Dozens of companies have appealed to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ease restrictions on travel from Southern Africa that are hampering trade.
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South African insurance-technology start-up Pineapple has raised R80-million in a series-A funding round from investors including Vunani Capital and Old Mutual.
Christo Davel, the co-founder of the 22seven personal financial management platform acquired by Old Mutual in 2013, is joining Direct Transact as chief commercial officer.
A key funder of South Africa’s renewable energy drive is backing natural gas as the fuel needed to help the country bridge the transition from coal power generation to the use of wind and solar.
Old Mutual’s private equity unit has acquired a stake in a second data centre in sub-Saharan Africa as it expands to take advantage of a shortfall in cloud storage capacity on the continent.
South Africa’s weak economy and poor growth prospects have hidden the “phenomenal” potential for the shares in some locally focused companies to deliver returns for investors, according to Old Mutual Investment Group.
A R32-billion infrastructure fund owned by Old Mutual said South Africa should start with power as it embarks on a R2.3-trillion drive to lure private investment into infrastructure over the next decade.
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Business leaders are ratcheting up pressure on President Cyril Ramaphosa to re-open the economy more swiftly, warning that the devastation wreaked by a lockdown could exceed damage caused by the pandemic.
Companies and customers are being forced to explore new ways to do business, and ironically they may discover that these options are better.