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#StartupFunding101: Raising capital to grow in the African payment space
#StartupFunding101: Raising capital to grow in the African payment spaceArticle

Dare Okoudjou, CEO and founder of MFS Africa and Endeavor Entrepreneur, unpacks the payment space in Africa...

Evan-Lee Courie 12 Apr 2021

#StartupFunding101: Capital funding and the fund raising basics
#StartupFunding101: Capital funding and the fund raising basicsArticle

Antonia Bothner, Endeavor South Africa Capital Markets Lead and Fundraising Lead at Endeavor Harvest Fund, uncovers the basics of capital funding and how to access it...

Evan-Lee Courie 12 Apr 2021

How to manage cash flow during a crisis
How to manage cash flow during a crisisArticle

Andiswa Bata of FNB Business states that cash flow management is simply the discipline of managing the money coming in and out of your business to avoid liquidity shortfalls.

9 Mar 2021

Andrew Friedman, head of sales, Anuva Investments
5 aspects of 12J investments you may be myth-ingArticle

"Too good to be true" is an adage that typically services you well when it comes to your money, especially in a world full of myths and conspiracy theories, Ponzi deals, pyramid schemes and promises of the Next Big Thing...

Andrew Friedman 9 Feb 2021

There's a new private equity fund for underrepresented startups
There's a new private equity fund for underrepresented startupsArticle

Khula Lula is the news micro-financing VC fund striving to level the investment scales in favour of young, Black, women entrepreneurs...

12 Nov 2020

New Google-IFC report: Africa's internet economy worth $180bn by 2025
New Google-IFC report: Africa's internet economy worth $180bn by 2025Article

A new report unveils the estimated worth of Africa's internet economy in five years time and the factors contributing to this overall growth...

12 Nov 2020

New platform aims to boost buy-local efforts and business recovery
New platform aims to boost buy-local efforts and business recoveryArticle

South Africa is the first region to benefit from a new, white label mobile payment, customer loyalty and rewards programme, with the launch of UBU International...

Issued by UBU International 26 Aug 2020

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SA Express employees engage Uprise.Africa to help save the airlineArticle

"Liquidating SAX translates into slicing through the very artery that feeds the minor towns and cities in SA, and closing the gateway to our more rural areas."

4 Aug 2020

While retail sales plunge, SA's agriculture industry shows promise
While retail sales plunge, SA's agriculture industry shows promiseArticle

The agricultural sector is showing itself to be an anomaly, and it grew almost 30% during the financially turbulent first quarter of 2020...

29 Jul 2020

How can entrepreneurs financially emerge from Covid-19?
How can entrepreneurs financially emerge from Covid-19?Article

Traditional models of business funding need a re-think if South Africa's small businesses and entrepreneurs are to emerge from the financially crippling "winter of coronavirus"...

19 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Investmint wants to help SMEs connect with investors
#LockdownLessons: Investmint wants to help SMEs connect with investorsArticle

Gareth Price and Chris Bruchhausen shares how the coronavirus has had an impact on Investmint, an online platform connecting businesses in need of a loan...

Evan-Lee Courie 5 May 2020

Mametja Moshe
Mining funding in a new economic reality - post Covid-19Article

Both commodity prices and investment in South African mining will no doubt be impacted by measures taken to curb the spread of Covid-19 and the anticipated economic fallout...

Mametja Moshe 7 Apr 2020

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How fintechs are making Africa a leading global innovation hubArticle

In a continent where over 60% of the adult population is unbanked and the financial sector is considerably underdeveloped, fintech has been a welcomed revolution...

Josephine Wawira 27 Jan 2020

Gavin Ralston, head of official institutions and thought leadership at Schroders
Alternative investments offer better returnsArticle

Alternative investment can offer better returns at lower risk by introducing greater choice to a client's portfolio than traditional asset classes...

3 Jul 2019

Bhavtik Vallabhjee
Power projects need a clear regulatory framework and stable environmentArticle

A clear, predictable and supportive regulatory framework backed by a stable investment environment will be key to attract investors and funders to renewable energy and power projects...

13 Jun 2019

#AfricaMonth: Changing the face of wireless power solutions
#AfricaMonth: Changing the face of wireless power solutionsArticle

WiPo Wireless Power is a young dynamic startup that provides wireless power solutions for drone and other industrial equipment...

