Digital tools can protect consumers from inflation. Here’s how – The European Sting – Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology

(Credit: Unsplash) This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Eric Sager, COO, Plaid Inflation rises in the United States after many years, making it more difficult for millions of Americans to purchase consumer items. The expansion of …

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Africa’s park tourism crash is a wake-up call

THAT African governments have failed to raise funds to conserve their vast protected areas is beyond doubt. Countries barely managed to pay basic salaries to rangers who barely had enough to power their patrol vehicles. COVID-19 has exacerbated this already dire situation, with the loss of income from foreign tourism. …

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Watchdog in urgent bid to prevent South Africa from extraditing …

Manuel Chang, the former Minister of Finance of Mozambique. (YouTube screenshot) Lawyers involved in the case suspect Pretoria could preempt the courts by putting Manuel Chang on a plane at 7 a.m. Wednesday morning. A Mozambican anti-corruption watchdog on Wednesday asked the Johannesburg High Court to issue an urgent order …

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KZN and GP riots could reduce South Africa’s GDP by 0.9 percentage point

This is according to the National Treasury, which informed Parliament’s select committee on finance of the impact of violence that erupted last month after former President Jacob Zuma was jailed for contempt of court. FILE: People transport goods as they loot and vandalize the Lotsoho shopping center in Katlehong township, …

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Low cost internet for the elderly

These days, it’s not easy to get people to agree on anything. If I said the water is wet I’m sure you could find 3 out of 10 people to say I’m crazy – “Everyone knows the water is dry!” And you would definitely get a wide variety of opinions …

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Court case to settle alcohol sales in South Africa

Vinpro, a non-profit company representing 3,500 South African wine producers, will go to court on Monday (August 23) to fight the government’s ongoing alcohol ban and completely reopen the industry. South Africa has faced comprehensive alcohol sales bans on four occasions since late March 2020 as part of the country’s …

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Zepz, formerly WorldRemit Group, the leading digital cross-border payments platform, has raised $ 292 million in new Series E primary financing, reaching a valuation of $ 5 billion

LONDON–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Zepz, formerly WorldRemit, a digital cross-border payments platform operating two market-leading brands (WorldRemit and Sendwave, acquired in 2021), with over 11 million users1 in 150 countries, today announces that it has raised $ 292 million in new primary funding, reaching a valuation of $ 5 billion. The …

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IFC to invest $ 3 million to improve access to medical diagnostics in Ghana

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has signed a partnership agreement with South African radiology specialist Bergman, Ross and Partners Incorporated (BRP) to increase access to world-class medical diagnostic services in Ghana. As part of the partnership, IFC would invest approximately $ 3 million in Quest Medical Imaging (QMI) to build …

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South African Airways finalizes fleet and restarts plans – CEO

SAA welcomes A320s again, unions challenge Mango court ruling 13.08.2021 – 03:28 UTC South African Airways (SA, Johannesburg OR Tambo) once again welcomed two of its A320-200s that arrived at Johannesburg OR Tambo on August 12, 2021, after being in storage and undergoing C-Check maintenance at Abu Dhabi Int’l during …

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Horror stories of children in South Africa …

Illustrative image – Source: Michael Komape (Image: Section 27) The way South African society treats its children – as evidenced by its response to the death of Michael Komape – reveals the image of a country with a miserable soul. Mark Tomlinson is Co-Director of the Institute for Life Course …

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R ‘Manny Dworcan, 75, OBM

R ‘ Menachem (Manny) Dworcan, a founding member of the Lubavitcher community in South Africa and a beloved pillar of the Johannesburg community, passed away on Shabbos. Whole story R ‘ Menachem (Manny) Dworcan, a pillar of the Lubavitcher community in South Africa, died on Shabbos afternoon, Elul 13, 5781. …

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Henry sends wealthy Hamptons, Cape Cod residents and vacationers to pack their bags

Tropical Storm Henri disrupts life in some of America’s richest vacation spots, as it prepares to make landfall on Long Island or southern New England. Residents and vacationers alike were left with a decision to make as Henri made his way to the coast: stay or go. Henri was downgraded …

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Nigeria to explore DFC option in infrastructure finance – Minister | The Guardian Nigeria News

The HMIC, Alh. Lai Mohammed The federal government has said it will explore the American International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) to find funds for its infrastructure development. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed made it known Saturday in Washington after a meeting with Mr. Johnnie Carson, senior …

