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Chinese investment for Africa!

On Tuesday, China pledged to invest $14.7bn in South Africa and grant loans to Eskom and SAA. While this investment brings the country closer to President Ramaphosa’s target to raise US$ 100 billion in foreign direct investment, some argue that China’s intentions are not what they seem.

REPORT | True cost of financial crime Africa

Africa has a higher percentage of companies affected by fraud, theft, money laundering or other financial crimes than the global average, according to one of the most comprehensive surveys of international business to date. Thomson Reuters commissioned the survey of more than 2,300 senior business leaders in large companies to shine a light on how pervasive such crimes have become across the world.

Megacities | key drivers of economic performance

Most of sub-Saharan Africa’s cities are ill prepared for the rapid and dramatic population increase that will occur by 2035. For decades to come, sub-Saharan Africa’s economic and social future will be shaped by one of the most important megatrends on the continent: urbanisation.

Empowering women | Whose responsibility?

Should women empower women or is it a man's job, you may ask. Can the disempowered empower themselves? In a world that belongs to men, as James Brown once sang, women are still critical players in the creation of balance & growth. It is proven that companies with women at the helm perform better. However, when so many doors remain closed to women (African women particularly), who needs to take responsibility for changing the status quo?

Study examines attitudes to mobile money in Africa

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Mastercard Foundation have published an ethnographic study on the perceptions and attitudes to digital financial services in Sub-Saharan Africa. The study will increase financial inclusion by helping financial services providers better understand the user of African digital financial services (DFS). The report A Sense of Inclusion: An Ethnographic Study of the Perceptions and Attitudes to Digital Financial Services in Sub-Saharan Africa, is based on...

Launch of BCX

Ian Russell | Chief Executive Officer | BCX | www.bcx.co.za | READ THE ARTICLE: BCX is driving disruption at the front line of technology and beyond  

BCX is driving disruption at the front line of technology and...

Ian Russell | Chief Executive Officer | BCX | https://www.bcx.co.za | “The launch of BCX has been a fantastic experience,” says Ian Russell, Chief Executive Officer...

Driving innovation and productivity

Maricelle Boshoff | Operations Manager | HansaWorld South Africa | maricelle@hansaworld.com | www.hansaworld.com | African companies need to implement new technologies if they are to...

Why Africa needs blockchain

Leishen Pillay | Partner and Head of Technology, Media and Telecommunications | Hogan Lovells | leishen.pillay@hoganlovells.com | www.hoganlovells.com | Bitcoin may make headlines when its...

Harmonising law crucial for economic growth

Deepa Vallabh | Head: Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions: Africa and Asia | Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr | deepa.vallabh@cdhlegal.com | www.cliffedekkerhofmeyr.com | Over more than decade, a...


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