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BRICS NDB could speed up Africa infrastructure projects

The Capacity Development Officer of the new Partnership for Africa’s Development (Nepad), Bob Kalanzi has revealed that Africa lacks adequate infrastructure that hinders regional trade and the delivery of basic services such as health and education.  Kalanzi said infrastructure was Africa’s  top priority and that the continent has suffered from low levels of intra-regional economic exchange and had […]

The 2018 Africa Youth Summit: African Youth, Building Our Legacy

The second edition of the Breaking Down Borders Africa Youth Summit gets underway in Johannesburg today. The Pan African platform is created for young Africans to network, collaborate and form partnerships across socio-economic and political spaces. This year’s theme is ‘African Youth, Building Our Legacy’ that was inspired by the Nelson Mandela centenary’s call to […]

How China will sustain its currency

The People’s Bank of China promised to maintain its neutral monetary policy and keep liquidity and credit growth steady while the yuan currency remains fairly stable. The central bank said that it will avoid systemic risks and use multiple monetary policy tools to ensure financial stability in the world’s second largest economy. “On the one […]

Rise of unemployment in Brazil

Brazil’s unemployment rate seems to be skyrocketing, with the numbers steadily climbing for a third month. This comes as a shock, considering last year’s decline, but suggests that the breather may have been temporary instead of a sustainable pickup in employment. The Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics or IGBE confirmed that the unemployment rate […]

Laws protecting women and children in SA

South Africa has one of the highest rates of domestic violence in the world. Women are murdered, physically and sexually assaulted, threatened and humiliated by their partners on the hour. Several organisations have estimated that one out of every 6 women are regularly assaulted by their partners. According to crime statistics collected, 3,478 women and […]

Travel Indaba comes to a close

The Africa Travel Indaba wraps up in Durban today. This year’s event welcomed over 7 000 delegates from 80 countries, 23 of which are African countries. The annual Indaba plays an integral role in shaping Africa’s stories along with the success of the continent in the future. Scott Larney from Durban ICC shared his appreciation […]

#LocalFindsWednesday: Maxhosa by Laduma

South African knitwear and esteemed runway designer, Laduma Ngxokolo started his brand, Maxhosa by Laduma in 2010. The brand was inspired by the Xhosa culture with the vision to create a modern Xhosa-inspired knitwear collection that would be suitable for Amakrwala – Xhosa initiates – who dress up in new ‘dignified’ formal clothing for six […]

Responsible Tourism: Travel Indaba Day 2

Day 2 of the Travel Indaba was led with a business conversation about responsible tourism in South Africa. Alongside various delegates, SA Tourism CEO, Sisa Ntshona shared experiences about managing and running business operations successfully in the country. Ntshona reiterated the importance of working together to uphold an excellent standard of tourism on the continent, […]

The Africa Travel Indaba kicks off

The 26th Africa Travel Indaba is currently underway at Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban for the next three days. It is one of the largest tourism marketing events on the African calendar which showcases the widest variety of Southern Africa’s best tourism products and attracts international buyers and media from across the world. […]

China the largest contributor to Thailand tourism

Thailand’s capital, Bangkok has seen the largest number of holiday bookings compared to other overseas destinations. According to MasterCard International, Bangkok has replaced London and Paris as the most frequented tourist destination in the world for two consecutive years. In 2016, the city welcomed about 194 million tourists from around the world. Thailand was one […]