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Trucks loaded with goods had been waiting for weeks to cross the Côte d’Ivoire-Ghana borders at Elubo/Noe. © Franck Kuwonu/Africa Renewal
Africans urged to trade more with each otherArticle

African countries continue to trade more with the outside world than among themselves, according to findings of the UN Economic Commission for Africa assessment report...

7 May 2021

#AfricaMonth2021: May Africa prosper
#AfricaMonth2021: May Africa prosperArticle

We invite you to join us in celebrating Africa Month and matters - its stakeholders and stories - in the areas of business leadership, trade, technologies, arts, culture and brands...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 7 May 2021

Why Ghana doesn't get the full value of its cocoa beans - and how this could change
Why Ghana doesn't get the full value of its cocoa beans - and how this could changeArticle

The importance of raw cocoa beans to Ghana's foreign exchange earnings is derailing the development of a viable chocolate industry...

Sophie Van Huellen 3 May 2021

Top tech African entities collaborate to boost digital transformation for 2021 and beyond
Top tech African entities collaborate to boost digital transformation for 2021 and beyondArticle

Africa Tech Week is the golden opportunity to showcase what's hot in tech in Africa - a platform to demonstrate to the rest of the world the continent's super powers...

Issued by Topco Media 28 Apr 2021

Electric cars: Here's how many were bought in SA last year
Electric cars: Here's how many were bought in SA last yearArticle

The only registrations in Africa, a continent that is home to 1.2 billion people, were exclusively in South Africa...

26 Apr 2021

Bobby Madhav, FNB head of trade and structured trade and commodity finance
AfCFTA offers massive economic opportunities, but there is still much work to be doneArticle

The Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement came into effect on the 1 January 2021. A total of 54 of Africa's 55 countries have agreed, in principle, to participate in the agreement...

Bobby Madhav 22 Apr 2021

FAO, AUC launch guide to help countries enter Africa's new single market
FAO, AUC launch guide to help countries enter Africa's new single marketArticle

Increased agricultural trade between African countries can drive sustainable development and play a pivotal role in the transformation of our food systems...

16 Apr 2021

The AfCFTA must be used in Africa's development agenda
The AfCFTA must be used in Africa's development agendaArticle

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) must be seen as a pillar of the broader development integration agenda, said deputy minister of trade, industry and competition Fikile Majola...

9 Apr 2021

Government looks to rail sector to grow economy
Government looks to rail sector to grow economyArticle

The South African government's proposed policy interventions, to allow third-party access to South Africa's rail infrastructure, will provide an opportunity not only for the growth of the freight transportation sector but also for the growth, transformation and industrialisation of the economy...

31 Mar 2021

Export opportunities proliferate - is your business ready?
Export opportunities proliferate - is your business ready?Article

The right kind of insurance is vital in ensuring export market success. Here, Jason Mellow, Head of MiWay Business Insurance shares five tips to consider when choosing the best cover...

Jason Mellow 29 Mar 2021

Truth Coffee's David Donde is taking on the world of chocolate
Truth Coffee's David Donde is taking on the world of chocolateArticle

David Donde, the visionary behind Truth Coffee, has broadened his horizons and launched a chocolate company with long-standing Truth COO Ken Walton...

Lauren Hartzenberg 24 Mar 2021

Post-Covid-19: A chance to leapfrog Africa's development through digitalisation
Post-Covid-19: A chance to leapfrog Africa's development through digitalisationArticle

Africa recorded remarkable economic growth in the first 15 years of the 21st century, largely because of positive trends in the export of primary commodities...

Cristina Duarte 16 Mar 2021

It's time SA had a serious talk about rail
It's time SA had a serious talk about railArticle

Rail has long been the backbone of the South African logistics and transport value chain and will become even more critical in a post-Covid-19 environment...

