Investment - In Brief


Digital move: In Jan. 2013 in Senegal, a meeting held under the patronage of ICT Minister Cheikh Mamadou Abdoulaye Dièye and with Malick Ndiaye, coordinator of the national comitee highlighted that the digital switover will cost the state 45 bn. FCfa. Source

In Biz Trends this week Johanna McDowell highlights that there are a few trends to be aware of in 2013 which will help create opportunities within the advertising and marketing arena in South Africa. A number of these come from local and international intelligence. Read the full story here

In South Africa, local documentary “Dear Mandela” is one of 25 documentary projects to receive grants from the Sundance Institute's Documentary Film Program and Fund (DFP).

Among other objectives, the AU (African Union) is commited to help develop further education and connectivity. While addressing the 20th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union on 27 January 2013 at the headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Chairperson of the AUC further underscored the need for the Union to enhance youth and women’s development alongside education. “The Pan African University and the general expansion of our higher education sector will equip our young people with critical abilities to drive innovation, sciences, entrepreneurship, research, social development and industrialization”, she underlined. (See complete speech of AUC Chairperson on the AU website:  The Summit was holding under the theme: “Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance”.