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BOTSWANA’S FIRST BIG 4 FEMALE MANAGING PARTNER IS A STRONG PROMOTER OF ACCOUNTING EXCELLENCE



Gosego Motsamai, the new managing partner and country manager at KPMG Botswana, has blazed a trail by being the first woman to secure such a post in a Big Four firm within this dynamic emerging market country.

With 23 years’ experience, Motsamai still brims with passion for the profession and often works late into the evening to ensure deadlines are met, a tidy habit she has developed from her early days as an accountant.…

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UGANDAN UNIVERSITY WORKS WITH MASTERCARD FOUNDATION TO TEACH REFUGEES AGRI-BUSINESS SKILLS



Refugees have welcomed an international initiative at Gulu University, in northern Uganda, that is equipping them with skills on agribusiness and micro-enterprise development, helping them become financially independent.

Gulu is one of two African universities implementing the Mastercard Foundation-funded Transforming African Agricultural Universities project whose goal is meaningfully contributing to Africa’s growth and development.…

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INTERNATIONAL TECHNICAL ROUND UP – EU PASSES VAT FRAUD REFORMS



*EU member states have been given temporary permission to use so-called reverse charge mechanisms to collect VAT, involving shifting liability to pay from suppliers to customers, to fight fraud. The EU Council of Ministers has approved a directive allowing governments to reverse charge VAT on domestic supplies of goods and services above EUR17,500 per transaction until June 2022, when a country is losing 25% or more of VAT to carousel fraud.…

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ZIMBABWE TAKES STEPS TOWARDS FIGHTING COMMERCIAL CRIME – BUT HOW MUCH ACTION IS MERE POLITICAL SCORE SETTLING?



THE POLITICAL career of Zimbabwe’s longtime President Robert Mugabe may have been consigned to history last November (2017), when he was forced from power, but the patronage system and corruption of his 38-year rule in Zimbabwe continues to be felt, both on the streets and in boardrooms.…

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PREMIUM CIGARETTE SALES TAKING OFF IN CHINA



CHINA’S State Tobacco Monopoly Administration (STMA) aims to between 2016 and 2020 double domestic sales of premium cigarettes whose retail prices exceed Chinese Yuan Renminbi CNY200/carton of 10 packs (USD29.10), or CNY20 per pack, (‘category one’ in Chinese language), compared to 2011-2015 sales.…

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EXPERTS POINT WAY AHEAD FOR INJECTING TECHNOLOGY INTO AFRICAN CLOTHING AND RELATED SECTORS



 

SUB-SAHARAN Africa may not have been the most fertile ground for technological innovation in the clothing, textile and fibre sectors but speakers at an International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) conference in Nairobi, Kenya, September 7-9, stressed the best way ahead.…

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KENYA UNIVERSITY CONFERENCE CALLS FOR MORE CRITICAL THINKING IN KENYAN UNIVERSITIES



EDUCATIONALISTS have called upon Kenyan universities to include social justice and transformation in their teaching curriculum, to prepare graduates to serve their societies selflessly and diligently.

At a conference called ‘Touching Hearts, Teaching Minds and Transforming Lives’, staged at Tangaza University College, in the capital Nairobi, delegates were told Kenyan students are not fully prepared for the society they are expected work and serve within, upon graduation in the current system.…

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ZIMBABWE PASSES NEW MINING ACT AS MINERAL PRODUCTION RAMPS UP



Zimbabwe’s parliament has approved new mining legislation and measures that reform controls imposed under the ex-President Robert Mugabe, with the goal of boosting production and wooing investors. The liberalising measures dovetail with declarations from new President Emmerson Mnangagwa that the country – which has extensive lithium and chrome deposits – is now open for business.…

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MUGABE’S DOWNFALL IS GOOD NEWS FOR BURGEONING TOBACCO SECTOR



For the first time since Zimbabwe gained independence from Britain in 1980, the African country’s tobacco selling season opened on March 21 this year with long time ruler Robert Mugabe no longer in power.

Former President Mugabe resigned last November (2017), faced with impeachment proceedings from Zimbabwe’s lawmakers, with the country’s generals and his own ZANU-PF party having turned against him.…

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SOUTH AFRICA AVIATION BIOFUEL PROJECT STALLS OVER POLITICAL FEEDSTOCK SOURCING DEBATES



A STALLED project to make and test aviation biofuel in South Africa has offered a test case on how supply chain problems can prevent such innovative initiatives from making progress.

The launch of Project Solaris in 2014 as an international initiative between aviation and fuel sector partners to develop sustainable jet biofuel from the solaris crop attracted substantial media coverage for heralding in a new era in African aviation.…

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