Mesela Nhlapo 15 Mar 2021

African countries' agricultural reforms will ensure free trade deal benefits SA too
African countries' agricultural reforms will ensure free trade deal benefits SA tooArticle

In 2020 alone, amidst a pandemic, South Africa exported US$10,2bn worth of agricultural products, the second largest on record. One market that has consistently been important to South Africa is the African continent, which on average, accounts for 40% of South Africa's agricultural exports...

Wandile Sihlobo 12 Mar 2021

#EcommerceDay2021: How the industry is poised to evolve after receiving a shot of adrenalin
#EcommerceDay2021: How the industry is poised to evolve after receiving a shot of adrenalinVideo

In the fourth and final episode of our E-commerce Focus geared towards the launch of E-commerce Day on Wednesday, 10 March 2021, we chat to Anita Erasmus and Jaco Roux, who are the business manager and technical director (respectively) of uAfrica, an e-commerce tool provider assisting companies with streamlining order fulfilment and shipping processes. They share what their company focus is, how Covid-19 has affected the business, as well as the impact of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement on e-commerce and the need for sustainable development within the industry.

10 Mar 2021

#EcommerceDay2021: How the industry is poised to evolve after receiving a shot of adrenalin
#EcommerceDay2021: How the industry is poised to evolve after receiving a shot of adrenalinArticle

WATCH: uAfrica's Anita Erasmus and Jaco Roux unpack how Covid-19 has affected the business, the impact of the AfCFTA on e-commerce and the need for sustainable development within the industry...

8 Mar 2021

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Many African countries had a surprise manufacturing surge in 2010s - it bodes well for the years aheadArticle

Until the 2000s, Sub-Saharan Africa was de-industrialising: the mood was gloomy as the little manufacturing activity that did exist was disappearing. But the trend has reversed...

Gaaitzen de Vries, Emmanuel B Mensah, Hagen Kruse and Kunal Sen 2 Mar 2021

2020 a slow year for dealmaking in Africa, but post-pandemic opportunities look promising - Part 3
2020 a slow year for dealmaking in Africa, but post-pandemic opportunities look promising - Part 3Article

In the final part of this three-part series, we analyse M&A data from Kenya, Mozambique and Nigeria...

Wildu du Plessis and Morne van der Merwe 1 Mar 2021

Made in Africa conference aims to drive Pan-African prosperity
Made in Africa conference aims to drive Pan-African prosperityArticle

The inaugural Made in Africa Conference and Expo, a large virtual gathering and showcase for African buyers and sellers, will take place on 13 and 14 April...

26 Feb 2021

Why it pays to link products to places - and how African countries can do it
Why it pays to link products to places - and how African countries can do itArticle

How geographical indications can provide economic and financial advantages to a product's place of origin...

Samuel Samiai Andrews 24 Feb 2021

#BudgetSpeech2021: SME wishlist to help rebuild SA's economy
#BudgetSpeech2021: SME wishlist to help rebuild SA's economyArticle

With the Minister of Finance delivering the much-anticipated 2021 National Budget today, one can't help but reflect on what solutions need to be implemented...

Gugu Mjadu 24 Feb 2021

Mixed responses from agri industry following Sona
Mixed responses from agri industry following SonaArticle

For the agricultural industry, there were mixed responses to the State of the Nation Address (Sona). Organised agriculture responded with both positive and negative remarks following the speech on 11 February. Many organisations lauded President Cyril Ramaphosa for highlighting the importance of agriculture in driving economic growth and job creation.

Ursula Human 19 Feb 2021

2020 a slow year for dealmaking in Africa, but post-pandemic opportunities look promising - Part 2
2020 a slow year for dealmaking in Africa, but post-pandemic opportunities look promising - Part 2Article

In Part 1 of this series, we analysed merger-and-acquisition data in sub-Saharan Africa - here we look at country specific M&A activity in SA, Ethiopia and Ghana...

