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It’s time to robotize your business






For many years, Business Process Management (BPM) systems have been helping companies from different industries […]

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Tax considerations of credit ratings






On 3 April 2017, South Africa, one of Africa’s largest economies had their credit rating […]

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Namibian considerations for Non-Executive Directors and VAT registration






On 10 February 2017, The South African Revenue Services (“SARS”) issued Binding General Ruling (“BGR”) […]

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What influences foreign direct investment into Africa






Africa is generally less competitive than its main Developing and Transition Economy competitors Africa needs […]

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African countries improve talent competitiveness






Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) 2017 Talent competitiveness measures a country’s capability to compete for […]

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Africa’s Economic Propects






While on a road show for US clients, Bryan Leith, chief operating officer of KPMG’s […]

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Seyi Bickersteth, National Senior Partner KPMG Nigeria, on Africa’s potential to be great






“We [Africa] need to market ourselves more. We have a continent with lots of opportunities […]

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How will South Africa sustain investments as it faces economic and political headwinds






The World Bank and the IMF reported that Sub-Saharan Africa’s economies appear to be losing […]

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Empowering our communities






Increasingly over the past decade, and now with the adoption of the UN’s Sustainable Development […]

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Leveraging of Mobile Networks

The lion roars: Africa opens up to investment






The vastness of Africa’s potential has been evident for centuries. Blessed with ample resources, rapidly […]

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Africa Brief: Business News from around the continent






Botswana’s Choppies to list on JSE THE JSE will get another African boost when Botswana […]

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Leveraging of Mobile Networks

Africa Brief: Business News from around the continent






Pepkor plans to double its presence in Nigeria by 2018 PEPKOR, the local clothing retailer […]

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Famous Brands, the owner of brands such as Debonairs and Steers, has ambitious expansion plans for oil-rich African countries such as Nigeria, Ghana and Angola.

Africa Brief: Business News from around the continent (Pt 1)






Brain Molefe now acting head of Eskom BRIAN Molefe, the chief execu­tive of the nation’s […]

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Seven reasons to be optimistic about Africa

Africa Brief: Business News from around the continent






MTN Group may buy Nigeria’s Visafone ACQUISITION MTN Group has started the process of buying […]

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Seven reasons to be optimistic about Africa

Africa Brief: Business News from around the continent






Automotive Manufacturing Plants prepare to expand in Africa While the South African automotive market looks […]

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Seven reasons to be optimistic about Africa

Africa Brief: Business News from around the continent






Ecobank eyes new CEO and Nedbank tie-up Pan-African bank Ecobank is expected to appoint a […]

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Famous Brands, the owner of brands such as Debonairs and Steers, has ambitious expansion plans for oil-rich African countries such as Nigeria, Ghana and Angola.

Africa Brief: Business News from around Africa






Joint move on Adcock underlines shift at PIC THE Public Investment Corpo­ration (PIC) and Bidvest […]

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John Veihmeyer, Global Chairman of KPMG speaks on business prospects in Africa






Global Chairman, John Veihmeyer, speaks to CNN’s Marketplace Africa about the firm’s expanding presence in […]

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Strengthening Access to Finance for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria

Corruption — the world’s third largest ‘industry’











The biggest issue facing business today is how to grow in a low growth economy. This is the challenge facing the G20 leaders when they meet in Brisbane later this week. Against that backdrop, corruption has a staggering impact on economic growth. At $3 trillion or around 5 percent of global GDP, if corruption were an industry, it would be the world’s third largest.

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Famous Brands, the owner of brands such as Debonairs and Steers, has ambitious expansion plans for oil-rich African countries such as Nigeria, Ghana and Angola.

Africa Brief: Famous Brands hatches ambitious Africa plans and more…











Famous Brands, the owner of brands such as Debonairs and Steers, has ambitious expansion plans for oil-rich African countries such as Nigeria, Ghana and Angola. The Economist Intelligence Unit predicts that by 2030, Africa’s top 18 cities could have a combined spending power of $1.3-trillion.

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Venture Capital and Private Equity Industry Performance Survey of South Africa covering the 2014 calendar year

Africa Brief: Stanlib keeps an eye on Africa after deal in Ghana and more…











Standard Bank-owned asset manager Stanlib has set up oper­ations in Ghana through the acqui­sition of the Stanbic Investment Management Services division. It is also pursuing an asset management acquisition in Nigeria, which it hopes to close in the first half of 2015.

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Africa Brief: Local banks join power plant deal in Ghana and more…











South African banks and con­struction companies have been expanding activities in the rest of Africa, where energy is one of the fastest-growing sectors. The $900m of debt and equity project finance for the Kpone Independent Power Plant and associated infrastruc­ture in Ghana was closed by financiers and industrialists, including several South African banks.

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Africa Brief: Taste for pizza takes off in Africa and more...

Africa Brief: Taste for pizza takes off in Africa and more…











The return of Pizza Hut has a lot of potential to grow says analysts. It has just opened a store in honeydew and is planning on expanding to Boksburg, Midrand and Soweto. Many analysts say that by increasing the competition pizza companies won’t do as well anymore however they are all positive about growth says one analyst so they still will see returns.

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Africa Brief: Tourism in Zimbabwe battles on as arrivals stagnate and more...

Africa Brief: Tourism in Zimbabwe battles on as arrivals stagnate and more…











Zimbabwe’s efforts to revive the economy using proceeds from the tourism industry has failed as tourist arrivals stagnated in the first half of the year, with arrivals only increasing by 1 percent compared with the prior year. This growth was supported by the increase in arrivals from Europe, Germany and the UK.

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Western Union launched Nigeria’s first outbound remittance payment service, which is expected to boost business growth in the country.

Africa Brief: Western Union services Nigeria and more…











Western Union launched Nigeria’s first outbound remittance payment service, which is expected to boost business growth in the country.

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Africa Brief: African import levies dent vehicle exports and more...

Africa Brief: African import levies dent vehicle exports and more…











Exports of South African produced vehicles into Africa is declining due to import levies by some countries on the continent.

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Facebook and online shopping? But why not internet banking

Africa Brief: Nigeria-SA Chamber talk African trade and more…











A meeting of Nigeria-South Africa Chambers of Commerce to be hosted in Lagos will discuss Africa’s competitiveness and ways of boosting intra-African trade

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What’s new in Africa’s telecoms industry?

Africa Brief: Kenya transfers mobile technology to Europe and more…











Mobile technology which allows clients to send cash with their telephones, has transformed business In East Africa and is now spreading to Europe.

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Raw materials could unlock Zambian development

Africa Brief: Ghana, Nigeria in fund’s sights and more…











Delta International Property Holdings, the first JSE listed property fund offering investors direct access to high growth markets in Africa, is targeting properties in Ghana and Nigeria, with an acquisition pipeline of $200m having been identified.

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The long- and short-term impact of Ebola on African healthcare

Africa Brief: EU, southern Africa ink trade partnership and more…











Negotiators for southern African states had agreed a new trade pact with the EU that would give the countries a bigger market for food exports, South Africa’s Trade and Industry Department said on Friday.

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