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Seamless Africa 2017

Seamless is the key meeting place for this brave new world of commerce. It is a new event built on 20 years of experience – a seamless continuity from Africa’s largest and longest running conference focused on cards and payments, to a dynamic summit and large scale exhibition bringing together [...]

What’s Trending? #BackToSchool In South Africa

The school term in South Africa has commenced, and many excited parents are taking to social media to post about their children’s significant milestone, which is their first day of school. An interesting fact to note is that kids who are starting school today were born in 2010 when South [...]

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Africa’s Most Searched Questions and Topics on Google For 2016

2016 was an eventful year, and thanks to the internet, people could keep up to date with local and international news. Google released its 2016 Year In Review report that shows the most searched questions, topics and people for the year. Across Africa, the 2016 U.S. elections, Brexit, the bombing [...]

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African Christmas Traditions To Mark the Festive Season

There are more than 350 million Christians who celebrate Christmas in Africa. Many western Christmas traditions are now part of African Christmas culture, including buying trees, singing Christmas carols and children waiting for Christmas presents from Father Christmas. If you are looking for an authentic African Christmas experience, here’s [...]

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3 Books by African Authors to Have on Your Festive Season Reading List

The Curious Case of Dassoukine’s Trousers by Fouad Laroui Publisher: Paperback (June 28, 2016) The Curious Case of Dassoukine’s Trousers humorously explores the realisms of life in a world where everything is foreign, in a reflecting of unique short stories told by a group of men sitting at a café [...]

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African Innovators: Big Ideas, Making BIG Impact

What does it take to make a difference in the lives of people in your community, your country, your continent, or even the world? Is it a bright mind, an endlessly flowing stream of creativity, or an unflinching spirit to always do great? There probably isn’t even a recipe, [...]

Trending: The Cassper Nyovest Challenge

The latest viral craze to hit African social media is the #CassperNyovestChallenge, also known as the #NyovestChallenge. Sparked by South African rapper Cassper Nyovest posing with his two Bentleys while en route to his hometown Mafikeng in South Africa’s North West Province, it has led to a flood of hilarious [...]

#1 Day Of Reconciliation 2016: Facts About South African Holiday Celebrating National Unity

The Day of Reconciliation is considered one of the most important holidays in South Africa, falling on December 16th every year to celebrate national unity. Source: IBT

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#8 Where is South Africa’s Economy Heading?

BBC's Matthew Davies explores where the South African economy is headed amidst slow growth and ongoing political tensions. Source: BBC

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Mastercard Committed To Developing Women Entrepreneurship In South Africa

R1.4 million donation to JA South Africa provides hundreds of learners with entrepreneurial skills Mastercard has extended its support of the Junior Achievement South Africa (JA South Africa) Mini Enterprise Programme for the sixth year, with a R1.4 million donation that sees more than 450 learners, predominantly young women, participate [...]

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