Africa, the continent of youth

Africa has the youngest population in the world and according to estimates, one in four working–aged people in the world could be African by 2050.   In some African countries, the youth population is staggering. For example, in Niger, where nearly 50% of the population is younger than 15. Collectively, over 60% of Africans are…

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Ecsponent’s notes offer investors an easy income alternative

JOHANNESBURG, 3 December 2018 – Ecsponent Limited (JSE:ECS) today announced that it has published a prospectus in respect of a R 10 billion Domestic Medium Term Note Programme (DMTN Programme). The notes offered via this programme are JSE-listed medium-term, fixed interest-bearing securities that offer retail, corporate and institutional investors access to superior interest rates. There are…

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Master the crisis like Rockefeller

Successful businesses grow and survive in times of change when they identify viable opportunities and pursue them with focus and perseverance. It requires entrepreneurs who can analyse the risks of the macro environment and convert ideas and vision into successful products and services.   What is happening to the markets now? There are strong indications…

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Spotlight on renewable energy

Funding the largest (22MW) solar plant in Zimbabwe with community ownership scheme   Two-thirds of Africans – 620 million people – still do not have access to “affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern electricity”, one of the UN’s key Sustainable Development Goals. Decades of neglect and mismanagement have left Africa with some of the world’s worst-functioning…

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New era brings growth

When it comes to predicting the future, science-fiction writers seem to have a particular knack for visualising the possibilities. For example, Mark Twain essentially envisioned what would become the Internet as far back as 1898. He wrote about something he called a telectroscope – essentially a dial-up connection – which allowed people to connect to a worldwide network via…

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