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Are You Running an Ecommerce Related Business? If So, Please Help

We have been approached by a young WITS Business School student who is doing a study on decision-making by CEOs and senior management in businesses in the digital economy. The survey takes about 10-15 mins. Do help! https://wits.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_25DGfHlkIlT8AAK

 

A French/SA Chamber of Commerce & Industry Event on Ecommerce and the AfCFTA

The FSACCI will be holding an event on the “African Continental Free Trade Area and the need for trust” on 31 August from 15.00-17.00.  This will be free for Members. There will be a charge of R100 for non-Members to cover food/drinks. The presentation will be given by a blockchain company, Fliptin, and EFSA. Register Now (link here); please register soon so the organisers can anticipate the catering.

 

World Bank Scholarships for African Students

The Africa regions of the World Bank Group (WBG) announce the opening of the application period for the 2023 WBG Africa Fellowship Programme for Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D. graduates who are Sub-Saharan Africa nationals. Women are encouraged to apply. Through the fellowship, WBG aims to build the capacity of the next generation of African change makers in development research, policymaking

https://www.worldbank.org/en/region/afr/brief/world-bank-group-africa-fellowship-program?cid=afe_tt_wbafrica_en_ext

 

The Africa Trade and Customs Week Summit Postponed

The Africa Trade and Customs Week Summit which was supposed to have been held in July in Durban has been postponed until 7-8 November and will be held in Johannesburg – see details below.

 

Exploring the updates to the FPB Classification Guidelines

Our lawyers, Legalese, are holding an online seminar on the recent updates to the Film and Publication Board’s Classification Guidelines and exploring the effect that these updates may have on how your film content is classified before it’s released. This one’s for anybody involved in content creation – digital agencies, media houses, marketing agencies – which may include YouTube and other social media content. It also covers gaming. Time: Aug 25, 2022, 12:00.

Register Now

 

 

Investment – Blockchain is hit

According to CB, blockchain venture funding declined quarter-over-quarter for the first time in 2 years amid the crypto market downturn (State of Blockchain Q2’22 Report).

 

French Annual Ambition Africa Meeting For African Investment

Each year the French Government holds a meeting for startups to seek investment and business opportunities from France. Visit www.ambition-africa.com to pre-register and check the programme.

Ambition Africa is the place to be to develop your business with French and African partners.

 

Africa Industrialization and Trade 2022 Summit

From the 24th to the 26th of October 2022 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa. www.africaindustrialization.co.za

 

BUILDING RESILIENCE IN GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS

The International Chamber of Commerce’s International Trade and Prosperity Week (ITPW), will be held on 17-20 October 2022 register free

 

The RetailX Europe Growth 3000 report

This looks at how the 3,000 brands and retailers that follow the RetailX Europe Top1000 are approaching growth. Download Your Copy Here

 

CBInsights – The Future of Ecommerce

This looks at the evolution of ecommerce and how tech will transform online shopping in this report.

 

New York – The Launch of Energize Africa is happening on 19 Sep 2022

#EnergizeAfrica “Harnessing the Potential of Africa’s Youth to Transform the Continent” Please Google for the link.

 

The Social & Inclusive Business Camp (SIBC) Bootcamp

SIBC has begun searching for its 6th cohort of African entrepreneurs. To apply for the 2022 edition, click on the link .

 

AfricainfoWall Information Portal

EFA strongly supports the AfricainfoWall which provides information on the AfCFTA – use this link to join now.  https://chat.whatsapp.com/BczzMEAjabcDkqdIvIgzhF Also on Twitter https://twitter.com/AfricaInfoWall?t=zgBxYxbGKv0OHZkjdUDFYQ&s=08

 

RetailX’s  Netherlands Beauty 2022 Ecommerce Country Report

This looks in detail at the widely diverse sector that is beauty in the Netherlands region. Download the report

 

AIMS African Master of Machine Intelligence

Become a master of machine intelligence. Have you studied mathematics, computer science, computer engineering, or electrical engineering? Apply now to the AIMS African Master of Machine Intelligence (AMMI) and help develop solutions for the future needs of Africa. (Aug. 31)  https://africanmediaagency.com/application-to-the-application-to-the-aims-african-masters-of-machine-intelligence-ammi-is-open/?noamp=available

 

UK – Chevening Scholarship. Applications are open!

Apply to study for a one-year master’s degree at any UK university. Some Chevening Fellowships are also now open for applications. https://www.chevening.org/apply/

 

2nd Emerging Africa E-Commerce & Last Mile Logistics Virtual Summit 2022

Watch this space – online  – on October 18 & 19

 

Afriwise report on cybersecurity law 

Did you know that cybercrime has reduced African GDP by $4.12 billion in 2021?  In this report on cybersecurity law, you can learn about – who is most at risk. How African governments have started to move on the issue of cybersecurity legislation, country overviews with recent and proposed legislation

Download the report

 

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