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Cash Transfer Programs Succeed for Zambia’s Poor, Offer Lessons for Battling African Poverty, AIR Finds

Cash Transfer Programs Succeed for Zambia’s Poor, Offer Lessons for Battling African Poverty, AIR Finds

by Africa Business on Jun 8, 2016



Programs designed to alleviate hunger and increase food supply through cash transfers to some of Zambia’s poorest families achieved those goals and more, final evaluations conducted by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) (AIR.org) revealed. Overall, researchers found that a cash-transfer program geared toward families with at least one young child had effects that amounted …Read More

Block Making Machine Is Speeding Construction In Algeria

Block Making Machine Is Speeding Construction In Algeria

by Africa Business on Jun 8, 2016



Block making machines is to use slag, fly ash, stone, sand, stone, water, and cement as raw materials; through scientific compounding, mixing, and high pressure produced by the machine, it produces a pressed out concrete block, hollow block, or colour pavement brick. Block making machines has become of the leading machinery in the world of …Read More

Bill Payment Merchants Inspire Confidence In Online Shoppers While Automobile Merchants Leave Them Wary

by Africa Business on Jun 8, 2016



Effective Measure (EM) have released the much anticipated EM e-Commerce Industry Report 2016, sponsored by Visa. The report focuses on those who shop online as well as those who don’t and the motivating reasons behind both decisions. South Africans have shown a growing confidence in e-commerce with a notable 56% of the respondents indicating that …Read More

Slower, lower, weaker… but not defeated – PwC Mine 2016 report

Slower, lower, weaker… but not defeated – PwC Mine 2016 report

by Africa Business on Jun 7, 2016



- The first collective net loss in the Top 40’s history (US $27billion) – Market capitalisation down 37 per cent (%), in some cases below Net Book Value – High debt sees some miners fighting for survival , committing to asset sales – Focus on costs continues, but so do economic headwinds 2015 was a …Read More

South Africa has a lot to do to avoid a credit rating downgrade

South Africa has a lot to do to avoid a credit rating downgrade

by Francois Botha on Jun 7, 2016



Francois Botha, Head of Multi-Management, Novare South Africa’s economic and political climate has deteriorated significantly, unemployment has increased, interest rates have spiked, and business and consumer confidence is low. The result of this is that the country’s GDP growth has slowed. Slow growth implies lower government revenue, higher fiscal deficits, weak investment spending, sluggish infrastructure …Read More

Equatorial Guinea Launches 2016 Oil and Gas Licensing Round

by Africa Business on Jun 6, 2016



The bidding round, EG Ronda 2016, welcomes expressions of interest on 37 open licenses. The bidding period concludes November 30, 2016 Equatorial Guinea’s Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy (MMIE) (MMIE.gob.gq) today launched the country’s latest oil and gas blocks licensing round, EG Ronda 2016 (EGronda2016.com), at the Africa Oil & Power conference. Companies are …Read More

Challenging Assumptions: A Note on Recent Coverage of Eritrea

Challenging Assumptions: A Note on Recent Coverage of Eritrea

by Fikrejesus Amahazion on Jun 6, 2016



Last week, Eritrea Profile featured an interview with Mary Harper, Africa Editor for BBC World News. Harper recently spent several weeks in Eritrea covering the country’s Independence Day celebrations, and her analyses, both within her interview with Eritrea Profile as well as in other outlets, have been balanced, impartial, thoughtful, and quite perceptive. Possessing years …Read More

ECOWAS Migrants Do Not Have Equal Access To Economic Opportunities

ECOWAS Migrants Do Not Have Equal Access To Economic Opportunities

by Joshua Amponsem on Jun 6, 2016



The Centre for Migration Studies at the University of Ghana, has released research findings that raise questions about the original intention of free movement for ECOWAS member countries. Professor Mariama Awumbila together with a team of researchers have reported in their findings that Free Movement is currently active with some member states issuing ECOWAS passports …Read More

The 85 000 spending power #FillUpFNB

The 85 000 spending power #FillUpFNB

by Unathi Sonwabile Henama on Jun 6, 2016



In a journal article titled, Event Tourism Analysis and the State of the Art, it is noted that ‘’ the organisation of tourist events has a positive impact on a place or a region by generating economic profit based on the income from the sale of products and services of different activities connected to the …Read More

