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    Water, electricity scarcity forces businesses to consider environmental impact

    More than 50 years after its independence, Africa is still lagging behind many parts of the world in terms of water, electricity and waste management. In many countries, authorities are constantly reminding people and businesses to use water and power sparingly, and strive to manage their waste effectively. A South Africa-based expert says this week […]

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World Media Awards 2017 entries now open

Entries for the World Media Awards (WMA) 2017 edition were opened on December 1 and will close on 16 February 2017. The awards celebrate the effectiveness of cross platform, cross border and content-driven advertising. The organisers, World Media Group, are urging all interested persons to send in their entries through www.wm-awards.com for free, on condition that their […]

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South Africa ranked among world’s most unequal countries

South Africa has been ranked among the world’s most unequal countries by a thought-provoking report on global wealth released last week by Credit Suisse. The Southern African nation, Africa’s largest economy, is eighth in the nine-country list with 41.9% just behind the US (42.1%), China (43.8%) and Brazil (47.9%), and ahead of ninth-placed Mexico (38.2%). […]

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Why family businesses fall apart

In an economy where jobs are scarce, inheriting a family business, especially those traditionally known for strength and economic resilience, can be considered a privilege and an advantage. Figures by the Family Firm Institute reveal that approximately 30% of family businesses survive into the second generation, 12% into the third generation and only 3% into […]

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Kenya TV journalist arrested in Uganda, faces ‘terrorism’ charges

Joy Doreen Biira, a Ugandan journalist working for Kenya Television Network (KTN), is facing charges of ‘abetting terrorism’ following her arrest on Sunday for reporting on a deadly battle between police and a traditional monarch’s royal guard, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said this week. Biira had apparently circulated graphic photos of the battle’s […]

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Africa’s e-commerce boosted by Société Générale-American Express partnership

The e-commerce sector in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Madagascar and Senegal has been boosted by a new partnership signed this week between France’s Société Générale and American Express. Reports from Paris said that the deal would involve both online sales and point of sales (POS) payments through electronic payment terminals. This […]

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