Evan-Lee Courie 17 May 2019

Funding gaps in infrastructure and energy projects in Africa
Funding gaps in infrastructure and energy projects in AfricaArticle

One of the key challenges in getting energy and infrastructure projects off the ground in Africa is the lack of available funding...

Mike Webb 14 May 2019

Dean de Nysschen, research & investment analyst, Glacier by Sanlam
Section 12J explainedArticle

Section 12J has been introduced to the South African Income Tax Act in 2009 - in an effort to afford small- and medium-sized entities equal access to funding in South Africa...

Dean de Nysschen 3 Feb 2019

#RecruitmentFocus: Recruiters must embrace technology to stay relevant, says Giraffe CEO
#RecruitmentFocus: Recruiters must embrace technology to stay relevant, says Giraffe CEOArticle

Founded in 2015, high-volume recruitment tech startup Giraffe has since attracted over 500,000 South African jobseekers to its platform...

Sindy Peters 12 Dec 2018

Four African startups make Seedstars final
Four African startups make Seedstars finalArticle

Four African startups have been selected amongst the 12 that will pitch for the chance to secure a share of $1 million in funding at the Seedstars World global final today in Lausanne, Switzerland...

Tom Jackson 13 Apr 2018

Portfolio acquisition boosts Dipula asset value
Portfolio acquisition boosts Dipula asset valueArticle

Dipula Income Fund, the diversified black economic empowered property group, has grown its asset value beyond R8bn for the first time, following the acquisition of a mixed portfolio worth R1.25bn...

Alistair Anderson 27 Mar 2018

Egypt's Startup Reactor calls for applications
Egypt's Startup Reactor calls for applicationsArticle

Egypt's Startup Reactor is seeking applications for its fifth cycle. The six-month accelerator programme is designed to support innovative startups with high growth potential in Egypt...

9 Jan 2018

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Off-grid power goes mainstream for financingArticle

Since a large portion of Africa's population lives in remote areas, receiving power from the grid could still be decades away...

13 Dec 2017

Lauren Russell Nkuranga.
Entrepreneur quits Nike job to start food business in RwandaArticle

When Lauren Russell Nkuranga arrived in Rwanda with the Nike Foundation in 2012, she had the clichéd western belief that Africa is predominantly a place of war, poverty and disease, and is desperate for foreign-funded charity...

Oluwabusayomi Sotundeon 30 Nov 2017

Observations for entrepreneurs...
Observations for entrepreneurs...Article

There are no rules in entrepreneurship. People often wax lyrical around following certain formulae for success and globally, millions of books are sold on the promise of riches. Sure, we can all learn from others, and it is true that successful entrepreneurs are open to learning, but there is no magic formula here.

Mike Vacy-Lyle 13 Nov 2017

iRise, Somalia.
Somalia is getting its first tech incubatorArticle

The doors are set to open at iRise, the first ever tech incubator and co-working space to be established in the Somali capital of Mogadishu...

26 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: How startups are disrupting delivery of African legal services
#InnovationMonth: How startups are disrupting delivery of African legal servicesArticle

Having quantifiable, measurable, and verifiable data about justice needs and challenges is essential for the legal profession to move into the 21st century...

Tom Jackson 22 Sep 2017

Artist’s impression of CampusKey Scarborough in Summerstrand, PE.
Suburban high-rise student digs boonArticle

A new R145m student accommodation block is rising on the beachfront, promising some relief to the city's crippling student accommodation crisis...

Guy Rogers 28 Jul 2017

Land Bank adds voice to dialogue on agricultural transformation
Land Bank adds voice to dialogue on agricultural transformationArticle

Development impact is possible when established role players in the sector commit to the transfer of knowledge and skills and provide the necessary technical support to new entrants...

24 May 2017

Windturbines and windfarms are one example of what green bonds can finance.
Responsible green finance: can investors make a real social impact?Article

At the beginning of 2017, France announced the launch of its green bonds scheme...

Christophe Revelli 7 Feb 2017

First two coal IPP bidders named
First two coal IPP bidders namedArticle

The two successful bidders for the first coal-based independent power producer (IPP) programme have been announced...

10 Oct 2016

Eddie O'Connor
Mainstream signs landmark Africa clean energy equity funding dealArticle

A global renewable energy developer has signed a $117,5m equity investment to accelerate the build-out of megawatts of wind and solar plants across Africa...

