Source: South African Rugby Union |

SA sides gear up for action-packed Guinness PRO14 derby

With four victories in their last eight matches to only one win by the Isuzu Southern Kings, the Toyota Cheetahs will enter the match as favourites

The Isuzu Southern Kings and Toyota Cheetahs will be bracing themselves for an action-packed Guinness PRO14 derby on Saturday at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth in what will mark the first encounter between the sides this season and the only match of the weekend. Pride will be…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina opens trading on London Stock Exchange

“My ringing of the bell here today, marks the beginning of a new exciting, strategic, and impactful engagement.” – African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina

Don Robert, Chairman of London Stock Exchange Group, welcomed the president of the African Development Bank ( to open markets for trading at London Stock Exchange on Wednesday 22 January. The reception in London followed the African Development Bank’s Africa Investment Forum, held in November last year. The innovative market-place…

South African Rugby Union
Source: South African Rugby Union |

No mountain too high for Impi Visser

Visser can look down with a clear perspective on his role and responsibilities

Scaling proverbial mountains is nothing new for the Springbok Sevens team. Who will forget how they fought back from 19-0 down to beat Fiji 20-19 in a thrilling final at last year’s HSBC Singapore Sevens? Similar scenarios played out last month when the Blitzboks had to fight back in several…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The State of Qatar |

South Africa's International Relations and Cooperation Ministry Receives Copy of Credentials of Qatari Ambassador

HE the Chief of State Protocol wished HE Ambassador Al Ansari success in his mission and bilateral relations between the two countries further progress and prosperity

HE Chief of State Protocol at the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa Nonceba Losi has received a copy of credentials of HE Tariq Ali Al Ansari as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Qatar to the Republic of South Africa. HE…

Source: Bizcommunity |

Afro-disruption: 6 reasons to book for BizTrendsLIVE!2020

BizTrendsLIVE!2020 is where a new vision for Africa becomes reality

Afro-disruption and Afro-centrism will be trending when Bizcommunity in association with Ster-Kinekor and Kantar, bring you BizTrendsLIVE!2020, on Thursday, 30 January 2020. 1. A new vision of Africa 2020 BizTrendsLIVE!2020 is where a new vision for Africa becomes reality. Eight speakers, a 360 perspective, from London to Lagos, Senegal to…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Talented squad named for South Africa (SA) Rugby Academy alignment camp

The camps will play an integral role in the talent identification process for both the Junior Springbok squad and SA Rugby Academy programme

Four 2019 Junior Springbok World Rugby U20 Championship players and another 10 who travelled to Georgia with the SA U19 team in December were included in a 19-man squad invited to the first of four SA Rugby Academy alignment camps in Stellenbosch in February. Celimpilo Gumede (flanker), fondly known as…

Source: CredoLab |

Raising banks’ Loan to Deposit Ratio while minimising risk

The loan-to-deposit ratio (LDR) is used to assess a bank's liquidity by comparing a bank's total loans to its total deposits for the same period

In developing economies, the key to socio-economic growth is access to finance, but the challenge is to increase loans to individuals and SMEs without suffering the fall-out of bad debt. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) increased the minimum loan-to-deposit ratio (LDR) of commercial banks from 60 percent to 65…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Challenge accepted – Stedman Gans

Springbok Sevens team at the HSBC New Zealand Sevens in Hamilton this weekend

Several challenges await the Springbok Sevens team at the HSBC New Zealand Sevens in Hamilton this weekend, when the third tournament of 10 in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series kicks off early Saturday morning (SA time) at FMG Stadium Waikato. The format of the tournament has changed from recent…

Source: IT News Africa |

Controversial Author and Co-founder of “Africa’s Amazon” to deliver keynote at Digital Retail Forum, Johannesburg

Founder of Africa's answer to Amazon joins Digital Retail Forum 2020 (DRF2020) as Keynote Speaker

Marek Zmysłowski, Polish-born entrepreneur focused on online businesses in Frontier and Emerging Markets, has been confirmed as a Keynote Speaker at the Digital Retail Forum 2020 ( — taking place on 29 January at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, South Africa. #DRF2020 ( aims to bring together more than 200 retail industry leaders…

Source: South African Rugby Union |

Du Plessis, Davids to add speed to Blitzboks team

Angelo Davids and Muller du Plessis boast immense pace down an athletics track, clocking 100m in 10.5 (Davids) and 10.6 (Du Plessis) seconds respectively

The HSBC World Sevens Series has become synonymous with all-out action, tries galore, big hits and watching some of the premier athletes in the game trying to outrun each other - all at breath-taking speeds. Some of the fastest players in the world out are out there, and when the…