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South Africa’s small businesses’ critical role in the 4th Industrial Revolution

South Africa’s small businesses are expected to play a critical role in the fourth industrial revolution, while access to information will revolutionise education, according to a panel discussion held in Johannesburg last week. The discussion, hosted jointly by Siemens and CNBC Africa, explored the effects industry 4.0 would have on the country. Delegates from business […]

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‘Dishonest’, ‘fraudulent’ Isabel dos Santos’ in trouble over Unitel missing funds, unpaid dividends

Africa’s richest woman, Isabel dos Santos, has committed fraudulent and dishonest acts in the management of Angola’s cellphone provider Unitel, according to a landmark decision made recently by a British judge. Billionaire dos Santos, whose fortune is valued at US$3.5 billion, is a major shareholder at Unitel, which she controls through Vidatel. Maka Angola, a […]

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Internet economy to push productivity to U$318 billion by 2025

The internet economy is expected to deliver productivity gains across key sectors such as financial services, education, health, retail, agriculture and government to the value of between US$148 billion and U$318 billion by 2025, the McKinsey Global Institute has predicted, as a new report highlights the internet’s critical role in changing Africa’s socio-economic fortunes. In […]

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How to protect your small business against cyber-crime

Entrepreneurs need to be educated on how to protect their business from cyber-crime, but this means very little if their staff are not equally as careful, Jeremy Lang, Business Partner Limited regional general manager, said. “Every cyber-attack begins with a weakness in human behaviour within an organisation,” he added. South Africa-based Lang urged SMEs owners […]

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