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Paul Grota
3 trends energising Africa's power sectorsArticle

In a 2015 report, McKinsey estimated that if every country in Africa had to build to meet their current electricity demand, the region would require about $490bn of capital for new generating capacity - and a further $345bn for transmission and distribution infrastructure...

Paul Grota 11 Jun 2019

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More work lies ahead to make Africa's new free trade area succeedArticle

After being ratified by the required minimum 22 nations, all the member states of the AU are now legally bound to allow African goods to be traded without restraint throughout the continent...

By Frank Mattheis and Ueli Staeger 7 Jun 2019

Pan-African free trade, investment agreement enters into force
Pan-African free trade, investment agreement enters into forceArticle

The African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement, entered into force yesterday, brings with it the possibility of boosting intra-Africa trade and investment. The agreement, provides a framework to ease the doing of business in Africa...

31 May 2019

3 steps to jumpstart enterprise AI transformation
3 steps to jumpstart enterprise AI transformationArticle

As AI takes hold in the workplace, both employers and employees believe it will benefit the enterprise and help workers to be more productive...

Derek Bose 27 May 2019

SA Express to lay charges against former executives
SA Express to lay charges against former executivesArticle

South African Express is preparing to lay fraud and corruption charges against some of its former executives...

27 May 2019

How over-regulation, lack of understanding cause poverty and lack of transformation
How over-regulation, lack of understanding cause poverty and lack of transformationArticle

The DAFF recently published amended regulations for Act 36 of 1947 for comment. Should these amendments be enacted, the impact on food security and the sustainability of the entire livestock value chain, especially small-scale stockholders, will be severely impacted...

Peter Oberem 23 May 2019

Attainment of Africa Agenda 2063 and SDG:2030 goals through nature-based solutions
Attainment of Africa Agenda 2063 and SDG:2030 goals through nature-based solutionsArticle

Going back to basics, when African citizens managed the landscapes through rotational grazing, for example, are the key foundations if the continent is to achieve the long-term aspirational goals set by the UN and AU...

Bonani Madikizela 21 May 2019

Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe
#AUW2019: Coal still critical to IRP, Radebe saysArticle

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe's vague promise that South Africa's long-overdue energy blueprint, the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), will be "concluded imminently" did, however, clearly indicate that coal would still play a prominent role in the country's energy mix...

Nicci Botha 15 May 2019

Cyber attacks target Operational Technology
Cyber attacks target Operational TechnologyArticle

Environments running Operational technology (OT) are stepping up their focus on cybersecurity amid a growing number of attacks...

7 May 2019

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A mixed bag of media freedom in southern Africa - SAEFArticle

As we commemorate this year's World Press Freedom Day, 3 May 2019, the Southern African Editor's Forum (SAEF) reports a mixed bag of media freedom within its chapters and southern Africa as a whole...

6 May 2019

Ceres gets a new highly interactive website from Techsys Digital
Ceres gets a new highly interactive website from Techsys DigitalArticle

Pioneer Foods tasked Techsys Digital with the challenge of crafting a website that could be multinational, multilingual and support regional content variation for the iconic South African brand, Ceres...

Issued by Techsys Digital 30 Apr 2019

Cholera vaccines have been given to people in Beira after an outbreak following Cyclone Idai. EPA-EFE/Celeste Mac-Arthur
Southern African countries won't manage disasters unless they work togetherArticle

Cyclone Idai, which recently devastated Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, was one of the worst natural disasters to hit the southern African region...

Chris Changwe 18 Apr 2019

KNP adjusts gate quotas for 2019 Easter holidays
KNP adjusts gate quotas for 2019 Easter holidaysArticle

The Kruger National Park management is urging visitors to be aware of gate quotas that will be in effect this coming Easter long weekend...

17 Apr 2019

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Botho University creates distance learning programmes in NigeriaArticle

Botswana's Botho University has launched distance learning programmes in Nigeria, following on the success of its four campuses in three SADC region countries...

17 Apr 2019

Leading through cooperation
Leading through cooperationArticle

By better aligning the goals and strategies of business and technology, CIOs and their decision-making counterparts in other lines of business can realise the full value of IT innovation...

Derek Bose 3 Apr 2019

Regional integration remains low, according to African Regional Integration Index. Credit: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.
More work needed on regional integration in AfricaArticle

Regional integration remains low, according to African Regional Integration Index...

