Africa In The News

Standard Bank to focus on Africa, The Wall Street Journal, 11 August 2011. Read More...

Women in business: Let's make this work, says Zuma, Mail & Guardian, 9 August 2011. Read More...

South Africa ‘Confident’ on Growth, Budget Even After U.S. Debt Downgraded, Bloomberg, 8 August 2011. Read More...

‘Blade Runner’ Amputee Pistorius Is on South Africa Squad for Track Worlds, Bloomberg, 9 August 2011. Read More...

Temasek, Oppenheimers Form $300 Million Africa-Focused Private Equity Fund, Bloomberg, 5 August 2011. Read More...

South Africa Gautrain opens Johannesburg-Pretoria route, BBC News Africa, 2 August 2011. Read More...

Moeletsi Mbeki on SA's good, bad and nouveau riche, Daily Maverick, 1 August 2011. Read More...

 

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15 August
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Brand Africa FOCUS
15 August 2011



Save The Date!

With the world economy still under pressure, the USA downgraded from an ‘AAA’ rating by Standard & Poor’s to an ‘AA+’ and with riots on the streets of London and the major cities in the UK; it is no longer the social fabric of North Africa and the Middle East that is under scrutiny. The world is in a state of redefining itself and, for Africa, critical to that process is how the continent leverages off this opportunity to grow, develop and prosper.

With so much to discuss, the Brand Africa FORUM 2011 is the place to be on 29th September 2011 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

Dr Dambisa Moyo, the best-selling author of Dead Aid and How The West was Lost and a former Goldman Sachs economist, returns to the Brand Africa FORUM 2011 and, alongside Nedbank Group’s Non-Executive Chairman Dr Reuel Khoza, will be discussing the need for proactive leadership to drive Africa's growth reputation and competitiveness.

We Can – Says Brand SA

“Yes, Minister (Trevor) Manuel has every right to be confident about the country’s ability to face down the daunting challenges identified by the National Planning Commission,” says Miller Matola, CEO of the International Marketing Council (IMC).

During a recent update on the state of Brand South Africa, of which the IMC is the official custodian, Matola admitted that the nature of news meant that good news was often overridden by bad. “So, in order to have a balanced view, it is necessary to stand back and survey what has changed,” he said. And South Africa has changed a great deal, both following on from the successful Fifa Soccer World Cup and in terms of global partnerships and recognition meted out during the past 12 months.
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Features

AfDB Backs Rift Valley Railway

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has pledged $40 million to a five-year capital investment programme for Rift Valley Railways (RVR), reports allafrica.com. RVR is a consortium established to manage the parastatal railways of Kenya and Uganda. The consortium won the bid to privately manage the more than 100-year-old Kenya-Uganda railway in 2005.
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Southern Africa Potential

The 2011 world investment report released last month by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) shows that total foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows to Africa for 2010 totalled $55 billion, or 10% of total FDI inflows to developing countries, says Business Report. However it’s not all good news.
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South Sudan Admitted To AU

On 15 August 2011 the new African nation of South Sudan formally took up membership of the African Union (AU), becoming the continental body’s 54th member state. Dr Jean Ping, the AU Commission Chairperson, received the requisite number of endorsements from 33 member states including the government of Sudan, which was more than required for South Sudan’s admittance.
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Heineken Buys Ethiopian Breweries

Dutch brewing firm Heineken has signed a deal to buy two state-owned Ethiopian breweries, reports Associated Press. Tom de Man, Heineken President for Africa and the Middle East, said the company had signed a $163 million deal for the purchase of Harar Brewery and Bedele Brewery. Heineken intends to expand the breweries and increase the product line.
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