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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…Continue
Added by Monique Bosch on April 28, 2011 at 10:59am — No Comments
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.
How is tourism doing in South Africa after last year's World…
Added by Bas Vlugt on April 27, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments
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.
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…Continue
Added by Isaac Twumasi-Quantus on April 19, 2011 at 6:45pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Linda Larbie on April 15, 2011 at 5:07pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Linda Larbie on April 12, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Added by John Brandow on April 11, 2011 at 9:04am — No Comments
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;…Continue
Added by Isaac Twumasi-Quantus on April 1, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments
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…