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Global IT spending to decline by 2.7% in 2020 as COVID-19 drives down forecasts, IDC
03-04-2020 | 09:18:00
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 to remain fully operational amid lockdown in South Africa
26-03-2020 | 08:39:00
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
24-03-2020 | 12:07:00
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, FMDQ partner to promote product innovation for Nigeria’s capital market
24-03-2020 | 10:55:00
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.
Tuskys, Amref Health Africa partner in response to Coronavirus threat in Kenya
24-03-2020 | 09:34:00
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.
Burundi National Bureau of Standards gets €150,000 equipment to raise quality standards
20-03-2020 | 07:44:00
The Burundi National Bureau of Standards has received equipment worth €150,000 to support its operations and improve regional market access for Burundi products.
AfDB trains fashion and creative industry entrepreneurs in Kenya
05-03-2020 | 07:29:00
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.
[South Africa] Government committed to stimulating growth of furniture industry
04-02-2020 | 14:21:00
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.
Construction of €1.2 million Eswatini trade hub reaches 70% completion
03-02-2020 | 12:48:00
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, partners to invest in young African social entrepreneurs
23-01-2020 | 13:43:00
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.
Carl Raymond R. Cruz appointed MD, Unilever Nigeria
16-01-2020 | 11:04:00
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, partners support women-owned businesses in South Africa
19-12-2019 | 11:48:00
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.
Afreximbank identifying projects to support Cameroon’s economy transformation
12-12-2019 | 06:25:00
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.
[South Africa] Dti set to launch specialised industrial facility in Gauteng
05-12-2019 | 13:36:00
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.
[Zambia] COMESA, EU sign €8.8 million to support private sector competitiveness
04-12-2019 | 09:05:00
The European Union and COMESA signed 8.8 million Euros Contribution Agreement to increase private sector participation in sustainable regional and global value chains.
[South Africa] Standard Bank sees 13% increase in card activity this year's Black Friday
03-12-2019 | 07:49:00
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 dti plauses Procter & Gambles’s R300 million investment in South Africa
04-11-2019 | 11:44:00
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.
South African companies head to the US for an agro-processing selling mission
17-10-2019 | 07:28:00
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.
[South Africa] Significant economic growth achieved despite indirect global consequences, the dti
09-10-2019 | 12:46:00
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.
[South Africa] NRCS confiscates non-compliant cements, calls for nation-wide recall
09-10-2019 | 08:08:00
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.
Global brands successfully adapt to South African culture
01-10-2019 | 07:36:00
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
24-09-2019 | 09:19:00
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 partners with PEP Stores to grow reach
18-09-2019 | 06:58:00
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 invests into Nigeria’s Save n Flex
17-09-2019 | 09:45:00
GreenTec has announced its investment into Nigeria’s Save n Flex.
Africa Logistics Properties addresses current supply chain challenges in the East African Region
17-09-2019 | 07:40:00
Key stakeholders in the logistics industry gathered in Nairobi for a Supply Chain Network forum to discuss the challenges facing the sector.
Innovative leasing deals boost Kenya’s office market, Broll Property
22-08-2019 | 09:43:00
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.
[Ghana] Clothing manufacturer DTRT announces receives investment from Verod Capital and Red Bull
22-08-2019 | 06:58:03
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 awarded SAP Gold Partner status
15-08-2019 | 13:59:00
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.
[Nigeria] Sparkle launches to improve retail services in Nigeria
05-08-2019 | 08:32:00
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.
[South Africa] Cape Town deploys new innovation to support more than 170 000 informal traders
30-07-2019 | 14:52:00
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.
[South Africa] Naspers Foundry announces its first investment in rising tech start-up, SweepSouth
25-06-2019 | 12:36:00
Naspers Foundry announced its first deal with a R30 million investment in South African tech start-up SweepSouth.
Formation of joint venture to accelerate growth of KFC franchise portfolio in East Africa
25-06-2019 | 09:22:48
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.
Dangote, MTN and Nike are Africa’s most admired brands, survey
29-05-2019 | 09:05:00
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.
Global economic stress weighs on business in EMEA emerging-market economies, Moody's report
14-05-2019 | 10:46:00
Emerging markets in 2019 are facing slower global growth, shifts in trade policies and geopolitical risks, according to a new Moody's report.
[Rwanda] Société Pétrolière launches new coffee shops concept to improve customers’ experience
10-05-2019 | 07:02:38
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] Takealot launches nationwide pickup points
09-05-2019 | 10:33:00
South Africa’s leading online retailer takealot.com has launched over 25 highly anticipated collection facilities across the country.
Coca-Cola appoints Phillipine Mtikitiki General Manager, East & Central Africa Franchise
09-05-2019 | 07:53:00
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.
[South Africa] MultiChoice launches the DStv HD Decoder 6-series
07-05-2019 | 12:06:49
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.
[South Africa] Mr Price lists on A2X
06-05-2019 | 11:09:00
Mr Price will retain its primary listing on the JSE and its issued share capital will be unaffected by its secondary listing on A2X.
SPAR expands contract with MiX Telematics in Southern Africa
06-05-2019 | 11:08:30
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.
[South Africa] Mr Price to become first retailer to list on A2X
23-04-2019 | 10:19:00
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.
H&M opens three new stores in South Africa
04-04-2019 | 07:59:00
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
26-03-2019 | 08:50:00
South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Department has unveiled bulk buying and warehousing programme.
South Africa cosmetics manufacturers ready to meet the export demand
21-03-2019 | 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.
EMEA PC market declined in the fourth quarter of 2018, IDC report
29-01-2019 | 09:03:00
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 rolls out the welcome mat to investors with new iGuide
18-12-2018 | 11:31:53
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.
[South Africa] R10m suspected counterfeit goods bust in Western Cape
15-11-2018 | 10:32:23
SARS Customs officials intercepted suspected counterfeit clothing and shoes valued at approximately R10 722 364 in the Western Cape.
[South Africa] Fiskl launches mobile app to empower Africa’s SME sector
01-11-2018 | 09:03:59
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.
[Africa Tech Week] E-Learning transforming Africa’s education
13-09-2018 | 13:29:56
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.
Five steps for online startups to take advantage of Black Friday
16-08-2018 | 11:48:00
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.
First LEGO Certified Store in South Africa to open in Sandton City
25-06-2018 | 09:40:00
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.