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General Electric, partners at forefront of Africa’s electricity innovative technolgies

General Electric (GE) has been partnering with stakeholders to deploy innovative technologies to respond to the energy’s needs of the region. This has emerged at the PowerGen and DistribuTech electricity conference currently taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa. “Distributed generation, smarter and cleaner steam power, renewables, smart grids, storage, prosumers, innovative financing, evolving energy policies […]

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Rural South Africa gets new ATMs

Some rural areas of South Africa have been provided with non-cash dispensing Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) with deposit capability to help them access banking services. First National Bank (FNB), which has recently launched the initiative for the first time in the country, said the roll-out of the new generation of ATMs sought to improve access […]

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Retiring? Avoid the following 5 money mistakes

Retirement planning is an ongoing process which requires one to make wise investment decisions. “Retirees must have a clear strategy regarding how their retirement funds will be invested to sustain themselves through the years beyond retirement,” Preenay Sathu, channel head at South Africa’s First National Bank (FNB)’s financial advisory, said this week. Though individual circumstances […]

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Nigeria’s digital economy set to create 3 million jobs in next 10 years

Financial services within the Nigerian digital economy are set to create over three million new jobs and add US$88 billion to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), according to reports from Geneva. A digital economy summit currently taking place in this city of Switzerland is being attended by ministers of Nigeria, Mexico, Kenya, Argentina, Colombia, […]

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Cameroon restores internet to English-speaking regions

English-speaking parts of Cameroon are now back online as the government in French-speaking Yaounde overturns an internet blackout, which damaged the local economy and triggered a free speech campaign, Deutsche Welle (DW) reports. The move comes three months after the authorities imposed an internet blaackout in those regions in response to protests against the predominantly […]

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How to manage your debt

If you find yourself relying on debt and not your income to survive every month, it is a sign that you need to evaluate your finances to get financial stability. Eunice Sibiya, head of consumer education at South Africa’s First National Bank (FNB), said: “It may seem hard at the beginning to make changes to […]

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Is taking too many vitamins harmful?

Vitamins are essential to our health. People who eat a balanced diet shouldn’t need to take supplements. But what happens if we do take too many of them? Deutsche Welle (DW) reports. Vitamins strengthen our bones, muscles, the immune system and they can aid in metabolism. Most of these vitamins can be found in fruits […]

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