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People are normally petrified when they hear the name of Africa. But the words from the mouth of expats are actually a very different one. Expats compare Delhi and Africa! Can you beat that? In fact expats are actually disappointed that many talented people are missing out golden opportunities being prejudiced about the place’s name.

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Culture of Ghana

Posted by | August 9, 2014 | Africa recruitment agency

For those planning to travel to Ghana for the first time, you may like to check out clips from a recent episode of the Amazing Race when it hit Accra, the capital of Ghana. I’ve just had a chance to see the clips for the first time myself and can vouch that there is nothing unusual in the experiences that the contestants had in Ghana.

That is, this is the Ghana I know and that you will encounter when you arrive. Some Ghanaians are annoyed by a “dirty” representation of Accra but, frankly, that’s how Accra is.But we all have to deal with it. As did the racers.

You’ll see inside a real market and also check out the famous coffin makers. Of course, you don’t need to visit these places when you come to Ghana but you’d be missing out.

A little explanation on the coffins. They’re mostly “patronised” by the Ga people of Greater Accra. I say Ga, but I’m sure someone will disagree with me. The deceased may have expressed a desire to be buried in a coffin that represented their occupation in life, but also their vices or hobbies. You will see coffins shaped as cigarettes, bottles of beer, Coca Cola, pens, rockets, lobsters, and the lovely cow you can see in the photo above. Personally, I’d like to be buried in an Egyptian mummy with a bellydance coin motif coffin as well as some Adinkra symbols, kente designs, mud cloth prints and ancient Japanese text. Surely that’s not too much to ask?

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Nigeria is Officially “Africa’s Largest Economy”

Posted by | May 29, 2014 | Africa recruitment agency

Statistics announced that after “rebasing,” Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) almost doubled to U.S. $509.9 billion. That figure is dramatically larger than South Africa’s 2013 GDP of $370.3 billion, and bestows on Nigeria the bragging rights of being the largest economy in Africa.

South Africa’s GDP numbers are three times larger than Nigeria’s on a per capita basis. South Africa has a diverse, modern economy, while Nigeria remains heavily dependent on oil, despite a proliferation of cell phones and other telecommunication technologies, and a large and dynamic film industry. Further, World Bank president Jim Yong Kim included Nigeria with India, China, Bangladesh, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo as the countries with the largest number of people living in “extreme poverty,” defined as less than $1.25 per day. He went on to say that if you add to those five countries Indonesia, Pakistan, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Kenya, those ten countries together account for 80 percent of the world’s total “extreme poor.”

According to the Premium Times, many economists believe that 70 percent of Nigeria’s population lives in “extreme poverty.” “Rebasing” does nothing to change this reality.

In light of work by Morten Jerven and others on the limitations of African statistics, it is uncertain whether Nigeria’s new GDP statistics describe economic reality.

This announcement is a matter of politics, not economics.  The claim of being Africa’s largest economy could bolster Nigeria’s chances of joining the G-20; at present, South Africa is the only African country in the club. But, if Nigeria joins, does South Africa leave?  It might also strengthen Nigeria’s claim to a permanent seat on the UN Security Council, if and when Security Council enlargement becomes anything more than a hypothetical question. And what about the BRICS (the grouping of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa)?  South Africa’s membership was predicated on being Africa’s “largest economy.” Will Nigeria displace South Africa, or join South Africa?

It has been a rough past few weeks for Nigeria, with Boko Haram attacks at Giwa Barracks (Maiduguri) and within the headquarters of the State Security Service in Abuja. Violence involving “Fulani herdsmen” continues, and politics looking toward the scheduled 2015 elections are in turmoil. It is widely expected that President Goodluck Jonathan will seek re-election, though he has still made no announcement of his intentions. Presuming he does, he and his Peoples’ Democratic Party will almost certainly claim credit for Nigeria’s economic growth—if not for the remaining poverty of most of its citizens.