Reach for Change promotes innovative thinking to solve problems for children on the Day of the African Child

by Africa Business on Jun 6, 2016



In preparation for the Day of the African Child, Reach for Change Africa has launched an innovation contest that will empower one young African to solve a problem affecting children. The innovation contest will award $500 to a young person with an idea to improve the lives of children in his or her community. Using …Read More

Sustainability reporting and corporate transparency, can more be done

by Ronald Chawatama on Jun 5, 2016



Interview with Reana Rossouw, the owner of Next Generation Consultants, a leading boutique Management and Business Consulting Firm with a wealth of experience in the business development environment. By Ronald Chawatama: Animus Sustainability Portal (http://animus-csr.com) and Sustainability Blog (http://sustainabilityblog.animus-csr.com/) How can companies communicate simple inspiring stories in their efforts to tackle complex social and environmental …Read More

AHIF: Togo sets pace for new era of growth

by Africa Business on Jun 5, 2016



In the run-up to the first Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) in Lomé, the organiser, Bench Events, has praised Togo’s commitment to far-reaching infrastructure improvements destined to boost economic growth and transform the country into a strategic transport hub in west Africa. Matthew Weihs, Bench Events managing director, said: “We’re very pleased to be hosting …Read More

Madagascar Singapore Business Forum 2016

Madagascar Singapore Business Forum 2016

by Otavio Veras on Jun 2, 2016



by Otavio Veras, Researcher Associate of the NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies Synopsis This Wednesday, May 18th, Singapore was host for a very special guest: a delegation from Madagascar, the 4th largest island in the world, located in East Africa, Indian Ocean. The entourage was headed by His Excellency, Mr. Hery Rajaonarimampianina, President of Madagascar, …Read More

Papa John’s International among the first U.S. brands to enter in Tunisia

Papa John’s International among the first U.S. brands to enter in Tunisia

by Africa Business on Jun 2, 2016



Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA), continues to set the bar high for quality pizza not only domestically, but internationally by being among the first U.S. restaurant brands to enter Tunisia. Following Egypt, Tunisia will be only the second country in Africa to boast a Papa John’s franchise. Just recently, Tunisia opened their borders to outside …Read More

South Africa’s R800m Fraud to Continue for at Least 9 months

by Joshua Amponsem on Jun 2, 2016



Net 1 auxiliary firms, Easy Pay and Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) are continuously servicing South Africa Social Security Agency (SASSA) beneficiaries despite yesterday’s discovery of an alarming R800million SASSA fraud due to  irregular debiting of clients by these firms. Only R1.5 million have been retrieved. Although, the SASSA is very uncomfortable with this ongoing activity, …Read More

Ethiopian Airlines Wins African Airline of the Year 2016

Ethiopian Airlines Wins African Airline of the Year 2016

by Africa Business on Jun 1, 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. The …Read More

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

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

by Dr. Adefolake Adeyeye on Jun 1, 2016



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 …Read More

The 3rd annual MVNOs Africa Congress

The 3rd annual MVNOs Africa Congress

by Africa Business on Jun 1, 2016



6th – 7th July 2016 The Maslow Hotel Johannesburg South Africa Providing the MVNO sector with a unique knowledge and business partnership hub https://tmt.knect365.com/mvno-africa/

The tourism dividend of the ANC #FillUpFNB

The tourism dividend of the ANC #FillUpFNB

by Unathi Sonwabile Henama on Jun 1, 2016



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 …Read More

South African Social Services Agency R800 Million to Corruption

by Joshua Amponsem on May 31, 2016



Western Cape Spokesperson on Community Development, DA Constituency Head Cederberg and Bergrivier has discovered a whooping grant fraud of R800 MILLION which has been lost to corruption. The huge amount of money was discovered to have been lost through corrupt activities of the South African Social Services Agency (SASSA). Out of the R800 million, R1.5 …Read More

Technological innovation will act as a catalyst in boosting productivity and growth in Africa’s agribusiness sector: PwC Agribusiness report

by Africa Business on May 31, 2016



Agriculture is currently standing on the edge of a second green revolution. This revolution will entail fundamental shifts in how the agricultural sector utilises and implements innovative technology to improve output in a sustainable manner and address the need for greater food security globally. These are some of the highlights of PwC’s latest Africa Agribusinesses …Read More

