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Informal Economy in Africa

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The Informal Economy in Africa is Big Business According to the International Labor Organization (ILO) of the United Nations, 85.8% of employment in Africa is informal. The organ says of the two billion in informal...

Money & Business

Ramaphosa Wants Plan to Deal with Rising Cost of Living

President Cyril Ramaphosa says that he has given the economic cluster ministers two weeks to come up with a plan to deal with the rising cost of living for ordinary South...
API Summit & Expo

Emerging African Real Estate Trends In Focus At The 2018 API Summit & Expo

“Investors and developers are taking a more informed approach”-  Leonard Michau, Broll Property Group. 2018 has introduced more depth in Africa’s real estate markets” – Bronwyn Corbett, Grit “We are seeing...

The COO Dilemma: The Intelligent Enterprise And The COO Of The Future

Recent advances in computational capabilities and the evolution of exponential technologies such as AI, machine learning, IoT, big data and predictive analytics all built on powerful cloud platforms have...
African Operators

African Operators Are Accelerating Digital And Financial Inclusion For Women In Their Markets

By Adrine Muhura, Connected Women Market Engagement Manager for Africa, GSMA Is the African digital landscape inclusive for all? Whilst millions of African women are becoming connected through mobile technology...
Tony Elumelu Foundation

Tony Elumelu Foundation Hosts Interactive Session With Macron And 2000 Young African Entrepreneurs

French President Emmanuel Macron offered a bold and new vision of France’s relationship with Africa, speaking at an exclusive session hosted by the Tony Elumelu Foundation in Lagos today....
iafrica

Africa.com acquires iAfrica.com

Acquisition to increase news coverage and enhance user experience Africa.com has completed its acquisition of iAfrica.com, South Africa’s oldest and most iconic news portal from South African media giant, Primedia...
RAND

Rand’s Weakness Not Just Because of Trade War

The rand’s weakness cannot solely be blamed on the US trade war, says the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA). OUTA on Friday submitted its practical recommendations to the economic cluster...
ANTI BREXIT

Global Stocks Rise as Pound Gyrates on Trump Brexit Comments

US and European stocks rose modestly on Friday with investors mildly hopeful that China and the US can still settle their war over tariffs. On currency markets, the pound slumped after US President...
video

Notes and R5 Coins in Honour of Mandela’s Centenary Year

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says South Africans should carry the Nelson Mandela commemorative notes with pride as they represent the legacy Mandela left behind. The Reserve Bank launched notes and R5 circulation coins...

Old Mutual Appoints Deloitte as Joint Auditor

South African insurer Old Mutual has appointed Deloitte as joint auditor alongside scandal-hit KPMG, it said on Thursday, an unusual move reflecting what it said were unresolved challenges related to its sole auditor for...

VBS Bank Depositors to Have Access to Money From Today

Thousands of VBS Mutual Bank depositors will have access to their funds from today through Nedbank, which is facilitating the repayment of up to R100,000 per depositor. The South African Reserve Bank announced this...

Could Eskom Afford to pay Over 7% Salary Increases?

Concerns have been raised about how Eskom will be able to afford to pay salary increases of more than 7% for the current year. The power utility and unions have sat through...
AWIEF Awards

2018 AWIEF Awards Extends Nominations Closing Date

The closing date for the 2018 Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Awards nominations has been extended to Monday, 16 July 2018.  This is a final opportunity for...
African School Of Economics

Africa Meeting Of The Econometric Society And The African School Of Economics To Be Held In Benin

The Econometric Society and the African School of Economics (ASE) announced today that the 2018 Africa Meeting of the Econometric Society (AfES 2018) will be hosted by the ASE...
african union

49 Countries Have Agreed to Free Trade Deal

More countries are joining in the continental deal expected to remove taxes from up to 90% of the 200 items traded on the continent, making them cheaper for consumers....

Cosatu WC to March to Parly over VAT Decrease

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in the Western Cape says it will march to Parliament next week to call for VAT to be reduced. The trade union says the knock-on effects...
eLearning Africa

African Companies Must Train Or Lose Their Competitiveness In The Global Market

In September, the world’s leading experts on online learning will be in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, for eLearning Africa, the continent’s largest conference on technology assisted learning and...

Rand Firmer Ahead of Mining, Manufacturing Data

The rand gained on Thursday, reversing the previous session’s slide, as some traders picked up the currency at the current level, assuming the trade conflict between the United States and China...

Unions Meet With Members Over Latest Wage Offer

Unions are consulting with members over Eskom’s latest wage offer which has not been disclosed but is more than 7% for this year. The power utility upped its 7% offer on...
Scholar Partners

Imagine Scholar Partners With ‘Edtech’ Platform, Paper Video, To Empower Rural Students

Students from over-crowded and under-funded rural schools in Mpumalanga are demonstrating the profound impact personalised mentorship, combined with innovative technology, can have on the education of South African youths...

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