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Africa-focused Banking & Finance team from Baker McKenzie advised on one of Global Trade Review’s Best Deals 2022

Baker McKenzie’s Africa-focused Banking & Finance team advised on one of Global Trade Review’s (GTR) Best Deals 2022 . The team advised Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited and certain of its subsidiaries (Aspen Group) on this winning deal, which comprised a joint financing package for the amount of €600 million (around ZAR 10 billion) that was finalised by the […]

New Technologies to Enhance Customer Engagement

The Covid-19 pandemic has undoubtedly been the catalyst to drive broad-based digitisation and spearhead the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). This digital revolution is reshaping consumer behaviour and creating opportunities for innovative new digital communications tools to attract and drive greater customer engagement.  Across industries – corporate, finance, retail, technology, healthcare, education, and others – today’s […]

Lawyers across Africa comment on the continent’s urgent need for data privacy and security law

The pandemic has driven home the high value of personal data to the global economy, while also highlighting its vulnerability to abuse and attack. In response, governments around the world, including those in Africa, have been reviewing their data privacy and protection laws and regulations to ensure they are adequately protected. Lawyers in Ghana, Kenya, […]

Email Marketing Tips For Lead Generation

Are you looking for ways to make the email marketing strategy more effective for lead generation? We have some tips for you. Nearly 92 percent of adults with online access use email. Out of these, 61 percent use it daily. They send out emails, read emails, and reply to others. What does this mean for […]

Tips On How To Manage Your Time Effectively

Set SMART goals which stand forSpecific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely. For this reason, a SMART goal will include these criteria to assist you in focusing your efforts, while increasing the likelihood of achieving a goal.  Prioritize your goals. Your goals should be defined according to urgency and importance.  Timebox your tasks. Each task should […]

Tony Houldsworth joins Omnisient Advisory Board

Technology industry veteran and Group President of Flooid – a leading unified commerce platform for the retail and hospitality sectors – joins Omnisient’s Advisory Board to support and accelerate international expansion plans.  Omnisient, Africa’s privacy compliant data collaboration platform, welcomes Tony Houldsworth as member of its Advisory Board.  Tony has consistently been at the forefront […]

Why SMME shaming leads to an investment mismatch

Recent articles on fund-raising activities in Africa paint the picture that capital is abundant and readily available. The first seven weeks of this year have seen continued high investment levels, with start-ups raising over $1 billion through 130 deals. This creates incredible optimism for many, signalling a new investment era for businesses across the African continent. […]

Carry1st drives growth in Africa’s gaming industry, supported by AppsFlyer

Carry1st, one of Africa’s leading gaming publishers, has released new insights from its market data that highlight successes that have shaped its growth in the gaming sector. Since the launch of SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off in October 2021, the game has managed to acquire more than 2 million users, ranking in the Top 5 most downloaded […]

Why Most Businesses Fail at Video Marketing

The X Reasons Why Most Businesses Don’t Succeed in Video Marketing Video marketing has incredible potential. Videos tend to be shorter and more compelling than comparable written content, they introduce information faster and in a more digestible way, and if harnessed properly, they can lead to a massive increase in your return on investment. Still, […]

6 Easy Ways to Grow Your Money in 2022

Growing your money is an achievement, and many people dream of becoming wealthy. However, the meaning of wealth depends on experience and background. To some people, it means never having to worry about expenditures. For others, it is working extra hours, and others define it as financial liberty. Regardless of your definition of wealth, the […]

10 lessons in 10 years: what I’ve learned as a successful business owner which may surprise you

By Gareth Price, Founder of Cloudworx and Investmint; 5 time Ironman finisher 10 years ago, I started a business.  Or so I thought.  What I did was I went to the shop and spent R4 000 on a printer and printed a few letterheads and business cards.  And I declared myself self-employed. I was armed […]

Five ways CRM can help your sales team close more deals

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When you give your sales team the right tools to effectively and efficiently manage clients and build a relationship with them, you positively impact your bottom line. 1Stream’s smart CRM is specifically designed to do just that and has helped transform organisations across various sectors in Southern Africa, which understand the value of building meaningful connections with […]

Do You Want To Improve Your Google Ad Results?

No matter how good you do at Google Ads, it always helps to do a bit better, right? While it sounds easy to execute a successful Google Ad campaign, it can be challenging. If you don’t do your homework and structure your account well, it’s possible to waste your ad budget and indirectly help your […]

Going Greener for Workforce Health and Wellness

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By: Amber Sambo, Social Media Manager and Content Creator at Decusatio As the climate-change discussion peaks and people gain more knowledge, there is increasing pressure on employers to not only protect the planet but to also ensure that the health and wellness needs of their workforces are met by providing environmentally healthy workspaces for them.  […]

Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering (KPE) Delivers New Batch Of Locally Manufactured Armoured Vehicles

Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering (KPE), the joint venture between the global aerospace and technology business, Paramount Group and one of Kazakhstan’s leading defence and engineering companies, Kazpetromash, has announced its latest delivery of Arlan 4×4 armoured personnel carriers (APCs) to the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan, in accordance with that nation’s State Defence Order. […]

Paramount Group Recognised As Top Employer For Third Consecutive Year

Paramount Group Recognised As Top Employer For Third Consecutive Year

Aerospace and Technology Company Awarded 2022 Top Employers Institute Accolade For Setting Exemplary Standards In People Practices Johannesburg, South Africa, February 15th, 2022 – The Top Employers Institute has announced its Top Employers around the world in 2022 and for the third consecutive year, the global aerospace and technology company, Paramount Group, has been recognised as […]

Why Africa Is One of the Fastest Growing Consumer Markets in the World

For over a century, foreign direct investment (FDI) in Africa was solely centered around the extraction and export of natural resources.  Today, the momentum has shifted, and global investors are going to Africa more for its consumer-based power rather than for its physical properties. As such, mining and petroleum now account for a minority share […]

Car Transportation: Costs, Tips, and What to Expect When Shipping Your Car to Africa

Whether you’re making a long-term move to Africa, shipping a car to a loved one, or having a new vehicle delivered to you, the entire process of car transportation can seem overwhelming. Below, you will find cost estimates, helpful tips to prepare your car for shipping, and a brief rundown of what to expect. How […]

Trends shaping the workspace in 2022

The first half of 2021 saw the return, albeit slow, of employees to offices and the realisation for many that they craved interaction with their colleagues, to collaborate with, bounce ideas off or simply talk to. The surge of the COVID-19 Omicron variant towards the end of the year, however, resulted in many companies delaying […]

One of the worst transfer failures of Barcelona: Coutinho

In the second half of the 2010s, Barcelona made a number of dubious transfers. But even against their background, the transition of Felipe Coutinho to the Blue Garnet stands out. By the way, in the Bet9ja mobile app, you can easily make predictions for all confrontations of this team. In the summer of 2017, Barcelona […]

Dr. Brian Armstrong and Dr. Greg Lee release new book – Digital Business

Dell’s Digital Transformation Index 2020 surveyed over 4000 business leaders globally and reported that eight in ten organisations fast-tracked their digital transformation programmes in 2020. Technology is evolving rapidly and organisational responses to this process of change are forever dynamic and accelerating. In Digital Business, a new book written by Prof. Brian Armstrong, Chair of Digital […]

Internal fraud – who commits it and why

International Fraud Awareness Week is taking place from 14-20 November, highlighting an increasing problem that organisations around the world are facing. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), businesses lose around 5% of their annual revenue globally due to fraudulent behaviour, which experts estimate amounts to a total annual loss around the world […]