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Zambia to Implement the IMF’s Enhanced General Data Dissemination System


A mission of the International Monetary Fund visited Lusaka during April 4–8, 2016, to assist the authorities with the implementation of the Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS), which was endorsed by the Executive Board in May 2015. The mission supported the development of the National Summary Data Page (NSDP), which will be posted on the Central Statistical Office website, …

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Dti training in China to benefit SA’s economic growth

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies

By – Pretoria – Government officials are today leaving for Tianjin, China, where they will participate in a month-long capacity building programme on Special Economic Zones, said the Department of Trade and Industry (dti). The 20-member group comprises officials who are involved in the planning, development, management and operations of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in South Africa. Trade and …

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MTN selects BCSG to bring cloud services to small businesses across Africa


BCSG thas been selected by MTN Group to refresh its cloud services proposition for businesses. MTN Cloud Services will provide the CSP’s business customers with an enhanced range of market leading SaaS and IaaS solutions like Microsoft Office 365 and Cisco Webex. These services help MTN customers to run their businesses more efficiently and effectively, and allow MTN to strengthen …

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SA, Iran to increase non-oil trade investment

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By – Pretoria – South Africa and Iran have agreed to increase non-oil trade and investment to a billion dollars by 2020. This emerged on Sunday after talks between President Jacob Zuma and Iran’s counterpart President Hassan Rouhani. President Zuma is in Tehran on a two-day visit. Speaking during the South Africa-Iran Business Council, President Zuma said the agreement …

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Ingenico Group deploys a cashless Revenue Collection solution in Kenya


Ingenico Group (Euronext: FR0000125346 – ING) (, the global leader in seamless payment, deployed, jointly with its local partner Tracom, a Revenue Collection solution in the County of Nyeri in Kenya. This initiative was sponsored by Equity Bank and reinforces the emerging cashless-based culture by collecting County fees such as parking, land rates, business permits, market stall fees through electronic …

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SA scoops investment awards in Dubai

Mzwandile Masina

By – Deputy Minister Masina says the IORA awards are an honour for SA. Pretoria – South Africa has won two awards at the second Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Ministerial Economic and Business Conference, in Dubai. Deputy Minister Masina received two awards on behalf of the Department of Trade and Industry and InvestSA which was presented by UAE …

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SA, Hungary to talk trade, investment

Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Mzwandile Masina

By – Deputy Minister Masina says there are many trade opportunities for SA and Hungary. Pretoria – Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Mzwandile Masina will co-chair the second session of the South Africa-Hungary Joint Economic Committee that kicks off today in Budapest, Hungary. The two-day meeting is a bilateral forum which meets biennially, alternately in South Africa and in …

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SA’s monthly tourism numbers rebound

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By – Pretoria – The Department of Tourism says the number of tourists arriving in South Africa every month has shot through the one million mark for the first time since 2009. The department says this is a positive signal that the industry is recovering from last year’s decline. In January this year, 1 012 641 tourists arrived in …

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Online gaming expanding to African Market


Online gaming expanding to African Market in 2016 shouldn’t surprise anyone. This sort of trend has been happening throughout the Internet world. The fact that it is relatively easy to expand businesses to the African market in the first place just goes to show people how versatile and flexible online businesses really can be, including online casino and free online …

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The New Partnership for Africa’s Development Collaborates with Thomson Reuters to Accelerate Pace of Innovation


The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters today announced a strategic partnership with The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) to spearhead the development and monitoring of innovative output across the region. NEPAD is one of the African Union’s key technical bodies leading socio-economic development, providing tangible methods to advance the continental economy. This collaboration comes on the …

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