Private Equity Africa (PEA)
Source: Private Equity Africa (PEA) |

Private Equity Africa Awards, 12th June 2018, London – Shortlist Announced

The 2018 PEA Awards have received a record number of entries, the highest since the awards were launched

Private Equity Africa (PEA) ( is pleased to announce the shortlist for its 7th Annual GP & Advisor Awards (PEA Awards). This year’s Awards Gala Dinner will be hosted at the prestigious 5-Star Langham Hotel in London, on 12th June 2018. This follows the PEA LP-GP Investor Summit, a full…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Nigerian President Buhari

The Secretary noted the longstanding relationship between the Nigerian and American people and underscored the themes of the April 30 official working visit of President Buhari to the White House

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release May 17, 2018 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: On May 17, Secretary Pompeo called Nigerian President Buhari.  The Secretary noted the longstanding relationship between the Nigerian and American people and underscored the themes of the April…

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

United States Embassy Conducts Workshop on Countering Gender Based Violence

The event was organized with collaboration from the U.S. Department of State’s Regional Security Office, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control

The U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa conducted a three-day workshop on Countering Gender Based Violence (GBV) from May 14-16 to foster cooperation and coordination among Ethiopian and international stakeholders. The workshop included instruction on identifying GBV offenders, best practices in conducting forensic interviews of offenders, training for medical professionals in conducting…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

the dti to lead a trade and investment mission to Kenya and Tanzania

The sectors targeted for the mission are agriculture and agro-processing, chemicals, plastic and pharmaceuticals, infrastructure, built environment professional services, electro-technical, steel fabrication, steel tubing, mining and capital equipment

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will lead a delegation of nineteen South African companies on a Trade and Investment Mission (TIM) scheduled to take place in Kenya and Tanzania from 21 – 25 May 2018. The objective of the TIM is to deliver on the dti’s investment-led…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

South Africa: Thandi wines seals deal to export range of wines to China

Thandi Wines was established in 1995 as South Africa’s first agricultural Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) project

It was signed, sealed and soon to be delivered as Western Cape’s Thandi Wines secured a one-year contract with a Chinese distributor to export their range of premium wines to China. This momentous contract was agreed upon on the margins of the 19th SIAL China International Trade Fair for Food…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

South Africa: National Assembly speaker to consider what action to take following disruption of committee meeting

In May 2017, a joint meeting of the Standing Committee on Finance and the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, which was hearing public submissions on transformation of the financial sector, was disrupted by Black First Land First

National Assembly Speaker Ms Baleka Mbete says she is concerned about the spate of disruptions of the work of Committees of Parliament by unruly members of the public. On Wednesday, Members of the Portfolio Committee on Labour, dealing with the National Minimum Wage Bill, were left distraught as a group of…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

South Africa: National Treasury must strengthen intervention mechanisms

While amendments to the Act would be ideal, the committee reiterates that it does not in any way advocate for the National Treasury to appropriate the power and authority of departmental accounting officers

The Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation has urged the National Treasury to strengthen its intervention measures in departments facing governance and financial management challenges. The committee said this could be done by amending the Public Finance Management Act to empower the National Treasury to intervene before departments reach crisis…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

South Africa: Stakeholders call for enhanced oversight over municipal spending and public participation in budget process

In its presentation, Abahlali baseMjondolo said that monitoring and evaluation should focus on the activities of municipal councillors who interact with local communities

Stakeholder inputs received by the Standing Committee on Appropriations yesterday maintained that oversight over the spending of municipalities should be increased. The Standing Committee on Appropriations was briefed by various stakeholders, including the Congress of South African Trade Unions, the Social Justice Coalition (SJC), the National Youth Development Agency and…

Siemens AG
Source: Siemens AG |

Siemens takes Digital Solutions of the year award at Africa Utility Week

Siemens provides a comprehensive portfolio of products, solutions, and services to help build and operate microgrids of any size

Siemens ( wins the Digital Solutions of the year award for its Siemens South Africa Head Quarters Micro Grid Project at the Africa Utility Week Industry Awards evening which took place in Cape Town last night. Why Microgrids are the future of Energy Management The traditional power grid provides reliable…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

Trade between South Africa and Asia positive towards growing and cementing of relations, says Consul-General Hlahla

The South African Trade and Industry Foreign Economic Representative in Shanghai, Mr Thulani Mpetsheni said that showcasing at SIAL had been a success in demonstrating South Africa’s diversified economy

The South African Consul-General in Shanghai, Ms Mpho Hlahla says that each and every amount of trade taking place between South Africa and Asia is a positive movement towards the growing and cementing of mutually beneficial economic trade relations. Hlahla said this during the official opening of the South African…