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Absa Group: Why the AfCFTA is the key to unlocking the Africa-Europe corridor

Absa Group: Why the AfCFTA is the key to unlocking the Africa-Europe corridor
The AfCFTA is the biggest step we’ve seen towards integration between African economies and global trade liberalisation across the continent in the last decade. But what actually is the AfCFTA and

WSP: Building for sustainability continues to promote valuable returns

WSP: Building for sustainability continues to promote valuable returns
There is a direct link between the stability of an economy and ongoing development – and currently the local construction and property industries are undeniably experiencing a lull due to reduced e

A Q&A with Marta Krupinska, Head of Google for Startups UK

A Q&A with Marta Krupinska, Head of Google for Startups UK
Startups and small businesses are often referred to as the lifeblood of local, national and regional economies, and for good reason. According to TNW’s 2019 Global Startup Ecosystem Report,

How Standard Chartered is leading the war on wildlife crime

How Standard Chartered is leading the war on wildlife crime
“Southern Africa is blessed with native animal species that have been a huge source of attraction to humanity, from international researchers to tourists from all over the world. “If you hav

Expert Eye: A look at the prospects for inclusive finance in Africa

Expert Eye: A look at the prospects for inclusive finance in Africa
Over the past decade, regulators in Sub-Saharan Africa have played an important role in transforming the financial services industry. In countries like Tanzania, so-called ‘test and learn’ regulat

What trends will be shaping the African travel sector?

What trends will be shaping the African travel sector?
Tourism is a growing sector in many African countries. According to the Latitude Hotels Group’s 2019 CSR Report, in 2018 tourism was the highest foreign exchange earner in Uganda, representi

Barrick, Teranga obtain key approvals from Senegal for Massawa Gold Project

Barrick, Teranga obtain key approvals from Senegal for Massawa Gold Project
Teranga Gold Corporation today announced that Barrick Gold Corporation and Teranga have obtained certain key approvals from the Government of Senegal in order to proceed to close the previously ann

Equatorial Guinea wants to deliver on expectations of successful African Cross-Border Gas Cooperation

Equatorial Guinea wants to deliver on expectations of successful African Cross-Border Gas Cooperation
Gas is a key priority for Equatorial Guinea and its neighbors. While Cameroon brought on stream Africa’s first Floating LNG project in 2018, Nigeria has declared 2020 the Year of Gas and both count

Will 2020 kick-start the decade of the driven human?

Will 2020 kick-start the decade of the driven human?
Currently, there’s a lot of posturing amongst the major car manufacturers, as they jockey for position in the autonomous vehicle chase, with most of them predicting that there will be some form of

Looking ahead to the Africa Energy Indaba in Cape Town

Looking ahead to the Africa Energy Indaba in Cape Town
Africa’s abundant clean energy resources, coupled with new investments in renewable energy technologies, have spearheaded Africa into a clean energy revolution. As reported by the International Ene

Analysing the latest African FDI figures from UNCTAD

Analysing the latest African FDI figures from UNCTAD
 Global flows of foreign direct investment (FDI) fell sharply in 2018. The $1.3 trillion figure cited in the World Investment Report 2019 by the United Nations Conference of Trad

Expert Eye: Exploring energy innovation beyond the grid

Expert Eye: Exploring energy innovation beyond the grid
Around 246 million people across the globe live in a household with improved energy access as a direct result of off-grid solar energy since July 2010.It is also estimated that $9.1 billion

Event preview: Mining Indaba 2020

Event preview: Mining Indaba 2020
Investing in African Mining Indaba is excited to announce that His Excellency Felix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has confirmed his attendance at the event tak

Exclusive: A look at FWJK's co-development at cost methodology

Exclusive: A look at FWJK's co-development at cost methodology
“Think about buying a brand-new car. Often, you’d have to purchase it from a plush showroom, where 25 percent premiums are added to pay for the salesmen’s wages, commission, and the other costs

A Q&A with Bruno Mettling, President of Orange Africa and the Middle East

A Q&A with Bruno Mettling, President of Orange Africa and the Middle East
Multinational tech giant Orange needs little by way of introduction. Turning over more than $45 billion a year and employing over 135,000 people around the world, it is now a household name

Everlytic: A garage-born brand that’s walking with giants

Everlytic: A garage-born brand that’s walking with giants
Data is the new oil’ is a common phrase amongst business executives. The context is that data is seen to be the driver of the next business revolution. Nowhere is this more applicable than in moder

Exclusive interview: Inside the South African National Blood Service

Exclusive interview: Inside the South African National Blood Service
82-years in the making, the South African National Blood Service is a not-for-profit organisation that provides the delivery of safe blood to all South Africans.Its responsibilities include

Analysing the socioeconomic role of Africa's key transit corridors

Analysing the socioeconomic role of Africa's key transit corridors
For centuries, even millennia, the sea has been the source of both conflict and prosperity among civilisations.From the First Anglo-Dutch War of the 1650s that was driven by a desire to cons

Mpumalanga: Why the South African province is a nature-lover’s dream

Mpumalanga: Why the South African province is a nature-lover’s dream
South Africa is a beautiful country, and Mpumalanga is its most breath-taking province. It’s located in the east of the country, nudging against the borders of Mozambique and Eswatini – Mpumalanga

Is blockchain technology impacting the FMCG market in South Africa?

Is blockchain technology impacting the FMCG market in South Africa?
Blockchain technology is not a new term in its nature but new to the FMCG market. Brands are now thinking

Interview: Talking sustainability with Sahara Group

Interview: Talking sustainability with Sahara Group
“A whole bunch of youthful exuberance and optimism brought me back to Nigeria. “Between my husband and I we had probably spent around 30 years outside of Africa, which exposed us to differen

Microsoft: How advanced technologies continue to revolutionise the financial services industry

Microsoft: How advanced technologies continue to revolutionise the financial services industry
In Africa, technology has long played a defining role in the development of the financial services industry (FSI). The early days of the internet ushered in online banking and ecommerce, for

Inside Honoris: The first private pan-African higher education network

Inside Honoris: The first private pan-African higher education network
Just one in 20 people of the relevant age group in Africa have access to higher education, five times less than the global average. This is a monumental problem.Higher education is the gatew

Tanzania: Africa’s most adventurous country

Tanzania: Africa’s most adventurous country
Tanzania is one of Africa’s most stunning and diverse countries. From the vast grasslands of the Serengeti to its miles of tropical coastline, there’s so much to explore. The country also boasts A