23 Jun 2016

Snapchat vanishing video viewing hits 6 billion daily
Snapchat vanishing video viewing hits 6 billion dailyArticle

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Snapchat on Monday confirmed that six billion vanishing videos are viewed daily at the service in a three-fold surge from early this year...

10 Nov 2015

Bold young entrepreneurs can apply for R5m in funding
Bold young entrepreneurs can apply for R5m in fundingArticle

The Awethu Project is offering young ambitious and tenacious entrepreneurs, who have an established innovative business with the potential for growth, up to R5m in equity funding...

22 Oct 2015

SA Express banks on delivery of its turnaround strategy in year ahead
SA Express banks on delivery of its turnaround strategy in year aheadArticle

State-owned airline South African Express is not expecting significant growth in passenger numbers in the year ahead...

Linda Ensor 29 Sep 2015

Snapchat expands 'replay,' for a fee
Snapchat expands 'replay,' for a feeArticle

SAN FRANCISCO: Snapchat is expanding its "replay" feature for those disappearing messages, giving users an option to get another look at three "snaps" for a fee of 99 cents...

16 Sep 2015

South African economy needs some stimulus‚ says Sasse
South African economy needs some stimulus‚ says SasseArticle

The South African economy needs some stimulus‚ says Norbert Sasse‚ CEO of Growthpoint‚ on its half-year results‚ which saw the property group lift its distribution growth 7.5%...

6 Mar 2015

Project financing picture in Africa is mixed
Project financing picture in Africa is mixedArticle

It is an audacious $4.8bn project undertaken by one of the world's poorest countries. At the construction site in the Benishangul region of Ethiopia near the Sudanese border, some 8,500 workers are labouring tirelessly every day to build the gigantic Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam...

Kingsley Ighobor and Busani Bafana 4 Mar 2015

Mining finance stakeholders should brace for another tough year
Mining finance stakeholders should brace for another tough yearArticle

While the combination of lingering commodity price weakness and generally suppressed markets spells continued challenges for the mining industry and mining finance, there are still good investment opportunities as a whole for traditional equity investors in the sector...

17 Feb 2015

Eskom records R9.3bn in profit
Eskom records R9.3bn in profitArticle

Eskom last week reported a profit of R9.3bn for the six months ended on 30 September 2014. This is down 24% from R12.2bn for the same period the previous year...

26 Nov 2014

Family-owned businesses struggle to find financing
Family-owned businesses struggle to find financingArticle

Although family businesses are responsible for 70% of global GDP, 58% of these businesses say they are currently seeking external financing to fund their investment plans, but their fundraising options are limited.

11 Sep 2014

Grindrod, a boost for Africa
Grindrod, a boost for AfricaArticle

Shipping and logistics group Grindrod has been a big spender on infrastructure for some time. Growing its network of port and rail operations allows the group to diversify away from international shipping, a notoriously cyclical business.

19 May 2014

Woolworths to buy Australia's David Jones
Woolworths to buy Australia's David JonesArticle

Cape Town-based Woolworths is to acquire Australia's second-largest department store chain‚ David Jones‚ for A$2.1bn (R21.4bn).

Zeenat Moorad 10 Apr 2014

South African private equity industry has active year
South African private equity industry has active yearArticle

In the South African private equity industry, successful fundraising was the hallmark of 2013, with a number of both experienced and new fund managers announcing big-ticket fund closures.

24 Dec 2013

Vukile terminates bid to acquire five shopping centresArticle

JSE-listed Vukile Property Fund said on Tuesday, 11 June 2013, that its negotiations to acquire a portfolio of five regional shopping centres had been terminated‚ and as such the fund had withdrawn its cautionary to unitholders.

Nick Hedley 12 Jun 2013

Retail, consumer goods sector bucks M&A trendArticle

Despite the overall value of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) declining by 12% during the year, this activity in South Africa's retail and consumer goods sectors grew by 25%, with total deal values increasing by 53% during 2012, says Deloitte.

28 Mar 2013

Standard Bank funds Ghanaian water project
Standard Bank funds Ghanaian water projectArticle

Standard Bank has arranged an international financing package to develop a US$126 million desalination plant in Accra, Ghana.

20 Feb 2013

Fledging electric car market in turmoil with few buyersArticle

DETROIT - The fledgling electric car business is in turmoil as predictions about potential sales have proven to be wildly optimistic despite volatile fuel prices and plenty of media hype.

12 Oct 2012

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