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FirstRand secures foothold in Nigeria

FirstRand secures foothold in Nigeria

South African banking group FirstRand says it aims to become a major player in Nigeria after its subsidiary, Rand Merchant Bank, secured an investment banking licence from the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Coega Dairy 'coup' for emerging farmers

Coega Dairy ‘coup’ for emerging farmers

Franchise restaurant group Famous Brands is partnering with the Coega Dairy Company in a state-of-the-art cheese manufacturing plant that will bring R55-million in new investment into the Eastern Cape while providing a robust, growing market for emerging dairy farmers in the region.
Township automotive hub to create jobs

Cadiz, USAid in R1bn small business fund

Financial services group Cadiz Asset Management has partnered with the US Agency for International Development in launching a new job creation fund targeting small businesses in South Africa.

Bank’s green building looks ahead

Green banking group Nedbank, a leader in sustainable business practices, has opened its new green star-rated regional head office in Pretoria.
Top green rating for SA building

Govt allays farmers' 'land grab' fears

German group invests in SA agriculture

One of Europe's largest development finance institutions, the German Investment Corporation, has acquired a 10% shareholding in South African agriculture supply chain company Farmsecure Holdings.
South Africa: the new reality

China-Africa investment ‘picking up pace’

The scale and pace of investment by Chinese companies across Africa is picking up, with South Africa's Standard Bank alone responsible for advising Chinese companies on recent deals worth more than R10-billion.
Microsoft to premiere OneApp in SA

Absa trials payments via mobile phone

Banking group Absa conducted South Africa's first live user trial of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology on mobile phones in December, with 500 of the bank's staff members using the technology in a commercial environment.
SA's BPO 'window of opportunity'

Absa academy builds financial skills

Banking group Absa has successfully trained the first group of financial advisers through the Absa Insurance and Financial Advisor Academy, as part of its efforts to develop skills and create jobs in South Africa's financial services sector.

Adopted school aims high

A new partnership with financial services group Alexander Forbes is expected to help turn Memezelo Secondary School in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria, into a top performer.
New lab tools to help school soar

Tiger Brands unveils second BEE deal

AECI unveils R1.2bn empowerment deal

South African chemicals, explosives and property group AECI has unveiled a R1.2-billion black economic empowerment deal that will see a 11.5% stake in the company being held by an employee share trust and a community share trust.


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