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PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC)
Source: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) |

Africa’s hospitality sector withstands economic headwinds

PwC’s 7th edition of the ‘Hotels Outlook: 2017-2021’ projects that South African hotel room revenue will grow by 10.1% in 2017 to R17.5 billion

South Africa’s hospitality sector is poised for further growth in the next five years bolstered by inbound travelers amid a difficult and volatile economic climate. Pietro Calicchio, Hospitality & Gaming Industry Leader for PwC Southern Africa (www.PwC.co.za), says: “Africa’s hotel sector has remained resilient in the face of strong economic…

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The powerful Y’ello Box is bringing 24/7 electricity to Nigeria via your mobile phone

The Y’ello Box is already powering the lives and businesses of more than one hundred thousand Nigerians

In a world first, Nigeria is pioneering a new solar electricity service and it is already transforming lives. The Y’ello Box is a solar electricity system that officially launched earlier this year and allows families and business owners to harness the power of the sun cheaply and efficiently, in a…

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Jeweller Completes First Export of Responsible & Conflict-Free Artisanal Gold from Eastern Congo to Canada

First time any consumer good will be made out of conflict-free artisanal gold from Congo that is fully traced from mine to consumer

Partnership Africa Canada (www.PACweb.org) and Fair Trade Jewellery Co. today announce the first export of conflict-free and traceable artisanal gold from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Canada. The milestone comes a month after Partnership Africa Canada announced the Just Gold project had implemented a system to trace legal and…

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Merck Foundation Established to improve Health and Wellbeing of People

Through this foundation Merck combines many of its corporate responsibility activities under one roof and considerably expands its scope to address health, social and economic challenges

Rasha Kelej appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Merck Foundation New Foundation aims to advance lives through science and technology in developing countries and underserved communities Merck (www.MerckGroup.com), a leading science and technology company, today announced the establishment of the Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com). Through this foundation Merck combines many of…

Source: Datatex Dynamics |

Datatex Announces New Version of Leading Software – AMETHYST2

After two years of careful planning, programming and rigorous testing by their own team of programmers - the result is a more modern, flexible Call Recording and Quality Management platform

Datatex (www.Datatex.co.za), the leader in innovative telephony software solutions, recently announced the official release of a fully re-engineered version of AMETHYST, its exceedingly popular, industry leading, web-based telephone call recording system and quality management software. “The original AMETHYST which we developed 15 years ago, remains without question, a really solid…

Source: South African Embassy to the Federal Republic of Germany |

SA Mission at Work: Minister Plenipotentiary Cassimjee's Business Trip to Frankfurt

On the busy agenda was the attendance of the Award Ceremony of the Hessian Export Prize 2017 hosted by the Hessian Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the Hessian Ministry for Economy, Energy, Transport and State Development under the patronage of Tarek Al-Wazir, Hessian Minister of Economics, Energy, Transport and Regional Development

Minister Plenipotentiary Cassimjee accompanied by the Foreign Economic Representative Mr Jacob Moatshe undertook a business trip to Frankfurt this week. On the busy agenda was the attendance of the Award Ceremony of the Hessian Export Prize 2017 hosted by the Hessian Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the Hessian Ministry…

Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)
Source: Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) |

ICD and JSCB “Microkreditbank” Cooperate to Finance SMEs in Uzbekistan

The collaboration will focus on developing private sector especially SMEs, supporting economy, strengthening the balance sheet of the Bank, improving the living standard of the population by creating jobs, generating tax revenues for the government and promoting Islamic Banking in the country

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (“ICD”) (www.ICD-PS.org), the private sector arm of IDB Group, and JSCB “Microkreditbank”, Uzbekistan have entered into a Joint Strategic Collaboration to finance SMEs in Uzbekistan. The CEO of ICD, Mr. Khaled Al-Aboodi, and the Acting Chairman of the Management Board…

Deutsche Post DHL
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DHL Express lauds employees as cornerstone of success

Nearly 4, 000 DHL Express employees in Sub-Saharan Africa recognized for their contributions

In a network business like DHL Express (www.dpDHL.com), it is imperative that a culture of motivation is inculcated among employees so they will deliver superior service to our customers. The annual DHL Employee Appreciation Week is one such employee engagement initiative. This year, this Africa-wide initiative was run in the…

CWC Group Limited
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Nigerian Content Development & Monitoring Board sign MOU with CWC Group on PNC Forum

Practical Nigerian Content Forum, 6 – 9 November 2017, Uyo, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria

NCDMB reinforces its commitment to the Practical Nigerian Content (PNC) (www.CWCPNC.com) Forum held annually with the signing of a MoU with the CWC Group. Under the terms of the MoU, the NCDMB & CWC alongside Nigerian partner, Levmora Services will collaborate to deliver greater value through PNC. This will be…

Source: API Events |

Reshaping the Future of Real Estate for African Cities

While Africa’s cities are growing rapidly in population, they are developing informally as current urban planning has proven to be ineffective, and private development is often deterred by opaque or inappropriate regulations

Researchers predict that in 2030, Lagos, Cairo and Kinshasa will each have to cater for over 20 million people, while Luanda, Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg will have crossed the 10 million mark. By 2035, close to 30 million people could live in Lagos alone, turning Nigeria’s commercial hub into…