Articles by: Marc Mcilhone

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Visa and Airtel Extend Mobile Payments to Seven African Countries

March 3, 2015 at 13:45

Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) and Bharti Airtel, a leading telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today announced a partnership to bring innovative mobile payment services […]

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R160m set aside to grow Gauteng’s township businesses

March 3, 2015 at 12:00

The Gauteng government has set aside more than R160 million towards revitalising the township economy. In his State of the Province Address (SOPA), Premier David Makhura resolutely stated the administration’s […]

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SA to present progress report on women development

March 3, 2015 at 11:00

South Africa will table its country report, which reviews how far it has come in advancing women issues in the last 20 years, at the 59th Session of the United […]

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Ethiopian women cooperative increases incomes thanks to FAO-Eataly partnership

March 3, 2015 at 08:25

A cooperative of women in Ethiopia is set to reach the international market thanks to a partnership between Italian gourmet food store Eataly and FAO. The two joined forces in […]

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Innovative Solar Power Plant to Boost National Grid Launched at the Height of South African Energy Challenges

March 2, 2015 at 17:07

KaXu Solar One is the first Solar Thermal Electric power plant in commercial operation in South Africa. This public-private partnership helps meet the energy needs of South Africa in a […]

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The first cohort of students in the Total Young Graduate Programme

The first cohort of students in the Total Young Graduate Programme

March 2, 2015 at 13:15

The first cohort of students in the Total Young Graduate Programme: more than 100 talented young people have already joined one of the Group’s subsidiaries in Africa and the Middle […]

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Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa

SKA to enhance development in SA

March 2, 2015 at 11:02

By-SAnews.gov.za Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says the South African government has identified the construction of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) as a strategic infrastructure project overseen by the Presidential Infrastructure […]

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Africa’s youngest entrepreneurs to win $75,000 by applying to 2015 Anzisha Prize

March 2, 2015 at 08:09

The Anzisha Prize is expanding, after initial success, to provide increased support to entrepreneurial youth and partner organisations to drive pan-African economic growth to 2020 The 5th Anzisha Prize application […]

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SA: R840m to upgrade varsities

SA: R840m to upgrade varsities

February 27, 2015 at 13:53

R840 million will be allocated to historically disadvantaged institutions (HDIs) from the development grant over the next two financial years. This emerged during a meeting in Parliament on Wednesday, where […]

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SA urges businesses to invest in infrastructure

SA urges businesses to invest in infrastructure

February 27, 2015 at 12:00

Investment in infrastructure is essential to enhance economic development, intra-trade and regional integration, says Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Mzwandile Masina. Speaking during the second leg of the 6th annual […]

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