MEST Africa has partnered with Olajide Oyewole, DLA Piper Africa member firm in Nigeria to deliver free legal training series for entrepreneurs. According to the press release, the first event will take place on February 5, 2019, at MEST Incubator Lagos. This is yet another opportunity for entrepreneurs to sign up and understand the legal regulations and implications of their businesses.
New wave of dismissal at Camtel. Just days after the dismissal of some 50 Camtel employees, the new CEO, Judith Yah Dunday, announced on January 24, 2019, the dismissal of 17 employees.
In a statement to this effect, she explained that these layoffs are a follow-up "to the work of the Disciplinary Boards of the company sessions from December 5 to 7, 2017, and October 30 to 31, 2018, the responsibility of certain agents was retained misappropriation of company values; financial malpractice; customer scams; theft of cables; false uses; fraudulent traffic in lines and unjustified absences."
Digital Africa Telecom (DAT) experiments with digital tax collection solution in Côte d'Ivoire. The mobile technology company announced on January 24, 2018, the launch of Tax Collect, an interoperable platform for collecting municipal taxes. This multi-channel payment gateway allows taxpaying customers to pay their taxes from a TPE (Electronic Payment Terminals), a smartphone, a regular mobile phone, or via a computer. This is a great innovation aimed at meeting consumers’ needs, given that, fast and secure transactions made through Tax Collect can be made from mobile devices or web portals.
CEO of South African lender Absa to retire at the end of February after ten years at the helm. The news of Maria Ramos’ retirement is sending the bank’s shares higher as traders see this as a chance for a fresh start. Nilan Morar, head of trading at Global Trader, concurred: “Making way for fresh blood and new ideas would not typically be a bad thing after a period that is that long.”