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How to create a sustainable business ahead of Global Entrepreneurship Week

  For most South African small businesses, the difference between shooting the lights out and failing dismally lies in access to the right funding at the right time   We all know about the SME sector’s potential...

Africa’s $2.6 Trillion Energy Gap Provides Opportunities

Johannesburg, 18 November 2020; As per the latest report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), Africa is experiencing the fastest progression of urbanisation the world over, thereby proving a prominent force in influencing global...

CEO appointment: Industry and Trade Publications

SA Mining Engineering solutions provider Semane, which was spun off by Anglo American in 1998, has appointed Muzi Siyaya as its new CEO. Siyaya holds an MBA from Wits University. He joins Semane after spending...

The transition from fossils to renewables and its impact on consumer prices

The transition from fossil fuels to cleaner energies is a global pursuit. But it’s faster and more intensive in some countries than others. Take the case of South Africa. Heavily dependent on coal, the...

What a major offshore gas find means for South Africa’s energy future

any South African politicians, economists and specialists in the energy sector are celebrating the news that a promising show of natural gas has been discovered in deep water south of Mossel Bay. It was found in...

African Municipalities Seek the Option to Procure from IPPs

Johannesburg, 31 October 2019; Africa’s energy demand is expected to double by 2050 and with its abundant supply of renewables, the continent has adequate capacity to supply this demand.  Renewable energy, set to grow...

Renewable Sector Prepares Just Transition Road-map for Declining Coal and Gold Mining Regions

Africa Energy Indaba 2020 to host interactive and collaborative discussions on South Africa’s plan to accelerate deployment of wind and solar energy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           Johannesburg, 28 October 2019; South Africa’s renewable energy sector...

How to turn your business around

Running a business in South Africa is becoming increasingly tough, amid stagnant economic growth and ever-increasing operating costs, such as rent, labour costs, fuel and electricity. While the country achieved a 3.1 percent GDP...

South Africa’s new economic proposals highlight the role of services

South Africa’s Finance Minister Tito Mboweni recently published a package of economic policy proposals that warrant serious consideration. They are aimed at reviving the flagging economy whose growth over the past five years has averaged only 1.1% while...

Digital technologies are transforming African businesses, but obstacles remain

Digital technology has created new opportunities for businesses in sub-Saharan Africa to compete on a more equal footing. However, these businesses have yet to enjoy the full benefits because of a difficult operating environment. Our...

Why it’s time for business schools to radically rethink the MBA

Employers love business school graduates. That’s not just a wild claim: 96% of employers globally polled by the Graduate Management Admission Council in January 2016 said that hiring such graduates creates value for their companies. But that...

A unique picture of migration patterns in South Africa can help urban planning

Economic disparities, inequality and unemployment, particularly among young people, remain pervasive in South Africa. Lack of access to services and inadequate living conditions also affect people’s quality of life, health and well-being. Urban living holds...

Carol Weaving named as a finalist in the Standard Bank Top Women Awards for...

A role model for gender empowerment, Carol Weaving – Managing Director of Reed Exhibitions – has been announced as a finalist in the 16th annual Standard Bank Top Women Awards. Weaving’s impact on the...

Africa must stop selling its nature short

In October 2018, a high court judge in South Africa overturned permission for an Indian-owned company to mine for coal in the protected Mabola wetlands. In early 2018, protests arose in Côte d’Ivoire at a...

Diageo spends $219m on greener African business

The sweeping investment includes a $61m upfront capital injection in solar power, water treatment and biomass equipment followed by $158m investment in maintenance and operations. Under the plans new biomass boilers will be installed in...

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