Startup

Enter the Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards

The Department of Economic Development and Tourism is calling for entries for the 2019 Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards. The Western Cape Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards 2019 (WCERA) is the second edition of a competition that recognises the achievements and potential of some of the Province’s most exciting entrepreneurs. It is vital for an economy to develop a culture of entrepreneurship by facilitating access to markets … Continue reading Enter the Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards

Business

This new initiative brings together African women- And with it comes much more.

Promotion of gender equality and women’s empowerment is not new in Kenya and Africa, there have been several initiatives put in place to steer the agenda. However, this women-initiative brings something different as it focuses on women economic empowerment and leadership. Kenyan businesswomen are set to benefit immensely from the Commonwealth Business Women Network, Kenyan chapter which was launched on Tuesday as they will have … Continue reading This new initiative brings together African women- And with it comes much more.

Startup

FRENCH: Un hackathon dédié à la jeunesse

Dans le cadre de la lutte contre le Virus Ebola, Internews a organisé un Hackathon dans la ville de Goma, au Nord Kivu, faisant suite à celui qui a eu lieu à Kinshasa en marge de la Kinshasa Digital Week 2019. Les 30 et 31 mai derniers 60 jeunes ont eu pour mission d’imaginer et de développer des projets dans le but d’aider les agents de la … Continue reading FRENCH: Un hackathon dédié à la jeunesse

Business

Expectations rise for Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum

The stage is getting bigger for the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum; and so are the multiplicity of roles it is inadvertently assuming, and rising expectations.Having five African Presidents, over 60 global speakers from the public and private sectors across three continents together is a large private sector platform for empowerment and generation of ideas.At the two-day forum, which held in Abuja recently were Paul … Continue reading Expectations rise for Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum

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Lira changes the game with the first African Barbie doll

South African musician and businesswoman Lerato “Lira” Molapo has coined the term “African Barbie” by becoming the first African to have a Barbie doll made in her image. Barbies 60th campaign includes Lira “Barbie has been celebrating female role models and inspiring girls since 1959. But she isn’t done yet. There are glass ceilings left to be shattered. Barbie believes this generation of young women … Continue reading Lira changes the game with the first African Barbie doll

Agriculture

Support African women working in agriculture

EMPOWERMENT As South Africa commemorates Women’s Month, the country will reflect on the progress made in achieving gender equality and main-streaming the gender agenda across all areas, including agriculture. Agriculture sustains 70% of Africa’s livelihoods, while playing an integral role as an engine of economic growth and poverty reduction. African women, on average, make up 40% of the agricultural labour workforce and produce 70% of … Continue reading Support African women working in agriculture

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Sparkle Launches to Change the Face of Retail Services in Nigeria

Uzoma Dozie, one of Nigeria’s leaders in the financial sector and the last Group Managing Director of Diamond Bank, Nigeria, today announced that he is launching a new financial technology community and ecosystem, Sparkle; a mobile-first platform focused on the country’s retail sector. Sparkle will tackle how retailers can achieve their daily objectives and scale their businesses, providing a suite of innovative lifestyle services, in addition to typical … Continue reading Sparkle Launches to Change the Face of Retail Services in Nigeria