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Jack Ma launches African Young Entrepreneurs Fund

UNCTAD adviser, Alibaba's Jack Ma, has launched an African Young Entrepreneurs Fund worth $10 million

27 Jul 2017

Cash is no longer king. All hail digitisation

Cold, hard cash has been on the decline in mature first world economies since the 1990s when electronic banking started becoming popular.

By Peter Alkema 2 days ago

PayU Nigeria's new payment solution for recurring bills

PayU Nigeria introduces PayU Subscription, a convenient payment method which allows merchants to safely and securely collect payments from consumers

10 Aug 2017

The convergence of credit card and cash in Africa

According to a recent study conducted by Mastercard, over 50% of the South African population still transact using cash on a daily basis

By Simeon Tassev 1 Aug 2017

Negotiations for a single continental market for goods and services on track

Continental Free Trade Area negotiations are expected to conclude at the end of 2017 with a firm policy in place to benefit all countries in Africa and reduce poverty

1 Aug 2017

Digitalisation pushing boundaries of manufacturing

Digital transformation, as we've come to realise, means something different in every industry. In manufacturing, the term can be broad-reaching

By Dereshin Pillay 27 Jul 2017

Digital solution for retail networks in Africa

Total and Worldline partner with African fintech InTouch to support deployment of Guichet Unique, an innovative digital solution for retail networks

27 Jul 2017

Could 'buy online pickup in store' uplift brick-and-mortar retail?

The third annual JDA Consumer Survey reveals that about 54% of respondents prefer to shop in-store to other channels

26 Jul 2017

CNN Marketplace Africa explores Massmart's slow growth

Eleni Giokos, host of CNN Marketplace Africa, delved into how Massmart Holdings' growth has been much slower than anticipated

13 Jul 2017

Dubai-based investment firm acquires Java House, Africa expansion next

The Abraaj Group, a Dubai-based private equity investment firm, has announced the acquisition of Java House restaurant chain from Emerging Capital Partners (ECP) for an undisclosed amount

By Dannish Odongo 7 Jul 2017

Nigeria's TradPeek wants to be Africa's Alibaba

Nigerian startup TradPeek has an ambitious goal - to be to Africa what Alibaba is to China

By Tom Jackson 5 Jul 2017

How Cape firms secured R100m in halaal export deals

Nine South African companies that participated in a trade mission to Senegal have clinched orders for halaal products totalling more than R100m over five years

By Bekezela Phakathi 30 Jun 2017

Kenyan payments solutions firm expands to SA

Direct Pay Online continues Southern Africa expansion with acquisition of PayThru South Africa

29 Jun 2017

Nigerian start-up, Mastercard deliver cashless online shopping payment

Within an African e-commerce sector which is plagued by cash, the majority of payments are still being made in cash at the point of delivery

26 Jun 2017

Learnings from Facebook in Dublin

Popimedia was invited to take part in a social media manager's boot camp in Dublin during the first week of June

By Lisa Steingold 19 Jun 2017

Times Media has a new name

Shortly after moving premises from Rosebank to Parktown, Times Media Group today announced that it is operating under a new name

12 Jun 2017

Online shopping and the rapid globalisation of shoppers and retailers

Rapidly evolving technologies, changing demographics, and consumer preferences have created a change in the consumer product industry

By Mark McCallum 31 May 2017

Sweet end of packaging

With the global bakery and confectionery market predicted to reach €436 billion and €203 respectively by 2020, the specialist packaging industry is gearing up

1 Aug 2017

Assisted shopping platform VoomNow launched in Nigeria

Nigerian startup VoomNow has launched its assisted shopping platform that enables users to shop and pay for all kinds of international products and services

By Tom Jackson 21 Jul 2017

Lagos Garage Training Programme graduates third batch of entrepreneurs

The third batch of Nigerian entrepreneurs has graduated from GE Lagos Garage Training Programme, which provided participants the opportunity to interact with manufacturing technologies

7 Jul 2017

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