The findings of the second Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs (MIWE) have shown that South Africa has moved up one place, to rank 22nd (score: 64,2). The index tracks female entrepreneurs’ ability to capitalise on opportunities granted through various supporting conditions within their local environments.
How it works
The index uses three components made up of 12 indicators and 25 sub-indicators to look at how 57 economies around the world differ in terms of the level of Women’s Advancement Outcomes, Knowledge Assets & Financial Access, and Supporting Entrepreneurial Factors.
So, while South Africa has made progress in reducing the gender bias for women… Read More
The real estate market, like most sectors in this country, remains male-dominated, with few women, let alone black women at the top of the food chain. This makes Mkhari something of an anomaly. She carved a niche in the property facilities management business with her company Motseng Investment Holdings some time ago.
When she finished her university studies, Mkhari landed a job as the Marketing Director of a CCTV company. A year later she started her own CCTV business – which would later become Motseng – after partnering with her long-time friend and property guru Sandile Nomvete, now CEO of… Read More
Approximately 1 636 500 jobs in 2017 were in South Africa’s tourism sector and, over the next decade, this number is expected to swell to 2 459 000 – accounting for a significant 13,2% of all jobs in the country.
While the Seychelles has retained its position as the number one African nation in allowing free entry to all African travellers, Ghana has been ranked as having covered the most ground towards realising visa-free travel on the continent, according to the African Development Bank’s Africa Visa Openness Report2017.
The annual report, released in collaboration with the AU Commission and the World Economic Forum, ranks 42 out of the 54 African countries according to their “visa openness” and the ease at which travellers can enter the respective countries.
With a legacy of innovation and competitive offerings that push the envelope in the home and in business, Samsung promised to do so at the Samsung Africa Forum held in Cape Town on 24 February, under the theme ‘One Pride’.
Delegates from across the continent were guided through it’s latest technologies, the brand’s commitment to the continent and contributing to socio-economic prosperity across the continent while sustaining the environment in 2017. This comes at the heels of their development initiatives in 2016 that saw the opening of a Solar Powered Internet School in Uganda, the establishment of Smart Schools… Read More
2016 was a year of exceptional growth for Airports Company South Africa’s network of nine airports with over 39 million passengers facilitated. International and domestic travel numbers achieved milestone numbers with a record growth of 5,4% compared to 2015.
King Shaka International Airport achieved the highest percentage growth, showing a 8,45% increase having processed 5 million passengers. Cape Town International Airport then followed with a 7,3% increase having processed 10 million passengers while O.R Tambo International Airport saw a 3,8% increase having exceeded 20 million passengers processed, making these the top performing airports.
Domestic, Regional and International traveller numbers experienced substantial growth… Read More