Daily Archives: June 1, 2016

Ethiopian Airlines Wins African Airline of the Year 2016

Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing and the largest African airline, is proud to announce that it has won the African Aviation ‘African Airline of the Year’ Award for 2016 during the 25th Anniversary African Aviation Air Finance Africa Conference & Exhibition and African Aviation Summit held on May 11, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. read more

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Understanding Africa’s slow growth in Intra-Regional Air Transport

NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies

Driving African Economies through the Power of Aviation was the theme for IATA’s Aviation Day Africa Conference held in May 2016. There are a number of issues affecting aviation in Africa, including safety, security, and infrastructure. This paper seeks to re-examine reasons for the lack of air transport interconnectivity between African States. It also considers what is being done to address these problems with the goal of strengthening efforts for Africa’s economic and developmental progress. read more

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The 3rd annual MVNOs Africa Congress

6th – 7th July 2016 The Maslow Hotel Johannesburg South Africa

Providing the MVNO sector with a unique knowledge and business partnership hub read more

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The tourism dividend of the ANC #FillUpFNB

On the 16th April 2016, the governing African National Congress launched its national election manifesto in Port Elizabeth (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality) which is one of the most hotly contested municipal metros in South Africa. The ANC remains a mass democratic movement, which means that its events attract ANC members and supporters from all corners of the country. The plethora of media personnel, both national and international that sought to cover the event, means that tourism consumption increased in Port Elizabeth. Port Elizabeth got an opportunity to received thousands of arrivals, domestic tourists that came to ensure that the local community and local economy benefited in the tough economic conditions that South Africa is experiencing, during their tourism low season.  The depreciation of the South African Rand has meant that imports are more expensive, whilst the reduction in the global price of crude oil could not benefit South Africa as the Rand had depreciated against major currencies. Actually the opposite is happening in South Africa as the increase in the price of petrol, will lead to more inflationary pressures on an economy that has a 1% pedestrian growth, and an economy threatened by rating agencies will a potential downgrade. . Mining has been shedding jobs at an alarming rate, whilst commodity prices remain low. read more

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The Internet Society Urges African Policymakers to Act on Internet Opportunity

The Internet Society (InternetSociety.org) will call for the adoption of policies and frameworks that expand access and create greater demand for the Internet during the 4th annual Africa Internet Summit (AIS) (InternetSummitAfrica.org) in Gaborone, Botswana from 29 May – 10 June, 2016.  Urging policymakers to grasp the opportunity offered by the expansion and growth of the Internet across the continent, the Internet Society will advocate for greater collaboration by all Internet decision-makers in creating an accessible, trusted Internet that benefits all Africans. read more

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