Co-operation between South Africa and Nigeria is pivotal to the growth of the continent – this is the message that came out of a dialogue hosted by the Financial Times and the Nigerian High Commission.
• Shaping Africa’s transformation
The latest M&G Critical Thinking Forum – co-hosted by Nedbank and Old Mutual – tackled the challenge of making South Africa’s financial services sector more inclusive, with a focus on pulling in the unbanked market, numbered at 15-million.
• SA to lead in Islamic finance
The Magoebaskloof community in the Tzaneen area of Limpopo province will be reaping the fruits of enterprise, when an abandoned tea tree plantation is revitalised into a project that will create over 500 new jobs in 2013.
• Imbizo boost for entrepreneurs
South Africa's automotive industry may not currently be in serious trouble, but its current situation is not sustainable, with a widening skills gap and fierce international competition remaining key challenges.
• Mercedes-Benz South Africa tops for quality
Ten small business owners from Kliptown, Soweto – part of 48 in three of South Africa’s provinces - graduated from an eight-month pilot business programme aimed at helping them improve their business skills and sustain their livelihoods.
• Citizens in charge of their destiny