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APO to launch an African dedicated access for Corporate Social Responsibility press release distribution

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APO has become the authorized agency in Africa for CSRwire, the Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire. APO (African Press Organization) (, the sole press release wire in Africa, and the global leader in media relations related to Africa, announces today that it has become the authorized agency in Africa for CSRwire (, the Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire. With over 70,000 readers ...

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The African Union aspires for “an Africa whose development is people-driven, relying on the potential of African people, especially its women and youth,” Commissioner Tumusiime


AUC’s Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture (REA), H.E Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, has reiterated that impressive economic growth has been achieved on the continent. Delivering a key note address at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF 2015) themed, “Walking the Talk of Youth and Women – Bringing Inclusive Agricultural Markets to Life,” she, however, noted that the growth has not ...

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Taking Africa’s blue economy to the next level at Maritime Africa in Cape Town in November


Industry gathering to focus on ocean security and economic development Africa’s maritime domain has vast potential for wealth creation and while traditional maritime activities have intensified and developed, a collaborative effort from all AU member states is necessary to achieve a secure environment for this blue economy to flourish. This is according to Richard Stubbs, event director of the upcoming ...

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SA joins globe in creating tourism jobs

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By – Pretoria – South Africa has joined global tourism leaders in adopting the Antalya Declaration to create more jobs and strengthen skills development in the tourism sector. Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom on Wednesday attended a meeting of T20 countries in Antalya, Turkey, where the declaration was adopted unanimously. The T20 group represents the tourism ministers from G20 countries, which ...

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Sacci congratulates Molefe on appointment


By – Pretoria – The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) has congratulated Brian Molefe on his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Eskom. SACCI said during Molefe’s short tenure as acting Chief Executive Officer, he had made strides to stabilise the power grid and had facilitated the improvement in maintenance of the system. “However, the situation ...

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Ghana – Appolonia announces joint venture to build 2-3 bedroom houses


Appolonia – City of Light, the mixed-use urban development near Accra, today announced a joint venture agreement to develop homes on 20 hectares of land at the landmark satellite city project. The residential development, called The Oxford, is the second to be announced by the project developers this year. The 2-3 bedroom houses to be constructed by Eban Properties will ...

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SA: Sheltered Employment Factories to be renamed

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By – Pretoria – The Department of Labour has announced that the Sheltered Employment Factories (SEF), which provide employment opportunities to people with disabilities, will officially undergo a name change. The Sheltered Employment Factories will now be known as Supported Employment Enterprises (SEE). The new name is expected to be launched in East London in October. The new Supporter ...

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Africa is rising and changing for the better

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President Jacob Zuma has called on Africans – including those in the diaspora – “to accept” their continent was changing for the better and “was open for business”. “Africa is rising, and the signs are there for all to see,” Zuma said to the Pan African Students Association of Princeton University in New Jersey, US, on Sunday. “Africa is indeed ...

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DHL Express appoints new Managing Director for Sub-Saharan Africa

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Hennie Heymans, currently Managing Director of DHL Express South Africa, has been appointed as Managing Director of DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) Hennie Heymans, currently Managing Director of DHL Express South Africa (, has been appointed as Managing Director of DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), effective from 01 October 2015. In his new role, Heymans will oversee 51 countries and ...

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IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with Namibia


The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Namibia.1 Namibia has maintained robust Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth since the global financial crisis, although in 2014 it was somewhat weaker. The GDP growth slightly moderated to 4.5 percent in 2014, largely owing to lower global demand for Namibia’s main export commodities (e.g., ...

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