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AGOA Support Industrialisation and Regional Value Chains in Sub-Saharan Africa

AGOA is a unilateral Act of Congress that was introduced in 2000 to provide duty-free quota-free treatment for over 6 000 tariff lines into the United States market read more

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Next generation of entrepreneurs gets a hand up at Small Business Expo

South Africa’s most innovative junior entrepreneurs will again gain exposure to the real world of business, when Eskom’s SimamaRanta finalists participate in the Small Business Expo in Johannesburg. read more

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African Real Estate & Infrastructure Summit comes to Gauteng in October to focus on continent’s urban opportunities and challenges

Africa’s cities are facing an urban ‘polycrisis’ read more

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Plans to Save Africa’s Polluted Coastlines in 2018

The Oceans have become the world’s biggest rubbish dump – and Africa’s coastlines are under siege. read more

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Mozilla-backed research reveals main barriers to internet access in African countries

Compelling Mozilla-backed research (www.Mozilla.org), carried out by Research ICT Africa, finds that significant barriers to internet access remains in four African countries – Rwanda, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. The research aims to understand, from a comparative perspective, how the citizens use the internet when data is subsidised and when it is not. read more

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Tough times no reason not to start a business

Following a technical recession in Q1, and with slow economic growth forecast, South Africa can expect tough economic times ahead. But this is no reason not to start a new business, says Nedbank. read more

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Global expansion – the essential enabling technologies

International companies face more challenges than ever – particularly when looking to expand into the burgeoning markets of Africa. read more

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Seed Academy release results of SA’s largest entrepreneurial survey

Youth entrepreneurship, access to funding and markets remain key challenges read more

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ICGS to build an energy hub for gas cooperation in South Africa this October

International Gas Cooperation Summit

From October 9th to 11th this year, South Africa will gather gas developers, investors, and technology providers within the natural gas sector to brainstorm the greater role of natural gas in building an energy robust economy to support national development in the country. read more

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Integrated Reporting Can Boost Investor Confidence in South Africa – Global Chief Executive in Johannesburg And Cape Town

South Africa’s leading international role in implementing integrated reporting can be used to attract foreign investment in to the country, according to talks due to take place in Johannesburg and Cape Town next week, (25-28 July). read more

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Why the SERAS? The Importance of Recognising CSR in Africa

Deadline for Entry Extended

Businesses across Africa are spending considerable amounts of money on their CSR projects every year. Often the real social impact of these efforts is not recognized in a pubic sphere. read more

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Seven designers work with American hardwoods for ‘Seed to Seat’ project at 100% Design South Africa 2017

Furniture design and Life Cycle Assessment project aims to throw the spotlight on versatile, yet less well-known American hardwood species and identify the true environmental impact of design read more

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SA-German Business Relations: Meeting with Rolls-Royce

Dr Bernhard Rabert, Regional Director for Germany, Austria and Switzerland of Rolls-Royce, on Monday met with Minister-Plenipotentiary Adv Cassimjee and discussed the excellent working relationship between South Africa and Rolls-Royce. South Africa serves as the regional Southern African hub to Rolls-Royce, which is only one of the 600 German companies operational in South Africa. The South African Embassy is continuously working to enhance the good working relationship established with the German private sector. read more

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Mobile Money The South African Way

The failure of Vodacom’s M-Pesa mobile money transfer initiative in South Africa, in contrast to its spectacular success in Kenya, has led many pundits to the conclusion that a mobile money solution will never fly in this country. read more

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