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Top five business risks for Southern Africa

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IFC Support for Country Bird’s Expansion Encourages Agribusiness, Employment in Southern Africa

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BP TO INVEST MORE THAN R5-BILLION IN SOUTH AFRICA

BP today announced plans to invest in excess of R5 billion in South Africa and Mozambique over the next five years in new and on-going infrastructure upgrade projects to improve business efficiency and assist Government’s objectives to enhance energy security and enable the transition to cleaner fuels. read more

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South Africa’s mobile money industry remains innovative and diverse

Mobile Money Africa returns to Johannesburg in May read more

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US agriculture aims to strengthen SA trade

A US agricultural trade mission met South African food industry delegates in Sandton this week for talks on developing trade relations between South African and US food producers. read more

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US Food Seminar to Explore Diversifying the Southern African Food Basket

On Thursday, 18 April 2013, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and a consortium of U.S. food and ingredient producers will host a food seminar in Sandton. read more

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Regional Seminar on the Implementation and Promotion of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Discrimination in the context of the Right to Food in Southern Africa

LILONGWE, Malawi /African Press Organization (APO)/ Around 60 experts from governments, civil society, national human rights institutions, as well as the agricultural sector will meet from 3 to 4 April 2013 in Lilongwe, Malawi, to discuss concrete measures to respect, protect and fulfil the right to food in the sub-region. Experts from Belgium, Norway, the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and other UN agencies will also attend. read more

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SATH initiative to focus on minimizing groundnut aflatoxin contamination

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Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello begins visit to Tanzania, South Africa, and Mozambique

DUBLIN, Ireland, March 11, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ The Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello T.D., today (Sunday) begins an official visit to Tanzania, South Africa and Mozambique to see at first hand the impact of Ireland’s development programme and explore ways that Ireland can assist African partners to grow their economies and exit from aid dependency. read more

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Africa’s Agriculture and Agribusiness Markets Set to Top US$ One Trillion in 2030

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Africa has the potential to create a trillion-dollar food market
  • But farmers need better access to help them grow and trade their products
  • A new report outlines challenges and solutions to Africa’s Agriculture and Agribusiness sectors

WASHINGTON –A new World Bank report “Growing Africa: Unlocking the Potential of Agribusiness,” says that Africa’s farmers and agribusinesses could create a trillion-dollar food market by 2030 if they can expand their access to more capital, electricity, better technology and irrigated land to grow high-value nutritious foods.  The report calls on governments to work side-by-side with agribusinesses, to link farmers with consumers in an increasingly urbanized Africa. read more

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Mobile Money Africa returns to Johannesburg as industry remains dynamic

Mobile Money Africa Awards launched to celebrate industry leaders read more

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WCC consultation to analyze foreign involvement in Africa’s development

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Solea Renewables takes a giant leap and completes construction of first off-grid 1MW photovoltaic plant in Southern Africa

(from left to right) Rollie Armstrong (Director, Solea Renewables), Moritz Hill (CEO, Cronimet Mining AG), Vusi Mhlanzi (CEO, Solea Renewables) and Anton Schweiger (Solea AG) read more

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The Southern African – German Chamber of Commerce is back on board with the Africa Energy Indaba 2013

The Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry is pleased to announce its endorsement of The Africa Energy Indaba 2013. The Africa Energy Indaba which is in its 5th year has provided The German Chamber with compelling reasons to continue their association with the event; particularly after the success of The Africa Energy Indaba 2012. read more

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