Opinion, Personal Finance, StrategyOctober 16, 2019

The Inevitability of technology dependence in the Accounting Industry
I vividly remember sitting in that lecture theatre as a third-year Computer Science student, (2015, DMI-ST.EUGENE UNIVERSITY) when one of our lecturers informed us that as a requirement, we were to undertake “Principles of Accounting” as a mandatory course. As you would guess, this did not make sense to many of us at the time. […]

Economy, Opinion, StrategyOctober 13, 2019

Key Takeaways from the Inaugural Off-Grid Energy Access Forum
Earlier this autumn, energy access experts from EDF, Engie, BBOXX, Power Gen, The World Bank, and many others packed into a central London conference room for GreenTech Media’s (GTM) inaugural Off-grid Energy Access Forum. A key concern and starting point for attendees was the ways in which African utilities, operating as vertically integrated natural monopolies, […]

Economy, Opinion, StrategyOctober 13, 2019

Enygma Ventures’ Lelemba touch
If at all there is one young Zambian woman that is focused on enabling the financial inclusion and empowerment of women in Zambia and the sub-Saharan region, then Lelemba Phiri is one of them. Recently, she made a big announcement of the establishment of the first Venture Capital fund that would focus on investing in women […]

Opinion, StrategyOctober 13, 2019

(Sponsored) Launch of New Female Focused Venture Capital Fund
Enygma Ventures, the only Venture Capital fund to focus on investing in women entrepreneurs in the SADC region is proud to announce its official launch, October 2019. The US-based fund is a unique purpose driven investment fund, founded by award-winning entrepreneurs Sarah & Jacob Dusek, aimed at empowering, mentoring and capitalizing outstanding female entrepreneurs in […]

Opinion, StrategyOctober 11, 2019

Golf Day by KPMG Zambia – Bonanza Golf Estate exclusive
  As Q4 set in and a new financial year started for one of Zambia’s leading auditing and consulting firms, having a relaxed day at Bonanza Golf estate was the perfect way for KPMG and its counterparts  to chart the way into 2020 through networking. KPMG Zambia had a busy 3rd quarter, that culminated in […]

Economy, Opinion, StrategyOctober 3, 2019

Let’s talk Zazu!
Could Lusaka-based Fintech, Zazu Africa, popularly known as Zazu, play a pivotal role in reshaping Zambia’s digital financing space? In a blog post shared on Wednesday, September 25th, 2019, Zazu announced that it had raised a smashing $1.4million in funding from a venture round. Now what exactly is Zazu? Zazu, founded by Perseus Mlambo, is […]

Opinion, StrategySeptember 19, 2019

A professional in the corporate world who does not aspire to be Chief Executive Officer (CEO) or managing director is rare. One who does not aspire to be a leader in his field is rarer still. And a professional who does not crave recognition of any kind – you would search the whole world, you’d […]

Economy, Opinion, StrategySeptember 5, 2019

A brave new world for Zambian Banks
It was a storm that nobody in the entire banking sector saw coming and 4th September 2018 will always be remembered with a pinch of malevolence, a dark Tuesday of some sort. On this day, the Bank of Zambia announced a sweeping statutory instrument that banned unwarranted charges on non-funded income in the banking sector. […]

Economy, Opinion, StrategyAugust 21, 2019

From Evolution to Revolution: 10 Years of Green Bonds
–The following is an extract from the Unlocking Investment and Finance in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies (EMDEs) World Bank program –Building Robust Financial Markets and Institutions in EMDEs By The World Bank Group Climate change poses the greatest threat to humanity. The effects of climate change can set back decades of progress in the […]

Economy, Opinion, StrategyAugust 16, 2019

The Role of Islamic Finance in Achieving the SDGs
–The following is an extract from the Unlocking Investment and Finance in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies (EMDEs) World Bank program –Building Robust Financial Markets and Institutions in EMDEs presented by Zamir Iqbal Islamic development bank is a multi-lateral Development Bank established in it has fifty seven member countries predominantly Muslim countries members of OIC.