Gabon: the most attractive market in Sub-Saharan Africa

Gabon has been deemed the most attractive market in Sub-Saharan Africa in The 2015 African Retail Development Index. The study evaluated 48 countries in the region. This year’s index was published on Tuesday and focused on the economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa hailing the region’s progress. “Sub-Saharan Africa is still…

Parents of Reeva Steenkamp criticise Pistorius verdict

Reeva Steenkamp, the woman killed in the notorious shooting committed by Oscar Pistorius, have made their strongest statement to date criticising the verdict of the murder trial. Her father Barry Steenkamp told Australia’s Channel Seven TV “what actually came out in court is not the truth.” Last year Pistorius was…

Nelson Mandala’s grandson accused of rape

One of Nelson Mandal’s grandsons has been accused of raping a 15-year-old girl. Family members of the late former president Nelson Mandela were occupying the court gallery on Friday in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court. Ndaba and Makaziwe Mandela were among those sitting in the front row of the court. The…

South African startup survey

Ventureburn, a news media platform focused on the world’s startup news and tech entrepreneurs’ stories from the emerging markets, recently finished a survey on uncovering the “true picture of the South African startup landscape”. They partnered with First National Bank, Clifftop Colony and Quiro to poll around 200 tech startups…