Category Archive: Africa

African Curricula That Mean Business

Across Africa, there is a growing trend of programs promoting entrepreneurship as the silver bullet to many of the continent’s challenges. Pitch competitions are many and varied, each one targeting a different demographic… Continue reading

Businesses Of The Future: 20 New Wealth Creators On The African Continent

The New Wealth Creators is the first of its kind list by FORBES WOMAN AFRICA. Herein is a collection of female entrepreneurs on the African continent running businesses and social enterprises that are… Continue reading

What A Failed Johannesburg Project Tells Us About Mega Cities In Africa

Six years ago a major development was announced in South Africa. Billed as a game changer, it was meant to alter the urban footprint of Johannesburg, Africa’s richest city, forever. The Modderfontein New… Continue reading

Innovative Hoedspruit farmer increases food security and creates jobs

Food security in South Africa is one of the issues that highlights the glaring inequality in the country. While South Africa as a whole is a food secure nation, many specific areas of… Continue reading

South Africa:SAPS bust pair attempting to smuggle R2m of rhino horn to Vietnam

Two suspects will be hauled in front of a judge in Kempton Park, Johannesburg, this week, after SAPS found 10 pieces of rhino horn in their possession. Two rhino horn smugglers were caught… Continue reading

A Nation Ready For Equitable and Sustainable Take-Off

“Commitment to the national constructive dialogue has enabled meaningful progress towards the settlement of differences and building an effective, lasting and sustainable peace which provides the necessary environment for the strengthening of national… Continue reading

Deals, Dollars and Developments On The African Continent

On a breezy Wednesday morning in November in Johannesburg, there is a feverish bustle at the Sandton Convention Centre, one of South Africa’s most prestigious destinations for conferences. Known for regularly hosting world-class… Continue reading

Rwanda The Emerging Economy To Watch

The tiny East African nation has proven to be a role model for the continent. During her November 2018 visit to Rwanda, World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva described the country as one that… Continue reading

Are charities really the solution to the clean water crisis? By Emily Broughton

Diseases from dirty water kill more people than all forms of violence – including war. There is a clean water crisis as I wrote about in my post last week, but what is the… Continue reading

Stellenbosch: How one student could solve traffic congestion

Wilko Mohr, a master’s degree student, is set to revolutionise Stellenbosch’s intersections.  The R44 flows through the heart of Stellenbosch, and the intersections are a nightmare on good days. But not if Mohr can… Continue reading

South Africa: Department of Labour promises to invest R800 million in agriculture

In english: The investment will be handled through the department’s entities in partnership with the Public Investment Corporation (PIC). The Department of Labour has announced its intention to invest R800 million in agriculture… Continue reading

The Man Who Founded One Of Africa’s Luxurious Trains

The private railway station at Capital Park in Pretoria suddenly turns into a scene from a colonial movie, complete with sound effects. A locomotive noisily chugs into view on the platform, returning from… Continue reading

Merkel pushes for investment to curb migration in Africa tour

Chancellor Merkel has arrived in Senegal ahead of visits to Ghana and Nigeria. With nearly a dozen CEOs in tow, the German chancellor hopes that economic development will curb migration from the region.… Continue reading

Investment Marketplace Coming To Africa

Investment Marketplace Coming To Africa From November 7-9, Africa Inc. will convene in South Africa’s Gauteng Province, the continent’s seventh largest economy, for the inaugural Africa Investment Forum (AIF). An initiative of the… Continue reading

South Africa: the Africa’s New Silicon Valley

Perhaps most famously, Route 128 and Silicon Valley in the United States developed around the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford universities, while key European knowledge regions developed at the Sophia Antipolis high-tech… Continue reading

Alibaba Group Founder Jack Ma to Donate US$10 Million to Establish Africa Entrepreneur Prize

Jack Ma Foundation will recognize 100 African entrepreneurs over the next 10 years focused on grassroots innovation, economic empowerment of women and small businesses. Today, Alibaba Group founder and Executive Chairman Jack Ma… Continue reading

BRICS Plus highlighted as key to cooperation

Xi calls on developing countries to help safeguard multilateral trading system President Xi Jinping highlighted on Friday the importance of enhancing cooperation between BRICS members and other emerging markets as well as developing… Continue reading

Cryptos regulations: ‘Trojan horse’ islands suggested to harmonize crypto rules

Expert says legislation in Malta, Bermuda and Mauritius could be put in place and the islands then used as gateways to the larger markets. The sudden rise of crypto-currencies from geeky obscurity to… Continue reading

Nelson Mandela Bay’s unique and beautiful tribute to Madiba

Nelson Mandela Bay has a number of sites honouring the Eastern Cape’s most famous son, but one, in particular, made me feel that the city has done Madiba’s name and legacy proud. A… Continue reading

New controversial Kenyan cyber-crimes law approved by president

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law a sweeping cyber-crimes act criminalising fake news and online bullying, with clauses that critics argue could stifle press freedom. The bill imposes stiff fines and jail… Continue reading