3 takeaways from Georgetown University’s Africa Business Conference

A lack of access to capital is standing as a major roadblock to project implementation or expansion in developing countries, the Georgetown University Africa Business Conference heard this month. According to the World Bank, about $93 billion is needed per year to fill the infrastructure gap in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2015, about $83.4 billion was […]

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AAXO Makes Its Way to Cape Town For Groundbreaking Training

Cape Town is rapidly harnessing the makings of a renowned exhibition city. Consequently, the African Association for Exhibition Organisers (AAXO) will be hosting its first training event of 2017, in Cape Town. ‘AAXO Training for Organisers and Exhibitors’ – in Rondebosch on 29th March – aims to produce high-level support and training, offering cutting edge […]

Big Tech brands throw their weight behind Internet of Things Forum Africa (IOFTA) 2017 

Leading technology providers have partnered with Internet of Things Forum Africa 2017 (#IOTFA), set for the 29th and 30th of March this year at Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg. The event will bring together industry experts who have implemented revenue creating IoT solutions and a captive audience from diverse industries. IOTFA will host IT executives, […]

Nigeria Has Become Technology Hub for Africa

With 8.6 million people in Nigeria currently using Facebook on mobile every day, out of 95 million sub-Saharan African people that are on Facebook on monthly basis, coupled with the fast-growing mobile technology sector in Nigeria and its vibrant film and music industries that are driven by social media technology, Nigeria, no doubt, has developed […]

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The Conference Program

The WTM Africa Programme features trending topics and events over three days, delivering thought provoking and inspiring content from a diverse and key range of sectors and speakers. Click below to peruse the programme and save dates and times in your diary to attend the sessions of interest. Click here to register.

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African women conference tackles funding issues 

The Africa for Africa women’s conference, currently underway in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape aims to put resolutions in place that will empower women in Africa. One of the strongest themes running through the conference is economic empowerment by women for women. This conference will better equip women in understanding policies to empower them […]

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Liability Insurance: Who Pays When an Event is Cancelled?

Costs for cycle tour cancellation can cause more than a spoke in the wheel Cape Town, 20 March 2017: The recent cancellation of the 40th Cape Town Cycle Tour was without a doubt a big disappointment for all involved and with the Absa Cape Epic mountain bike stage race having just kicked off, the spotlight […]

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SANParks to host first Tourism Investment Summit

SANParks will launch its inaugural Tourism Investment Summit at The Maslow in Sandton on March 27. Fundisile Mketeni, CEO of SANParks, said the summit would present new investment opportunities, attract developers and financiers, and profile national parks in South Africa as viable investment hubs. It aims to attract key decision-makers in tourism investments, which include […]

Tourism On Transfer of Tourism Grading Support Programme 

Cost of grading reduced as support programme transfers to the department Tourism establishments can save up to 90% on the cost of grading from February 2017, which has been made possible through the integration of the Tourism Grading Support Programme under the broader Tourism Incentive Programme of the Department of Tourism into the systems and […]

Is South Africa’s significant tourism growth sustainable?

Although South Africa saw a 12.8% increase in the number of overnight tourists recorded during 2016 compared to 2015, further analysis of data indicates that there is still significant work to be done to ensure long-term, sustainable and successful tourism growth, according to Lee-Anne Bac, Director: Advisory Services at Grant Thornton South Africa. This following […]