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Wanted: foreign investment in Africa’s hospitality sector

There are countless opportunities in Africa’s hospitality sector in emerging markets, and the industry is set to post faster growth in revenue than their counterparts in developed countries. This makes them integral to the expansion strategies of some of the world’s leading hotel developers. So, there is an urgent need for foreign investment in this sector. […]

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Improve gender diversity to survive in uncertain times

Gender diversity is vital for business success in an environment of increasing uncertainty, a South Africa-based expert said this week. Kgomotso Ramoenyane, executive GM for Human Resources at Business Partners Limited said small and medium enterprises (SMEs) could benefit significantly from improving gender diversity in their companies because of the complementary skills, different perspectives and […]

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Angola’s 2017 election campaigns kick off

Deutsche Welle) Campaigns for the August presidential election in Angola have begun. The poll will mark the end of the 38-year rule of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos who is not running for reelection. Dos Santos, who is believed to be seriously ill, is Africa’s second longest serving head of state after Equatorial Guinea’s longtime […]

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Ghana’s schools lacking toilets: UNICEF

Deutsche Welle) Only two out of five schools in Ghana (West Africa) have toilets or pit latrines and running water, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Ghana Statistical services say this week. As a result children often miss classes because they have to alternate to use the toilet. Ghana ranks lowest in sanitation levels […]

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Is investing in your business a form of saving?

Entrepreneurs should view investing in a business as a form of saving, a South Africa-based expert said this week. “As entrepreneurs we constantly battle with the dilemma of trying to save money versus investing it back into our businesses,” Charles Meyerowitz, co-founder and CEO of specialty asset backed financier Lamna, said. “It’s important that SMEs […]

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South Sudan blocks access to independent websites

(Deutsche Welle) Internet and mobile phone users in South Sudan are not able to access the websites of at least four independent media outlets. The government has grown increasingly hostile to the media since civil war began in 2013. The government is said to have blocked access to the websites of Dutch-backed Radio Tamazuj, as […]

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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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Entrepreneurship: should I get a partner or not?

Entrepreneurial endeavour will be a collective effort from idea to execution, resulting in a business being built around a partnership of complete equal ownership and responsibility, a South Africa-based expert said this week. More commonly, however, an idea will sprout from a single individual who, upon cultivating the concept and embarking on their entrepreneurial journey, […]

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