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Africa needs a new infrastructure strategy to combat jobless growth

By Taona Kokera, Associate Director Infrastructure Finance at Mazars. One of the most concerning observations made in the recently released 2018 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), was that almost no progress has been made to grow sustainable economic opportunity for the African continent’s working age population, with employment having increased by only 0.2% over […]

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US-China rivalry in Africa set to sharpen in 2019

Early signs suggest that the US-China rivalry will find its way to the African continent in 2019. While the US is multiplying warnings about the perils of Chinese debt-fuelled spending for economic stability, China will continue to broaden its engagement across the continent, with particular focus on East Africa. This is one of the key […]

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‘Africa is not a country’ – business experts

Understanding Africa in all its diversity is fundamental to business excellence on the continent. This was the key takeout of a special media roundtable event hosted by the Hollard Insurance Group, on the subject of “Business excellence and risk mitigation in Africa: the vital link”. (more…)

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Charting the route to successful mergers and acquisitions in Africa

The International Monetary Fund predicts that Africa will be the world’s second-fastest growing region in the period to 2020. This ensures that the continent will remain squarely on the radar of foreign companies and investors. South African companies too are eyeing opportunities across our borders in light of this country’s stagnant economic growth. Despite the […]

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Philanthropy: Wealthy people across Africa set their hearts on giving more to training and education

Job creation, training and education rank as the leading causes wealthy Africans are striving to support, according to the 2018 Wealth Report published by Knight Frank, Standard Bank Wealth and Investment’s global property consulting partner. (more…)

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MyBucks insurance tech platform launches in SA

Frankfurt-listed Fintech MyBucks S.A has launched an industry-leading insurance tech product in South Africa called SureCloud, the first step in rolling out end-to-end insurance tech in the rest of Africa. (more…)

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Africa for Africans (with a little help from China)

By Terence Gregory, CEO Ecsponent Limited On Tuesday, China pledged to invest $14.7bn in South Africa and grant loans to Eskom and SAA. While this investment brings the country closer to President Ramaphosa’s target to raise US$ 100 billion in foreign direct investment, some argue that China’s intentions are not what they seem. It is said […]

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