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    How to understand the mindset of luxury travellers: Fairmont Hotels and Resorts

    What if you could understand the mindset of luxury travellers around the world? No sooner said than done! Fairmont Hotels & Resorts reveals what motivates and inspires their guests in a new report Luxury Insights Report: “Gateway to Home – Hotels as the Heart of their Communities”. Whenever luxury travel is mentioned it immediately conjures […]

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Black Industrialists Energy Summit heads to Westin Cape Town in December

The second Black Industrialists Energy Summit will be hosted at the Westin Cape Town Hotel in South Africa’s west coast, on 11-12 December 2018 as part of ‘EnergyWeek South Africa, the organisers said this week. This meeting takes place alongside the International Gas Cooperation Summit and the Southern Africa Renewable Energy Summit.. Localisation policies have […]

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Vodacom launches Africa’s first commercial 5G service

Lesotho, a small Southern African nation enclaved inside South Africa, is currently the only African country to experience Vodacom’s first commercial 5G technology. The continent’s first standards-based 5G created by Vodacom is using 3.5GHz spectrum to initially deliver Fixed-Wireless Access broadband services to two companies in Lesotho. The immediate benefit of 5G technology for Vodacom […]

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Uganda security forces beat, detain journalists covering protests

Security forces beat and detained at least four journalists covering protests in the Ugandan capital Kampala recently (20 August), and confiscated or damaged their equipment, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said. The New York-based media freedom watchdog has condemned the attacks, and called on Ugandan authorities to hold those responsible to account. Journalists attacked […]

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Wala South Africa wins 2018 Zambezi prize for innovation in financial inclusion

South African startup Wala has won the Grand Prize winner of the 2018 Zambezi Prize for Innovation in Financial Inclusion, reports from Nairobi said this week. The company, which beat nine African finalists including South Africa’s LanteOTC, will take home a whopping US$100 000 (about R1.4 million), the organisers said in the Kenyan capital during […]

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Purpose of building and maintaining an emergency savings fund

It is absolutely important for consumers to build and maintain an emergency savings fund because it gives them an opportunity to meet unexpected financial obligations like family emergencies, doctors or even education costs. This statement emanates from Ester Ochse, product specialist for wealth and investments at South Africa-based First National Bank. According to Ochse, the […]

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What banks consider when assessing a home loan application

Consumers often rely on real estate agents or third parties to assist them with home loan applications. This results in them not fully understanding what banks consider when approving or declining an application. First-time home buyers can significantly improve their chances of qualifying by familiarising themselves with the common pitfalls that often lead to home […]

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African Daily Voice launched in Equatorial Guinea

A new pan-African news agency, African Daily Voice (ADV), was launched early this week in the Equatorial Guinea city of Malabo, reports said. The news organisation, which will be specialised in content, media and photos, video and computer graphics, will have a newsroom in Casablanca and offer multilingual services in French, English and Arabic, the […]

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LanteOTC, Wala South Africa, vie for 2018 Zambezi Prize alongside 8 African start-ups

Two South African startups, LanteOTC and Wala South Africa, have been selected alongside eight African companies for the 2018 Zambezi Prize for Innovation in Financial Inclusion, reports from Cambridge, US, said. The Grand Prize winner and runners-up will be announced on 29 August 2018 during the Open Mic Africa Summit in Nairobi, Kenya, the organisers […]

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Visa requirements relaxation for foreign visitors to South Africa could boost tourism: PwC

The continued debate about a further relaxation of visa requirements for international visitors to South Africa may impact on the country’s forecast tourism growth, Pietro Calicchio, PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) Hospitality Industry Leader for Southern Africa, said, as the number of foreign visitors to South Africa is set to increase by 5.3% in 2018. Foreign visitors willing […]

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