Africa


Absa strikes alliance for pan-African banking service

2019-01-18 19:51

Absa has formed a partnership with Société Générale for a pan-African wholesale banking service.

Why Africa’s women entrepreneurs struggle to grow – and how to help

2019-01-18 07:31

Women entrepreneurs in Africa struggle to obtain credit, and to access entrepreneurship education.

Volkswagen Group sets new all-time record for most car sales

2019-01-14 09:29

With 10.83-million vehicles delivered throughout the world, 0.9% more than in 2017, the Volkswagen Group set an all-time record.

African air freight demand decreases

2019-01-08 17:02

African airlines saw freight demand decrease in November 2018, according to data released by the International Air Transport Association.

Relief still far off after lost year: African markets in 2019

2018-12-21 17:37

Traders in African markets have had a year to forget, and there are signs the rout’s not over yet.

9 out of 10 unqualified for jobs they apply to – African recruitment survey

2018-12-13 21:31

Close to 90% of people applying to jobs in two major African economies are, objectively, not a match for the role advertised, according to recent research.

Lessons for South Africa's SOEs from other African countries

2018-11-20 06:00

Since independence many failing African SOEs have been bailed out by governments without introducing non-patronage-based competent management with devastating effects, writes William Gumede.

Liquid Telecom extends availability of Microsoft Azure 'from Cape to Cairo'

2018-11-13 14:30

Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom announces it has extended the availability of the cloud-based Microsoft Azure architecture "from the Cape to Cairo".

'Impostor syndrome' holding back women in tourism

2018-11-07 19:43

Female entrepreneurs in Africa's tourism industry must beware of impostor syndrome, warns the chair of the Association of Women Travel Executives.

Relief for Multichoice as Econet abandons pay-TV service

2018-11-02 20:30

Multichoice's rival, Econet Media says its current subscription services and channel offering, Kwese TV, would cease operations at the beginning of November.

 

Push for more countries to ratify Africa free trade pact ahead of AU summit

2019-01-18 12:15

Intra-Africa trade accounts for just 15% of all trade on the continent, and the AfCFTA has ambitious plans to double this by 2022.

A Toto song will play ‘forever’ in the middle of the Namib desert – or at least until the sand eats it

2019-01-17 10:46

The installation in Namibia consists of six speakers attached to an MP3 player, powered by solar power.

Nokia looks to Africa for 2019's fastest mobile development

2019-01-14 09:29

Joachim Wuilmet said Africa is poised at the edge of an evolution, ready to show the rest of the world what it can do with innovation.

1 in 5 foreign property buyers in SA now from rest of Africa - report

2018-12-26 16:14

About 20% of all foreign buyers of residential property in South Africa are now from the rest of Africa, according to a report by FNB.

Rout could continue after year to forget: Africa markets in 2019

2018-12-18 09:20

Traders in African markets have had a year to forget, and there are signs the rout’s not over yet.

African airlines expected to report $300m net loss in 2019 - Iata

2018-12-12 22:04

African airlines are expected to report a $300m net loss in 2019, according to the International Air Transport Association.

Cyber criminals come to Africa for 'backdoor' into European systems, conference hears

2018-11-14 12:25

There appears to be a growing trend where cyber criminals come to Africa to hack into systems elsewhere in the world, a Cape Town conference has heard.

Concern over China's role in Africa 'hullabaloo,' says AfDB Head

2018-11-07 21:59

Concern about the abundance of Chinese lending to African nations is overblown, and the country is a good development partner for the world’s poorest continent, says the head of the African Development Bank.

5 Continents Drive Project: Toyota completes its fifth consecutive leg of epic global journey

2018-11-06 08:46

Toyota has just completed its fifth consecutive leg of the 5 Continents Drive (5CD) Project in Africa, travelling through places likes Tanzania, Sandton and Namibia.

African job creation lags developmental gains, study finds

2018-10-29 08:26

Most African nations are doing a better job in promoting development and safeguarding human rights but are falling short in providing jobs for their burgeoning populations.

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