuss the challenges facing the sector.
A creative approach to leasing deals is helping innovative landlords offset the challenges of high vacancies in an overstocked Nairobi office market, according to Broll Property Intel’s latest Kenya Office Market Snapshot H1:2019 report.
West Africa's largest clothing manufacturer, DTRT Apparel Ltd (DTRT), has announced a major investment from investment firm Verod Capital Management and Red Bull GmbH.
G3G South Africa has announced the achievement of SAP Gold Partner status, an award is in recognition of their numerous successful implementations of both SAP Business One and SAP S/4HANA solutions.
Uzoma Dozie, one of Nigeria’s leaders in the financial sector, has launched a new financial technology community and ecosystem, Sparkle, a mobile-first platform focused on the country’s retail sector.
In collaboration with SAP, the city of Cape Town has deployed a flexible, integrated digital support platform to ease the process of compliance and equip the City with valuable data about informal trade across its more than 2 400km2 area.
Naspers Foundry announced its first deal with a R30 million investment in South African tech start-up SweepSouth.
Vivo Energy, the pan-African retailer and distributor of Shell and Engen-branded fuels and lubricants, has agreed to form a non-fuel joint venture to accelerate the roll-out of KFC restaurants in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.
Nike, MTN, Dangote, Ecobank and BBC have been recognized as the most admired brands in Africa by the Brand Africa Top 100 brands in Africa survey.
Emerging markets in 2019 are facing slower global growth, shifts in trade policies and geopolitical risks, according to a new Moody's report.
Société Pétrolière opened of a new concept of coffee shops, "Brioche On-The-Go!", in partnership with Brioche a network of Bakeries and Cafés in East Africa, starting with Rwanda.
South Africa’s leading online retailer takealot.com has launched over 25 highly anticipated collection facilities across the country.
Coca-Cola Central, East & West Africa Ltd has appointed Phillipine Mtikitiki as General Manager, East & Central Africa Franchise effective 1st June 2019, based in Nairobi, Kenya.
MultiChoice has launched a new model of DStv HD Decoder 6, which replaces the previous model HD Decoder 5 currently in stores and has the same features and functionality our customers are used to.
Mr Price will retain its primary listing on the JSE and its issued share capital will be unaffected by its secondary listing on A2X.
MiX Telematics has announced that one of Southern Africa's largest fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) retailers are expanding its adoption of MiX's solutions.
Mr Price Group has been approved for a secondary listing on A2X Markets and its shares will be available for trade on A2X from 2 May 2019.
Despite a subdued outlook for the South African retail sector in 2019, global fashion retailer H&M has firmly underlined its ongoing commitment to the local retail market with the announcement of three new store openings.
[South Africa] KwaZulu-Natal Economic Development Department launches bulk buying programme targeting SMEs
South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Department has unveiled bulk buying and warehousing programme.
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.
The Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) traditional PC market came in negative in the fourth quarter of 2018, with the market declining (-5.8% YoY) and totaling 19.6 million units, according to IDC.
Mauritania is serious about “rolling out the welcome mat” to foreign direct investment (FDI) following the launch of an online investment guide in the capital Nouakchott on 22 November.
SARS Customs officials intercepted suspected counterfeit clothing and shoes valued at approximately R10 722 364 in the Western Cape.
UK-based fintech company, Fiskl has launched its SME invoicing, expense and time management app in South Africa as it seeks to strengthen its presence across Africa.
Unlike, the traditional chalk and board method which most of us went through during our early days in school, e-learning makes learning simpler, easier and more effective.
According to Google Trends last year, South Africa registered the largest ‘Black Friday’ search interest of any country, even ahead of the US where the retail mega-event was conceived.
The Great Yellow Brick Co is bringing South Africa’s first LEGO® Certified Store to Sandton City on 28 July 2018 following a multi-million-rand investment and exclusive deal with The LEGO Group.