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TDB Extends Financing To Sunspot Energy To Provide New Solar Home Systems Kits In Kenya

The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) is pleased to announce the closing of a USD 4.2 Million transaction with Sunspot Energy Kenya Limited (operating as  Spark Possibilities), to finance new solar home systems in Kenya. The financing will enable Spark Possibilities to offer an expanded range of solar energy solutions to …

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Keanu Harker Launches Debut Album With Live Performance

Capetonian Keanu Harker, who captivated audiences on The Voice, will launch his debut album I Believe in Me, the culmination of his life’s experiences, this month.  The 24-year-old’s soulful voice transcends all genres, fusing pop, R&B and soul. He launched his first single and music video I Feel It in June, with the song playlisting …

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USAID And Prosper Africa Advance Build Back Better World Agenda, Creating Jobs In African Nations And The United States

U.S. Government officials visited Red River Foods—an American company based in Richmond, Virginia—to discuss the company’s recent $47 million investment in West Africa. With $3 million in dedicated Prosper Africa funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Red River Foods is investing an additional $44 million to expand cashew processing facilities in West …

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MARCO Acquires Stake In Africa Communications Media Group

Africa Communications Media Group (ACG) is the first African-owned, pan-African communications and strategic reputation management firm servicing global and regional clients. ACG is headquartered in Johannesburg (South Africa), with additional offices in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) and Nairobi (Kenya) as well as long-standing partners in Kigali (Rwanda), Harare (Zimbabwe) and Lagos (Nigeria), and additional affiliated offices …

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Bidvest International Logistics’ New International Logistics Head Is An Inspiration To All South Africans

Xolani Sithole rises from the dusty townships of KwaZulu-Natal to become one of the logistics industry’s most important figures Xolani Sithole remembers his mother lining the walls of their shack with old newspapers and using the remaining pages as toilet paper. He had been made to read them first, of course.  His mother insisted on …

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Afreximbank And CNNIC Provide A Platform For Rapid Growth To Ten African Companies With Huge Potential

Ten companies from across Africa are embarking on a scale-up project which offers a unique opportunity for mature, highly scaled digital ventures to further their expansion plans through an initiative with African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and CNN International Commercial (CNNIC).  Following the launch of a partnership between Afreximbank and CNNIC last year, the two organisations have …

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Business Resilience Is Key To Sustainable Success

What defines business resilience, particularly in the current market? According to McKinsey, it’s the difference between a company that thrives and one that fails. The research firm also points out that resilience capabilities should include business model innovation around software, a focus on disruptive customer demands, and safeguarding against revenue loss. These are often the …

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Tertiary Education in 2022

Key Dates and Information for Applying to Tertiary Education in 2022

Going into further education after school is a huge step in any young South African’s life. It can help provide a headstart in your professional career and also provide some great life experiences.  Unfortunately tertiary education is getting increasingly expensive for students. Each year the price of a degree is going up and today a …

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ATLF2021: Time To Regroup, Reflect And Explore Opportunities In Africa’s Tourism Sector

The 2021 edition of the Africa Tourism Leadership Forum (ATLF) is set to take place in Kigali Rwanda from 24-27 November. This year’s event has partnered with the Rwanda Chamber of Tourism in its maiden Rwanda Tourism week in the form of an exhibition, speed marketing sessions and business-to-business networking sessions.   ATLF is a flagship …

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Mastercard Academy: ‘The Entrepreneur’s Odyssey’ Educational Platform

To Help SME Owners Grow A Resilient Business Venture Online playbook hosts free-to-access learning modules that bring SME owners and leaders face-to-face with renowned academics from Harvard, INSEAD, Wharton and the Christiansen Institute of Innovation  Seasoned entrepreneurs, investors and Mastercard thought leaders comprise additional faculty to teach both the theory and practice of small business …

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