How Did Technology In Africa Impact Business In 2017?

A recap of the year 2017 indicates that businesses in Africa were positively influenced by technology. Whether it was a startup, an acquisition, or even an expansion, some of the business dynamics that played a part involved the use of technology. It was particularly common, especially where the market assessment and data analysis was crucial in estimating the amount of money to invest. read more

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2017 International Tourism Results: the highest in seven years

Based on available data for Africa, growth in 2017 is estimated at 8% read more

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New ITFC Agreement of US$210 Million for key sectors to support economic growth and job creation in The Gambia

The agreement is to support key economic sectors, including energy, through the importation of refined petroleum products, and agriculture read more

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Tanzania: The region’s largest construction conference & exhibition returns on the 16th-17th March 2018

Dar Construction Expo is the region’s largest construction, engineering and design conference and exhibition. In 2017 it attracted over 3,200 visitors, more than 100+ businesses exhibited and many major house builders and contractors attended. For this year 2018, the expo and conference will take place in three major Regions in Tanzania, starting with Arusha in March, then Dar es Salaam in August while the grand finale for EAC will be in Dodoma, the capital city of Tanzania. read more

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South Africa: How to make the tax act work for you

South Africa has a highly favourable tax environment for investors but a good awareness of the legislation is required in order to make the Tax Act work for you. Always do your research to ensure you’re getting the full advantage of the provisions made in the Act and consult a tax practitioner for major decisions and tax opinions. read more

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Concentrated Solar Power puts end to Morocco electricity blackouts

Morocco’s first operating CSP plant has shown that concentrating solar power can solve the problem of energy blackouts in the peak evening hours, a senior representative of the Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN) told the recent CSP Seville conference. read more

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History of Essay Writing Competitions in Africa

Essay writing is much more of an invigorating practice than many might think. It’s an excellent way for someone with a talent for writing to exude their craftsmanship through writing about a particular subject. read more

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South Africa: The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) invites Black Industrialists to apply for participation in the Trade Mission to Mozambique that will take place from 5-9 March 2018.

The mission to Mozambique is part of the implementation of the Black Industrialists Programme. The programme is aimed at promoting industrialisation, sustainable economic growth and transformation through the financial and non-financial support of black-owned entities in the manufacturing sector. The BIP is anchored on three fundamental pillars, namely access to capital, access to markets and non-financial support. read more

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How to Pay Off Student Loan Debt Faster

According to Market Watch, a staggering 40 million Americans are still working to pay off their college educations. Even students who didn’t end up graduation, or who were able to qualify for and obtain partial funding for their degrees, are still frequently forced to take out loans to balance the costs of college. read more

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Medicine in Africa

Recent research done in Africa has shown that after-surgery complications are prevalent and has become a significant setback in Africa’s health-care. This has prompted to an increase in proper surgical treatments in African hospitals. read more

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Kenya Airways becomes the first airline to offer a non-stop flight between East Africa and the United States of America

Kenya Airways (Kenya-Airways.com) today marks a great milestone with the launch of a non-stop flight from Nairobi to New York. The national carrier starts selling today tickets for the inaugural flight which is scheduled for October 28th this year. read more

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Off-grid solar set to boom in Africa

The role of off-grid and mini-grid in rural electrification in Africa, will be a key discussion session during the 10th Africa Energy Indaba Conference on 20-21st February 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, supporting the immense growth potential of solar. read more

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Kenya will be home to Africa’s tallest skyscraper, ‘The Pinnacle’

Artist impression of The Pinnacle in Nairobi, Kenya. read more

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South Africa: Powering up a continent at POWER-GEN, DistribuTECH Africa 2018 (conference, exhibition)

POWER-GEN and DistribuTECH Africa 2018 (conference, exhibition) will be staged at the Sandton Convention Centre from 17 – 19 July 2018 (Johannesburg, South Africa). Themed ‘Powering up a continent’, this annual event brings together up to 3,000 key industry stakeholders from across Africa and abroad for three days of high-level debate and analysis. read more

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