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N’Gunu Tiny on how the pandemic is creating new opportunities for fintech

N'Gunu Tiny - new opportunities for fintech

N’Gunu Tiny, CEO of the Emerald Group and fintech expert on why he thinks the pandemic is creating new opportunities for fintech. Digital solutions will be in even more demand due to the ramifications of the pandemic, including distributed working and the need to cut costs. Could fintech lead innovation into a new normal? What […]

Digitisation, collaboration to help pharma supply chain weather Covid-19 impact

Sector must overcome capacity shortages to get supplies to patients worldwide Stakeholders in the pharmaceutical supply chain are grappling with a growing gap between air cargo capacity and demand for lifesaving medical products, as flights are grounded and borders closed. Many African countries now report medicine shortages and challenges in securing costly imported pharmaceutical ingredients […]

Renewables opening doors for innovative energy solutions in mining

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THEnergy-Triogen report analyses how remote microgrids can be optimized by efficiency improvements of diesel gensets The year 2019 was the turning point for renewable energy projects at remote mines. More than a dozen projects were commissioned or announced. Mining companies have adopted solar and wind power to reduce their energy cost and carbon footprint in […]

Solar mini-grid companies being targeted by commercial investors

THEnergy sees the need for shortened due diligence processes and has developed a streamlined approach Globally, around 1.2 billion people do not have access to electricity. Cost erosion in solar, wind, and energy storage technology is creating new opportunities for the electrification of rural areas. On the solution side, two main segments can be distinguished: […]

Paths of Profit, Not Destruction

Last year, Nigeria took a major economic hit — the country was losing approximately 700,000 barrels of oil per day as militants in the Niger Delta (such as the Niger Delta Avengers) targeted key Critical Energy Infrastructure Assets (CEIA) – such as pipelines, gas & oil platforms, etc.…-  both onshore and offshore. The unanticipated loss […]

Ubanker South Africa: comments and review

Ubanker is a very young company, but the trust is that it has earned quite a reputation amongst traders around the world, which is why today we’re going to take a look into everything it has to offer. Let’s dig in! Ubanker South Africa: Keep an eye on it One of Ubanker’s main goals is […]

Angola Monitor

Acrobat Reader: Angola Monitor 2017_3   O Monitor de Angola 2017_3 Issue 3/2017 The Angola Monitor covers the politics, economics, development, democracy and human rights of Angola. It is published quarterly by Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA). This issue covers: Political News: Election Observer missions invited but EU may not send a team. Likely election outcome. […]

University of Ghana Hunted by Filth

The University of Ghana is one of the finest higher educational institutions of excellence in Africa. The university’s environment undoubtedly constitute one of the most beautiful communities in Ghana: excellent infrastructure, spatially classic navigation, greenery and serene breezes, and envious sanitary views, are, but only a few attributes of the wonderful environment of the Premier […]

75% of People Have Received an Email or Had Information Sent to Them by Mistake Says Independent Data and Information Security Survey

  SC Magazine’s latest survey produced in partnership with Egress Software Technologies raises major concerns about how organisations are sharing sensitive information. London, United Kingdom, July 19, 2012 –(PR.com)– A recent survey carried out by SC Magazine and Egress Software Technologies designed to look at the challenges surrounding the security used by organisations to share […]

JustCite Expands Into South Africa

  Justis Publishing Ltd is pleased to announce that its JustCite citator now indexes South African court judgments from The Southern African Legal Information Institute (SAFLII). JustCite is a provider-neutral online citator that indexes, and seamlessly links to, millions of full-text legal documents from over 100 legal databases across the world. London, United Kingdom, July […]

Groot Group and Partners to Develop Africa’s Largest Glass Manufacturing Plant in Tses, Namibia

Tses Glass is expected to become the largest dynamic glass manufacturing factory in Africa focused on producing industry leading glass products with the type of float glass, hollow glass, glass wool and fiber, cast glass, and ultrathin glass for the construction of residential and commercial buildings as well as for automobiles, kitchenware, bottles, touch screen […]

Standard Bank South Africa’s Muvo card brings cutting edge technology to bus system

  The introduction of the MasterCard Muvo card in Durban will herald the beginning of the end of carrying cash for bus fare in South Africa. Commuters using People Mover and Durban Transport buses throughout Ethekwini municipality in KwaZulu-Natal province will use the card to pay their fare. The card is powered by Standard Bank […]

Africa to gear up for more meaningful engagement with China

  The partnership with China should aim to boost Africa’s overall capacity, competitiveness and trade in a way that supports African development. African nations must use the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation to complement the continent’s regional institutions and policy agenda. This is according to a report by Standard Bank Group economists Jeremy Stevens and Simon […]

Deskbags can help children gain their educational independence

  by Madelain Roscher   DeskBags – ShopSA (Microsoft Word) According to a recent report by UNESCO, there are as many as 95 million school children who do not have access to a school desk in Africa. In Southern Africa, the statistics are equally alarming, with over 4 million scholars requiring desks.   This is […]

Explore business process outsourcing in the South African context and climate at CEM Africa Summit

  Explore business process outsourcing in the South African context (Microsoft Word) The anticipated Customer Experience Management Africa Summit will be held in Cape Town from 2 to 3 August 2012. The event will bring together Africa’s industry leaders, and provide a unique platform to build relationships, share ideas and most importantly, to do business. […]

What’s your marketing mindset?

  by Chemory Gunko What’s your marketing mindset (Microsoft Word) Any marketing campaign, at it’s essence, is all about shouting your name out to the world, in an effort to get masses of exposure and attract the attention of people out there who are looking for you and your amazing products and services. It all […]

AFDB gives ATI support

  By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa More and more support is pouring in; in an attempt to beef up the attraction of investment into Africa. Recently the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved a USD15 million equity investment in the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) to increase its capital base. A statement reports […]

5bn Euros Spent on Fairtrade Products in 2011

  5 Billion Euros Spent on Fairtrade Products in 2011: World’s Most Recognized Ethical Label on Solid Ground in Established Markets, Taking Off in New Ones Bonn, Germany, 17 July 2012. Women, men and children around the globe spent almost 5 billion euros (€4.9bn, US$6.6bn) on Fairtrade certified products last year, according to figures released […]

Complexity at the desktop can impede your customer experience strategy – summit to define CEM

The Customer Experience Management Africa Summit will be held at the 15 on Orange Hotel in Cape Town from 2 to 3 August 2012. The event will bring together Africa’s industry leaders and provide a unique platform to build relationships, share ideas and most importantly, to do business. The summit is produced by international business-to-business […]

Mount Rock Capital Announce Expansion into South Africa

  Mount Rock Capital is proud to announce the launch of its first licensed financial advisory office in the Republic of South Africa. Our new office in Johannesburg will provide a range of international pension, offshore wealth management and financial structuring solutions to expatriates and internationally minded high net worth South African individuals and family […]

Instant Asset Tracking for Enhanced Security Heightens RFID Usage in Data Centers, Observes Frost & Sullivan

Corporate accountability regulations compel data centers to invest in RFID to maintain and manage their IT assets MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The growing requirement for faster and more accurate tracking and tracing of IT assets in data centers is prompting data center operators and hosting service providers to increasingly adopt radio-frequency identification […]

Global Investment Management Industry Continues To Face A Regulatory Avalanche Of Disparate Rules: KPMG Report

Progress is Slow, But Moving toward More Consistent Rules across Every Region NEW YORK, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — In its fourth annual analysis of global financial regulations, KPMG, the audit, tax and advisory firm, says investment managers continue to face daunting challenges brought on by a changing global regulatory environment, which is fraught with unanswered […]