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Export Infrastructure for East Africa’s Landlocked Nations

Posted by | April 24, 2014 | Africa recruitment agency

the coastal states of Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique border on nine of Africa’s 16 landlocked countries. With the external trade of so many states concentrated through so few, this littoral stretch has long represented a concentration of culture and economic activity, clearly evident in what is known as the Swahili Coast. With these economies now showing near-universal growth, and East Africa representing the most natural shipping gateway to the mineral-hungry Asian markets, competition between its ports is intensifying.

East Africa’s ports infrastructure is a fraction of what it could be. The 15 states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are home to six ports capable of handling over 300,000 twenty-foot containers (TEU) per year. The five coastal countries stretching from Djibouti to Mozambique and all the landlocked countries they could potentially serve are home to just three. “When it comes to mining for all of the land-locked countries, the ports are the biggest bottleneck,” said Deanne De Vries, vice president for Africa at Agility Logistics.

Yet the past few years have seen the announcement of transportation infrastructure investments that overshadow those of any other global region. $17 billion of transportation projects are in the pipeline in Mozambique. Kenya’s Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) corridor is forecast to cost $25.5 billion, in addition to upgrades at Mombasa Port and a $13 billion regional railway project. Tanzania has proposed ports and transport corridors representing investments of over $40 billion, in addition to upgrades at Dar es Salaam Port and elsewhere.

These investments are good news for companies operating in the region: especially the mining sector, in which the viability of a mine can often depend on its export routes. Yet they are also leading to a shift in regional trade routes that companies should be aware of. With South Africa, home to the continent’s largest and busiest port Durban, anchoring the southern end of Africa’s eastern seaboard Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique are looking to increase market share from their western and southern neighbours, bring them into competition with each other.

Mozambique Seeks Botswana’s Coal

In Mozambique the government has invited bids for a $2 billion 525 km railway that will link the coal fields of the Moatize Basin to a new port at Macuse and announced plans for a new $7 billion deepwater port at Technobanine. Expansion work is also underway in the ports of Maputo, Beira and Nacala, the three largest of Mozambique’s seven main seaports.

In addition to increasing physical infrastructure, strong efforts are being made to increase efficiency. In partnership with its port operators, Mozambique has implemented Janela Único Electrónica (JUE), an online, electronic port processing system. “The establishment of the JUE has lead to at least a 50% improvement in efficiency at the ports. The system as a whole has now stabilised, it increases the speed which documentation is finished therefore speeding up the whole system. All three major ports in Mozambique can now be considered efficient and much credit should go to the operators DP World, MPDC, Cornelder and Portos do Norte. However, since the recent unrest companies have been reluctant to transport goods by road and we have seen some backlog at the ports as a result. Particularly in the case of Beira, which acts as the transit port for Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe and, to a lesser extent, Botswana. In general the ports system in Mozambique has improved vastly over the past year,” explained Karen de Almeida, general manager – finance and administration for UTi.

Mozambique has much work to do before its infrastructure is global best practice standards. Container dwell time at its ports still average far higher than those of its northern peers; let alone South Africa. Upgrades on the Sena line, connecting the Tete province to the Beira seaport, will increase capacity from 3 million mt/y to 6.5 million mt/y, yet this more-than-doubling still falls well below the total capacity of the Tete province, which at maturity is estimated will reach 100 million mt/y. The African Union, in a study done for the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa, estimated that even with currently planned port and terminal expansion, Mozambique will still suffer from short-term port container capacity gaps by 2020.

These worries have not stopped Mozambique seeking to serve as the trade route for their neighbouring countries in the region. Its Nacala Railroad, being expanded by Vale, connects to the Central East African Railway of Malawi. The Beira Railroad connects to Harare in Zimbabwe and the Maputo Railroad connects to South Africa, Zimbabwe and Swaziland.

One of the largest competitions being played out at the moment is for the coal of Botswana. In August the Mozambican Minister of Mineral Resources invited his Batswana counterpart and the Batswana Minister of Transport and Communications to discuss the export of coal and acquisition of fuel through Mozambique. “Evaluations are currently being made to decide if existing railway lines between Mozambique and Botswana should be refurbished, which would better connect the country to the ports of Maputo and Matola,” explains the Honourable Onkokame Kitso Mokaila, Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources of the Republic of Botswana.

