Africa


Two SA companies honoured at African Utility Week

2019-05-20 20:06

During African Utility Week, which took place in Cape Town last week, the winners of the African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards 2019 were announced.

Aviation supports 6.2 million jobs in Africa

2019-05-18 18:45

The aviation industry supports $55.8bn of economic activity and 6.2 million jobs in Africa, according to the International Air Transport Association.

Community input important in big business contribution to Africa's water challenges - Coca-Cola executive

2019-05-18 13:58

Big companies may have funds to help address water challenges in Africa, but they must get community input in the process, says a Coca-Cola executive.

Falling confidence hits African airlines' international business

2019-05-12 06:00

The upward trend in African airlines' international passenger travel demand has softened since mid-2018, according to the International Air Transport Association.

WATCH: Financial services key to tapping Africa's potential

2019-05-09 20:53

Business leaders from across Africa are in London this week for an investment conference focused on promoting development on the continent.

700 000 more managers needed - dti deputy minister

2019-05-05 16:01

Africa needs about a million managers to effectively run the continent's economy, according to Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Bulelani Magwanishe.

African countries still hesitant about open skies – expert

2019-04-26 09:29

Some African countries are still hesitant about having a Single African Air Transport Market agreement, says the CEO of the Airlines Association of Southern Africa.

Ivanka Trump says Africa would inspire her dad

2019-04-18 14:20

On a trip to Africa to promote women's economic empowerment, Ivanka Trump said the White House should be judged by its actions toward a continent that her father has privately disparaged.

WATCH: The battle for Africa's giant car market

2019-04-15 10:06

Global auto giants are looking to crack the African market, which while dominated by second-hand cars, promises rapid growth as trade tensions threaten sales elsewhere.

Ethiopian Airlines crowned African Champion of the Year

2019-03-26 15:58

"We promise to keep up the good work for the good of the African continent," Ethiopian Airlines CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam, said upon receiving the African Champion of the Year award at the Africa CEO Forum in Kigali, Rwanda, this week.

 

We can take better care of water resources using data - expert

2019-05-19 17:06

There is poor awareness and use of available data in Africa, which could actually help to create the modernised management of water resources, according to an expert.

Angola is back – African Energy Chamber official

2019-05-18 14:50

Reforms Angola has done since 2017 will have implications for decades to come, says the new country head for Angola of the African Energy Chamber.

People want authentic experiences at meeting venues - industry expert

2019-05-15 21:59

There is a definite move into regionalisation, Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo, executive manager of the South African National Convention Bureau, recently told Fin24.

Trade war escalation sends shock waves amid sell-offs

2019-05-11 19:04

Emerging-market equities saw their worst rout since October 2018, while currencies extended a four-week losing streak as trade clashes intensified between the world’s two largest economies.

Volvo announces gender-neutral parent leave policy, aims to be a game-changer

2019-05-07 16:06

The company said the policy was more "generous and inclusive" than most existing national parental leave policies in Europe and that it was the first of its kind in the car industry.

No more airports just for the sake of it - ACSA exec

2019-04-28 13:07

Gone are the days of Airports Company SA providing infrastructure just for the sake of it, its chief operating officer said on Friday.

Better air links needed to unlock Africa’s potential – Wesgro CEO

2019-04-25 14:10

Better air connectivity within Africa is vital to unlock the continent's economic potential, according to Tim Harris, CEO of the Western Cape's investment and trade promotion agency Wesgro.

Tiffany training Africans to cut diamonds sourced from region

2019-04-15 11:07

Tiffany & Co has been expanding its workforce in sub-Saharan Africa - a region of almost one billion people where the jewelry giant doesn't have a single store.

How India's Africa strategy is working

2019-03-27 16:44

India’s engagement with Africa has been reinvigorated and has involved peacekeeping, student scholarships, humanitarian relief, and private and public sector investments, say

Risk of employees committing fraud spikes in SA

2019-03-24 08:39

Employees committing fraud is a growing risk concern in SA and there has been a huge spike in insurance claims related to this kind of fidelity crime, a survey shows.

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