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Samsung To Mentor 19 South African Start-ups

09-13-2018 | 07:36:00
As part of employee volunteer programme, Samsung has arranged the Global Start-up Acceleration Programme in South Africa, in partnership with (SEDA) and NGO Nangila to mentor start-ups in various fields to support the sustainable growth of entrepreneurs.

Taxify announces new feature to help boost driver earnings

09-13-2018 | 07:35:38
The Driver Destinations feature will allow drivers to indicate they’re going and then synchronize it with the Taxify app for drivers to find and connect with trips that are on their way.

African Court on Human & Peoples' Rights President & VP get re-elected

09-13-2018 | 07:18:00
The President and the Vice President of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Hon Justice Sylvain Oré from Côte d’Ivoire and Hon Justice Ben Kioko from Kenya respectively, have been re-elected for the second and final term of two years to lead the Bureau.

Mastercard introduces a global trade platform for businesses

09-13-2018 | 07:17:00
Mastercard has partnered with Microsoft to introduce Mastercard Track, a global trade platform that will simplify and enhance how companies around the world do business with each other.

[South Africa] Sygnia shares begin trading on A2X

09-13-2018 | 07:08:00
Sygnia shares begin trading on A2X today under share code SYG. Sygnia is the eleventh issuer to secondary list on the exchange. Sygnia retains its primary listing on the JSE.

Renew announces expansion to Uganda

09-13-2018 | 07:05:00
Renew, a private equity impact investing firm, has announced expansion into its second African country, Uganda.

Vodacom Tanzania inks deal with Google Play to simplify app purchase

09-13-2018 | 06:58:00
The leading mobile network operator, Vodacom Tanzania has signed a partnership deal with Google to give customers the option to pay for content on the Google Play Store using Vodacom Airtime balance.

[South Africa] Raven Property Group lists on the JSE

09-13-2018 | 06:58:00
Raven Property Group Limited has listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) Main Board.

Fenix International reaches 150,000 Zambians in nine months

09-13-2018 | 06:53:00
Pay-go energy company Fenix International, part of global utility Engie, has reached 30,000 Zambian households just 9 months after expanding into the country in partnership with telecom MTN.

World Bank review reveals unchanged quality of policies in Africa

09-13-2018 | 06:48:43
The average quality of policies and institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa was broadly unchanged in 2017, according to the latest review by the World Bank.

African Development Bank approves policy on non-sovereign operations

09-13-2018 | 06:44:00
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved the Bank’s Policy on Non-sovereign Operations (NSO).

Angola works on making trade easier, cheaper and faster

09-12-2018 | 11:15:00
The first training module of UNCTAD’s trade facilitation empowerment programme, which helps governments put in place the reforms necessary to make trade easier, cheaper and faster, has been completed

Nedbank, Mastercard unveil payment system for South Africa businesses

09-12-2018 | 11:08:00
Nedbank has partnered with Mastercard to launch Qkr! with Masterpass, a mobile order-ahead and payment platform developed by Mastercard Labs.

Efficient packaging systems reduce food losses in Africa, FAO

09-12-2018 | 11:04:00
Food losses and waste are an enormous drain on natural resources. Roughly one-third of the annual food produced globally for human consumption — approximately 1.3 billion tonnes — is lost or wasted.

ICAEW says remittance income will drive economic growth for Africa

09-12-2018 | 10:17:30
The report, commissioned by ICAEW and produced by partner and forecaster Oxford Economics, provides a snapshot of the region’s economic performance. The regions include; East Africa, West, and Central Africa, Franc Zone, Northern Africa, Southern Africa.

Convergys continues to expand operations in Egypt

09-12-2018 | 08:26:45
Convergys Corporation, a global player in Customer Management Outsourcing, is one of the largest and expanding BPO companies in Egypt.

Africa PC market stabilizes as tablet demand plummets, IDC

09-12-2018 | 08:22:09
The Africa and Middle East personal computing devices market, which is made up of desktops, notebooks, workstations, and tablets, declined 7.7% year on year in Q2 2018, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC).

COMESA, ITC launch cross border initiative programme

09-12-2018 | 08:07:56
COMESA and the International Trade Center (ITC) have officially launched a Co-delegation agreement for the implementation of the Cross-Border Trade Initiative Programme funded under the European Union Development Fund.

AfDB supports Senegal’s national development strategy

09-12-2018 | 07:48:43
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a partial credit guarantee for the Republic of Senegal to help hedge currency risk arising from Eurobonds.

NIB and Afreximbank sign €100 million loan facility

09-12-2018 | 07:43:49
The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) have signed a 10-year loan programme of € 100 million to finance various infrastructure projects in African countries.