Tue, 10 December, 2019


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The Five People You Need to Know Who Were at WEF Africa

A multi-media report that can be consumed in less than five minutes.The World Economic Forum on Africa concluded today, having explored the theme, ‘Shaping Inclusive Growth and...
Sola David-Borha

Standard Bank Targets Intra-African Trade for Earnings Growth

This article first appeared on Bloomberg September 5, 2019> Lender will offer technology to facilitate cross-border flows> African free trade...
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South Africa’s Most Valuable Brand

Standard Bank has retained its position as South Africa’s most valuable brand, according to the second edition of the BrandZ Top 30 Most Valuable South African Brands report.The...
Sim Tshabalala, Standard Bank Group Chief Executive

Standing in Solidarity Against Xenophobia

Over the last few days, South Africa has been deeply saddened by a wave of violence against our fellow Africans.We stand ashamed before our African brothers and sisters...
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{Listen} Podcast at WEF with 702’s Bruce Whitfield and Standard Bank

Africa's Preparedness for the Fourth Industrial RevolutionBruce Whitfield host a roundtable at the World Economic Forum on Africa with a panel of economic experts to discuss challenges...

Exclusive Interview: Sola David-Borha on Technological Innovation at Standard Bank

In this exclusive interview, Africa.com Chair and Executive Editor Teresa Clarke interviews Sola David-Borha, Chief Executive, Africa Regions Standard Bank at the 2019 World Economic Forum Africa in Cape Town.
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Q&A with Shamina Singh of the Center For Inclusive Growth

Africa.com had a chance to do an exclusive interview with Shamina Singh, President of the Center for Inclusive Growth.  This interview comes on the final day of the World Economic Forum Africa,...

Podcast: The Future of the Payment Industry with Mark Elliott

In this 30 minute podcast, Mark Elliott, Division President, Southern Africa, Mastercard provides insightful observations on the future of the payments industry from his unique perspective overseeing Mastercard...

Shedding Light on the Informal Economy: Technology and Partnerships to Drive Next Wave of...

By Mark Elliott, Division President of Mastercard Southern AfricaDespite positive advances in financial inclusion on the continent, 95 percent of all consumer payments in Africa are still made...


“You need to harness the collective uniqueness of those around you to widen your field of vision – to see things differently, to...
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When Industries Collide

An insightful and robust panel discussion at WEF under the theme “When Industries Collide: How to manage the forces of Competition & Collaboration in a Converging World”.
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Insider’s Buzz Around WEF Africa

Didn’t make it to Cape Town for WEF this week?That’s OK – Below we will share with you some of the insider’s buzz that people in the...
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Africa Top10 News

New Pro-business U.S.-Africa Policy Approach Opens Opportunities for American Firms Patient CapitalHistorically, the majority of American firms have remained hesitant to commit...
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[WATCH] CT Demonstrators Demand to see Ramaphosa Outside WEF Africa Gathering

A growing group of demonstrators outside the doors of the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) is demanding to see President Cyril Ramaphosa.The group is protesting outside the...

New Pro-business U.S.-Africa Policy Approach Opens Opportunities for American Firms Patient Capital

By Sola David-Borha_Historically, the majority of American firms have remained hesitant to commit capital to Africa. The continent has been viewed by many investors as too risky, especially...