Use French for business in Africa - forum

2015-04-17 20:30

A French for Business in Africa forum has stimulated discussion on why it makes sense to promote the use of French as a business language and how to approach it in a practical way.

Hotel group to raise bar for sustainability in Africa

2015-04-15 21:15

Verde Hotels wants to enhance sustainability in Africa's hotel industry by becoming the continent's first truly green hotel managing company.


Eight African countries have been deemed "red" by the European Union, signalling a need for increased scrutiny on goods travelling out of the countries. We speak to an expert who says these categories should not hamper trade. Watch.

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Dates for CT and Africa fashion weeks announced

2015-04-07 15:14

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town and Fashion Week Africa will see thousands of media, fashion buyers, investors and fashionistas getting together.

Software piracy increases literacy in Africa - study

2015-04-07 09:11

A study of piracy in 11 African countries that was produced by the African Governance and Development Institute indicates that software piracy may boost literacy.

Demand still strong for African oil products

2015-03-30 14:20

African oil products demand growth has remained strong across all regions, according to an independent consultancy focusing on the African energy market.

Quartz to in Africa: Journalists needed in SA, Nigeria and Kenya

2015-03-19 10:43

Quartz Africa’s funding partner is General Electric and it will have region-specific content and targeted native ads – it is also looking for freelance and full-time journalists in SA, Nigeria and Kenya.

Africa trade finance needs innovation, tech focus

2015-03-16 07:00

The finance trade in Africa often overlooks what would be needed to catalyse change and deliver on the continent's potential, says an expert.

Namibian activists condemn land given to Chinese

2015-03-10 10:30

A group of Namibian youth activists have condemned the government's intention to approve the lease of 10 000 hectares of fertile land to a Chinese company.

Sub-Sahara mobile money at $1.5bn by 2019

2015-03-06 15:55

Sub-Sahara Africans are open to other financial products delivered using mobile phones, including loans and insurance, according to a report.


Connectivity biggest hurdle for African business travellers

2015-04-16 09:36

A struggle with internet connection is one of the biggest challenges for business travellers in Africa, delegates to the World Travel Market Africa have heard.

Meetings, conferences pivotal to tourism sector

2015-04-14 20:00

The meetings and conference industry is often overlooked, even though it provides huge benefits to the tourism sector and the broader economy, say experts.

IMF cuts Africa’s GDP growth to 4.5% on oil drop

2015-04-14 16:06

The International Monetary Fund has cut its economic growth forecast for sub-Saharan Africa this year as plunging oil prices force exporters to curb spending plans.

Norilsk sees Africa cutting platinum output

2015-04-07 14:30

Norilsk Nickel sees output of platinum-group metals declining in the years to come as the Russian mining company leads investors in creating a palladium fund.

Africa wants action over falling crude prices

2015-04-05 08:11

African crude-exporting countries want the world's oil producers to cut output in order to boost prices that have fallen to levels that threaten to spark social unrest.

Nigeria set to beat SA in investor stakes

2015-03-26 13:59

SA's importance as Africa's primary market for international investors is expected to fall over the next five years, while that of Nigeria is set to rise, says a survey.

Opportunity for those wanting to return to Africa

2015-03-17 12:33

At least 1 000 UK-based African professionals are gathering in London to meet with 25 pan-African employers wanting to woo them home with great opportunities.

Fastjet confident of pan-African goal

2015-03-13 16:35

Budget airline fastjet is confident about realising its goal of a pan-African airline, as Africa still only represents 3% of the global aviation industry.

SABMiller eyes growth opportunities in Africa

2015-03-09 11:20

SABMiller sees more affordable beer and middle class aspirations as the biggest growth opportunities in Africa.

Atlas Mara targets Africans ignored by others

2015-03-06 10:52

Atlas Mara, the newest entrant to the African banking market, plans to target low-income earners in addition to multinationals and middle-class consumers.

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