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DA chooses mayoral candidates for key battlefield metros

Through Samkelo Mtshali 1h ago Share this article: To shareTweeterTo shareTo shareTo shareE-mailTo share Johannesburg – As local elections approach, the DA has chosen its candidates for the top posts in the subways, which will become the main ballot battlegrounds in the coming months. The official opposition met in Johannesburg …

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High electricity prices continue to cause headaches for customers

High electricity prices have been making headlines throughout Cape Town since the price hike in early July. Social movements were launched and pickets organized in front of various buildings such as Eskom in Bellville and Parliament. Another group of people who suffer the consequences of high prices are those who …

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4 ways businesses can avoid loan scams and predatory lenders

“Secured loan approval; receive funds within 24 hours. “No credit check; interest rate starts at 0%; only a low application fee is required.” These statements may sound good enough to a small business owner who is in desperate need of capital. But, as the old saying goes, “If something sounds …

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Analysis: Afghan Taliban have influential friend in China | Tom Roeder | Military

The Taliban overthrew Afghanistan’s elected government on Monday. On Tuesday, armed Taliban leaders who assaulted cameras in the presidential palace in Kabul received warm greetings from Beijing. Welcome to Belt and Road, China’s open foreign policy that traps the Third World. And Afghanistan, which shares a 50-mile border with China, …

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Cape Town expects another peak in license renewals for August

The City of Cape Town (COCT) has alerted all citizens to renew their license disc online using e-Services because there is another peak expected during the month of August. According to COCT, many license discs expired between June and July 2021, due to the extension of the Covid-19 confinement granted …

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Exclusive: DA Shadow Health MEC Criticizes Pace Of Reopening Of Charlotte Maxeke Hospital News South Africa

In an exclusive interview with Briefly News, Democratic Alliance (DA) Shadow Health MEC Jack Bloom criticized the pace of the reopening of Charlotte Maxeke University Hospital in Johannesburg. The hospital has seen parts of it reopen following the fire that ravaged it, with several other parts not due to reopen …

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Kick-off time and latest team news

“I don’t think there is a specific style (that has to be played), it is determined by the players you have,” he said. “New Zealand will have certain athletic attributes and create a game plan to amplify those special characteristics. We will have a different (type of) player and seek …

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Cassbana, Egypt is expanding rapidly by offering financial identities to unbanked communities

Egyptian fintech start-up Cassbana, which builds financial identities for underserved and unbanked communities, has grown rapidly and has already provided more than 10,000 loans in 14 cities. Founded in June of last year, Cassbana uses machine learning and AI to deliver financial identities to underserved and unbanked consumers, with its …

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Moove raises $ 23 million to create flexible options for drivers to own cars in Africa – TechCrunch

Africa is home to over a billion people, the majority of whom have little or no access to auto finance. In fact, the continent has the lowest per capita car ownership rate in the world. In 2019, Africa had less than 900,000 new vehicle sales. The United States sold more …

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South African Valorant players tear up EU servers on 170 Ping

The next time you feel the need to find an excuse for your poor performance in a Valorant rated game, don’t. Keep calm and take it on the chin. That’s what I’ve been telling myself over the last few weeks, anyway, since watching South African contender Valorant Garret ‘Mangolorian’ Laird …

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Bowmans eyes ENSafrica for Johannesburg hire

A tax lawyer from ENSafrica has moved his practice to Bowmans in Johannesburg. A tax lawyer from ENSafrica has moved his practice to Bowmans in Johannesburg. Just a few months after losing partner Chris Green to Pinsent Masons in South Africa, Bowmans has brought in Mike Benetello, a tax specialist …

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Bernardo Silva desperate for Barcelona move after Man City exit

The summer transfer window is in its final month for the big European leagues, which means the biggest clubs are looking to make a splash in the market before the start of the new season. Check out the latest gossip below, and check out all the official offers here. TOP …

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THREE KEY CLASHS in decisive Lions series game against South Africa

THREE KEY CLASHS in the decision maker of the Lions series: Ali Price must step up the pace against Cobus Reinach, Wyn Jones must subdue Frans Malherbe in melee … and Handre Pollard will test the “bomb defuser” Liam Williams Lions and South Africa to face off in decisive win-win …

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From Johannesburg to Tokyo / IJF.org

