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OUR CLIENT YOCO ATTRACTS INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT

A DUTCH tycoon who makes only one or two investments a year has chosen a Cape Town start-up as his first project for 2017. Willem Willemstein, whose fortune funds private equity firm Velocity Capital, says Yoco, which provides card payment terminals for small businesses, can conquer the continent. Velocity director Allard Luchsinger said yesterday: “We think this is a firm that can become the main financial services […]
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OUR CLIENT AIRBNB ON THE BENEFITS OF THE SHARING ECONOMY IN AFRICA

South Africa has a long tradition of approaching, adopting and even leapfrogging innovations in its own unique way. The digital economy provides ample examples of this already, from financial services like Jumo and payment systems like Snapscan, to healthcare and civic activism. The emerging sharing economy should be no different. In fact, if harnessed responsibly, […]
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OUR CLIENT VANU INC ON DELIVERING MOBILE CONNECTIVITY TO RURAL RWANDA

KIGALI – The lack of access to telecommunication services among Rwandans in the rural areas is soon set to be a thing of the past with the launch of a project providing remote populations with the same level of connectivity enjoyed by citizens in developed markets. Vanu Rwanda, a subsidiary of a United States-based company […]
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OUR CLIENT PROTEA HOTELS BY MARRIOTT INCLUDED IN ARTICLE IN MAJOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL PUBLICATION

Editor’s Note: Skift launched a new series, Gateway, to broaden our news coverage geographically with first-hand, original stories from correspondents embedded in cities around the world. We are featuring regular reports several times per week from Beijing, Singapore and Cape Town, and look for us to add other cities soon. Gateway Cape Town, for example, […]
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OUR CLIENT VIA AFRIKA SHOWS THEIR COMMITMENT TO SUPPORTING EDUCATION

How math education can add up to positive change A difficult truth that those who desire change, struggle to accept is that change – especially changing a whole system – comes slowly. This is especially true for those who work in education. Study after study has diagnosed the problems, but solutions are hard to find […]