Racial edicts in the form of the current empowerment regime have been presented as a non-negotiable by President Ramaphosa, writes Terence Corrigan.
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There's a fresh solution in the offing for Muslim consumers facing uncertainty over Halal certifications: verification via blockchain.
The increasing popularity of sharia finance means there’s another set of products available for the public to consume, which work differently to how we’ve come to know banking and investments.
The Islamic finance system faces several key challenges if it is to unlock its huge potential and develop safely, the International Monetary Fund says.
Investments in Islamic bonds are set to grow worldwide as financial centres vie to tap an increasing appetite for Muslim-friendly debt, experts say.
Standard Chartered has launched Islamic banking services in Kenya and it will use Kenya as a testbed for expanding the brand across the continent.
South Africa will launch its first sukuk Islamic bond this year, as it seeks to diversify its debt obligations, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.
OneGram believes it is the first digital coin backed by gold – and that it is Sharia compliant, though things are still complicated for Muslim investors.
The debut sale of Islamic bonds has had investors clamouring for four times the amount offered.
The latest entrant into Islamic finance is leading the industry in the new direction of socially responsible investment.
Two of Morocco's biggest banks are preparing to launch Islamic subsidiaries as the Moroccan parliament discusses a bill regulating Islamic banks, sources say.
Kenya's financial regulator is proposing a separate regulatory framework for Islamic financial institutions designed to boost capital markets.
South Africa is expected to launch its debut Islamic bond issue during the first quarter of 2014, says Al Baraka Bank CEO Adnan Ahmed Yousif.
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