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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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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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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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