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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 […]


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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DR Congo to start Ebola vaccinations amid new outbreak

(DW.com) – Beni, DR Congo.  Health officials from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) said they will begin administering Ebola vaccinations in the eastern cities of Beni and Mangina, which experienced an outbreak of the disease last week. Officials say the experimental vaccine, produced by drug maker Merck, was successful in containing a similar outbreak […]

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