Source: Hapag-Lloyd |

Hapag-Lloyd invests in growing East African market

Kenya as a driver of growth in the East Africa region Serving nearly 900 export and import customers Hapag-Lloyd with weekly service to and from Mombasa Hapag-Lloyd (www.Hapag-Lloyd.com) is continuing to focus on the growing market in East Africa. With annual growth rates of approximately six percent, the region tops the…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

South Africa: President Cyril Ramaphosa to Attend Southern African Development Community (SADC) Summit in Namibia

South Africa will remain a member of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Troika as Outgoing Chair until August 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa will from 16-18 August 2018 lead South Africa’s delegation to the 38th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in Windhoek, Namibia. The Summit will take place under the theme “Promoting Infrastructure Development and Youth Empowerment for Sustainable…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

South Africa: Committee Confronted by Unimpressive Conditions at Bloemfontein Military Hospitals

Committee has emphasised an urgent need to address poor fencing conditions around the entire military establishment for protection of the infrastructure and equipment

Standing Committee on Appropriations commenced with the first leg of its comprehensive five days’ oversight visit to Free State province.   Outlining the significance of the oversight visit, the Chairperson of the committee, Ms Yvonne Phosa, said: “We are here as the Standing Committee on Appropriations from Parliament. A primary…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

South Africa: Happening at Parliament This Week

These regular oral question and answer sessions, with the President, the Deputy President and Ministers, are one of the ways in which Parliament holds the executive to account

The National Assembly is returning from its constituency programme on 14 August, with a number of committees scheduled to meet on a wide range of business. The National Council of Provinces, which returned from constituency work at the end of July, kicks off its House plenary sittings with questions for…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

South Africa: Committee to Assess Exam Readiness in North West

The visit forms part of Parliament’s role of overseeing the work of the Executive and assessing first-hand the impact of the money that Parliament appropriates to government

The Portfolio Committee on Basic Education will over the next week visit North West Province to among other things assess the state of readiness of the department to deliver the upcoming National Senior Certificate. The visit forms part of Parliament’s role of overseeing the work of the Executive and assessing…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) to conduct oversight visits to South African Airways (SAA) and Transnet next week

Transnet disclosed that they spent about R1.2bn on security annually, but defended their huge investment on security and denied that the entity was engaging on crime

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) will next week conduct oversight visits to South African Airways (SAA) and Transnet in the Gauteng Province. Following the engagement Scopa had with SAA on 24 April 2018 as a result of the qualified audit opinion with irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure, Scopa…

Source: Cable News Network (CNN) |

Watch out Trump, China is taking Africa from under your nose

By David A. Andelman

Look out Donald Trump, while you're not watching, China is quietly stealing a continent from you. And India may not be far behind. Currently, the battle for supremacy on the African continent is being fought out between the leaders of Asia's two superpowers -- China and India -- and, for…

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Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank President Adesina calls for emerging agriculture technologies to optimize farmers' output

Africa should be the breadbasket of the world, has no reason spending US$ 35 billion a year importing food, Adesina tells Agriculture conference in U.S.

The President of the African Development Bank Group (www.afdb.org), Akinwumi Adesina, has made an urgent call to give farmers across the continent new technologies with the potential to transform agricultural production. Adesina said the technology transfer was needed immediately and that evidence from countries like Nigeria demonstrated that technology plus strong government…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

South Africa: Committee to Call Provincial Treasuries to Address Worrying Trends

The late payment of invoices by government departments has a negative impact on small, medium and micro enterprises and goes against the spirit of the Public Finance Management Act

The Select Committee on Finance has resolved to arrange a follow-up meeting with all provincial Treasury departments to deal with matters raised by the National Treasury on each province to measure progress made. As part of its oversight process, the committee engaged provincial Treasuries in June to assess and ensure…

Source: API Events |

Funding for Commercial Real Estate on the Rise in Francophone Africa

The opportunity to obtain 10% yields across different sectors has made Francophone Africa attractive for Cornet compared to Europe

The bilingual Francoreal Property Investment Summit (www.FRANCOREAL.com ) taking place on 16 & 17 October 2018 in Dakar, Senegal will provide a platform for the region and continent's premier real estate investors and developers to gauge opportunities in one of the world’s fastest growing zones - known colloquially as Francophone West and…