Monthly Archives: October 2017
The IMF has warned that Nigerian governments’ ability to effectively finance infrastructure and services is constrained by low tax collection
Diversity dominates as the Top 20 finalists are announced for the 2017 South African Small Business Awards
Ending off its 9th year, The National Small Business Chamber (NSBC), in association with World Famous Events, has today announced South Africa’s 2017 Top 20 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Award recipients and finalists. These prestigious awards have gathered a diverse range of entries all with one thing in common, a driving entrepreneurial force.
Join us at this year’s most important manufacturing event in the Westen Cape – the Western Cape Manufacturing Indaba taking place on the 22nd November 2017 at Century City ICC, Cape Town. The event brings together leading manufacturing experts, small to large manufacturers, consultants, financial institutions, all with a common aim to help to grow our manufacturers.
The conference will focus on key aspects aligned to the Province’s strategy to help manufacturers grow and develop their manufacturing businesses. The discussions at the conference will focus on:
The sixth edition of the DISCOP Johannesburg entertainment content market wrapped up last Friday with a record 1464 attendees from 81 countries including 37 Sub-Saharan African nations. National and regional pavilions hosted delegates from Germany, this year’s Guest Country, France, the USA, China, Francophone Africa, and the Middle East.
National Support Workshop for the implementation of the economic dimension of decentralization in Morocco
The purpose of the study is to develop a methodology offering the opportunity to the local governments of Morocco to have at their disposal a local economic development steering tool for the promotion of economic activities and employment
The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Niger due to terrorist activity, kidnappings, and high crime. The Department recommends U.S. citizens avoid travel to Niger’s border regions, particularly the Malian border area, the Libyan border area, the Diffa region, and Lake Chad Basin area because of activity by various extremist groups including al-Qa’eda in the Lands of the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham–Islamic State West Africa (ISIS-WA), ISIS-Greater Sahara (ISIS-GS), ISIS-Libya (ISIS-L), and Boko Haram. Due to security concerns and travel restrictions, the U.S. Embassy’s abilty to assist U.S. citizens in remote and rural areas is very limited. This replaces the Travel Warning dated April 11, 2017.
- Over 2,000 hospitality and leisure projects in the GCC with a combined estimated value of USD 200 billion, according to The Big 5’s research partner BNC Network.
- The expanding tourism sector and hosting of large events are key drivers behind increasing hospitality and leisure projects in the region.
- The Big 5 (26 – 29 November 2017 at The Dubai World Trade Centre) will feature over 2500 exhibiting companies and is expected to attract over 78,000 visitors.
Over 2,000 hospitality and leisure projects are currently underway in the GCC with a combined estimated value of USD 200 billion, event organisers announce ahead of The Big 5 next month. An estimated USD 64 billion worth of related projects in the construction pipeline, coupled with increasingly relaxed visa policies highlight a developing focus on strengthening the regional tourism ecosystem.
A joint-operation comprising of the National Liquor Authority (NLA) of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in partnership with the Northern Cape Liquor Board and the South African Police Services (SAPS) shut down ten illegal liquor outlets that were found to be operating without licences. This happened during a blitz inspection operation that took place in Kuruman and surrounding areas at the weekend.
Teradata Announces IntelliSphere to Enable a Flexible, Cost-Effective and Scalable Analytical Ecosystem
IntelliSphere includes all the core software required to ingest, access, deploy and manage an analytical ecosystem
EREN Renewable Energy and Access Power Successfully Enter Egyptian Renewable Energy Market with the Completion of Financial Close for Two Solar Plants
The secured financing will be dedicated to two new solar photovoltaic power (PV) plants with a total capacity of 126MWp, located in the Benban complex, Aswan province, Egypt. Their construction is expected to start before the end of 2017
The ministerial meeting on the International Space Forum that will be held in Nairobi on 28 November 2017 was presented on 25 October 2017 at the Farnesina, with the attendance of the diplomatic missions of the African countries in Italy.
Zimbabwe’s economic crisis and financial difficulties are making cryptocurrency trade the new dawn in the payments and flow of money. With the huge liquidity issues here and there, most people have resorted to using bitcoin for transactions, especially for international trade and payments. This has also yielded results of increasing bitcoin prices – with a current trade price of about 9,000 USD against global trade price of about 5,000USD. The countries famous trade platform for bitcoin, Golix, says there is a higher demand than the supply within the cryptocurrency industry in Zimbabwe. She furthered to mention that Interest in bitcoin has peaked as people cannot send money outside or pay for international transactions using formal banks. Mobile money and other alternative means of transaction are not being fruitful.
A passionate African-American and a founding member of the US-Africa Chamber of Commerce, is leading a group of international investors to invest in Africa towards boosting the continents economic status. The investment will be targeted towards the technology sector to promote the agricultural sector, increase agro-value chain, strengthen education, and other developmental sectors. Technology is on the rise in Africa, and it is no surprise that such an inspiring move has been made in the sector. The group of international investors is currently looking at an investment of 1 billion USD in South African and larger African economies.