Opinion, StrategyJune 15, 2020

With Covid-19 presenting unprecedented challenges for financial professionals and businesses across the globe, ACCA is creating and curating content and resources to help organisations deal with the impact and the recovery from the pandemic. Included are resources from across the world of business and commerce for members, students and employers, including sections on CPD, learning […]

Opinion, StrategyJune 12, 2020

Renewable energy storage giving a new lease of life to end-of-life cycle mine shafts
A UK-based start-up has raised seed capital to finance an innovative idea which hopes to use old mine shafts to generate clean electricity at half the cost of lithium-ion batteries. The new power source, dubbed “gravity energy” is being developed by Gravitricity, and mimics hydropower projects which have played a key role in helping to […]

Economy, Mining, Opinion, StrategyJune 8, 2020

Artisanal Mining: 6 reasons why COVID-19 response planning should prioritise ASM communities
A guest article by Adam Rolfe, Estelle Levin-Nally and Holger Grundel. As the world’s priorities are reshaped by the COVID-19 crisis, Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) communities should not be overlooked. Here are 6 reasons why: The underlying health characteristics of ASM communities may mean that they are likely to be disproportionately impacted by the […]

Opinion, StrategyApril 21, 2020

FAANG stocks fly as COVID sinks the market
FAANG stocks are having a hell of a trading run at the moment with all the drama that has engulfed several top tier stock exchanges such as the NASDAQ where they are listed. FAANG refers to the ETF made up of Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google (Alphabet) shares. These shares are what has been […]

Opinion, StrategyApril 18, 2020

Enygma Ventures launches new R20 million fund to invest in post-pandemic innovation  
Enygma Ventures has launched a new fund towards startups with post-pandemic innovative solutions. The fund is open to entrepreneurs and innovators, both men and women, from the African continent.  In the battle to stay alive through the current Covid-19 crisis business leaders find themselves in crisis management and strategic planning. Coping with the economic challenges […]

Opinion, Personal Finance, StrategyApril 3, 2020

‘Corona financial crises’ explained – Workforce mobility impact
A financial crisis, according to the Oxford dictionary of economics is the collapse or potential collapse of a financial institution that threatens the stability of the financial system. The key feature is systemic meaning the collapse of one major Government, financial or business institution collapse threatens other institutions. A financial crisis has similar characteristics almost […]

Opinion, StrategyMarch 25, 2020

(Sponsored) Royal Air Charter reveals the significance of ‘reserve capacity’
Let’s face it. COVID-19 has disrupted the world economy. Business can no longer operate in “business as usual”. Like with any crisis, astute management teams must take a step back and remind themselves of the quintessential business survival question that stood the ages: “What business are we in”? Zambian businesses are now faced with this […]

Economy, Opinion, StrategyMarch 21, 2020

Annual General Meetings postponed due to COVID-19
Investors in listed companies on the Lusaka Securities and Exchange will have to wait a little longer before they can meet with the Boards and Management teams of the companies in their portfolios due to health concerns relating to the outbreak of COVID-19, according to a statement from the LuSE. “NOTICE is hereby given to […]

Marketing, Opinion, StrategyMarch 7, 2020

Astria Learning is changing the face of EdTech in Zambia
A stable macro-economic environment is key to attracting investment in any country. According to United States Businessman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Astria Learning, Dr. Jeff Bordes who is working in the EdTech sector to provide educational opportunities across the globe through his business, there is much to be done to achieve more investment in […]

Opinion, StrategyMarch 6, 2020

Janice’s promise to ACCA affiliates – ‘We are here for you’!
ACCA Zambia under the stewardship of Janice Matwi has continued in its quest to bring focus to the accountancy profession by hosting the first-ever ACCA Affiliates celebratory event which was held on Thursday 5th March 2020 at Lusaka’s Radisson Blu Hotel. The evening that was aptly themed “Future Ready: Becoming the Business Leader Zambia Needs”, […]