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Agriculture forms the backbone of African economies. A majority of the continent's farmers earn their living on small plots of less than two hectares...

By Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Janeen Madan 21 Jan 2016

Click n Compare taking on Africa

After a very successful year with a strong month on month growth of 40%, South African Comparison website, Click n Compare...

19 Aug 2015

Sanlam looking to invest in Africa, South-East Asia

Sanlam says it has R3bn in discretionary capital that is earmarked for growth opportunities mainly in Africa and South-East Asia.

By Phakamisa Ndzamela 6 Jun 2014

Old Mutual sees strong customer growth

London- and JSE-listed insurer Old Mutual grew the number of customers in its operations in the rest of Africa by 590,000 in 2013 as it continues to focus on emerging markets to achieve growth.

By Gillian Jones 3 Mar 2014

Sanlam moves into Nigerian insurance market

Sanlam said its associate company FBN Life Assurance had acquired 71.2% of Nigeria-listed short-term insurer Oasis Insurance for an undisclosed sum.

19 Feb 2014

Sanlam, Santam work together in emerging markets

Sanlam and short-term insurer Santam will work together in emerging markets as the group expands into the rest of Africa‚ and South-east Asia.

By Gillian Jones 13 Dec 2013

Open for business

A Bizcommunity Press Office has become the obvious means by which to constructively steer what you want people to know, think and perceive about your company in the public realm.

Issued by 11 Sep 2013

Fifty shades of Old Mutual green

It is surprising to see how limited Old Mutual's exposure to most of the large markets in Africa has been. For its first 160 years it focused on a few of the outposts of the British empire in East and southern Africa, with little claim to be a pan-African insurer.

19 Aug 2013

Mutual & Federal buys Agricola

Mutual & Federal, the short-term insurance firm owned by Old Mutual, said last week it had bought the insurance book of specialised crop underwriting manager Agricola for an undisclosed amount.

By Phakamisa Ndzamela 12 Aug 2013

Old Mutual earnings up 22% in six months

London- and Johannesburg-listed insurer Old Mutual reported good results on Wednesday (7 August) in most areas of its business for the six months to June this year.

By Gillian Jones 8 Aug 2013

Old Mutual buys Faulu in Kenya

Old Mutual has bought a third company, Faulu Kenya, as it expands its footprint on the African continent, the company said on Wednesday (3 July).

4 Jul 2013

Strong growth of African banking sector

Banking systems across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have grown and strengthened significantly over the past decade and favourable macroeconomic‚ regulatory and financial trends indicate that further improvements lie ahead‚ Moody's Investors Service says in a new special comment published on Wednesday (19 June).

20 Jun 2013

Norton Rose tells insurers to tread carefully in Africa

Global legal practice Norton Rose has advised South African insurers expanding into other African countries to look beyond the sector-specific regulatory requirements in the jurisdictions they are entering as failure to do so could undermine their investments.

By Phakamisa Ndzamela 20 Mar 2013

Old Mutual puts billions into Africa

Old Mutual will invest R5bn in Africa over a three to five year period as part of its strategy to expand its footprint on the continent.

By Phakamisa Ndzamela 5 Mar 2013

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