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Added by Isaac Twumasi-Quantus on June 5, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
Africa has a significant contingent of social entrepreneurs making social impact. This same group is also a significant asset for business. Social entrepreneurs understand Africa, and this is something businesses need to enter African markets successfully points out Nassir Katuramu, Program Manager for Venture and Fellowship in East Africa for Ashoka, the pioneering support…Continue
Added by Isaac Twumasi-Quantus on April 10, 2012 at 12:40pm — No Comments
South African supermarket chain Shoprite Holdings said it will raise up to $1 billion by issuing new shares and convertible bonds to strenghten its balance sheet and help fund potential acquisitions.
Shoprite, which has been ramping up operations in African countries beyond its home market, said in a statement it plans to issue up to 27.2 million new shares, equal to about 5 percent of its current shares.
The grocer said it would also issue 4.5 billion rand of convertible…
Added by Isaac Twumasi-Quantus on March 22, 2012 at 1:54pm — No Comments
THE increasing focus on SA’s unemployment dilemma runs the risk of muddying the waters. There are too many proposals doing the rounds. What we really need to achieve is a sustainable solution is to identify a…Continue
Added by Isaac Twumasi-Quantus on March 20, 2012 at 9:29am — No Comments
By Des Latham, Johannesburg Area, South Africa - Online Editor, BDFM at AVUSA
Is social networking not just a group of digital silos where mutual admiration societies loaf together mentally? Do you follow people you hate? Do you allow yourself to see or even accept that other argument? Particularly the ideological purists and religious zealots, and social fundamentalists? Do you go to AbortionR Us if you’re a…Continue
Added by Isaac Twumasi-Quantus on March 20, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
Institutions, in many cases foreign, that offer instant academic qualifications ‘at the touch of a button’ are on the increase and these ‘qualifications’ have little or no practical value in the marketplace. Experts within the credentials verification market say consumers should treat these so-called ‘degree or qualification mills’ with the utmost caution.
Ina van der Merwe, CEO, Managed Integrity Evaluation (Pty) Ltd. (MIE), says the online medium lends itself to learning because…
Added by Isaac Twumasi-Quantus on March 20, 2012 at 8:59am — No Comments
It will be three years this October since Ghana joined the AU/NEPAD-sponsored Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP), and 2013 will be exactly a decade since CAADP – but one probably would not know it.
I even wonder whether people know there is a dedicated website detailing almost everything one needs to know about NEPAD on…Continue
Added by Isaac Twumasi-Quantus on March 13, 2012 at 2:34pm — No Comments
We are living in a world that is changing very quickly. The breakdown of socialism and planned economies in Eastern Europe has dramatically transformed the economic landscape of the world and led into the process of globalization. The former systems of two superpowers, the United States of America and the Soviet Union, and two competing political and…Continue
Added by Isaac Twumasi-Quantus on January 23, 2012 at 10:09am — No Comments
In Redefining Business in the New Africa, I shared about leveraging trust networks to do business in Africa, offering a straight-forward framework. But, I also noted that trust is not enough. Leveraging any network in global business needs to incorporate value and trust, hence, the name “trust-value” networks.
In trust-value networks, the aim is to have high…
Added by Isaac Twumasi-Quantus on January 23, 2012 at 9:29am — No Comments
Prof Piet Naudé.
What are the core trends that will intensify in this year, 2012, the start of the second decade of the 21st century?
Despite significant advances, we stand at only the beginning of the digital revolution. We saw the invention of…
Added by Isaac Twumasi-Quantus on January 3, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Lauri Elliott in South Africa.
With the growing global population and consumption by that population of food, water, and other resources, money will flow to the regions that have those resources and Africa happens to be the prime location.
I won’t provide the…Continue
Added by Isaac Twumasi-Quantus on November 9, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments
This week Africa Business Communities meet with Ettienne Myburgh, CEO of CastleHill Group, on companies investing in their employees in South Africa.
Kindly tell us about…
Added by Isaac Twumasi-Quantus on November 8, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
Economist, South Africa | Research.
SA's main economic problem is that we don't have jobs. Only four out of every 10 adults in SA work- the lowest number in…Continue
Added by Isaac Twumasi-Quantus on October 31, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Ray Faure, Deputy Managing Editor Business LIVE .
With up to 90% of Africa's population still having no access to banking service, the time for colonising the continent's banking sector has probably never been more ripeWith up to 90% of Africa's population still having no access to banking services,…Continue
Added by Isaac Twumasi-Quantus on October 27, 2011 at 11:57am — No Comments
Jonathan Jansen in Johannesburg, South Africa.
What got me onto this line of thinking was a fascinating pair of books that I just finished reading, one by social psychologist Claude Steele titled Whistling Vivaldi. He retells a story of the discomforts of a black man when he walked…Continue
Added by Isaac Twumasi-Quantus on October 26, 2011 at 2:37pm — No Comments
By Nwakego Linda Eyisi in Nigeria.
The fastest growing sectors in Southern Africa (SADC) are mining, information communications technology (ICT), services, construction, and agriculture. Zimbabwe, South Africa, Namibia, Tanzania, Angola, Mozambique, and Zambia are major global producers of copper, gold, platinum, and diamonds.
Apart from South Africa, mining sectors in this region are not mature and so they have comparative…Continue
Added by Isaac Twumasi-Quantus on September 22, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Added by Isaac Twumasi-Quantus on September 22, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments
Whether you are starting a company or developing a product, domestically or abroad, you always need to make sure that your ideas are well protected. All business relationships involve a certain amount of risk, but by taking the proper steps you can assure yourself that if something should go awry, your intellectual property will be safe.
According to William Northcote, business attorney from Toronto, “Intellectual property is a collection of legal rights that protect the creative…Continue
Added by Isaac Twumasi-Quantus on September 14, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments
AngloGold Ashanti is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Nozipho Patricia January-Bardill as an independent non-executive Director with effect from 1 October 2011.
Ms January-Bardill (BA Education and MA Applied Linguistics), is a former South African Ambassador to Switzerland, a former Deputy Director General, Human Capital Management and Head of the Foreign Service Institute in the then Department of Foreign Affairs (now DIRCO). She was a…
Added by Isaac Twumasi-Quantus on September 13, 2011 at 12:12pm — No Comments
A Knowledge society creates, shares and uses knowledge for the prosperity and wellbeing of its people. The question arises how relevant the Internet really is to rural Africa where many people do not even have access to the most basic social services, such as water, health care and education.
A simple, affordable telephone service may be more important for most rural farmers than connection to a global information superhighway. The Internet requires at least a basic level of computer…Continue
Added by Isaac Twumasi-Quantus on August 24, 2011 at 12:52pm — No Comments