Wildu du Plessis and Morne van der Merwe 18 Feb 2021

AAAM, Afreximbank sign MoU to drive automotive investment in Africa
AAAM, Afreximbank sign MoU to drive automotive investment in AfricaArticle

The partnership aims to boost regional automotive value chains and financing for the automotive industry while supporting the development of enabling policies, technical assistance, and capacity building initiatives...

18 Feb 2021

AfCFTA: Alive with possibilities
AfCFTA: Alive with possibilitiesArticle

The South African government says it will maximise the opportunities presented by the African Continental Free Trade Area, which came into operation on 1 January 2021...

Onalenna Mhlongo 12 Feb 2021

2020 a slow year for dealmaking in Africa, but post-pandemic opportunities look promising - Part 1
2020 a slow year for dealmaking in Africa, but post-pandemic opportunities look promising - Part 1Article

Dealmaking activity in sub-Saharan Africa dropped in the second half of 2020, when compared to that of H2 2019. As Africa gears up for post-pandemic recovery, the opportunities presented by free trade across the continent, among others, will be key factors in attracting valuable M&A activity to the region...

Wildu du Plessis and Morne van der Merwe 8 Feb 2021

Sowing the seeds of industrial farming in Mozambique
Sowing the seeds of industrial farming in MozambiqueArticle

Commercial farming is one of the highest-growth sectors in Mozambique, yet only 16% of land suitable for agriculture is being cultivated...

Grace Goodrich 3 Feb 2021

Jakkie Cilliers, head of African futures & innovation, Institute for Security Studie
South Africa needs the private sector for economic growthArticle

While redistribution has been the government's priority in righting the country's apartheid past, only economic growth will get South Africa out of the hole created by Covid-19...

Nicci Botha 27 Jan 2021

New body aims to align CFO function across Africa
New body aims to align CFO function across AfricaArticle

Within the context of corporate scandals, cyber threats, new technology, transparency requirements and an ever-changing regulatory environment it has become necessary to reassess the role of the chief financial officer (CFO)...

27 Jan 2021

President Joe Biden
Keeping an eye on Biden's plans for AfricaArticle

President Joe Biden has been sworn into office, ushering in a new administration, new foreign policy and a new approach to US trade and investment in Africa...

22 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: 3 big issues demanding legal attention this year
#BizTrends2021: 3 big issues demanding legal attention this yearArticle

Three broad themes emerging in South Africa in 2021, which will require extensive input from the legal profession, are: changes to the economy and regulation prompted by Covid-19; moves by government and the private sector to stimulate economic recovery; and a greater focus on corporate responsibility and consumer protection...

Jonathan Veeran, Nozipho Mngomezulu and Burton Phillips 19 Jan 2021

One-Stop Border Post to ease challenges at Beitbridge
One-Stop Border Post to ease challenges at BeitbridgeArticle

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs says the implementation of a One-Stop Border Post with neighbouring countries and the establishment of the Border Management Authority offers a solution to the challenges at the Beitbridge Border Post...

14 Jan 2021

Bryan Turner, partner, Spear Capital
#BizTrends2021: 4 trends that will have a major impact on private equity in 2021Article

Amidst the general chaos of 2020, investors were hit hard. With economies around the world all but shutting down in March, activity ground to a halt...

Bryan Turner 13 Jan 2021

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DHL Global Forwarding invests R126.5m in new SA facilityArticle

The new facility will boast 10,000 square meters of warehousing space, doubling the existing capacity to meet future demand...

13 Jan 2021

Trade and industry minister, Ebrahim Patel
New dawn in African tradeArticle

The transition from 2020 into 2021 was marked by two significant landmarks in global trade...

5 Jan 2021

Wildu du Plessis
#BizTrends2021: Key industry group trends in post-pandemic AfricaArticle

In the midst of the planetary emergency of climate change, Covid-19 is testing modern civilisation's preparedness for shocks, across the spheres of finance, economics and technology; global, national and regional governance; global and population health; social cohesion and food security. This is according to Baker McKenzie's new report, Unprecedented: Converging Crises...

