Month: November 2016

African exchanges should focus on smaller businesses

The African growth story is no longer a fairy tale. Over the past decade multinational companies, private equity funds and infrastructure development programmes have channeled capital to the continent as they began…

Namibia beats Botswana in Global Entrepreneurship Index

The Ashish J Thakkar Global Entrepreneurship Index of 85 countries ranks Singapore as the best environment for entrepreneurs. Of the African nations, Namibia scores highest and comes 42nd overall – ahead of other…

Be online shopping savvy this Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Consumers need to understand international shipping processes in order to maximise their savings on online shopping. Black Friday and Cyber Monday spread to South Africa and parts of Africa about three years ago…

The Pros and Cons of Black Friday for small businesses

Black Friday is an American tradition that has quickly taken root in Africa. The large online e-commerce shops and the major retail chains in many parts of the continent will be splashing…

Botswana has mobile telephony penetration of 176%

Mobile telephony is by far the dominant telecom platform across Africa, accounting for more than 90% of all telephone lines in the region. As a consequence, mobile internet also accounts for a…

Telepin Software powers mobile financial services for Mascom

Telepin Software, a global leader in mobile money transaction platforms, says it is now powering the mobile financial services for Mascom Wireless Botswana. Telepin was selected to migrate from the incumbent provider…

Africa Finance & Investment Forum launches Entrepreneurship Award

Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) 2017’s focus is to promote access to finance and strengthen entrepreneurship in Africa. To achieve this, EMRC is launching the annual AFIF  Entrepreneurship Award, calling all African-based entrepreneurs…

Letshego hosts second annual blood donation drive

Letshego Holdings Limited continues to lead the charge in driving sustainable impact in the community. Underpinned by their brand promise, Let’s Improve Life, the Group set to build on to their efforts…

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