Author Archive | Issa Sikiti da Silva

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How to become your own big ‘investor’

‘Investing’ is a concept that is often misunderstood as requiring extensive financial and industry knowledge coupled with years of experience. This for many is seen as a major stumbling block as opposed to an opportunity to learn the ‘art of investing’. This statement emanates from South Africa’s First National Bank (FNB), one of the country’s […]

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South Africa’s 2017 Best Entrepreneurs of the Year announced

Willem van der Merwe, owner of Africa Biomass Company (ABC), has been crowned the 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year in South Africa, the continent’s biggest economic powerhouse. “Through the establishment of ABC, which specialises in land clearing, wood chipping and wood recycling, van der Merwe has not only created a successful business by clearing landowners […]

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Adventure travel’s global cyclists to ride through Africa next year

A group of adventure tourism’s international cyclists belonging to Canada-based TDA Global Cyclists will next year take a 7 000-mile journey to Africa that will see them ride through 10 countries, including Ethiopia’s Omo Valley, the Adventure Travel News reported this week. The adventure-obsessed cyclists will depart from Egypt’s legendary Pyramids of Giza and ride […]

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Facebook reaches milestone, introduces publisher logos next to articles

Facebook, the world’s most fantastic social network, has just reached a milestone by launching the introduction of publisher logos next to articles in Trending and Search surfaces. According to Andrew Anker, Facebook product manager,the new revolution is part of the company’s ongoing efforts to enhance people’s recognition of the sources of news distributed on the […]

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Want to switch your home loan? First consider this

“There are many reasons why consumers consider switching their home loans from one bank to another. These include, among others, getting better service and value, favourable interest rates, consolidating finances when getting married and long term cost saving. This is according to Stanley Mabulu, First National Bank (FNB) head of sales. However, before embarking on […]

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South Africa’s ABSA Bank, China Development Bank sign US$100m deal to help SMEs

ABSA, one of South Africa’s largest banks, has this week signed a deal worth US$100 million with China Development Bank (CDB), a Special Facility Agreement meant to provide funding to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) operating on the continent. Johannesburg-based ABSA is a subsidiary of the Barclays Africa Group Limited (BAGL). Barclays Africa is present […]

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Kenya security forces harass, detain journalists reporting on election violence

A New York-based media watchdog has accused security forces in Kenya of harassing and detaining journalists reporting on post-election violence in the country. More than 20 people have been shot dead allegedly by security forces in this East African nation after incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner of the presidential election ahead of […]

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