The journey from Johannesburg to Tokyo is a long one, a 24 hour journey covering 13,527 km. Alternatively, it could be 4,106 hours for the 21,298 km that a 21st century Marco Polo would need to cover on foot, crossing Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Thanks to the Tokyo …

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‘We were not a team’, former South African cricketers make damning revelations about racial discrimination in Proteas camp

Johannesburg: Allegations of racial discrimination in South African cricket were made during a month of hearings, with a star claiming he was called a “quota player” and that representing the national team was not “not a dream”. Another said that a modified version of the 1970s pop song “Brown Girl …

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Markets, analysts react to new appointments of Ndabeni-Abrahams & Godongwana

On Thursday evening, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced changes in his cabinet by reshuffling some existing members of his executive by appointing new members and new deputy ministers. New Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana at the swearing-in ceremony at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on August 6, 2021. Photo: GCIS. JOHANNESBURG / …

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Tunisia puts Ennahda official under house arrest, colleague says

A Tunisian flag flies in front of the headquarters building of the moderate Islamist party Ennahda in Tunis, Tunisia, July 29, 2021. REUTERS / Ammar Awad / File Photo TUNIS, Aug.6 (Reuters) – The Tunisian interior ministry has placed under house arrest a senior official from the moderate Islamist party …

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Is Nairobi ready to become a global financial center? – Quartz Africa

Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, has already made a name for itself as a regional hub for trade, innovation and technology. Now plans are underway to take the city to the next level of becoming a global financial center. Kenya’s launch of the Nairobi International Financial Center (NIFC) last week, making the …

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Former South African President Jacob Zuma jailed in Gauteng Johannesburg Hospital Jacob Zuma Constitutional Court KwaZulu-Natal

Former South African President Jacob Zuma has been admitted for observation at a hospital near Estcourt Correctional Center where he is currently serving a 15-month prison sentence, the government said on Friday. Zuma is in prison for defying a Constitutional Court order to testify in a state-backed investigation examining corruption …

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South African Zuma hospitalized from prison

LONDON (Reuters) – Jailed former South African president Jacob Zuma was hospitalized on Friday for medical observation, the government’s Corrections Department said. FILE PHOTO: Former South African President Jacob Zuma addresses his supporters after appearing before the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, May 17, 2021. REUTERS / Rogan Ward …

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Church in United States undertakes fundraising for Africa

American Bishops call on the faithful to give generously to support their Catholic brothers and sisters in Africa, saying their commitment will make a real and tangible difference in the lives of countless people. By Vatican News reporter The Church in the United States traditionally dedicates the months of July …

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WOOLWORTHS HOLDINGS LIMITED – New trading statement for the 52 weeks ended June 27, 2021 – SENS

Further trading statement for the 52 weeks ended 27 June 2021 Woolworths Holdings Limited(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)Registration number 1929/001986/06LEI: 37890095421E07184E97Share code: WHLShare ISIN: ZAE000063863Bond company code: WHLI(‘WHL’ or ‘the Group’) FURTHER TRADING STATEMENT FOR THE 52 WEEKS ENDED 27 JUNE 2021 Further to WHL’s trading update, which …

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NOTICE | Deon Pretorius: How do we deal with South Africa’s “culture of destruction”?

A suspected looter shoots a few items on the ground outside a vandalized shopping center in Vosloorus. The short, medium and long term development processes must be implemented by a government capable of a coalition of agencies to ensure that the conditions that fuel frustration, anger and destructive conflict are …

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July slow due to lockdown-Uganda

The recently concluded 42-day national lockdown, intended to reduce the spread of a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic across Uganda, has added to the continued economic slowdown. The Stanbic Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) slipped to 34.6 in July from 34.9 recorded in June. This is the second consecutive decline …

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City of Jackson seeks up to $ 5.5 million in bonds for planetarium and arts center

JACKSON, Mississippi (WLBT) – African manuscripts that have stood the test of time for centuries face a new threat: high temperatures caused by a faulty HVAC system at the Mississippi Center for the Arts. The center on Pascagoula Street was virtually inoperative for more than a month after the CVC …

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Delta restarts nonstop service from Atlanta to Johannesburg

Delta Airlines resumed his non-stop service between Atlanta and Johannesburg, a decision hailed by South Africa Tourism. Operated by Airbus A350-900neo, the flight will leave Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport at 7:00 p.m. and arrive at Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg at 4.30 p.m. the next day. The return flight departs Johannesburg …

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Nolan Oswald Dennis: conditions | Goodman Johannesburg Gallery

