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    Ghana’s schools lacking toilets: UNICEF

    Deutsche Welle) Only two out of five schools in Ghana (West Africa) have toilets or pit latrines and running water, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Ghana Statistical services say this week. As a result children often miss classes because they have to alternate to use the toilet. Ghana ranks lowest in sanitation levels […]

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Angola’s 2017 election campaigns kick off

Deutsche Welle) Campaigns for the August presidential election in Angola have begun. The poll will mark the end of the 38-year rule of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos who is not running for reelection. Dos Santos, who is believed to be seriously ill, is Africa’s second longest serving head of state after Equatorial Guinea’s longtime […]

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Is investing in your business a form of saving?

Entrepreneurs should view investing in a business as a form of saving, a South Africa-based expert said this week. “As entrepreneurs we constantly battle with the dilemma of trying to save money versus investing it back into our businesses,” Charles Meyerowitz, co-founder and CEO of specialty asset backed financier Lamna, said. “It’s important that SMEs […]

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General Electric, partners at forefront of Africa’s electricity innovative technolgies

General Electric (GE) has been partnering with stakeholders to deploy innovative technologies to respond to the energy’s needs of the region. This has emerged at the PowerGen and DistribuTech electricity conference currently taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa. “Distributed generation, smarter and cleaner steam power, renewables, smart grids, storage, prosumers, innovative financing, evolving energy policies […]

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Entrepreneurship: should I get a partner or not?

Entrepreneurial endeavour will be a collective effort from idea to execution, resulting in a business being built around a partnership of complete equal ownership and responsibility, a South Africa-based expert said this week. More commonly, however, an idea will sprout from a single individual who, upon cultivating the concept and embarking on their entrepreneurial journey, […]

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Rural South Africa gets new ATMs

Some rural areas of South Africa have been provided with non-cash dispensing Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) with deposit capability to help them access banking services. First National Bank (FNB), which has recently launched the initiative for the first time in the country, said the roll-out of the new generation of ATMs sought to improve access […]

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Newly-rated Retail Capital raises R200 million to help struggling businesses

Retail Capital, which provides working capital to businesses, is said to have raised around R200 million to date through institutions such as Futuregrowth, Ashburton and Gen-X Credit Opportunities Fund. The company, which has recently been awarded the BB(ZA) rating, said being a rated financial institution would allow it to access new pools of capital at […]

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South Africa’s Entrepreneur of the Year competition 2017 seeks entrants

South Africa’s small and medium business owners wishing to enter the 2017 edition of the Entrepreneur of the Year competition should visit www.eoy.co.za for more information or send their to [email protected], the organisers said this week. Entries close on 31 May 2017. The competition offers winning entrants prizes valued at over R2 million, with cash […]

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