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Botswana multi-national delivers world-leading safari product across Africa
Xolani Nyali, senior associate, Competition & Regulatory Practice, Bowmans
Despite a tough economic environment, 92% of small businesses in South Africa actively plan to increase their customer base and generate more sales over the next 12 months. This is just one of the findings from the 2016 National Small Business Survey released by the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC).
By Hicks Sikazwe
Zambia and Tanzania share many business and cultural similarities. They share transport links and enjoy common banking services in some border towns.
The concept of development simply refers to countries which are working their way up in the ladder of economic growth to create better living standards to their citizens and sustainable development to the country. Although there are statistical measurements that declare a country developed or developing, there are physical factors that lead to economic progress and failure.
By Robert Guest and Slavea Chankova*
In the war between humanity and disease, perhaps the greatest victory of recent years took place in Africa. At the turn of the millennium, serious analysts expected HIV/AIDS to kill up to half the people in some southern African countries. But then the price of anti-retroviral drugs fell from $10,000 a year to as little as $100, thanks to a loud campaign for access to treatment, some technical advances and a dollop of aid.
Almost all SA products (about 99%) will have preferential market access in the EU, compared to about 95% under the old agreement
In “The True African Opportunity” hotel report, Colliers International analyses 23 markets in the Sub-Saharan region, focusing on the economic outlook, tourism, aviation and hospitality. The report concludes with a development entry-strategy into the Sub-Saharan hotel market, and quantifies the number of additional hotel rooms that the market can support by 2020 and by 2025.
ENSafrica’s third annual anti-bribery and corruption (“ABC“) survey reveals a significant increase in incidents of bribery and corruption in Africa. The survey results show that 39% of respondents experienced incidents of bribery or corruption in the last 24 months, and highlight a marked increase in bribery and corruption in South Africa in particular.
Forrester has found that 39% of customers tell their friends and families about bad customer experience
They say I am “Red-crop “some: the “Green crop”, others: the “numerous rooted crop”. All been said, it is factual that I do produce “red oil”,have a lot more green leaves than other crops and I am amongst the strongest rooted crops in the World (resistant to storms and droughts) and remains the main source of “red fruits” from which most of the World’s vegetable oils are derived. I am been used as a symbol of wealth by some cultures and tribes of the World. Now it is a pleasure to announce my presence hereas OIL PALM.
Investor sentiment for hotels in Sub-Saharan Africa remains positive despite economic headwinds in key markets, according to the latest JLL research into the sector. The long-term outlook continues to be strong and is driven by positive economic, demographic and tourism trends, with all indicators pointing to continued hotel demand growth as the region’s economy and hotel sector continue to mature.
Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion
During one of his debates with Socrates, Thrasymachus alleges that “justice is nothing else than the interest of the stronger.” For Eritreans (as well as many other regional observers), a clear reflection of this point are the ongoing sanctions imposed against the country. Not only do the sanctions lack basis and remain counterproductive, they reveal a long-existent and glaring double standard.
Otavio Veras, Research Associate of the NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies
New Study shows how TIR, the World’s only Universal Customs Transit System, can Radically reduce Trade Costs in Africa
Since 1949, TIR has made international freight transits faster, more efficient and more secure, helping increase trade, boosting economic growth and making communities stronger
South Africa’s Mining Industry continues to Face Tough Times in the Wake of Subdued Commodity Prices, Mounting Cost Pressure and Regulatory Uncertainty: PwC Report
2016 marked another challenging year for SA’s mining industry in the wake of subdued commodity prices, an increase in short-term volatility, increased pressure on operating models and regulatory uncertainty.
Somaliland is a small nation in the Horn of Africa with a population of around four million inhabitants. Its economy is dependant on Diaspora remittance and livestock export to the Arab gulf countries. It has an infancy stage banking and financial services industry dominated by remittance business. As a result of anti money laundering regulations in the remittance originating countries in North America and Europe, remmitance lifeline to Somaliland is always at risk of disruption unless local regulatory environment and anti money laundering fighting mechanisms are installed and applied rigorously.