Daily Archives: February 10, 2015
DR Congo’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Livestock announces the upcoming AgriBusiness Forum 2015 to be held in Kinshasa
DR Congo’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Livestock (MINAGRI) and EMRC announced the upcoming AgriBusiness Forum 2015 to be held in Kinshasa from 22-25 March 2015 to promote the vast economic opportunities linked to the country’s agricultural sector as part of a national drive to bolster the country’s food security through its private sector.
This year, Animus Sustainability Portal (ASP) is organising the inaugural Africa Oil and Gas Sustainability Summit (AOGSS) on the backdrop of increased discoveries in Africa and demand to meet minimal environmental, social, and governance standards. It is understood according to US EIA, that Africa’s oil reserves have grown by nearly 120% in the past 30 years from 57 billion barrels in 1980 to 124 billion barrels in 2012.
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Nomanini is a South African-based mobile Point of Sale service for facilitating cash transactions in informal markets. With its rugged point of sale terminals and highly scalable, cloud-based backend, enterprises are able to efficiently distribute prepaid mobile and electricity vouchers and facilitate micropayments in frontier markets across Africa and beyond. Nomanini has signed partnerships in Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Zambia and Mozambique with active terminals processing over one million transactions in those regions, including South Africa.
South African prefabricated buildings company contributes to major infrastructure development project in Namibia
outh African company, Kwikspace Modular Buildings (Pty) Ltd (Kwikspace), recently broke new ground in the rentals market in Namibia when it delivered its first ever rental units in the country for use as accommodation by the construction team involved with the development of the Neckartal Dam. Shortly after this project was initiated, Kwikspace was contracted to construct two offices at the Neckartal Dam Project site for Salini Namibia (Pty) Ltd (Salini), the construction and engineering and company responsible for the construction of the dam.
Nigeria is big, and it’s only going to get bigger.
Africa is set to host the most important Public Private Partnerships (PPP) event in Johannesburg.
Africa is filled with fast-growing new technology companies, with top professional services firm Deloitte naming Nigerian payment and transaction processing business Interswitch Limited as leading the way in terms of growth for the continent- the company grew a massive 1226% in 2014, twice the growth rate of its nearest rival. IT and technology seem increasinly to be leading the way for the emergent Africa, with Kenyan company Techno Brain recording the second-highest growth rate last year, becoming 621% bigger. Deloitte next lists South African software company Everlytic for its rapid expansion, followed by Egypt’s T.A. Telecom, with South Africa’s Adapt IT bringing up the rear of the top five fastest growing technology companies.
Since declaring its intentions to become one of Africa’s largest Internet exchanges with the help of its fast growing community of peers; NAPAfrica recently announced that it has indeed achieved its goal and is reaching a throughput of 20Gbps with more than 180 members across its locations in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg.
The price of broadband internet access for small- to medium-sized businesses is plummeting, says Turrito Networks commercial director Louis Jardim, opening the way to more widespread investment in cloud applications and services.