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Creating business communities for African unity

The run-up to the 55th Africa Day, celebrated annually on 25 May in parts of Africa and around the world in commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) (now the African Union), is an ideal time to reflect on the opportunities presented by a new collective zeitgeist happening in Africa...

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Doing good is good for business: Tiekie Barnard explains the benefits of Shared Value

Business is driven by profit, but Shift Social Development CEO Tiekie Barnard believes in the importance of profit with purpose. In this Q&A, she explains the meaning of Shared Value and how companies can use this business strategy to find where the biggest growth opportunities lie...

Issued by Shift Social Development 8 hours ago

Africa could be the next frontier for cryptocurrency

Interest in cryptocurrency, a form of digital currency, is growing steadily in Africa. Some economists say it is a disruptive innovation that will blossom on the continent...

By Pavithra Rao 3 days ago

SA adopts XBRL for annual financial statement reporting

South Africa is one of the first countries on the continent to adopt XBRL for qualifying reporting entities submitting their annual financial statements...

3 days ago

Harnessing blockchain technology to transform global cybersecurity

In a digitally driven world, cybersecurity has become a highly lucrative sphere of modern business. Today, experts around the world are clawing for a piece of the estimated $8.5bn cyberthreat intelligence industry pie...

By Colin Thornton 17 May 2018

Where is the bank employee in the digital experience?

Banks are already shaping what their future will look like in a world of digital disruption, by evolving as the technology becomes more readily available to end users...

By Nathen Pillay 17 May 2018

Moroccan e-commerce platform Hmizate expands into fintech

Moroccan company Hmizate, which since 2011 has provided an e-commerce platform offering users access to goods, food, travel services and deals, has expanded into fintech with the launch of HmizatePay...

By Tom Jackson 16 May 2018

OLTI collected R193.3m for insurance claim complainants in 2017

The Ombudsman for Long-term Insurance (OLTI) collected R193.3m for complainants amid the strain of staff losses, says Ombudsman, Ron McLaren, ahead of the release of the body's 2017 Annual Report.

16 May 2018

Shocking levels of credit card fraud in SA

Credit card fraud is on the rise in South Africa. We look at the most common tricks criminals use, and what you can do to avoid them...

By Jason Snyman 15 May 2018

People of Japan invest in upliftment of South African youth

In recent years, Japan's economic partnership with African countries has grown significantly, with its investment often accompanied by social upliftment and development initiatives...

Issued by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation 15 May 2018

Nations in new push to boost intra-Africa trade

The AfCFTA's potential as a tool for driving industrialisation, economic diversification and development was highlighted at the start of the UN Economic Commission for Africa's Conference of Ministers...

By Benjamin Ouma 15 May 2018

Natural catastrophes a top risk for engineering, construction, real estate businesses

Risks of storms, earthquakes and floods are a top concern for businesses...

15 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Growthpoint Investec African Properties launched

First announced in 2015, Growthpoint Investec African Properties (GIAP) is finally off the mark, commencing operations in the pan-African real estate market.

By Sindy Peters 14 May 2018

Mastercard to announce new collaboration with Zapper

Zapper will soon be compatible with Mastercard's Masterpass payments system, after the companies on Monday announced a new possible collaboration...

By Andy Walker 14 May 2018

Trade and Industry to launch 10th iteration of IPAP

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies will this afternoon launch the tenth iteration of the Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) which places emphasis on stronger interventions to support transformation in the South African economy...

14 May 2018

The difficulty of insuring a drone in South Africa

Your drone probably cost quite a bit of money and you want to insure it. But, insurers are making it impossible for you to do so. Why...?

By Jason Snyman 14 May 2018

SA's biggest board-meeting to address youth unemployment and education

Business leaders agree that collective action is required from all sectors to address youth unemployment and education...

11 May 2018

Panel of experts on VAT calls for submissions

The Independent Panel of Experts, set up to review the current list of zero-rated Value Added Tax (VAT) items, has invited all interested stakeholders to make written submissions for their consideration...

11 May 2018

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: Moving markets; changing consumers

Although South Africans are not separately listed, 30% of all recipients receiving European citizenship in 2016, hail from Africa according to the latest Eurostat figures released last month...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 11 May 2018

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