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Mandela Day 2017: Taking Action Against Poverty

The Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) has urged the international community use this year’s Mandela Day to identify and establish projects that would curb poverty across the globe. NMF CEO Sello Hatang said unless people tackled poverty, Nelson Mandela’s dream of a society in which all were equal would remain “just a dream”. Mandela Day is […]

The throning of the Spinach King

Meet Cape Town’s health activist and businessman, Lufefe Nomjana, better known as The Spinach King. This 27 year-old man saw the need to incorporate spinach into the daily lives of Khayelitsha township residents, arguing that they do not have time to prepare meals at home and end up eating fast food, thus introducing Low GI Spinach […]

Important BRICS dates to remember in June

From Credit Agency meetings to Film Festivals, the BRICS calendar is bumper-packed for the month of June. Find out more below: 10-13 June The city of Fuzhou in the Chinese Fujian province will host the first-ever BRICS Political Parties, Think Tanks and Civil Organisations Forum. 12-15 June BRICS Heads of Export Credit Agencies Meeting is […]

Indian govt connects more that 2m households to the Internet

The Indian government is ensuring that all its citizens regardless of their financial status stay connected to the Internet, as more than two million families will be provided wih free internet connection while others would be charged at lower rates at the Indian state of Kerala. This comes as the country rolls out it’s “smart villages” […]

China bicycle industry boom

China’s bicycle manufacturing industry is expected to explode due to the bike-sharing industry boom. According to the China Daily, the demand for bicycles has shot up to an estimated 20 million bikes due to the growing bike-sharing industry. China has the largest bike-sharing services compared to other nations and the service allows commuters to escape […]

Investors Have High Hopes for Ghana, Says Finance Minister

April 27, 2017 Peter Clottey Displayed with permission from Voice of America Ghana’s finance minister says investors were optimistic in meetings with senior government officials who accompanied Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia to the World Bank spring meetings in Washington. In an interview with VOA, Ken Ofori-Atta said investors detected a new energy, and a sense […]

Social network payments now reach nearly US$3 trillion in China

Payments on messaging and e-commerce platforms set to increase China’s GD by $236 billion by 2025, unlocking new economic opportunities for people and small businesses A new UN study reveals that Alipay and WeChat Pay enabled US$2.9 trillion in Chinese digital payments in 2016, representing a 20-fold increase in the past four years. The data […]

SA ranked among top countries for FDI and remains an attractive investment destination

Johannesburg, Friday 21 April 2017 – Brand South Africa welcomes South Africa’s performance in the 2017 A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index, as well as in the Africa Investment Index 2016 by Quantum Global’s independent research arm, Quantum Global Research Lab. South Africa has made a comeback in the 2017 A.T. Kearney Foreign […]

Africa Chinese Youth Festival

Chinese and African youth entrepreneurs have called for a digital platform to exchange skills, seek funding and procurement. This was one of the declarations made by the youth at the second Africa-China Youth Festival held in Pretoria between 24 and 26 April. Closing the three-day festival today, Deputy Minister in the Presidency Buti Manamela said […]