26 Mar 2019

#SeamlessSA: How Ramona Kasavan is taking Mimi Women to the rest of Africa
#SeamlessSA: How Ramona Kasavan is taking Mimi Women to the rest of AfricaArticle

Ramona Kasavan is taking over Africa one sanitary towel at a time. She started her company, Mimi Women, after seeing large numbers of girls missing school over their monthly menses...

Maroefah Smith 14 Mar 2019

People queue in makeshift camps following past threats of xenophobic attacks in South Africa. Today, rescinded health department memos requesting foreigners pay in full for healthcare have sparked a national debate. (Fredrik Lemeryd)
Are foreigners really entitled to free healthcare in South Africa?Article

Directives recently issued by the national and Gauteng health departments requiring foreign nationals to pay in full for healthcare at public facilities weren't only a threat to public health, they may have been downright illegal...

Sasha Stevenson 13 Mar 2019

Celebrating women in the tech industry
Celebrating women in the tech industryArticle

As we recently celebrated International Women's Day 2019 under the theme "#BalanceForBetter", let's not forget to applaud the amazing work done by extraordinary women in the tech industry...

8 Mar 2019

Unleashing Africa's economic potential with AfCFTA
Unleashing Africa's economic potential with AfCFTAArticle

African trade amongst African countries: with the groundwork laid, innovation and infrastructure investment are needed to unleash the continent's economic potential...

James Hall 26 Feb 2019

Government's fiscal rescue plan under the spotlight at a Pre-Budget Roundtable
Government's fiscal rescue plan under the spotlight at a Pre-Budget RoundtableArticle

Some of SA's foremost analytical minds in politics and economics sparked robust debate at the Regent Business School Pre-Budget Roundtable when they shared their insights, forecasts and perceptions on Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's looming Budget Speech...

Issued by Regent Business School 21 Feb 2019

SA Express to resume Mthatha route
SA Express to resume Mthatha routeArticle

SA Express is scheduled to resume its Johannesburg to Mthatha flight operations from Thursday onwards...

19 Feb 2019

SADC media competition launches
SADC media competition launchesArticle

Media are urged to enter the SADC media awards competition aimed at recognising excellence in journalism in print, photography, radio and television...

13 Feb 2019

Too many lives lost on SA's roads over the Festive Season
Too many lives lost on SA's roads over the Festive SeasonArticle

The preliminary Festive Season Road Safety Report shows that 1,612 people lost their lives on the country's roads...

17 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: What does 2019 have in store for us?
#BizTrends2019: What does 2019 have in store for us?Article

Despite the undeniable power of modern predictive analytics, in some ways, we are no better off than the old crone with her crystal ball when it comes to predicting what the world holds in store for us in 2019...

Simon Carpenter 9 Jan 2019

SA citizen charged on terror-related activities
SA citizen charged on terror-related activitiesArticle

International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has called for a probe into the terror-related charges faced by South African citizen Andre Mayer Hanekom in Mozambique...

2 Jan 2019

Southern African nations need to up their groundwater management game
Southern African nations need to up their groundwater management gameArticle

When you think of a country's water resources, you may not realise that there are many kinds. Some is surface water, such as dams and rivers. There's also groundwater...

Gaathier Mahed 11 Dec 2018

SADC high schoolers go head-to-head in academic quiz
SADC high schoolers go head-to-head in academic quizArticle

The National School Quiz Championships kick off today, 7 December 2018, and will see schools from across the Southern Africa Development Community SADC vie for top spot...

7 Dec 2018

WorldFish, COMESA facility in Zambia to help boost fish trade in Africa
WorldFish, COMESA facility in Zambia to help boost fish trade in AfricaArticle

WorldFish and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa have created the COMESA Fish Inspection and Certification Facility on the Zambia-Zimbabwe-Mozambique border...

6 Dec 2018

Regent Business School unveils iLeadLAB
Regent Business School unveils iLeadLABArticle

RBS has unveiled its new initiative aimed at empowering young people with core skills and competencies to creatively bridge the gap between education and the demands of the 21st century workplace...

Issued by Regent Business School 4 Dec 2018

#EntrepreneurMonth: Jewellery SMME incubator looks to develop, support local startups
#EntrepreneurMonth: Jewellery SMME incubator looks to develop, support local startupsArticle

SLJI is an NGO that aims to create economic opportunities for emerging jewellery businesses from historically disadvantaged communities...