The Goodman Gallery is pleased to present Conditions, the third solo exhibition of Nolan Oswald Dennis with the Goodman Gallery. The exhibition presents a new series of works centered around the figure of the globe. Incorporating form in various configurations, Dennis presents different perspectives on our familiar world as a …

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Under Secretary Nuland’s trip to South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania and Niger

Under Secretary for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland meets with South African Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Naledi Pandor NOTE TO THE MEDIASPOKESPERSON’S OFFICEAMERICAN STATE DEPARTMENT1 AUG 2021 Under Secretary for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland will visit South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania and Niger from July 31 to August 6. In …

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Partners strengthen Africa’s fight against COVID-19 and poverty

An engineer works at the Soroti power plant in Uganda in December 2016. The plant was developed in partnership with USAID’s Power Africa. (© Isaac Kasamani / AFP / Getty Images) The United States and its international partners are investing $ 80 billion in Africa’s private sector to help end …

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Yarmouth is preparing to advance alone on the sewage treatment plant

Yarmouth officials are looking to move forward without Dennis and Harwich and build a sewage treatment plant near Buck Island. The project would be presented to Yarmouth voters at a special city meeting this fall, eliminating the Dennis-Harwich-Yarmouth solution to the region’s sewage problems, although Yarmouth officials have stressed their …

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Moody’s downgrades the city of Johannesburg

Moody’s Investors Service took rating action on five South African regional and local governments (RLGs) and government-linked issuers (GRIs) on July 16. The city of Johannesburg is one of the RLGs that has been decommissioned. The others are the city of Ekurhuleni, the city of Cape Town, the Metropolitan Municipality …

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Vietnam seizes shipment of lion bones / rhino horn from South Africa

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2021 / PRNewswire / – from Vietnam seizure of three tonnes of lion bones found in a container shipped from South Africa raised concerns about up to 12,000 captive-bred lions for the country’s notorious “canned” hunting industry. The container also included rhino horns weighing 138 kg. The …

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Chemicals in burnt South African warehouse cause “considerable” environmental damage – authorities

CAPE TOWN, July 23 (Reuters) – South African authorities said on Friday that around 1,600 chemicals were stored in a warehouse owned by Indian company UPL Ltd when it was razed in a heavy looting last week, causing potentially harmful air emissions and a greenish effluent to seep into a …

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Seychelles: African Development Bank approves $ 20 million loan to support Covid-19 recovery – Seychelles

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group approved a flexible loan of $ 20 million to finance the Seychelles Governance and Economic Reform Support Program, which is expected to contribute to the macroeconomic stability of the island nation and recovery after Covid-19 in the medium term. The …

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Representation of leadership is part of wider politics of Islamophobia, says Malayali scho – The New Indian Express

Through Express news service Ashraf Kunnummal, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Johannesburg Institute of Advance Studies, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, has studied Beemapally’s layoffs closely. He released an article in 2011, two years after the state’s biggest police layoff. Rajesh Abraham of TNIE met Kunnummal for his interpretation of the …

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Rays trade for Nelson Cruz as Twins sell

Tampa Bay Rays acquire designated hitter Nelson Cruz from Minnesota Twins. The deal marks the start of major deals ahead of MLB’s July 30 trade deadline. Minnesota begins a massive sell-off in July by grabbing two leads from the loaded Rays system. An ageless wonder, Cruz remains one of the …

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Developer: DSD (Cape Town or Johannesburg) X2 at Capitec

Goal statement Responsible for creating Capitec Bank branchless banking applications according to specifications Live 5 years of proven experience in software development Experience in the following development languages: Minimum Java Script frameworks XML Html CSS Java JSP SQL Web services Spring Diploma (minimum) National certificate in grade 12 National certificate …

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Alcohol industry at risk of collapse if South Africa’s lockdown restrictions are not lifted: companies

After a wave of violence and destruction in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, which saw 161 liquor stores and distribution centers looted and damaged, the alcohol industry has called for the ban on sale to be lifted alcohol so that legal businesses can operate. He said restrictions must be relaxed to avoid …

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UAP gets more time to settle Sh8bn Old Mutual, Stanbic loan

Companies UAP gets more time to settle Sh8bn Old Mutual, Stanbic loan Wednesday, July 21, 2021 UAP Insurance Building in Nairobi. PHOTO FILE | NMG By VICTOR JUMAMore from this author summary Insurance group UAP Holdings has restructured 8 billion shillings in loans from its parent company Old Mutual Holdings …

