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eID card breaks down barrier of financial inclusion
eID card breaks down barrier of financial inclusion

The pilot programme of the MasterCard-branded National eID card was launched on 28 August in the Nigerian capital, Abuja.

1 Sep 2014 10:36

Africa: Growth is on the horizon but where should you look?
Africa: Growth is on the horizon but where should you look?

CEOs around the world are increasingly recognising the untapped potential of sub-Saharan Africa. This is driven by Africa's unparalleled demographic edge or demographic dividend. By 2040, Africa is expected to...

19 Aug 2014 11:39

African technology expands to Europe
African technology expands to Europe

Africans have long used technology developed abroad, but now a Kenyan cash transfer network which bypasses banks is being adopted in Europe...

13 Aug 2014 09:20

AECI plans to reduce its reliance on a weak SA
AECI plans to reduce its reliance on a weak SA

JSE-listed AECI plans to start producing explosives in Australia by year-end‚ as the chemicals and explosives firm looks to reduce its reliance on South Africa's weak mining and manufacturing sectors.

By Nick Hedley 30 Jul 2014 12:13

MasterCard now accepted in The Gambia
MasterCard now accepted in The Gambia

MasterCard and Guaranty Trust Bank Gambia (GTBank Gambia) has announced a collaboration that will broaden the acceptance of MasterCard payment cards in The Gambia.

28 Jul 2014 07:57

Free app for private equity in Africa
Free app for private equity in Africa

Phatisa, an African private equity fund manager, has launched a free app for use by professionals in African private equity...

24 Jul 2014 09:29

Mobile technology expansion needed
Mobile technology expansion needed

About 40% of companies are investing in mobile technologies across their business and consider mobility as a key part of their business strategy, according to Accenture Mobility Report 2014.

23 Jul 2014 11:59

[Fin4Ag] Digital financial services for agriculture
[Fin4Ag] Digital financial services for agriculture

Kenya is hosting an international conference this week, focusing on digital financial services for agriculture, organisers said yesterday.

16 Jul 2014 09:45

$4m in projects to strengthen Tanzania's agricultural productivity
$4m in projects to strengthen Tanzania's agricultural productivity

More than 100,000 smallholder farmers in Tanzania will benefit after today's announcement of US$4.25-million in new grants.

14 Jul 2014 09:50

Bank on change in Africa
Bank on change in Africa

I have been part of the 'banked' segment of civilization since I was five years old. I have tried it all, from savings to home-loans, vehicle finance to credit card...

By Cobus van Zyl 1 Jul 2014 11:49

Should African insurers review their mobile strategies?
Should African insurers review their mobile strategies?

Developing customer-facing mobile applications remains the third most important technology priority for insurers. Rhys Collins, Head of African Operations for SSP, says in Africa this would be second or first...

26 Jun 2014 11:10

MTN joins forces with Hollard to innovate in insurance - Hollard Insurance
MTN joins forces with Hollard to innovate in insurance

Hollard Life Zambia has partnered with MTN Zambia to bring an innovative new insurance product to the Zambian market, building on both groups' reputations for customer-focused innovation.

Issued by Hollard Insurance 25 Jun 2014 15:30

Kenya's PesaPoint to launch expansive agent network
Kenya's PesaPoint to launch expansive agent network

Similar to the PesaPoint ATM network, PesaPoint is set to launch an expansive network, 'super Agent Network', composing over 1200 agents countrywide.

24 Jun 2014 17:07

Africa Rising: Doing business in Africa [part 2]
Africa Rising: Doing business in Africa [part 2]

As mentioned in part 1 of this series, just as Africa offers enormous opportunities for business, there are also risks of doing business.

By Authors from Regent Business School 23 Jun 2014 08:34

Africa Rising: Doing business in Africa [part 1]
Africa Rising: Doing business in Africa [part 1]

According to the UNCTAD, Africa offers the highest return on direct foreign investment in the world. However, as much as Africa has much to offer in terms of trade, the business environment is littered with legal, political, social and economic challenges.

By Authors from Regent Business School 20 Jun 2014 10:14

How to capitalise on Africa's rising middle class
How to capitalise on Africa's rising middle class

Africa's moment is virtually here. With a GDP growth averaging 5%, it's no wonder that Africa has become a focus for investment. All eyes are on Africa's rapidly emerging middle class - a group expected to drive consumption on the rising continent.

By Golden Muzanago 21 May 2014 06:22

Famous Brands revenue up 12%, expands further in Africa
Famous Brands revenue up 12%, expands further in Africa

Famous Brands, which owns Steers‚ Wimpy and Debonairs, plans to open 243 new restaurants in the coming year after reporting record turnover and profit for the year. It is also planning to enter Angola and Ghana.

By Zeenat Moorad 20 May 2014 06:29

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