Sindy Peters 20 Nov 2018

Facebook launches tools to help users access new career opportunities
Facebook launches tools to help users access new career opportunitiesArticle

Facebook has launched new tools and resources to help youth, professionals and entrepreneurs in South Africa to access new career opportunities, including, an enhanced Mentorship tool, and an improved Jobs on Facebook product...

15 Nov 2018

Investing in agricultural sector, key to curb poverty
Investing in agricultural sector, key to curb povertyArticle

Agriculture, forestry and fisheries minister Senzeni Zokwana says investing in the agricultural sectors is fundamental to eradicating poverty, hunger and malnutrition...

2 Nov 2018

NW calls for closer tourism ties with Botswana
NW calls for closer tourism ties with BotswanaArticle

North West MEC for Tourism Desbo Mohono has called on tourism bodies in Botswana and South Africa to form partnerships that will boost tourism between the two countries...

1 Nov 2018

Real Bicycle Co. aims to re-shore bicycle design and assembly
Real Bicycle Co. aims to re-shore bicycle design and assemblyArticle

Real Bicycle Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of not-for-profit organisation Qhubeka, has moved from perfecting its first locally-produced commuter bicycle prototype to full-scale production...

1 Nov 2018

The 'old boys club' and glass ceilings for women in the SA news media
The 'old boys club' and glass ceilings for women in the SA news mediaArticle

The 2018 Glass ceiling report on women in the South African news media shows that female journalists still battle sexist and patriarchal attitudes, lower wages, less opportunities for ascension to managerial positions, and are increasingly targets of online harassment...

Prof. Ylva Rodny-Gumede 31 Oct 2018

Southern Africa strengthens relations with European Union at fifth South Africa-Italy Summit
Southern Africa strengthens relations with European Union at fifth South Africa-Italy SummitArticle

Some of the most influential business leaders from Southern Africa and Europe gathered in Johannesburg to explore exciting opportunities for growth and investment...

Issued by OPTIMIZE Agency 26 Oct 2018

Digital transformation's promise for Botswana businesses
Digital transformation's promise for Botswana businessesArticle

What are the possibilities for the Botswana government and companies in embracing digital initiatives...?

Ricardo Flores 19 Oct 2018

Airline industry calls on blockades to be removed in SADC region
Airline industry calls on blockades to be removed in SADC regionArticle

Airline industry leaders and government officials have met to discuss pressures threatening the competitiveness and sustainability of carriers in the Southern African Development Community region...

17 Oct 2018

Airlines call on SADC governments to remove blockages
Airlines call on SADC governments to remove blockagesArticle

Airline industry leaders and government officials met to discuss responses to an array of pressures threatening the competitiveness and sustainability of carriers...

15 Oct 2018

5M2T data solution offers a deep-dive into SA's informal trade
5M2T data solution offers a deep-dive into SA's informal tradeArticle

5M2T aims to take the guesswork out of doing business in South Africa's dynamic informal sector by providing brands and wholesale distributors with detailed data analysis of informal retail...

12 Oct 2018

Emilar Gandhi
Facebook Africa launches third-party fact-checking w/ Africa Check, AFPArticle

Facebook Africa has launched third-party fact-checking in partnership with Africa Check and AFP to help assess the accuracy of news in South Africa and reduce the spread of misinformation...

4 Oct 2018

New African Heritage TV channel launches on app
New African Heritage TV channel launches on appArticle

New African Heritage TV channel AfrikayaTV to launch on Heritage Day...

19 Sep 2018

Food and agricultural technology can enable the emerging tourism sector across Africa
Food and agricultural technology can enable the emerging tourism sector across AfricaArticle

Despite travelling thousands of miles from home, travellers expect quality fresh produce; vegan options and healthy meals...

Ogaufi Maripe 19 Sep 2018

Education, excursion and experience at the Shanghai Business Study Tour 2018
Education, excursion and experience at the Shanghai Business Study Tour 2018Article

A group of 11 students and alumni from Regent Business School jets off to China as part of the Shanghai Business Study Tour 2018...

Issued by Regent Business School 17 Sep 2018

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Conference to highlight critical role of groundwater in SADCArticle

The first annual Groundwater Conference is themed 'Adapting to climate change in the SADC region through water security - a focus on groundwater'...

12 Sep 2018

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