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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 [...]

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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, [...]

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Black Friday Deals in Africa

America's Black Friday fever is fast sweeping across Africa. Originally started in the United States as a day of promotional sales after Thanksgiving, it also signals the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. Most major retailers open [...]

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Finding Creative Solutions to Africa’s Challenges the Cornerstone of the African Innovation Center

Just a stone’s throw away from Johannesburg’s economic heartland, Sandton, is where you’ll find General Electric’s newest venture into technological advancement on the continent – the African Innovation Center (AIC). Built over 2,700 square [...]

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Africa’s Big Givers: Giving Back in a BIG Way

Some of Africa’s wealthiest business leaders and personalities take social responsibility very seriously, generously using both their time and resources to improve the lives of others. Here’s a look at some of the philanthropic [...]

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Top Investment Opportunities in South Africa

Despite the aftermath of the global recession still being felt in my countries across the globe, South Africa has seen considerable growth in its developing sectors. When placed against the global average of 2.7 [...]

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South Africa Making Large Inroads as Digital Commerce on the Rise in Sub-Saharan Africa

The mobile industry in Sub-Saharan Africa reached close to 370 million subscribers in mid-2015, according to the latest GSMA Intelligence’s Mobile Economy Sub-Saharan Africa report. Zooming further in, South Africa continues to the largest mobile [...]

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The 2nd Annual South Africa: Gas Options

The 2nd Annual South Africa: Gas Options meeting taking place on 3rd– 5th October at The Westin Cape Town hotel, will focus on a key theme of strengthening regional co-operation in the long-term development of gas to [...]

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Collaborative Innovation Driving Financial Inclusion in Africa

“Africa is the next frontier,” says Raghu Malhotra, Mastercard’s Middle East and Africa President. Speaking to Africa.com at the recent Mastercard Innovation Forum in Budapest, Hungary, Malhotra says that in emerging markets you don’t have the same infrastructure [...]

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Mastercard Study: African Consumers are Hungry for More Digital Services

African consumers use their smartphone more than any other device. This is according to the findings from the Mastercard Impact of Innovation study, released on the sidelines of the Mastercard Innovation Forum 2016, which opened [...]