Wildu du Plessis 4 Jan 2021

Transport, freight bodies call on government to heed lessons from Beitbridge chaos
Transport, freight bodies call on government to heed lessons from Beitbridge chaosArticle

The Federation of Eastern and Southern African Road Transport Associations (FESARTA) and the South African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF) have called on government for a public-private partnership (PPP) to prevent future disasters similar to the chaos...

31 Dec 2020

The SA economy in 2021 - Looking into the crystal ball
The SA economy in 2021 - Looking into the crystal ballArticle

Most South Africans are now understandably keen to see the end of 2020 and are hoping for better times in 2021, after what has been a rollercoaster year for SA's political economy...

Raymond Parsons 30 Dec 2020

Africa can finance its development but needs a paradigm shift
Africa can finance its development but needs a paradigm shiftArticle

Africa faces its worst economic recession in 25 years, largely due to the Covid-19 pandemic...

Matilda Moyo 22 Dec 2020

Tap, tap, tap and grow
Tap, tap, tap and growArticle

It has been a year of reckoning: a year that lit a fire beneath online payments in South Africa, transforming e-commerce while creating immense economic pressure...

Karen Nadasen 22 Dec 2020

Transport, freight industry needs urgent government intervention
Transport, freight industry needs urgent government interventionArticle

If order is not restored, the consequences could be catastrophic - not only for South Africa, but for the rest of Africa...

RFA, SAAFF, SAEPA 22 Dec 2020

SA exports locally-produced sanitisers for R1.66bn
SA exports locally-produced sanitisers for R1.66bnArticle

The local production of hand sanitisers in South Africa has contributed to saving lives and earning export revenues for the country...

9 Dec 2020

Winners of the 2020 AWIEF Awards announced
Winners of the 2020 AWIEF Awards announcedArticle

The 6th edition of Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) conference and awards held on 2-3 December 2020 hosted more than 60 African and global thought leaders across business and politics who shared insight and thought leadership...

7 Dec 2020

Global trade connectivity rebounds, signals recovery from Covid-19 setback
Global trade connectivity rebounds, signals recovery from Covid-19 setbackArticle

Trade and capital flows have already started to recover and international data flows surged during the spreading pandemic as in-person contact migrated online, boosting international internet traffic, phone calls and e-commerce...

7 Dec 2020

Unpacking ways to promote and protect investments in Africa
Unpacking ways to promote and protect investments in AfricaArticle

For many years the African continent has been presented with countless opportunities from potential investors around the world, which have equally exposed Africa to potential risks. However, the increasing interest in the continent has required much needed mechanisms that will unpack the fundamentals of protecting investments in Africa going forward...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 2 Dec 2020

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Virtual Manufacturing Indaba to gather experts from across AfricaArticle

Leading figures within sub-Saharan Africa's manufacturing sector will convene virtually at the Manufacturing Indaba 2020 to debate pressing issues impacting the region's industrial landscape...

1 Dec 2020

Africa poised to benefit from strong European backing in its recovery
Africa poised to benefit from strong European backing in its recoveryArticle

The seventh edition of the Southern Africa Europe CEO Dialogue was held, this year, in a hybrid physical and digital format in Johannesburg...

Issued by Optimize Agency 30 Nov 2020

Kickstarting the post-Covid-19 economic recovery, the big focus of the 2020 Southern Africa Europe CEO Dialogue
Kickstarting the post-Covid-19 economic recovery, the big focus of the 2020 Southern Africa Europe CEO DialogueArticle

The Southern Africa Europe CEO Dialogue goes online, this year, and will be hosted from Johannesburg in digital format on 26 and 27 November 2020...

Issued by Optimize Agency 24 Nov 2020

Africa must be at the heart of climate negotiations
Africa must be at the heart of climate negotiationsArticle

In 2020, countries were to come forward with plans for stronger emissions cuts to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement...

23 Nov 2020

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