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Model Partnerships – Catalysing Africa’s Digital Transformation By Backing Start-up Growth

The accelerating pace of technological change and Africa’s booming tech start-up ecosystem has drawn the attention and support of large African corporations like Standard Bank. Standard Bank is committed to growing entrepreneurship across Africa to drive Africa’s growth. The bank also intends to move beyond merely serving financial services and transform into a platform business …

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Greater Connectivity And Innovative Offerings Define Standard Bank’s Partnership With WebAfrica

Standard Bank has partnered with internet service provider Webafrica to expand the provision of high-speed internet and access to financial services for its customers.  The partnership, which will come into effect during the first quarter of 2022, will allow Standard Bank to meet a wider array of client needs, deepen customer relationships, and fulfil its purpose of …

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Mastercard And Meta

Mastercard And Meta Join Forces To Support The Digitization And Growth Of SMEs In MEA Through Times Of Uncertainty

Collaboration to benefit SMEs in the Middle East and Africa region  Nairobi, Kenya; 1 December 2021 – The world is moving at a faster pace with globalization being fuelled by technology which is enabling companies to scale beyond borders at a pace of months as opposed to years previously. In this context, Mastercard is collaborating with …

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Navigating The Future Of Work To Build A Workforce Fit For The Future

Employees proved during the pandemic that working in employer-controlled workspaces doesn’t have to determine their productivity or engagement, and that a flexible approach helped them feel more successful – both professionally and personally. Progressive business owners must realise that now is the time to leverage flexibility and take it one step further and beyond location …

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Banyan Tree Ilha Caldeira

A Sanctuary For The Senses Where Luxury Meets The Spirit Of Africa

2022 sees the opening of one of the most anticipated ultra-luxury private island destinations in the world – Banyan Tree Ilha Caldeira. Located off the coast of Mozambique in the breathtakingly beautiful marine reserve of the Primeiras and Segundas Archipelago, this new development on a previously uninhabited tropical island is the first of its kind …

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Battle Against Unemployment

In The Battle Against Unemployment, Corporates Must Step In To Help Graduates Become Job-ready

By Tshepo Mokoena, chairperson of In2IT Technologies 1 December 2021 Unemployment remains a massive problem in South Africa, with the official unemployment rate hitting a new record high of 34.4% in the second quarter of 2021 from 32.6% in the first quarter, according to figures released by Statics South Africa (Stats SA). Even more alarming is the …

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Mavuno Link

Kenya-Based Team Wins Award For Developing Solution To Help Reduce Food Waste

IBM announces Mavuno Link, was selected as a Call for Code regional winner for innovation to provide Kenyan farmers with direct access to buyers of their produce – making the food value chain more efficient.   IBM and David Clark Cause have announced Mavuno Link as the Middle East and Africa Regional Winner of the 2021 Call for …

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Networking With Linkedin

Looking For A Job? How To Unlock The Power Of Networking With Linkedin

By Adelaide Tshabalala, Head of Digital Marketing at Hill+Knowlton Strategies South Africa In a country where countless young South Africans take to sharing highlights on various social media platforms on a daily basis, we have to ask ourselves, are they spending enough time crafting a professional image in today’s ‘always on’ digital world? While apps like …

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MARCO

MARCO Acquires Stake In Africa Communications Media Group

MARCO, the most awarded agency in the last decade, specialised in brand building and reputation management, announces today that it is expanding its communication capabilities across the African continent, through the acquisition of a majority stake in Africa Communications Media Group (ACG). This stems from a strong leadership base in the Maghreb region, which has …

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EIB And TDB

EIB And TDB Join Forces To Back Investment In Fragile Contexts In Africa

EIB and TDB launch a pioneering 12-year EUR 81.5 million financing initiative to support private sector investment in fragile contexts across Eastern and Southern Africa ·Targeted financing to support people and communities impacted by COVID-19, climate change, and social exclusion · Business financing to back companies that support women, youth, MSMEs, among others Access to …

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