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S.Africa ranked 13th most attractive FDI destination

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Green Energy

South Africa has climbed two spots to become the 13th most attractive Foreign Direct investment (FDI) destination.

This is according to global A.T. Kearney’s 2014 Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index.

According to the index, South Africa, which was ranked at number 15 in 2013, closed two major deals with international companies BP and Google, signalling a positive FDI trend for the country.

British oil major BP, for instance, announced a 550 million US dollar investment over five years while global search engine Google made its first renewable energy deal with South Africa’s Northern Cape Province for 12 million US dollars.

The South African government stated that they are humbled by the ranking as it shows that the country’s strategic partnership with foreign investors is gaining momentum. Continue reading

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Opportunities that Africa Presents – A discussion

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NewAfrica2014

How can business tap into the opportunities that Africa presents, while also maximising its contribution to long-term economic growth and broad-based socio-economic impact?

  1. What do you see as the main business opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa?
  2. Sub-Saharan Africa faces a number of socio-economic challenges – what is the role of business in tackling these?
  3. What role can others – in government, society, academia and business networks – play to maximise the contribution of business?

Can we hear your opinion on this.

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Empowering Smallholder Farmers Through Business Solutions

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Small Holders Farmers

Most smallholder farmers do not grow enough food to last the year. Once their food runs out, many farm families experience what is referred to as a “hunger season” – typically a six-month period of time of meal skipping and meal substitution. This plays a major role in child deaths: one in 10 children die before their first birthday.

At One Acre Fund, we have developed a business model that helps over 180,000 smallholder farmers in East Africa end their hunger seasons. This model systematically addresses the major barriers that smallholder farmers face.

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