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LEADERSHIP MUST FOCUS The Eskom African Business Leaders Forum, organised by this publication, happened at a time that all sectors of the African continent need to understand how they can contribute to the New Partnership for Africa's Development (Nepad). In a keynote address South African Deputy President Jacob Zuma said the Nepad vision "will not flourish unless we all nourish and grow it". more>>
SATELLITE DISH FOR COMPUTERS Africa is known as a continent where the Internet is a strange phenomenon only known and used by the very few. However, a major new project will enable people to access the Internet in the same way than obtaining satellite television services. ELVIRA VAN NIEKERK spoke to IP Direct CEO Robert Tibbs on the possibilities of providing fast Internet connections to the continent. more>>
THE BUSINESS OF FIGHTING HIV/AIDS The HIV/Aids pandemic has Africa in its clutches, and if serious and drastic action is not taken, the continent will not only face a massive humanitarian disaster, it will also threaten its economic development. ELVIRA VAN NIEKERK visited Botswana to see how this country, with the highest HIV/Aids prevalence rate in Africa, is tackling the problem head on. more>>
TO TREAT OR NOT TO TREAT HIV/Aids is one of the biggest problems facing the economies of African countries. On the one hand there is the astronomical cost of treating people who cannot afford any medication themselves, and on the other the impacts on business and the economy.
In this special feature, Business in Africa investigates the situation and takes a closer look at what the real costs of HIV/Aids to the continent are. more>>