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If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is

Independent online (SA) 20 Apr 2021
A new survey by Deloitte into the financial damage of the Covid-19 pandemic revealed that 70% of South Africans were spending all of their income or more income than they had every month ... The common thread among all of them is they promise a return far superior to that of the financial market, at a very low risk.
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West Africa launches new payments digitization agenda

Algeria Times 20 Apr 2021
the size of the informal sector, sometimes up to 90% of the economy; the historically low financial inclusion rate; and most importantly, 21% of African workers receive a wage keeping them below the poverty line ... Financial inclusion has surged since 2010 with the arrival of electronic money issuers and fintech.
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Absa chief executive resigns due to differences with board on future strategy

Mail Guardian South Africa 20 Apr 2021
The organisation said that during Mminele’s tenure, Absa delivered “a comprehensive customer and client relief package, and provided support and relief to public health authorities and communities respectively across all its African markets, while delivering a resilient and respectable financial performance under difficult conditions”.
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The stampede to exit coal is a worrying harbinger for LNG: Russell

Mining Dot Com 20 Apr 2021
The sale of South32’s South African energy coal assets to Seriti is expected to close before the end of the company’s financial year ... The sale of South32’s South African energy coal assets to Seriti is expected to close before the end of the company’s ...
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China urges UN to support African peacekeeping efforts

South China Morning Post 20 Apr 2021
China has urged the United Nations and regional organisations to do more to help African nations reduce ...
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Southern Africa’s Demographics Make Raising Employment The Priority for Growth, Public Finances

FX Empire 20 Apr 2021
The southern African middle-income economies are relatively mature in demographic terms by contrast with the rest of sub-Saharan Africa ... However, since the global financial crisis in 2008 and 2009, southern African countries have missed out on opportunities presented by their favourable demographics.
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Daniel Mminele steps down as Absa Group Chief Executive

Joy Online 20 Apr 2021
Last year, Absa delivered a comprehensive customer and client relief package, and provided support and relief to public health authorities and communities respectively across all its African markets, while delivering a resilient and respectable financial performance under difficult conditions.
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Edward Howard Morris Jr., former PGW, IBX executive, 72

The Philadelphia Tribune 20 Apr 2021
Edward Howard Morris Jr., who was a longtime corporate executive in Philadelphia, passed away on April 11, 2021. Morris was 72. Morris worked as senior vice president and chief financial officer at Philadelphia Gas Works from 1984 to 1994 and was the first African-American vice president in the company’s history ... Morris was born on Dec ... ....
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Annual awards seek to reward organisations at the forefront of mainstreaming gender

Business Ghana 20 Apr 2021
The awards are set to take place throughout Africa on 9 September 2021 ... As a proudly African financial services provider, Absa Group currently impacts the lives of tens of thousands of people on the continent who live, work and run businesses in the diverse communities we serve ... Tantaswa Fubu, Group Executive ... --Advertisements--. .
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Political leaders highlight green investment best practice

Capital Ethiopia 19 Apr 2021
The Secretary General of East African Community joined more than 150 African business leaders, financial experts and diplomats in the Nairobi EU-Africa Green Talk to share investment best practice and outline how to mobilise private sector support for ...
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Hollard Life launches MeBanbɔ to provide insurance for underserved

B & FT Online 19 Apr 2021
This partnership demonstrates and underscores our commitment toward a socially and financially inclusive future that leaves no African behind ... Cassava Fintech International is a pan-African business that use an integrated model to drive financial inclusion and digital transactions across the continent.
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AU holds global conference to accelerate African vaccine development

Capital Ethiopia 19 Apr 2021
The meeting was attended by several African heads of state, health, finance and trade ministers from across the continent, as well as officials from global financial ...
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WATCH: This is what it looks like inside UCT’s gutted Jagger Library

Independent online (SA) 19 Apr 2021
The fire is believed to have also affected some parts of the library's priceless African Studies Collection which consists of printed and audiovisual materials on African studies and a wide array of other specialised subjects ... The African ... Armand Hough/African News Agency (ANA).
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Banking on behaviour

Dawn 19 Apr 2021
It is being put into practice by a South African financial group, Discovery ... Banking with a thrust on better financial management has a promising future in countries with poor savings culture and high debt levels ... Certain goals are set for clients that lead to sound financial behaviour.
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Hollard Life launches ‘MeBanbɔ’ to provide insurance for underserved

Joy Online 19 Apr 2021
Hollard Life Assurance has partnered with pan-African fintech company, Cassava Fintech and Vodafone to launch a micro-insurance product providing funeral and disability cover to the underserved ... This partnership demonstrates and underscores our commitment towards a socially and financially inclusive future that leaves no African behind.
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