Archive | October, 2013

US$800 million of AfDB to address Africa’s climate resilience

US$800 million of AfDB to address Africa’s climate resilience

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is expected to channel US$800 million in the next 10 years through its ClimDev Africa Programme to address climate resilience issues in Africa. This emerged at the third annual Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA) held on 21-23 October 2013 in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia. The Tunis-based pan-African institution, […]

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Understand business laws and legal compliances to avoid trouble, SMEs told

Understand business laws and legal compliances to avoid trouble, SMEs told

The key to being a successful entrepreneur is planning, and this includes understanding the legal components of a business,  Eugene Botha, legal associate at Sirdar South Africa, said. Careful planning of policies will ensure that business owners avoid costly legal problems in the future, he added. Another expert, Lionel Billings, head of consulting services of […]

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Best of contemporary dance to rock Johannesburg in November

Best of contemporary dance to rock Johannesburg in November

Johannesburg will experience an explosion of contemporary dance on 20-23 November 2013 at the Dance Factory in Newtown. The 35th Annual Dance Season, which includes a dance graduation course on November 20, will be animated by none other than the pulsating Moving into Dance Mophatong (MIDM), a brainchild initiative of dance legend Sylvia ‘Magogo’ Glasser. […]

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Patrice Motsepe, Aliko Dangote vie for Forbes Africa Person of the Year 2013

Patrice Motsepe, Aliko Dangote vie for Forbes Africa Person of the Year 2013

The Forbes Africa Person of the Year 2013 contest is hot and tight, as the shortlist narrowed down on Monday shows. South African mining magnate Patrice Motsepe is up against three powerful Nigerian figures, Aliko Dangote, Akinwunmi Adesina and Jim Ovia.  An outsider, Zimbabwe’s Strive Masiyiwa, is the fifth candidate also looking to stamp his […]

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1.5 million recognised refugees live in EU, but ‘apartheid’ rife

1.5 million recognised refugees live in EU, but ‘apartheid’ rife

Close to 1.5 million recognised refugees live in the European Union’s 27 countries, plus Norway and Switzerland, according to the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE). A recognised refugee is someone who has been granted refugee status, allowed to stay in the host country, and  therefore receiving protection under the Geneva Convention. The European […]

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