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Quality urbanization can stir inclusive and sustainable growth in Africa, says Ms. Yemeru

Africa is grappling with the challenge of achieving inclusive economic growth raising the need for quality urbanization that can be harnessed to achieve inclusive and sustainable growth read more

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South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) Beneficiaries Hit by yet Another Scam

The latest false information being circulated is that SASSA offices will be closed during the December month and that beneficiaries will not receive their January payments read more

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AfricaCom 2017 offers a host of free activities and learning opportunities

The 20th AfricaCom in Cape Town in November, will be tackling the hottest topics for 2017, including IoT, Big Data, FinTech, digital health, sustainable power solutions, digital education and much more. While the conference is predominately aimed at C-suite executives, AfricaCom’s exhibition halls (two of them this year), provide a host of FREE content that attracts a broad array of citizens, many of whom are looking to connect with like-minded companies and individuals and get a glimpse of what the next ‘big thing’ will be – digitally speaking. read more

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Cape Town to host ground-breaking AWIEF 2017 Conference

The third annual Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference to be hosted in Cape Town on 5 and 6 October promises to ignite fundamental changes in Africa’s socio-economic landscape. The theme of the conference is “Equity, impact and inclusive growth towards Agenda 2030 and a sustainable African future.”

AWIEF  has its sights firmly set on the economic empowerment of women, who have historically been side-lined and disregarded in predominantly patriarchal and tribal societies. read more

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Feastfox raises R2.3 million from Silicon Valley investors

Feastfox, Cape Town’s spontaneous eating out app, announced that it has successfully closed its angel fundraising round, raising $175,000 (R2.3 million) primarily from Silicon Valley-based angels and VC firms. read more

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Frost & Sullivan: Africa still has ample opportunity for growth, despite current challenges

Frost & Sullivan GIL Africa – Frost & Sullivan Senior Partner, Dorman Followwill read more

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South Africa: Is carpooling the future of urban mobility?

Asks Chris Megan, CEO and co-Founder of mobility app, uGoMyWay read more

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8th Annual Africa Weeks for the Animals Coming July 29-August 13, 2017!

The special annual celebration highlights the importance that African animals and people play in the world and provide opportunities to protect and conserve the ever-growing endangered species of Africa. 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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GIL Africa: How are companies using digital tech to gain the ultimate competitive edge?

Frost & Sullivan to host 360 degree Industry Think Tanks that will demonstrate digital growth opportunities across industry sectors read more

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Digital transformation in Africa: Real change requires a fundamental shift

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World Bank warns about utility debt at African Utility Week in Cape Town

Power utilities increasing their borrowings to cover costs, may put these institutions on “a very dangerous slippery slope”, delegates at the Africa Utility Week Conference heard on Tuesday. read more

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Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Awards Recognise Innovations in Dynamic Spectrum Access

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance President, Kalpak Gude,
with Dr. Martha Liliana Suárez Peñaloza, Director of Agencia Nacional del
Espectro (ANE), who collected the Award for Innovation in Dynamic Spectrum
Access Policies on behalf of ANE. read more

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World Bank to show how Africa’s electricity providers can be profitable and still make electricity affordable at African Utility Week in Cape Town

“Rather than tariff increases, cost reductions are often the best first step towards financial viability”

A new World Bank study presents a sobering assessment of the financial health of electricity utilities in Sub-Saharan Africa, and suggests how utilities can be profitable while extending affordable services for the poor. read more

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