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

South Africa - The dti invites Black Industrialists to participate in trade mission to Mozambique

The programme is aimed at promoting industrialisation, sustainable economic growth and transformation through the financial and non-financial support of black-owned entities in the manufacturing sector

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) invites Black Industrialists to apply for participation in the Trade Mission to Mozambique that will take place from 5-9 March 2018. The mission to Mozambique is part of the implementation of the Black Industrialists Programme. The programme is aimed at promoting industrialisation,…

Control Risks Group Holdings Ltd
Source: Control Risks Group Holdings Ltd |

Risk of miscalculation and unpredictable outcomes increases under emerging new regional order

Businesses in 2018 will continue to face profound uncertainty because of the increasingly personalised and assertive style of national leaders who pursue more aggressive and more transactional diplomacy

Control Risks (www.ControlRisks.com), the specialist global risk consultancy, warns that businesses in 2018 will continue to face profound uncertainty because of the increasingly personalised and assertive style of national leaders who pursue more aggressive and more transactional diplomacy, increasing the risk of miscalculation. The forecast comes in Control Risks’ annual…

Control Risks Group Holdings Ltd
Source: Control Risks Group Holdings Ltd |

Top five business risks for Southern Africa

Political Uncertainty and Large-Scale Cyber Attacks are Key Themes for the Region in 2018

Political uncertainty through transitions and instability are among the key risks for businesses in Southern Africa in 2018, says specialist global risk consultancy Control Risks (www.ControlRisks.com) in its annual political and security risk forecast RiskMap. Control Risks’ Senior Partner for Southern Africa George Nicholls comments: “2018 will see continued uncertainty…

Source: ENGIE |

A major step in developing energy services in Southern Africa: ENGIE acquires Thermaire Investments and Ampair, two key players in HVAC services

Jointly, the acquired companies will form the largest South African HVAC contractor with a strong capacity to export its skills cross-border and into the greater Southern African region

ENGIE (www.ENGIE.com) announces that an agreement was reached with two South African energy services companies, Thermaire Investments (Pty) Ltd (http://Thermaire.co.za) and Ampair (Pty) Ltd (http://Ampair.co.za) to acquire 100% of their respective shares[1]. Together, both companies employ more than 500 people across South Africa, Botswana and Mozambique, and are major players…

Source: HEINEKEN |

HEINEKEN lays the foundation stone of its first brewery in Mozambique

HEINEKEN makes $100 million investment

HEINEKEN (www.theHEINEKENcompany.com) today laid the foundation stone of its first brewery in Mozambique in the presence of His Excellency Mr. Max Tonela, Minister of Trade and Industry. This new brewery, incorporating the latest technologies, represents a $100 million (€85 million) investment. Located in the province of Maputo, between the Marracuene…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Agricultural Policy Research in Africa official launched in Addis Ababa

APRA is a five-year research programme aiming to analyse pathways to agricultural commercialisation and their differential impacts on empowerment of women and girls, poverty reduction, and food and nutrition security and in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Agricultural Policy Research in Africa (APRA) programme was officially launched at the ongoing land policy conference in Addis Ababa. APRA is a five-year research programme aiming to analyse pathways to agricultural commercialisation and their differential impacts on empowerment of women and girls, poverty reduction, and food and nutrition security…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Health |

SADC Health Ministers commemorate Malaria Day 2017, 10 November 2017

This year’s theme for SADC Malaria Day is “Strong Cross border collaboration is key to Malaria Elimination” and the slogan is “SADC Unite to End Malaria”

South Africa joins Southern African Development Community (SADC) region to commemorate SADC Malaria Day, which is observed on the 10th November 2017 in Giyani, Limpopo. The key objectives of SADC malaria day commemoration is to highlight the plight of malaria among communities at risk and to advocate for support from…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Mozambique |

2017 International Education Week

Week Schedule of Events at the American Cultural Center – November 13-17, 2017

Week Schedule of Events at the American Cultural Center – November 13-17, 2017 International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Russia Debt-for-Development Initiative to Support School Meals in Mozambique

Russia’s innovative move to convert debt into development funding will help feed a generation of schoolchildren in Mozambique

An innovative debt-swap initiative between the Russian Federation and Mozambique has unlocked a commitment of US$40 million, which will be used by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to support the Government of Mozambique to provide school meals for 150,000 children in Mozambique over the next five years. In…

Source: Africa 2017 |

President Kagame and Tony Elumelu to headline Young Entrepreneurship Day at the Africa 2017 Forum

The Young Entrepreneurship Day will bring together some of Africa’s most promising entrepreneurs with investors and new partners to help them scale up their ideas and businesses and the most successful start-ups will gain access to a deal room and also a one week tailored course at Stanford

HE Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda and chairman of Smart Africa, and Tony Elumelu, Founder of the $100m Entrepreneurship Programme, will be headlining the Young Entrepreneurship Day (YED) at the Africa 2017 Forum (www.BusinessForAfricaForum.com). The YED is a new addition to the Forum and will take place on the eve…