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Mugabe's 37 years in power: How Zimbabweans' wealth took a dive

2017-11-16 22:00

The average wealth of a person in Zimbabwe is one of the lowest levels in the world, according to Johannesburg-based global research group New World Wealth.

Sagarmatha Technologies invests R1bn in African News Agency

2017-11-08 11:18

Sagarmatha Technologies will make an investment of over a R1bn in African News Agency over the next five years.

Siemens helps digital skills development in Africa

2017-11-03 16:42

The Fourth Industrial Revolution makes the development of digital skills vital, says the CEO of Siemens Southern and Eastern Africa.

Why the private sector’s hype about the African middle class isn’t helpful

2017-11-03 09:25

Scholars have started to investigate what it really means to be middle class in Africa.

Elephant poaching in Africa falls but ivory seizures up: study

2017-10-24 08:48

Elephant poaching in Africa has declined for a fifth straight year in 2016 but seizures of illegal ivory hit records highs, the CITES monitor says, calling it a "conflicting phenomena".

5 hurdles women entrepreneurs in Africa must overcome

2017-10-09 15:43

There are 5 main challenges women in Africa face when they try to be entrepreneurs, delegates hear at the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution - An African perspective

2017-09-25 13:55

the Fourth Industrial Revolution can be used by Africa to become a full player in the world economy - but it must be impatient and ambitious to achieve this goal, says Monde Mawasha.

Egypt knocks SA from top investment spot in Africa - RMB report

2017-09-18 19:55

Egypt has toppled SA from its long-standing top spot regarding investments in Africa, according to Rand Merchant Bank’s latest Where to Invest in Africa report.

50% of African countries see hotel values rise more than rate other property investments - report

2017-09-13 20:33

About 50% of all African countries have seen hotel values rise at a greater rate than any other property investment class over the last years, according to a hospitality consultant for sub-Saharan Africa.

African women entrepreneurs heading to AWIEF conference in Cape Town

2017-09-11 19:08

AWIEF has its sights set on the economic empowerment of women, who, in its view, have historically been side-lined and disregarded in predominantly patriarchal and tribal societies.

 

Africa's energy sector heavily impacted by economic crime - survey

2017-11-10 22:00

In the PwC survey 16% of organisations in the energy sector said they had encountered bribery and corruption attempts.

Transparency, timelines crucial for investors in Africa infrastructure

2017-11-06 07:20

Investors are looking for transparency and more in infrastructure development in Africa, says a managing director for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Citi Bank.

Investment in Africa: Capital will go where it is looked after

2017-11-03 11:18

Capital will always go where it is looked after, the CEO of the Development Bank of Southern Africa has said at the First African Roundtable on Infrastructure Governance.

At least 4 killed in Kenya as protests prompt partial vote delay

2017-10-27 06:04

At least four people have been killed in clashes over Kenya's election re-run, prompting officials to delay the vote in four counties and further tarnishing the credibility of a deeply divisive poll.

Conference on women leaders as agents of change in Africa

2017-10-22 18:42

A conference entitled "Women leaders, agents for change in Africa" will take place in Cape Town in November.

Failing to meet tech challenges in Africa aviation a myth - CEO

2017-09-26 18:42

The perception of failing to meet the challenges of technological changes faced by African air navigation service providers and civil aviation authorities, is a myth, says ATNS CEO Thabani Mthiyane.

African Refiners & Distributors Association confirms commitment to clean fuel

2017-09-24 16:56

The African Refiners & Distributors Association held a clean fuels workshop in Togo recently on the challenges and solutions for clean fuels on the continent.

Risk side of SA's reputation going down

2017-09-17 14:53

The risk side of South Africa's reputation is deteriorating notably, according to the Africa Risk-Reward Index released by Oxford Economics.

Arise acquires stake in Equity Group

2017-09-12 19:30

Investment company Arise has acquired a stake in Equity Group Holdings, the parent company of Equity Bank.

African women innovators, entrepreneurs to be honoured

2017-09-08 17:57

The inaugural Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum Awards will take place during the upcoming AWIEF Conference and Exhibition in Cape Town.

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