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Framing the Investable Africa We Want

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the African institutional investment community of sovereign wealth and pension funds are committed to making a constructive contribution and playing a leadership role in building Africa’s post-COVID-19 economies and laying the foundation to the achievement of Africa’s Agenda 2063. With over 200 categorised practical action steps, the report …

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As Disruption Persists, Digital Investment Will Drive Efficiency And Profitability

By Zuko Mdwaba, Area Vice President, Salesforce South Africa  Unprecedented headwinds over the past two years – pandemic, war, labour and supply chain challenges, inflation – are making it much more expensive to run a business. Under pressure to reduce costs and increase efficiency, many companies are turning to automation and cloud technology to drive …

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Business Hacks For Smart SMEs

South Africa’s hard-pressed SMEs need help to steady themselves on a growth path in the current economic climate. The good news: Help is at hand. By Jason Mellow, Head of MiWay Business Insurance South Africans are famous for their ability to “make a plan”, overcoming obstacles by coming up with ingenious solutions that make use …

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Helping Businesses Survive Load Shedding: Bridgement Offers Interest-free Financing For Alternative Power Solutions

In response to the impact of loadshedding on South African businesses, data-driven alternative finance provider Bridgement offers a unique possible financing alternative power solutions to help entrepreneurs and business owners mitigate the effects of energy disruptions. The solution – called Alternative Power Financing – offers businesses a unique way to fund generators, inverters, and other …

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Op-Ed: Good Governance is Key in Mobilizing Cheaper Debt

By Bernard Oketch African countries continue to struggle amidst the ever-growing deficit in the provision of decent and affordable housing for its citizens. With the current cumulative housing deficit reaching over 50 million housing units and growing, there is a need for sustained impetus and collaboration amongst key partners and players in the housing industry …

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Understanding The Needs Of SMEs To Capture Growth Opportunities

By Aldo Laubscher South Africa Country Manager, Visa Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are becoming an increasingly attractive market across Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Globally they make up 90% of businesses and account for more than 50% of employment. In emerging economies, they account for 40% of GDP and are expected to create at least 90% …

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ESG: Issuing a Social Bond in South Africa

By agreeing to a far-reaching set of social goals, the JSE-listed company was able to improve their cost of capital and attract the attention of a new set of institutional investors. Op-ed by Africa.com Chair, Teresa Clarke One of the largest developments in global capital markets over the last several years has been the rapid rise …

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A Recipe For Successful Lead Generation For Your Business

Lifecycle stage. Subscriber count. Lead to Customer Rate. Sales Qualified Lead. Qualified Traffic. These are all overused digital marketing buzzwords for generating quality leads via one or more digital marketing methods designed to find, qualify, and push potential customers into your sales pipeline to increase enquiries, sales, and ultimately, market share. Not too long ago, …

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Saving Costs While Moving To The Cloud At The Same Time Is Possible

Businesses scrutinising budgets are looking to cloud to boost the bottom line A perennial hot topic, even more so currently, is budget. Everyone wants to cut costs, save money and make smart investments. Transitioning to the cloud is one of the ways many companies are attempting to do so. But moving absolutely everything to the …

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