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Marc Mcilhone is AfricanBrains' Editor - sourcing news and features content and overseeing the work of the site’s contributors. Marc’s work is informed by his technical background in architecture having worked for some of the UK’s leading practices on projects within the education, healthcare and housing sectors. Marc has a particular interest in how African innovators are creating sustainable solutions that have a positive impact on people’s everyday lives. Please email press releases and news to:

Limpopo’s competitiveness to be showcased

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies

By- Pretoria – Limpopo’s competitiveness will be showcased this week as media get an opportunity to expose some of the successes of the province to the public. Brand South Africa (BrandSA), in partnership with the Departments of Trade and Industry (DTI), Home Affairs, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) will host media in Polokwane …

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KZN, Guangdon explore economic cooperation

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa

By- Pretoria – The Presidency has dismissed reports that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa had met Chinese officials because of their concerns about economic and political stability in South Africa. In a statement on Sunday, the Presidency said Deputy President Ramaphosa met the Governor of Guandong Province, Zhu Xiaodan, for a courtesy call on Friday. “The Presidency feels obliged, in …

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ViZn Energy Systems and Jabil Inala Partner to Power Africa


Mining, Agriculture, and Remote Villages the Focus for Using Non-Toxic Flow Batteries. ViZn Energy Systems Inc. (ViZn), a leading provider of zinc and iron chemistry-based flow battery energy storage systems for utilities and microgrids, announced today that they will be partnering with Jabil Inala to offer turnkey storage solutions to the African power market. Africa has 13 percent of the …

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Takeda Announces Bold, New Access to Medicines for Sub-Saharan Africa from Nairobi

Giles Platford, president, Emerging Markets, Takeda (right) and Dr. Kibachio Joseph Mwangi (left), Head: Division of Non-Communicable Diseases, Ministry of Health, at the launch of Takeda’s bold, new Access to Medicines strategy

Announcement made on the sidelines of TICAD VI. Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502) ( today announced the launch of a bold, new Access to Medicines (AtM) strategy, aimed at increasing access to its innovative and potentially life-saving medicines for patients with some of the highest unmet medical needs. For decades, the company has provided product, funding and access in …

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The Love Affair between Young Nigerians and Disruptive Mobile Technology

sage nigeria

Young Nigerians are mobile-first people – technology is inspiring young entrepreneurs to create businesses that could not have existed in the past. By Magnus Nmonwu, Regional Director for Sage ( in West Africa. We are all familiar with the stereotype of the young entrepreneur; technology whizz kids with all the latest mobile devices and the ability to multitask as they …

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YahClick unveils Virtual Network Operator Service


VNO offering developed in collaboration with VT iDirect, and will be available across YahClick’s expansive coverage area. YahClick (, the broadband satellite solutions provider for home and business, announces its partnership with VT iDirect ( for the introduction of Virtual Network Operator (VNO) services across YahClick’s existing footprint. YahClick’s VNO offering is based on the industry changing capability in the …

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Africa in search of its own

South Africans can follow President Jacob Zuma’s address on television and radio stations or on Parliament’s website

By– Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma says Africa is increasingly taking ownership and responsibility for its socio-economic destiny. “We are committed to placing the continent firmly on a path of sustainable economic growth and development, and thus addressing the scourges of inequality, poverty and unemployment. “Bearing this in mind, collaboration and investments by both the public and private sectors …

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SA: Univen financial wing takes off

University of Venda

By – Thohoyandou – The University of Venda (Univen) has become the first historically black university in South Africa to establish a commercial wing to tackle its financial challenges. Communications Minister Faith Muthambi on Friday officially unveiled the Univen Innovative Growth Company (UIGC) at an event held in Thohoyandou, Limpopo. “In order for universities to provide quality teaching, learning, …

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Appeal to learning professionals to help avert African education digital divide

learn appeal

London25 Aug 2016Training Press ReleasesLearn Appeal. Appeal to learning professionals to donate ‘time and talent’ to help avert digital divide disaster for African education. A new project called #makeamodule #makeadifference run by the Learn Appeal charity is asking e-learning developers, instructional designers and other creative professionals to donate their time and skills to convert static information into interactive e-learning to …

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Youth Innovation Challenge for Peace Launches in South Sudan


More than 120 young people gathered to learn about the competition. The United Nations Development Programme’s new Youth Innovation Challenge for Peace launched official activities on Thursday with an introduction workshop designed to explain the competition process, rules, and innovation principles. More than 120 young people gathered to learn about the competition, which aims to spark out-of-the-box innovative ideas on …

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