Advanced Finance & Investment Group LLC (AFIG Funds)
Source: Advanced Finance & Investment Group LLC (AFIG Funds) |

AFIG Funds CEO, Papa Ndiaye, Receives 2018 Private Equity Africa’s Outstanding Leadership Award

Papa has been a leader in the Private Equity landscape for three decades

Private Equity Africa (PEA) awarded Papa Ndiaye, CEO of AFIG Funds (http://www.AFIGfunds.com), the 2018 Outstanding Leadership Award at a ceremony held in London Tuesday night. PEA is the pre-eminent magazine on Private Equity in Africa. It is in recognition of PE professionals who have helped shape the industry.  “It is…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

South Africa: President Ramaphosa engages with scenario Planning Towards 2030

The Indlulamithi South Africans Scenarios 2030 considers amongst others, the economy, work and society, environmental justice, reconciliation and redress and crime and safety

President Ramaphosa has today, 13 June 2018, received a briefing on the Indlulamithi South African Scenarios towards 2030. The South African Scenarios is an independent project initiated by respected academic Dr Somadoda Fikeni, multinational Anglo American and the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) and is aimed at framing a…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

Opening address by Deputy President David Mabuza at the 5th South African Tuberculosis (TB) conference Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre Durban

Opening address by Deputy President David Mabuza at the 5th South African Tuberculosis  (TB) conference Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre Durban: Our Host, the Premier of KwaZulu-Natal, Mr Willies Mchunu, Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi The Chair of the Conference Organising Committee, Dr Margot Uys, Health MEC in…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

South Africa: Government is committed to work with the Steel industry to save jobs

These include an increase in the general rate of customs duty on primary steel products to 10% and safeguard measures for a period of three years on hot rolled coil and plate products

The South African government will continue to work with the steel industry towards averting job losses in the sector.  To this end, government has put in place measures to save the steel industry from collapsing. This emerged when officials from the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) briefed the…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

South Africa: Stability at Central Energy Fund a Necessity, Committee Says

The Department of Energy will be invited to present answers to policy-related queries raised by committee members along with a review of the role of the entity

The Select Committee on Economic and Business Development has said there is an urgent need for the Central Energy Fund (CEF) to stabilise, so that it can make a meaningful contribution in the energy sector and the economy in general. “This is one entity where we cannot afford to have…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

South Africa: Media Accreditation for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Sectoral Meetings

South Africa formally assumed the rotational Chairship of the BRICS Forum on 01 January 2018, and will, as such, host the 10th BRICS Summit in Johannesburg in July 2018

Members of the media are invited to apply for accreditation for the upcoming sectoral meetings to be convened by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Dr Zwelini Mkhize. South Africa formally assumed the rotational Chairship of the BRICS Forum on 01 January 2018, and will, as such,…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

South Africa: Rural development and land reform Committee holds public hearings on restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill in all Provinces

his Bill, therefore, amends certain definitions; amends the cut-off date for lodgement of land claims; regulates matters related to judges of the Land Claims Court; and creates certain offences

The Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform will be embarking on public hearings across the country from Monday, 18 June 2018. The Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill is a private member’s bill introduced by an African National Congress Member of Parliament Mr Pumzile Justice Mnguni. It was…

Source: Smart Cities Global Investment & Technology Summit |

The African Tech Hubs pioneering innovation: How digital transformation can drive growth and job creation across emerging economies

Innovation and entrepreneurship play an ever-increasing role in growing Africa’s emerging technology ecosystem. According to research by the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator (https://goo.gl/qMBbty), over the past two years alone, Africa has seen the number of innovation hubs double. Whilst the big 3 cities – Nairobi, Lagos, Cape Town – have been dominating…

European Court of Auditors (ECA)
Source: European Court of Auditors (ECA) |

EU support for Sahel helped to improve internal security, but progress remains slow, say Auditors

The EU Sahel Missions have helped strengthen the internal security forces in Niger and Mali, but progress has been slow due to challenging conditions and operational inefficiency, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors

The EU Sahel Missions have helped strengthen the internal security forces in Niger and Mali, but progress has been slow due to challenging conditions and operational inefficiency, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. The full report is available at www.eca.europa.eu The EU runs civilian Missions…

Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF)
Source: Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) |

‘Blue is the New Green’: Debut Africa Blue Economy Forum Hits the Mark

Launch event attracts international experts to debate ways to harness Africa’s oceans

The African continent needs to work together on a country and regional level to put in place and, more crucially, implement a sustainable maritime governance system that will benefit the whole continent, concluded delegates at the first Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) (www.ABEF2018.com). ABEF 2018 took place in London on…