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Nicci Botha has been wordsmithing for more than 20 years, covering just about every subject under the sun and then some. She's strung together words on sustainable development, maritime matters, mining, marketing, medical, lifestyle... and that elixir of life - chocolate. Nicci has worked for local and international media houses including Primedia, Caxton, Lloyd's and Reuters. Her new passion is digital media.
#AfricaCom: Future of digital financial services in Africa

According to the World Economic Forum, there are 700m people using digital financial services globally, of which half are in Africa...

By Nicci Botha 1 hour ago

#AOW2019: Brulpadda's challenges inspire innovation

The Brulpadda discovery is a "game changer", which has renewed exploration interest in South Africa..

By Nicci Botha 8 Nov 2019

#AOW2019: Fuelling the future

Given the capital intensive nature of the oil & gas industry, investors have historically always been worried about the same three questions. How much oil is in the ground? How much is it going to cost to get it out? How much can it be sold for?

By Nicci Botha 6 Nov 2019

#AOW2019: Mantashe calls for gas investment

Highlighting the investment opportunities at the country's first liquefied natural gas (LNG) hub in the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ), Minerals and Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe called on foreign investors to help develop South Africa's fledgling gas industry...

By Nicci Botha 6 Nov 2019

Grande Provence: Where heritage and umami meet

The first thing that strikes you about Grande Provence is the tranquillity that not even a gaggle of tourists disembarking from a rumbling tractor can ruffle...

By Nicci Botha 24 Oct 2019

#AOP2019: Free market capitalism will work best for Africa

African oil and gas champion, NJ Ayuk, is unabashed in his support of free market capitalism, saying it is the economic model that will work best for Africa...

By Nicci Botha 11 Oct 2019

#AOP2019: Exploration is critical for investment

The African narrative is very different to the global narrative, and it is one that cannot be ignored, said Guillaume Doane, CEO of Africa Oil and Power at the opening of the industry conference in Cape Town...

By Nicci Botha 10 Oct 2019

#AOP2019: Africa must be unapologetic about oil & gas

Oil and gas are crucial for Africa's economic development, and the continent shouldn't have to apologise for exploiting these resources, said Gabriel Obiang Lima, Equatorial Guinea's minister of mining and hydrocarbons...

By Nicci Botha 9 Oct 2019

#Windaba2019: IRP will bring certainty

There will be certainty about the country's energy mix after the long-awaited Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) is presented to cabinet next week,

By Nicci Botha 9 Oct 2019

Where are we with land reform?

Agricultural economist, Wandile Sihlobo says that come April 2020, the proposed change to the Constitution to allow land expropriation without compensation (EWC) may not happen...

By Nicci Botha 27 Sep 2019

A conversation with Michael Jordaan

You just have to track Michael Jordaan's various projects to see he has never shied from the exploiting the potential of technology, particularly in the financial space...

By Nicci Botha 16 Sep 2019

#HASA2019: Collaboration - the art of possible

The Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre (WDGMC) is proof that collaboration between the public and private healthcare sector is not only possible, but has the potential to create a world-class medical services...

By Nicci Botha 29 Aug 2019

After NHI - South Africans can still choose medical aids

One of big questions being asked ever since National Health Insurance (NHI) was first mooted is what medical aids will look like and whether they would even exist under NHI...

By Nicci Botha 27 Aug 2019

#HASA2019: NHI is a work in progress

Despite a campaign from various quarters to undermine the proposed National Health Insurance (NHI), Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize said it is "not a monster coming to destroy everyone"...

By Nicci Botha 26 Aug 2019

#WomensMonth: Do we know what our power is?

Women often talk about power in all sorts of contexts, but do we actually know what our power is? This is the question posed by Alana James, chief executive officer of The Sunflower Fund...

By Nicci Botha 19 Aug 2019

The future professional accountant in 4IR

Complex problem solving, critical thinking and creativity are the top three skills required by professional accountants if they are to survive and thrive in the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)...

By Nicci Botha 16 Aug 2019

#bhf2019conference: Doing better with less

Waste, fraud and abuse across the healthcare spectrum are contributing the high cost of healthcare, and ultimately patients are paying with their lives...

By Nicci Botha 26 Jul 2019

#bhf2019conference: How blockchain can eliminate fraud, waste & abuse

The real value of blockchain extends far beyond cryptocurrency. Its applications are being explored as a means to reduce or even eliminate fraud, waste and abuse in healthcare...

By Nicci Botha 25 Jul 2019

#bhf2019conference: Healthcare as a key driver for economic growth

Healthcare is often viewed as just a cost that South Africa carries. But it is in fact a key driver of economic activity on a number of fronts...

By Nicci Botha 24 Jul 2019

#bhf2019conference: UHC - what's working, what's not?

Is achieving universal health coverage by 2030 a reality or a distant dream?

By Nicci Botha 24 Jul 2019

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