Daily Archives: July 14, 2015

Multilateral Aid 2015

The OECD released a new report, Multilateral Aid 2015, in Addis Ababa. It examines trends in official aid spent via multilateral organisations, including the increasing contributions from non-OECD donors Brazil, China, India, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey and the UAE. It finds that: read more

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African infrastructure investment top priority for continent, need to rally behind NEPAD says Prof Jeffrey Sachs at Addis Financing Conference

Closing Africa’s infrastructure gap is a top priority in order to put the continent on a path for double digit growth and sustainable development. This is according to world-renowned professor of economics, Jeffrey Sachs. read more

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AddSuite appointed to Google DoubleClick Bid Manager desk – drives the programmatic revolution in Africa

Cape Town – As every good marketer knows, advertising is most effective when you’ve achieved the three R’s—Right Message, Right Person and the Right Time. Doing that at scale, even in a digital world can be challenging. read more

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Clean Power East Africa to show region’s renewable energy potential in Nairobi in August

“I really hope we can keep the momentum going” read more

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African insurers must innovate to attract digital consumers

A recent survey on innovation showed that consumers expect a high degree of innovation from their financial service providers read more

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Businesses need insurance more than ever as South Africa’s Risk outlook turns south

There is an age-old saying that holds that prevention is better than cure. This principle needs to be applied more rigorously in the relationship between insurer, insurance broker and business clients, argues Andre van Der Merwe, head of Corporate Property at Hollard. “Each partner in the short term insurance value chain should always remember that it is better to mitigate or prevent the many risks that businesses face rather than trying to ‘fix’ things following a loss event,” says Van Der Merwe. read more

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Impact of crowd-sourced platforms in driving sustainability in Africa

Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Africa is still shaping but where it is carried, there is no collaboration or scaling up of projects that can impact on the quality of citizen’s life. The intended impact is yet to be realised as challenges such as lack of access to water, health, education amongst other ills still persist.  On the other hand businesses are aware that a failure to engage the communities is costly through increased reputation risks, litigation and damage to brand amongst other negative impacts. read more

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Global investment increasing dramatically in Africa’s telecoms industry

The international telecoms community regards Africa as an area of high value for new business
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IMF – Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe

IMF Executive Board Approves Three-Year, US$6.2 Million Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe read more

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