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Investors in SA need a long-term view

14th June 2019 The social, political and economic situation in South Africa is likely to become more turbulent in the short term to medium, and investors in the country need to take a long-term view, says analyst Dr Frans Cronje. The new government’s ‘New Dawn’ vision is stillborn and will not be sufficient to... 

Affordable and reliable energy pivotal to Kenya’s delivery of its Big Four agenda

14th June 2019 By Mphokolo Makara Kenya, is a significant sub-Saharan economy and is a pillar in the East African region. It boasts a favourable economic outlook, and is promoting its “big four agenda”, which prioritises food security, manufacturing, universal healthcare, and affordable housing, through which... 

The latest on Swahili ‘project’

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     14th June 2019 Where are the hot-heads at the South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) and the other teacher unions? We need them to stop Angie Motshekga in her tracks. She quietly slipped out of the country last month and headed for Kenya. That was only a couple of months after a son of that country had... 

Nestlé launches R&D innovation challenge in South Africa

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     13th June 2019 Nestlé on Thursday launched a research and development (R&D) innovation challenge in South Africa as part of the company’s efforts to contribute to the local innovation ecosystem. Nestlé’s goal is to work collaboratively with startups and universities to identify sustainable and scalable science... 

Dubai chamber to host global business forum on Africa in November

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     13th June 2019 The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Dubai Chamber) will host the fifth edition of the Global Business Forum (GBF) on Africa on November 18 and 19, in Dubai. Organised under the theme “Scale Up Africa”, GBF on Africa 2019 will bring together African and United Arab Emirates (UAE)... 

Broll Signs Exclusive African Affiliation with Cushman & Wakefield

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th June 2019 Broll Property Group, the largest independently owned Pan-African commercial property services company, has entered into an exclusive affiliate arrangement with Cushman & Wakefield, a leading global real estate services company. The new venture represents a partnership with Broll’s Occupier... 

PayU launches operations in Kenya to enable global organisations seamless access to East African markets

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th June 2019 Economic growth in the East Africa region is estimated to remain at a steady 5.9% in 2019, a significantly higher percentage than North Africa at 4.9% and Southern Africa at 1.2%, according to the African Development Bank. The countries with the highest economic growth include Rwanda, Kenya and... 

Motorbike taxi firms rev up for race into West Africa

By: Reuters     12th June 2019 Motorcycle taxi companies are expanding in West Africa with backing from investors betting that the meteoric rise of two-wheeled taxi firms in Asia can be replicated in some of the fastest growing countries in the world. Four bike taxi firms are now battling it out on the streets of Nigeria's... 

Wits sends off first Kenyan mining PhD graduate

By: Marleny Arnoldi     11th June 2019 The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) School of Mining Engineering this week celebrated the success of the first Kenyan PhD mining graduate Dr Joseph Muchiri Githiria. After finishing his studies near the end of last year, he returned to his post as lecturer at Kenya’s Taita Taveta... 

Kenya Airways proposes State-run structure as airport bid fails

By: Bloomberg     11th June 2019 Kenya Airways is willing to operate under a State-owned holding company after the troubled airline failed in its bid to jointly run the country’s main airport, according to chairperson Michael Joseph. Lawmakers in the East African nation in May rejected the airline’s proposal to operate Jomo... 

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