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Pan-African initiative to amplify women's voices

Graça Machel Trust announces new initiative to create a powerful movement of African women focused on advancing Africa's future...

23 Aug 2016

Why we need to unite to feed children while at school

In a call for Cape Town to unite against hunger at our schools, the Peninsula School Feeding Association's Charity Family Fun Walk, Blisters for Bread, will take place at the Green Point Cricket Club on Sunday, 28 August...

Issued by Peninsula School Feeding Association 16 Aug 2016

Fintech: opportunity for SA youth and Africa's growth

The continent's youth need to move from being fintechonlogists to fintechpreneurs to release the true value of Africa's communities...

16 Aug 2016

The future of underwriting: Innovation and Africa

To survive, the insurance industry needs to become much more innovative and Africa is the future for growth, particularly in the energy sector...

By Nicci Botha 4 Aug 2016

UnionPay International signs strategic memorandum of understanding with GIM-UEMOA

A partnership between UnionPay International and GIM-UEMOA will see GIM-UEMOA become an UPI acquirer and processing service provider to financial institutions in the West African Economic and Monetary Union, UEMOA zone...

Issued by UnionPay International 21 Jul 2016

Barclays in an orderly retreat from Africa

Barclay's Plc's retreat from Africa is not a "sudden divorce" that will leave subsidiary Barclays Africa and its operations picking up the pieces...

12 Jul 2016

Flipping disruption - fintech company acquires banks

A partnership marks the first time a fintech company has acquired banks to bridge the gap between the virtual and traditional worlds of banking...

11 Jul 2016

How to speak startup

Venture capital in South Africa is starting to take hold. With a host of venture funds, section 12J companies, incubators and startup clubs being launched, startups are becoming more popular...

5 Jul 2016

Matlare takes deputy berth at Barclays Africa

Some raised eyebrows at Matlare's Barclays Africa appointment...

4 Jul 2016

10 fintech innovators conclude first Africa Barclays Accelerator

After 13 weeks of intensive networking, mentoring and development, 10 companies have showcased their innovative fintech...

1 Jul 2016

Embracing digital disruption to drive banking transformation in Africa

Although traditional banks have retained their advantage of established trust relationships with customers, advancing digital disruption will erode profitability unless they can respond...

By Gary Stocks 1 Jul 2016

Boosting Joburg's standing within the global economic system

Johannesburg takes the initiative to change its FDI competitive position...

By Professor Ronald Wall 28 Jun 2016

Why resources, why Africa, why now?

Southern Africa offer the best mining investment opportunities, where Botswana is the easiest place to do business, and West Africa has the easiest access...

By Danette Breitenbach 17 Jun 2016

#AfricaMonth: Sierra Leone, a deadly virus and digital payments

In our experience battling the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, one solution saved lives, delivered major cost savings, and continues to help the economy rebuild and recover...

By Momodu Kargbo, Sierra Leone minister of finance an 27 May 2016

#Africa Month: Call for new thinking about Africa

Nurturing and encouraging a different way of thinking by Africa's thought leaders - and about Africa by the rest of the world...

25 May 2016

Translating ideas into successful businesses

Most businesses don't survive past the start-up phase despite great ideas...

24 May 2016

Fraud management in Africa's mobile market

With mobile ownership in South Africa and Nigeria now as common as it is in the United States, the continent is rapidly gaining ground as the new frontier for mobile...

By Gareth Whitaker 18 May 2016

The unstoppable rise of fintech is rapidly changing the way Africans transact

Africa is fertile ground for new fintech services which are leveraging the power of communities and social media to make financial services more relevant...

By Dominique Collett, senior investment executive at 17 May 2016

African project development network launched

The Africa Finance Corporation, alongside its development partners, is pleased to announce the launch of the Africa Project Developers Initiative...

22 Apr 2016

Report Economic Insight: Africa Q1 2016 projects GDP growth in Africa

In its report 'Economic Insight: Africa Q1 2016', the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) points to good news for African economies but warns that manufacturing still accounts for a small share of output...

1 Apr 2016

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