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President Ramaphosa declared 29 May as the date for the elections

President Ramaphosa declared 29 May as the date for the elections

South Africans will go to the polls on 29 May 2024 to vote for their respective parties.  Government spokesperson Vincent Magwenya made the announcement on Tuesday evening, he said, “President Cyril Ramaphosa has, in accordance with section 49(2) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, read with section 17 of the Electoral Act...

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Africa’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) progress uneven, requires accelerated efforts to meet the 2030 deadline – report

Africa’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) progress uneven, requires accelerated efforts to meet the 2030 deadline – report

Africa’s progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the African Union’s Agenda 2063 aspirations has been uneven, with significant differences among subregions, countries, and rural and urban areas. This calls for accelerated efforts to ensure that Africa achieves the global goals by the 2030 deadline, the latest Africa Sustainable Development report has stated. The...

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Paytm re-branded to Pai Platforms after acquired by Bitsila

Paytm re-branded to Pai Platforms after acquired by Bitsila

The company has acquired Bitsila to change its name to Pai Platforms, further utilising Bitsila’s robust omnichannel and hyperlocal commerce infrastructure. Paytm E-commerce has changed its name to Pai Platforms and has acquired Bitsila, a seller platform on ONDC, gaining share in the online retail business. The company had applied for a name change around...

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Comcast and Paramount Global plans to merge Peacock-Paramount+

Comcast and Paramount Global plans to merge Peacock-Paramount+

Could Paramount+ and NBCUniversal’s Peacock join forces to take on the streaming sector’s bigger guns? Maybe — but while Paramount Global and Comcast, NBCU’s parent, recently discussed the possibility of uniting the services in some kind of a partnership or joint venture, there’s no imminent deal expected. Talks between Comcast and Paramount Global were first reported Friday by the Wall Street Journal....

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Inspiring leadership | “Leadership unlocks the magical power of making a difference”

Inspiring leadership | “Leadership unlocks the magical power of making a difference”

“Leadership unlocks the magical power of making a difference.” Last week I had the pleasure of working with a group of 60 inspiring entrepreneurs who are about to start their new growth journey on the SAB Foundation Tholoana accelerator. This personal transformation and vision-setting workshop is an inspiring reminder of the role that self-knowledge plays in the quest for good...

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Islamic Development Bank Institute Delivers Capacity Building Program for Bankers and Financial Sector Experts from Uzbekistan

Islamic Development Bank Institute Delivers Capacity Building Program for Bankers and Financial Sector Experts from Uzbekistan

The Islamic Development Bank Institute (IsDB Institute) successfully delivered a three-day bespoke Islamic banking and finance capacity-building program for bankers and financial sector experts from the Republic of Uzbekistan. Organized with the theme, “Creating Value and Realising Business Opportunities in Islamic Finance”, the program was held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, from 11-13 February 2024, in...

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Agility and Education for Employment (EFE) Partners to deliver artificial intelligence (AI) Training in Egypt

Agility and Education for Employment (EFE) Partners to deliver artificial intelligence (AI) Training in Egypt

Agility, a global leader in supply chain services, infrastructure and innovation, announced a partnership with Education for Employment (EFE) that will offer training in use of artificial intelligence to 3,500 young people in Egypt. The training is intended to familiarize young men and women from underserved populations in Egypt with artificial intelligence concepts, tools and...

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Telkom Q3 profit flat, revenue rises on value propositions

Telkom Q3 profit flat, revenue rises on value propositions

Telkom, South Africa’s third-biggest telecom company, reported flat third-quarter core profit on Monday, as cost-reduction initiatives partially offset inflationary pressures, expenses due to power cuts and increased bad debt provisions. The earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) was stable at 2.5 billion rand ($132.45 million) in the three months ended Dec. 31, the...

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