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April 2011 Blog Posts (9)

How up-to-date is your home security?

Home owners are very quick to blame the local authorities and community platforms for not doing enough to secure their neighbourhoods. Burglaries are escalating in all areas due to our country's socio-economic circumstances - poverty and unemployment. So opportunistic thieves take advantage of poorly protected properties where owners have not taken it upon themselves to ensure that they have made it "more difficult" to gain quick and easy access.

 

Layering your defences and…

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Added by Monique Bosch on April 28, 2011 at 10:59am — No Comments

South African Tourism is recruiting local ambassadors for new promotion platform

South African Tourism is launching a complete new way of promoting tourist destination South Africa in The Netherlands. Africa Business Communities spoke with Mies Hofman, Marketing & Communications Manager at South African Tourism.



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Added by Bas Vlugt on April 27, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Networking Event

I am organising a networking event for all interested parties. Major talking points will be growing small businesses. It will be held in Pretoria on the 30 May. All interested parties inbox me please.

Added by David Makhatholela on April 24, 2011 at 10:55pm — 2 Comments

African business climates

From indicators in the areas of macroeconomic stability, finance, market structure, infrastructure, skills, customs procedures, labor regulations, business regulations, corruption, and security, it is evident that most African business environments still have serious shortcomings compared with their international competitors.

Although more analysis is needed to quantify the impact of different dimensions of the business environment on firm-level productivity, in some cases the direct…

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Added by Isaac Twumasi-Quantus on April 19, 2011 at 6:45pm — No Comments

South Africa ideally positioned as gateway to Islamic Finance in Africa

Africa is home to more than 412 million Muslims, and multinational banks and finance organisations are starting to take advantage of the opportunities that exist in the African Islamic Finance market. Over the last decade, global Sharia- (Islamic Law) compliant assets have grown at approximately 15 percent per year and Sharia assets have reached the $600 billion mark.



Even though Islamic Finance has been around for 50 years, more than half of Africa’s Muslim population is still…

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Added by Linda Larbie on April 15, 2011 at 5:07pm — No Comments

Clover to exclusively merchandise all Danone products in South Africa.

With effect from 1 May 2011, Danone Southern Africa (Danone) will outsource all its merchandising services to Clover Industries Limited (Clover). In terms of this arrangement, all 134 current Danone Merchandisers will be transferred to Clover under the same employment terms and conditions…

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Added by Linda Larbie on April 12, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Untilizing the cash trapped in your debtors book

Do you have a debtors book that traps you cash flow?   We have partnered with a major financial institution to unlock this in a seamless way.  More info at : www.bridging.yolasite.com or email me for details :  johnbrandow@mweb.co.za.   South African companies only.  Debtors can be worldwide.  Even instance where one major quality debtor is involved can be looked at

Added by John Brandow on April 11, 2011 at 9:04am — No Comments

Women outside the agricultural sector

Aside from agriculture, the informal sector is Africa's biggest single source of employment. In all sub-Saharan countries, both rural and urban women are involved in petty trading, selling of cooked food, and brewing of ale and beer or other traditional drinks.

Other informal sector activities typically undertaken by women include running tea kiosks; processing and selling street foods, like rice balls, roast maize, or groundnuts; producing handicrafts; selling charcoal or firewood;…

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Added by Isaac Twumasi-Quantus on April 1, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Africa Business Confidence Index reflects private sector resilience

Manufacturing index 60.3 and non-manufacturing index 58.9, both indicating expansion; manufacturing higher than February; non-manufacturing slightly lower than previous month



The Africa Business Confidence Index (ABCI) for March shows growth in both the index for manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors in Africa. The difference compared to February in the indices for manufacturing shows a plus of 2.2 and for non-manufacturing a decrease of…

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Added by Bas Vlugt on April 1, 2011 at 2:17pm — 1 Comment

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