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Key decision makers do not have confidence in their Boards' ability to manage cyber security threats, according to the latest cyber security analysis from Control Risks.
Kenya is betting on a new Chinese-built route to cement its position as the gateway to East Africa. Picture: AFP PHOTO / TONY KARUMBA.

As part of his efforts to turn around the bank, James E. Staley, the Barclays chief executive, said last year that the bank wanted to reduce its ownership stake in the African business in order to reduce the regulatory and capital drag on its balance ...
The second edition of the African business Connect has been launched at the presence of more than 300 participants from Tanzania and Morocco.
African companies match their global peers in many measures of Digital IQ: just over half (52 per cent) rate their organisation's Digital IQ as strong - a score of 70 per cent or greater.

Most organisations around the world have not done enough to keep up with the digital era - and leadership is falling short, with many chief executives not yet fully engaged in the initiatives of digital transformation.
In 2017, various African economies continue to make great efforts to attract foreign investment. Which countries draw the most investors though?
Most organisations around the world have not done enough to keep up with the digital era - and leadership is falling short, with many chief executives not yet fully engaged in the initiatives of digital transformation.
Indian finance Minister Arun Jaitley says that cooperation with emerging economies in Africa, particularly with regards to agriculture, will be pivotal to future ...
Google may not have given it a Doodle, but Africa Day (formally known as African Freedom Day and African Liberation Day) is a popular pan-African celebration.
On the front cover this month is SMB, talking about its fast-paced mining project in Guinea. The CEO of the groups logistics services explains more about the project.
South Africa's National Treasury has discovered that 12,000 people in its register of companies in business are, well...dead. In a clean-up of its information system, the Treasury's procurement office found that 12,000 identities of dead citizens have ...
Five African elections to look out for in 2017. Which African countries are holding elections in 2017? African business Review picks out five elections to watch across the continent in the year ahead.
Ethiopians have been eating teff for around 3,000 years, but it seems to only have been recently picked up by the west. Teff's been dubbed the "new quinoa" and has received celebrity endorsements from the likes of Victoria Beckham and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Dabur India Ltd on Wednesday said it will acquire two South African companies through its step-down subsidiary Dabur South Africa (Pty) Ltd for 50 million rand ($3.8 million) in cash.

Kenya is leading the way for emerging countries in reforms to boost its infrastructure sector, the Global Infrastructure Hub has found.
A former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has called on the African finance corporation, AFC, to ensure continuity in all its endeavours to ensure growth of Nigeria and Africa.
As a wealthy African business person, you have struggled to build your empire. Finding that you are restricted from traveling and expanding globally due to your nationality can be disheartening.
Often referred to as Ayeni The Great, Ayeni Adekunle is a Pan-Africanist to the core. This philosophy reflects in many elements of the BHM Group identity.
Driver Group, which specialises in commercial and dispute services for the construction and engineering sectors, has sold its South African subsidiary to the local management team.
Are you a wealthy African business person? Does the process of a visa application for any country you want to visit frustrate you?
Often referred to as Ayeni The Great, Adekunle Ayeni is a Pan-Africanist to the core. This philosophy reflects in many elements of the BHM Group identity.
With help from the University of Cape Town, annual publication Top 500 South Africa's Best Managed Company has whittled the country's financial firms down the its finest.
If you're a South African business owner or decision-maker who is not looking for ways to find out as much as possible about your customers, you're making a big mistake.
A number of CEOs think it is vital to address social challenges. CEOs believe the corporate community can assist in spreading the benefits of globalisation more widely.
May 09, 2017: David Williams, who is at the helm of the National Port Authority (NPA) since December 2015, emerged as winner of the African business Excellence Award in the 2017 edition of the African business Leadership & Investment Forum, after a ...
It is incumbent on African business with its proximity to these development challenges to find the intersection between economic prosperity for business and the advancement of social and environmental progress.
I AM always impressed when I hear of young African entrepreneurs who have taken their business ventures beyond their countries' borders, and continue winning people's minds.
Monrovia - Mr. David Williams' leadership in transforming the National Port Authority (NPA) regarded as the gateway to Liberia is being recognized by the African Leadership Magazine.
Monrovia - Mr. David Williams' leadership in transforming the National Port Authority (NPA) regarded as the gateway to Liberia is being recognized by the African Leadership Magazine.
Johannesburg, May 5 (Xinhua) -- The South African Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will lead a 25-member delegation on an investment road show in the Chinese cities of Guangzhou and Shenzhen, said Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies ...
The Africa Competitiveness Report 2017, released by the World Economic Forum on Thursday, has identified corruption and lack of access to funding as major problematic factors for doing business in Africa for the 5th consecutive year. The report also ...
The Africa Competitiveness Report 2017, released by the World Economic Forum on Thursday, has identified corruption and lack of access to funding as major problematic factors for doing business in Africa for the 5th consecutive year. The report also ...
African businesses such as MTN have felt the wrath of regulators in countries such as Nigeria in recent years with its SIM card registration debacle.
Today is the final day of the 27th World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa. The event (located in Durban, South Africa) ran from 3 May, and drew various leaders from business, government and civil society.
African businesses such as MTN have felt the wrath of regulators in countries such as Nigeria in recent years with its SIM card registration debacle.
The Standard Bank South Africa PMI remained above 50.0 for the eighth month running in April, signalling the longest sequence of overall improvement in operating conditions in over four years.
The Eden gardens Group has formed a strategic public-private partnership with a number of South African science and technology stakeholders to conduct joint research and development in mutually agreed areas such as cancer and nutraceuticals, and to ...
Over the past year we have spent time working on the ground in Africa with some of the continent's most exciting early stage tech companies.
South African companies have paid more than R3.64 million as a result of using unlicensed software in 2016. This is according to BSA|The Software Alliance.
The 2017 shortlisted finalists for the second West Africa Mobile Awards (WAMAS) has been announced today. An excellent response drew over 150 submissions from across 14 countries.
Credit rating company Moody's has published a report examining the credit impact of the 30 percent drop in cocoa prices on African sovereigns.
There is little reason to focus deeply on the reasons for entrenched corruption on the continent. Readers of African business Review are certainly familiar with persistent challenges such as feeble public institutional oversight of public spending and ...
Net profit was GBP190 million, compared with GBP433 million a year earlier, as it took an GBP884 million impairment against the value of its African business. The bank said its investment-banking income rose 7% in the quarter, helped by an increase in ...
But although African business owners have been powerful forces in African economies since the colonial period, they are often ignored in research and analysis.
Business owners, senior managers and company executives need to prepare themselves for a bumpy second quarter in 2017, with the only certainty being that nobody really knows how much the downgrades by rating agencies and the weaker rand will ...
Harald Hirschhofer, Senior advisor of The currency Exchange Fund (TCX) reveals his thoughts on financial risk in Africa. Harald is organising a TCX Risk Mitigation workshop during the F&I Forum at African Utility Week, taking place in Cape Town from 16 ...
Business owners, senior managers and company executives need to prepare themselves for a bumpy second quarter in 2017, with the only certainty being that ...


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