Shell and Visa introduce the latest payment innovation at fuel stations nationwide

by Africa Business on May 31, 2016



First time that Contactless Cards can be used to pay for fuel on the forecourt Quick, convenient way to pay for fuel Contactless cardholders can now make payments for up to R200 at over 400 Shell fuel stations around the country, when using the latest innovation in payment solutions, a contactless enabled credit or debit …Read More

Marketing Online for Used Machinery; a New Way to Boost Start-Ups in Africa

Marketing Online for Used Machinery; a New Way to Boost Start-Ups in Africa

by Africa Business on May 31, 2016



Africa’s development over the past decade has been promising for some emerging economies. In the phase such economic makeover for Africa, there has been a spur of youth in entrepreneurship which is really causing a trend in production rate over service provision. Youth in Africa are engineering a revolution of founders and entrepreneurs which is …Read More

Conceptualizing Hotels and Real Estate for your Business

by Africa Business on May 31, 2016



How 3D architectural models can help businesses in Africa The real estate and hotel development in Africa has seen an increased interest in the past few years, especially with foreign investors in the larger cities and regions. In 2015 Cairo say a positive performance during the first three months which grew the investment margins a …Read More

USAID’s Largest Power Africa Transaction to Improve Power Grid in Zambia

USAID’s Largest Power Africa Transaction to Improve Power Grid in Zambia

by Joshua Amponsem on May 30, 2016



A 60 million USD partnership have been signed by USAID and Standard Chartered to boost power generation in Zambia. According to a Standard Chartered report, the partnership is the largest transaction to have been made by USAID towards the Power Africa project launched by the U.S president, Barack Obama. The Power Africa project – a …Read More

Art Accra Announces First Edition of Art Fair Exhibiting Global Art

Art Accra Announces First Edition of Art Fair Exhibiting Global Art

by Africa Business on May 30, 2016



Rosemond Art Group is delighted to announce the first edition of Art Accra, a premier international art fair taking place from Dec 8 – 10, 2016 at La Palm Royal Beach Hotel in Accra, Ghana. “Exhibiting a global range of art and galleries, Art Accra will serve as an art economic hub and centre for …Read More

23rd Africa Oil Week / Africa Upstream 2016, Cape Town, South Africa – 31st October-4th November 2016

23rd Africa Oil Week / Africa Upstream 2016, Cape Town, South Africa – 31st October-4th November 2016

by Africa Business on May 30, 2016



Global Pacific & Partners with ITE Group will host the 23rd Annual Africa Oil Week/Africa Upstream 2016 Conference (www.Africa-OilWeek.com) over 31st October-4th November 2016, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa.Our landmark Africa Oil Week-2016 event again highlights Africa’s upstream world with insights, debate and discourse from Africa’s Governments, National Oil Companies, Licensing …Read More

BOSCH to Authorize A1 Diesel Limited in Ghana

by Joshua Amponsem on May 29, 2016



A1 Diesel Limited, a Ghanaian based diesel diagnostics, repair and fuel system specialist with over 16 well trained engineers and equipment from Bosch and Cummins, is to receive authorization from BOSCH in Germany. The company A1 Diesel, have been providing Bosch services in Ghana and now authorized by the mother company. The Ghanaian company, A1 …Read More

Dangote to Build a Second Production Plant in Ghana

Dangote to Build a Second Production Plant in Ghana

by Joshua Amponsem on May 29, 2016



Dangote cement is anticipating to increase their cement production rate in Ghana through the establishment of an additional production plant – its second plant in the country. The plant will be situated at Takoradi, within the Western Region of Ghana, where about 40 acres of land have been secured for the anticipated construction. This development …Read More

Best of Endemic Wildlife Destinations

Best of Endemic Wildlife Destinations

by Eden Sahle on May 29, 2016



As technology and travel interest popularizes more and more on the native wild creatures of Ethiopia, the best places to find them in their natural habitats is at the highlands of this horn of Africa. Jovago, Africa’s online hotel booking company introduces you to this exotic wildlife paradise. Ethiopia offers loads for travelers to discover. …Read More

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