Monthly Archives: August 2016

Africa: Good Time to Consider Change, Oil and Gas Sector

The decline in the global oil price has led to a reduced level of activity across the African continent and had an impact on countries that traditionally depend on oil & gas revenue. Despite the bleak landscape, the African continent still offers significant opportunities in the oil & gas sector. “It is an opportune time for local governments that want to attract oil & gas investors to reform their regulatory, fiscal and licensing systems,” says Chris Bredenhann, PwC Africa Oil & Gas Advisory Leader. read more

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Zambia suspends Licenses of Three Broadcasters

Zambian regulators should immediately reinstate the broadcasting licenses of three media outlets it revoked, and police should drop all charges against four media workers arrested when police sealed the offices of the country’s largest privately owned television station, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. read more

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RMB continues to penetrate the South African market

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SWIFT’s RMB Tracker shows that RMB usage across South Africa has more than doubled in volumes over the past two years read more

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10 fundamental lessons learned when doing business in Africa

Dr James Makamba and Jon Harris

Dr James Makamba and Jon Harris read more

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Achieving Sustainable Transport in Africa

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De-risking in Africa on the rise, according to latest SWIFT data

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SWIFT data shows that banks around the world are reducing their correspondent banking relationships with a focus on perceived higher-risk jurisdictions, including Africa read more

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Two things I wish I had known when I started a small business

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‘5G Could Bridge the Digital Divide’ – Integr8

Jan Roux, CIO at Integr8

Jan Roux, CIO at Integr8 read more

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Hoyahoye Ethiopian Ancient Tradition

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Ethiopia is truly a place of great culture and celebrations. One worth witnessing is Buhe which is celebrated on August 19 of every year. Religiously the day marks the transfiguration of Jesus on mount Tabor. The celebration performed by young boys and men all over Ethiopia is breathtaking and exciting to watch in Addis Ababa and at the regional states. It represents the approach of bright weather and the end of the rainy season. read more

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Cloud Computing Setting Pace in Businesses

It has been acknowledged globally that cloud computing works out as the most cost effective and reliable. Although several changes need to be done for existing companies to make this possible, cloud computing has set a pace  for most companies, allowing easy communication and transfer of documents and files to increase productivity and efficiency. read more

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Telecom M&A and Digital Convergence to lead Deal Activity in Africa

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S.A tourism geared for growth

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Africa Impact Investing Leaders Forum 2016

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EG Ronda 2016 Moves to Singapore for 3rd Stage of Oil and Gas Licensing Round Promotion

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The Equatorial Guinea Oil and Gas Licensing Round announces the next stage of its world tour. On September 20-23, Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons officials will visit Singapore to promote exploration opportunities to Asian and Australian investors. read more

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