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The (very near) future of insurance: the digital transformation imperative

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The insurance industry is facing its very own Kodak moment. Forty years after the once heart-warming 1970s ad slogan became part of popular culture, it now reminds one more of the company’s spectacular failure to act in the face of massive industry-wide disruption than it does to capturing special moments. …

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IDEP strengthens capacities of African public officials in agricultural policy

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The course aimed at providing training on agricultural policy with a view to strengthening and/or renewing the knowledge and capacity of African policy makers From 24 July to 4 August 2017, the African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP) organized a course on Agricultural Policy for African public officials. …

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TICAD Ministerial Meeting in Maputo to assess progress made since 2016 Nairobi Summit

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A year after a landmark TICAD VI Summit, stakeholders will meet from 24 August to 25 August in Maputo, Mozambique, to assess commitments to advance African development The Government of Mozambique will host a Ministerial Meeting of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), Thursday 24 August to Friday …

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African Governments Should Create Environment for Business to Invest in Infrastructure

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The Minister of Finance in Zambia, Mr Felix Mutati says African governments should create a conducive environment in their respective countries that will generate appetite among the private sector to invest in infrastructure projects in the continent. Minister Mutati was speaking at the two-day Infrastructure Africa Business Forum that started …

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President Zuma Signs the Financial Sector Regulation Act into Law

President Jacob Zuma has signed into law the Financial Sector Regulation Act, 2017. The Act  aims to achieve a financial system that works in the interests of financial customers, and supports balanced and sustainable economic growth in the Republic, by establishing, in conjunction with other financial sector laws, a regulatory …

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SADC can create a prosperous environment for citizens and especially the youth, says ECA’s Songwe

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Ms. Songwe said with world growth prospects remaining modest at 3.5 percent for this year, and trade and investment opportunities contracting both in the developed and developing countries, Africa must continually look for homegrown and creative solutions to its problems Africa cannot afford to leave its development agenda to the …

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Infrastructure Critical for Africa’s Growth and Development – Minister Davies

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Minister Davies was speaking during the opening the two-day Infrastructure Africa Business Forum that started in Sandton today The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies says the development of infrastructure is an essential and absolutely fundamental catalyst for regional integration for increased inter-regional trade and for industrialisation in …

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