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South Africa SWIFT to Host First SA Innovation Challenge for Financial Technology Startups
The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) has announced that it’s partnering with financial technology innovation initiative, Innotribe, to host the financial tech startup challenge for the first time in South Africa, during the 22nd annual African Regional Conference happening in May this year. The financial tech startup challenge, which has been hosted in various countries around the world since 2011, introduces entrepreneurs to highly qualified financial service ...
South Africa South Africa: Acts Signed into Law
President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday signed a few acts into law, in terms of section 84(2)(a) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996. The Presidency on Tuesday said the acts include the Development Bank of Southern Africa Amendment Act, (Act no. 41 of 2014), the Taxation Laws Amendment Act, (Act no. 43 of 2014), the Tax Administration Laws Amendment Act, (Act no. of 2014), and the Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendment of Revenue Laws Act, (Act no. 42 of 2014).
South Africa South Africa: Africa on the Right Track with Infrastructure Development
President Jacob Zuma says infrastructure is the way to go towards sustainable development and Africa is on the right track. President Zuma was addressing the 32nd Summit of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (Nepad) Heads of State Governments and Orientation Committee as the chairperson of the Presidential Infrastructure Championing Initiative (PICI). The event was held on Thursday on the sidelines of the 24th African Union Summit in Ethiopia.
Ethiopia Ethopia: AU Leaders Urged to Empower Women, Children
African leaders meeting for the 24th African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, have been urged to come up with a clear road map for the development and empowerment of women in the continent as well as a plan to end child marriages. “The leaders need to know that the young women and girls are here and they are not a statistic. The leaders need to create time to meet, dialogue, listen and then act,” said AU Goodwill Ambassador for Ending Child Marriage, Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, at the side-l ...
South Africa South Africa: Gauteng Invests in Ten Community Sports Centres
Westbury in the south of Johannesburg will be the first to benefit from a flagship project to build 10 multimillion rand state-of-the art multipurpose sports centres across Gauteng over the next five years. Gauteng MEC for Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation Molebatsi Bopape unveiled the project called Operation Mabaleng (playing fields) on Thursday.
South Africa South Africa: Home Affairs Replaces Outdated Systems
Home Affairs says it is making good progress in replacing outdated systems with new, secure and cutting-edge technologies. Addressing a media briefing on Wednesday, the department’s Director-General, Mkuseli Apleni, said to date, of the 403 Home Affairs offices, 110 are equipped with the Live Capture system for the processing of smart ID cards and new passports. The department plans to increase this number to 140 offices by March this year.
Azerbaijan Azerbaijani Transport Sector in 2014 Receives $ 2.5 B
Some $ 2.5 billion was invested in the transport sector of Azerbaijan in 2014 from various sources, Transport Minister Ziya Mammadov said Jan.26 during a conference on the theme: “The use of new technologies and innovations in the construction and reconstruction of road infrastructure.”
Korea (Republic of) S. Korea: Gov't to Reflect Corporate Deregulation Demands to Help Boost
The government will tackle deregulation demands made by companies to help them hire more workers, make investments and carry out critical business reforms, top economic policymaker pledged Monday.
Nigeria NITDA Plans New Strategies to Boost ICT Growth in Nigeria
With the global communities employing Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to fast track their development and digitialised their economies, the National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA) is set to upscale its capacity building efforts through training and research of government agencies and departments as it continues the broad objectives towards boosting Nigeria’s ICT capabilities and skills in the year 2015.
South Africa South Africa: Basic Education on Inland First Day of School
The first day of school for 2015 kicked-started on a high tone in classrooms in the Gauteng Province. The Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, accompanied by the Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga, Gauteng MEC for Education, Mr Panyaza Lesufi, and other government officials, visited Soshanguve South High School on 14 January to monitor the state of school readiness in inland provinces such as Mpumalanga, Limpopo, the North West, Free State, Norther ...
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