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The spirit, life and art of South African pop pastor Tsepo Tshola

I regret to start this way. No sooner had I struggled to find a way to say goodbye to Mabi Thobejane and Steve Kekana, when South African music lost singer and songwriter Tsepo Tshola. These three masters of the nation’s musical soul were famous, but not celebrities. Because they never …

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coalition including Google, GivePower and Silfab Solar brings solar power to one of Africa’s oldest national parks and an important school of peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo | Texas News

AUSTIN, Texas, July 20, 2021 / PRNewswire / – GivePower Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to extending the environmental and social benefits of clean and renewable energy around the world, has completed three solar projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in partnership with Nuru, a Congolese renewable energy …

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What fatherhood taught me about money

Becoming a parent transforms a person in a profound way. Becoming a dad brought to light my own relationship with money, informed by my childhood, and how it will shape what I want my kids to go through and what mistakes I want them to avoid. More importantly, it gave …

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Ngizwe Mchunu surrenders to police for inciting violence

Mchunu, who is accused of inciting violence, was shown in videos circulating on social media on Monday leaving the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Police Department handcuffed. Ngizwe Mchunu. Photo: NgizweOnline / Facebook.com JOHANNESBURG – Musician and former radio host Ngizwe Mchunu is the latest controversial figure linked to both former President Jacob …

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Campaign aims to free black women from the burden of student debt

Click to enlarge COLUMBUS, Ohio – Black women have more student loan debt than any other group, and a national petition has been launched to write off $ 50,000 in student debt for each borrower. Supporters say it would help build a better future for black women. More than 28,000 …

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Sharks vs. Bulls Currie Cup clash canceled due to safety concerns

Sharks versus bulls. (Photo by Christiaan Kotze / Gallo Images) the Curry cup correspondence between the Sharks and Bulls, scheduled for Wednesday at Kings Park in Durban, has been canceled. SA Rugby said in a statement the match was called off due to security concerns at KwaZulu-Natal, with a decision …

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Passage Bio (PASG) appoints a sales director, a financial director and a medical director

Receive instant alerts for news on your actions. Claim your 1-week free trial for StreetInsider Premium here. Passage Bio, Inc. (Nasdaq: PASG), a clinical-stage genetic drug company focused on the development of transformative therapies for rare monogenic central nervous system (CNS) disorders, today announced three key executive appointments . These …

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Adopt eLearning to help South Africa’s post-pandemic rebound

While the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted daily teaching processes and sparked the need for alternative learning methods, the growing popularity of e-learning and digital training platforms for minors is not surprising. . Working to provide a simple and consistent approach through specialized platforms, New Leaf Technologies took on the challenge …

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Two Nigerians become partners in an American law firm

David-Chyddy Eleke An international law firm, McDermott Will & Emery, which is said to be the largest law firm in the United States of America (United States), announced the addition of two Nigerian lawyers, Emeka Charles Chinwuba and Nexus Uzoma Sea as partners of the firm. While Chinwuba will work …

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Johannesburg consul “shocked” by Portuguese “disinterest” in latest wave of violence in South Africa

Portuguese consul in Johannesburg Vasco Pinto de Abreu was in Lisbon this weekend to report on the plight of some 200,000 Portuguese nationals caught in the latest wave of violence in South Africa. He described himself as “shocked” by the “disinterest” and “disregard” given to what is a large Portuguese …

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Egypt / South Africa: Al Ahly wins CAF Champions League “Al Ashra” with a victory against 10 chefs

Casablanca, Morocco – Egyptian giants Al Ahly beat 10-man Kaizer Chiefs 3-0 in Casablanca on Saturday night to successfully defend their CAF Champions League crown and secure their 10th overall title. Goals from Mohamed Sherif, Magdy Afsha and Mohamed Elsoulia secured Ahly the title, with the Chiefs having to play …

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Eurobond yields rise on Covid, political nervousness

By JAMES ANYANZWA Kenya Eurobonds traded on the Irish and UK stock markets face moderate demand amid concerns over the Covid-19 pandemic and uncertainties surrounding the outcome of cases to block the Building Bridges bill Initiative (BBI) which aims to expand the size of government through Popular Vote. Kenya has …

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The business sense is family

