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The Brexit Effect

The Brexit Effect
It’s almost a year to the day since the UK narrowly erred in the favour of independence from the European Union in a decision that sent shockwaves around the world. For the European community, it m

Bloemfontein: Lord of the Cities

Bloemfontein: Lord of the Cities
Bloemfontein has quietly and assuredly etched its way into the positive consciousness of South Africans and indeed anyone who has been fortunate to visit the quiet and confident city.Somewha

East Africa Seeks Sustainable Manufacturing Success

East Africa Seeks Sustainable Manufacturing Success
The 2017 East African Manufacturing Conference made its debut in Nairobi, Kenya in April, representing one of the region’s biggest ever forums for both the private and public sector to analyse one

Cape Town: Nature Meets Nurture in SA’s Leading Economic Hub

Cape Town: Nature Meets Nurture in SA’s Leading Economic Hub
When it comes to the leading business hubs of Africa, there are a few immediate names that spring to the fore, and - shining like a beacon above the continent’s traditional gateway - Cape Town perh

7th Annual Banking & Finance Conference (ABFC)

7th Annual Banking & Finance Conference (ABFC)
This note summarises the conceptual approach and the thematic structure of the 7th Annual Banking & Finance Conference (ABFC) planned to be held mid-2017. Over the year

The Rise of Retail Robots

The Rise of Retail Robots
By Jan Moganwa, Chief Executive of Customer Solutions at Absa Retail and Business BankingDriverless cars, 3D printers and smart homes have arriv

African Utility Week

African Utility Week
The 17th annual African Utility Week is the leading conference and trade exhibition for African power, energy and water professionals. This year we bring together more than 7,000 decision makers to

A Vision to Defeat Global Blindness

A Vision to Defeat Global Blindness
Millions of people go blind every year, with millions more suffering poor vision due to the lack of access to basic care that most of us take for granted. At present, four in five people are blind

Oil & Gas Africa 2017

Oil & Gas Africa 2017
“With its well-established midstream and downstream industry, Cape Town makes for a perfect location for Oil & Gas 2017 to serve Southern Africa”One of South Africa’s key expos wi

Africa Energy Forum

Africa Energy Forum
The Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment of the Kingdom of Morocco, has confirmed attendance at the Africa Energy Forum in Copenhagen from 7-9 June 2017.At

Road Development Kenya Prepares to Open Its Doors

Road Development Kenya Prepares to Open Its Doors
Kenya has traditionally made no major investments into the infrastructure of city roads, highways and rural roads and this has caused congestion and extremely poor standard of living throughout Ken

East Africa Trade & Commodity Finance Conference 2017

East Africa Trade & Commodity Finance Conference 2017
GTR’s East Africa Trade & Commodity Finance Conference will return to Kenya in May, 2017, bringing together the region’s leading corporates and trade financiers for two days of discussion

FinTech’s Impact for Africa – Financial Inclusion through Innovation

FinTech’s Impact for Africa – Financial Inclusion through Innovation
The impact of the FinTech revolution is not only being felt in the developed markets of the US and Europe where disruptive innovation is rapidly transforming the banking and financial service

Automechanika Dubai

Automechanika Dubai
Rapid urbanisation and surging growth in new transport infrastructure is transforming the face of surface transport in Africa, placing the continent on the fast-track to becoming one of the world's

Holistic Healthcare

Holistic Healthcare
For the past 16 years, Pharma Dynamics has been increasing access to affordable, effective healthcare in South Africa, making it a prime player and analyser of the country’s pharmaceutical and heal

Dangote’s Self-Sufficiency and Sustainability Drive Reaps National Rewards

Dangote’s Self-Sufficiency and Sustainability Drive Reaps National Rewards
Following the news that Nigeria has attained-self sufficiency in the production of cement and is now subsequently an exporter of the commodity, the Federal Government has commended Dangote Cement f

DRC Mining Week Expo & Conference

DRC Mining Week Expo & Conference
DRC Mining Week is a well-established annual mining investment event aimed at creating and enabling environments to boost the industrialisation of the mining sector. DRC Mining Week has grown over

Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality: A walk on the wild and wonderful side

Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality: A walk on the wild and wonderful side
South Africa has an embarrassment of riches to showcase to the millions of tourists who grace their shores each year, with few as impressive and dynamic as the coastal region of Nelson Mandela Bay.

ITC’s SheTrades Initiative Launched in Rwanda

ITC’s SheTrades Initiative Launched in Rwanda
The Rwanda edition of the International Trade Centre’s SheTrades initiative was launched in Kigali by First Lady Mrs J

The Big 5 Construct North Africa

The Big 5 Construct North Africa
Casablanca, one of the most iconic cities in North Africa, will host the launch of the first ever ‘The Big 5 Construct North Africa’, set to support the Moroccan construction industry and professi

Mobisol and MTN Launch High-Performance Smart Phone on Affordable Payment Plan

Mobisol and MTN Launch High-Performance Smart Phone on Affordable Payment Plan
The smart phone model Tecno W2 is offered along with the Mobisol solar home system and affordable payment scheme. The high-performance smart phone is equipped with an Android operating system, a co

FinTech’s Impact for Africa: Re-Imagining Financial Services

FinTech’s Impact for Africa: Re-Imagining Financial Services
As a result of their unique blend of trailblazing technology and disruptive innovation, FinTech players have the ability to accelerate the digital transformation of financial services in Africa and

GTR Africa Trade Finance Week 2017

GTR Africa Trade Finance Week 2017
Returning to Cape Town for its 11th year, the market’s premier pan-African trade finance gathering will take place at The Westin on March 9-10.Now also incorporating GTR‘s West Africa T

Powering Africa

Powering Africa
H.E. Hon.Tina Joemat-Pettersson MP, Minister of Energy, South Africa, H.E. Patrick Sendolo, Minister for Energy, Land and Mines, Liberia, H.E. Hon Irene Muloni, Minister of Energy and Mineral