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La French Tech launches in Johannesburg

La French Tech launches in Johannesburg

Last week, 22 on Sloane start-up campus warmly welcomed the French community to celebrate the launch of La French Tech Johannesburg. Among those in attendance included the French Ambassador to South Africa, Aurelien Lechevallier, the MMC for the City of Johannesburg, Cllr Leah Knot, French tech leaders, Christophe Viarnaud and Antoine Paillusseau, as well as 200 guests

Bright On Raises R10m In Funding From RMI

Bright On Raises R10m In Funding From RMI

According to a 2018 World Bank report, 66% of Sub-Saharan Africans are unbanked. Financial inclusion remains elusive in Africa and most times access to it for micro, small and medium-sized businesses remain a key challenge for these to scale.

ABAN & AfriLabs Partner to Launch Catalyst

ABAN & AfriLabs Partner to Launch Catalyst

ABAN, the largest network of Angel Investors in Africa and AfriLabs, the largest pan-African network of technology and innovation centers, are proud to introduce Catalyst, an initiative to support the African start-up ecosystem and deliver real, measurable impact to stakeholders.

Response to Minister Tito Mboweni’s Economic Strategy Document

Response to Minister Tito Mboweni’s Economic Strategy Document

Nation Building is a concept that can mean different things to different societies. This is especially true when the societies have a cauldron of different objectives, languages, cultures and creeds. It is even worse when a country is so fractured and factioned.

A Better Functioning Country Begins With Nation Building

A Better Functioning Country Begins With Nation Building

Nation Building is a concept that can mean different things to different societies. This is especially true when the societies have a cauldron of different objectives, languages, cultures and creeds. It is even worse when a country is so fractured and factioned.

Fusing Entrepreneurship with Skills

Fusing Entrepreneurship with Skills

The development of skills is critical for any country to achieve its competitive edge and growth objectives. Earlier this year, a report published an array of skills that are scarce in South Africa. They include, but are not limited to, Networking and Information Security, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Finance and a wide range of ICT skills.

The Knock-on Effect of Knock-off Goods

The Knock-on Effect of Knock-off Goods

Most of us are probably aware of the recent, somewhat violent clashes that took place between the police and traders of counterfeit goods in the Johannesburg CBD.

Accelerating Efforts to Solve Unemployment Challenges

Accelerating Efforts to Solve Unemployment Challenges

The creative industry is one of the most lucrative and influential economic sectors in the world. Truth be told, It’s actually a ‘god’ economy in its own right (I use lower case for ‘god’ to denote idolism, as opposed to a Supreme Being).

Why Nations Prosper?

Why Nations Prosper?

The creative industry is one of the most lucrative and influential economic sectors in the world. Truth be told, It’s actually a ‘god’ economy in its own right (I use lower case for ‘god’ to denote idolism, as opposed to a Supreme Being).