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Time for Africa to leverage the power of mentorship

Time for Africa to leverage the power of mentorship

YPO is currently testing an online mentoring matching platform in Africa,
Zimbabwe plans to use drones to fight elephant poaching

African elephant population tumbles around 20 pct on poaching

Losses in some countries have been staggering. Tanzania saw a 60 percent decline in its elephant population.
S.A launches BRICS Business Council Portal

S.A launches BRICS Business Council Portal

“The portal is an innovative response to the needs of businesses and individuals wanting to do business within the BRICS trade bloc.”
Global Wealth Report: The good years are over

Global Wealth Report: The good years are over

South Africa: 39th in global ranking of net per capita financial assets. Asset growth more than halved but liabilities continue to grow.
OPINION: $30bn pledged for small scale farming in Africa

OPINION: $30bn pledged for small scale farming in Africa

Many a time the million dollar commitments have barely make it to the small scale farmer 300 kilometers from the city.
OPINION: Give the SAA board its First 100 Days

OPINION: Give the SAA board its First 100 Days

Maybe I am the ultimate optimist, but I acknowledge that times of crisis are times pregnant with opportunity.
Ghana's budget targets sharply narrower deficit of 6.5%/GDP in 2015

Ghana on course to be Africa's number four oil producer by...

The West African country produces around 103,000 bpd ranking it ninth, far behind leaders Nigeria and Angola.
South Africa's rand hovers near seven-week lows

Do we take our money seriously?

Financial failure and success don't happen randomly. Success is the direct result of good decisions and disciplined financial habits.
#Feesmustfall - S.A students up in arms about recommended increase

#Feesmustfall – S.A students up in arms about recommended increase

No institutional management has declared fee increment amounts yet but most universities have welcomed Nzimande’s decision.
DRC - The dead city day

Clashes in Kinshasa leave 17 dead

The opposition accuses Kabila of plotting to extend his tenure by delaying elections that were supposed to be held in November.
OPEC chief: Algiers meeting not for "decision making" -Algerian state media

OPEC chief: Algiers meeting not for "decision making" -Algerian state media

Algeria's energy minister has said there is a consensus among OPEC and non-OPEC producers about the need to stabilise the oil market to support prices.
Toxic fuel jeopardises health of millions of Africans

Toxic fuel jeopardises health of millions of Africans

Lobby group says toxic fuel is a "ticking time bomb" across Africa as populations boom in cities such as Lagos and Accra.
StanChart cuts African private equity team as economies struggle

Weak economy takes gloss off 'Africa rising' optimism

A weak economy and falling currencies have now taken the gloss off a decade of 'Africa rising' optimism.
S.A to expect corruption and economic stagnation - FMF

S.A to expect corruption and economic stagnation – FMF

Of the 159 countries rated this year, South Africa placed 105th, which ranks it near the bottom of the third quartile in the EFW index.
OPINION: Africa

OPINION: Africa, the new world order and the politics of relevance

There is little doubt, as Malcolm Gladwell said, that we’ve reached a tipping point, and it’s reshuffling the entire card deck of humanity.
S.Africa municipalities performing badly

S.A. Finance Minister discusses rumours and investor confidence

“It’s what institutional capabilities you leave behind, it’s the sustainability of these institutions, the professionalism, the values."
Nigeria asks banks to give 60 pct of their forex to manufacturing firms

OPINION: Are Nigeria's new money transfer policies good for the people?

There are many innovative solutions available to the CBN, but is it taking advantage of them or just going with the old way of doing things?
Women vs men - savings habits

Women vs men – savings habits

Only 39% of women have banked cash savings, while this figure is 45% for men, according to Old Mutual Savings and Investment Monitor.
Digital crowdfunding in Africa

Digital crowdfunding in Africa

Entrepreneurs who seek funding for their businesses have to pitch their projects to an audience of potential backers.
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