TWINS Lwando and Lwazi Ndlangalavu have always gone into business together for a double impact. Their strategy is proof that two heads are better than one. The other day, they were over their weight in the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) industry – and were having a killing spree. Their latest …

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Georgia trainer in “serious” condition on ventilator at Johannesburg hospital

Georgia the head coach Levan Maïsachvili is in a “severe” in a Johannesburg hospital after testing positive for Covid-19, the Georgia Rugby Union confirmed the Saturday. READ | BRITISH AND IRISH BOSS LIONS WANTS CLARIFICATIONS ON KLERK ‘RECKLESS’ FAF ATTACK Maisashvili and five other members of the Georgia squad tested …

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Georgia rugby coach hospitalized with COVID in South Africa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) – The Georgia national rugby coach was in serious condition in hospital in South Africa on Saturday after contracting COVID-19 during a series organized to help the world champion Springboks to prepare for the British and Irish Lions tour. Levan Maisashvili has “serious lung damage …

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Cape Town plans to “move away from Eskom’s sole dependency”

The City of Cape Town is appealing to private and public sector financiers to help it improve its plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This includes submission proposals for low-cost financing of renewable energy projects that will be owned and operated by the city, such as News24 reports. According to …

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Nigeria seeks $ 1 billion for key gas pipeline pending Chinese loans

The headquarters of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) are in Abuja, Nigeria on July 28, 2017. REUTERS / Afolabi Sotunde Chinese infrastructure loans across Africa have plummeted NNPC says it is still seeking funds from Chinese lenders Chinese lenders feel too exposed in Nigeria, source says LAGOS, July 16 …

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MECHEL ANNOUNCES THE BUYBACK OF CORPORATE BONDS

EquityStory.RS, LLC-News: PJSC Mechel / Keyword (s): Obligation16.07.2021 / 12:00 MSKThe issuer is solely responsible for the content of this advertisement. MECHEL ANNOUNCES THE BUYBACK OF CORPORATE BONDS Moscow, Russia – July 16, 2021 – Mechel PAO (NYSE: MTL, MOEX: MTLR), one of Russia’s leading mining and metallurgical companies, says …

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Head of SAPOA – The New Indian Express

Through PTI JOHANNESBURG: The chief landowner in South Africa on Thursday described the ongoing looting and arson in the country as “the hallmarks of an attempted coup”? and called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to impose a total lockdown to remedy the situation. The violence began last Wednesday after former President …

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What is happening in South Africa? Riots after the arrest of President Jacob Zuma

The arrest of former South African President Jacob Zuma this month sparked looting and violence in the country’s two most populous provinces amid a record spate of Covid-19 infections. Why was Jacob Zuma arrested? Mr Zuma was President of South Africa from 2009 to 2018, a time when alleged corruption …

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Why patience is a virtue in the race to reach net zero

Infrastructure projects in emerging and frontier markets are seldom financially viable on their own due to financial, technical and regulatory barriers. “Patient capital” provides the time and space to start high quality infrastructure projects. Targeted investments of public funds can catalyze private sector investments in infrastructure projects that contribute to …

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Re-fit skipper Wyn Jones to join Lions tour of South Africa

Alun Wyn Jones underwent two fitness tests before being allowed to join his teammates in South Africa. Reuters Johannesburg: Original captain Alun Wyn Jones has been put back into shape after a shoulder injury and will join the British and Irish Lions in South Africa, the tourist management said on …

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West Africa: factoring offers an alternative to financing for SMEs – Central Bank of West African States

Factoring, which is a financial management technique allowing a company to liquidate its receivables and recover liquidity, can be an alternative and complementary solution to financing, in particular for SMEs and SMIs the Governor of the Central Bank of the States of West Africa (Bceao), Tiémoko Meyliet Koné declared during …

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‘It undermines everything’: dozens dead in riots in South Africa

The riots in South Africa rose to 72 on Tuesday, AFP reported, including 10 people trampled to death during a looting at a shopping center, as police and military fired stun grenades and rubber bullets in an attempt to end the unrest sparked by the imprisonment last week of former …

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Bafo Khanyeza | Municipal Nightmare – What the Ministry of Finance and Auditors Could Have Done Better

Residents of Setlagole village in the northwestern local municipality of Ratlou brave the scorching sun as they queue for water at a reservoir, which is filled by trucks provided by the state. There isn’t much to analyze about a municipality that has received so many negative opinions and disclaimers. Because …

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