Yet Walvis Bay of Namibia is also hoping to secure Botswana trade, as well as that of other landlocked countries, and can at the moment boast shorter transit times. “As a relatively new port, we cannot compete on volumes with Durban at this stage but we can reduce the cost of doing business in southern Africa. Walvis Bay has five competitive advantages: Namibia is safe, it is secure, is it easy to do business in, our transit times are much better than the rest of southern Africa, and we are efficient along the complete corridor” suggest Johny Smith, CEO of the Walvis Bay Corridor Group. “Namibia has a coastline of 1,500 km and Walvis Bay is very strategically located. Walvis Bay can cover southern Angola, Zambia, southern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Zimbabwe, Botswana, and also parts of South Africa.”

While the need to support its own mining industry will restrict, though not stop, Mozambique’s regional transport corridor ambitions in the medium-term, they will nonetheless also restrict any attempt by Tanzania to increase its regional influence southward. Like Mozambique, Tanzania is not free from port problems. “There are long delays at the Port of Dar es Salaam, which we know the authorities are working hard to rectify. In the meantime Minesite Tanzania is using the Port of Mombasa to ensure zero loss of production and downtime for our end users,” said Damien Valente, country manager for Minesite Tanzania, a mining service provider based out gold-mining hotbed Mwanza.

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Top Recruitment Companies Across World

Posted by | April 18, 2014 | Africa recruitment agency

Michael Page – With more than 35 years of experience, Michael Page International is one of the world’s leading recruitment businesses. Complete with its uncommonly personalized service, an iPhone app and  a full corporate social responsibility programme, this is truly a recruitment agency for the 21st century. From accounting to secretarial, Michael Page works with a huge diversity of clients to source permanent, contract, temp and interim talent in practically every sector imaginable.

Reed – Reed not only has offices nationwide, but also offers a jobsite that allows you to browse a huge variety of vacancies. The site is broken down into 42 specialist sector-specific sites and you can also browse international jobs, jobs starting right away, and 50k+ jobs.

Blue Arrow – One of the largest recruitment business in the UK, Blue Arrow also has branches throughout mainland Britain. Once you’re registered with them, if they find a vacancy they think is more suited to you than the ones you’ve been applying for, they’ll let you know.

Hays – Hays has a worldwide presence and its UK network includes a dedicated Northern Ireland website, as well as offices in Belfast, Newry, Derry and Portadown. The Hays UK website has a career advice section covering CVs, interviews, job offers, and situation change.

Ross Warner HR solutions:-Ross Warner HR Solutions (Formerly known as Kosmic Rays HR Solutions).[An ISO 9001:2008 certified company and an privileged member of ERA] is one of the leading HR Recruitment Solution  company in Mumbai (India ) Serving Clients In Africa and India backed by more than 50 man years experience

Office Angels – An agency specialising in secretarial and office support staff and vacancies, Office Angels is the UK’s leading recruitment business in the sector. As well as a network of 80 offices, Office Angels has a website that offers a “virtual branch” and career tips, amongst other things.

Bond Recruitment – Bond is a multi-sector recruitment specialist that covers fields ranging from architecture to languages, leisure to electronic security & fire. All consultants are specialists within their particular sectors and match you with roles according to your skills and personality.

Cathy Richardson Associates – CR Associates specialises in the fields of sales, techno-commercial and general commercial recruitment for the manufacturing industry. The company focuses on your as a whole and your long-term career, rather than just filling the vacancy.

Adecco Recruitment – Working across a number of sectors, Adecco places candidates in roles in the fields of Finance, IT, Admin and Sales, amongst others. The business has branches nationwide and its website offers a vacancy search, career tips, Microsoft Learning Kits and more.

ACME Appointments – This recruitment consultancy has been placing candidates for more than 55 years. The sectors it operates in include property, office support, marketing and accountancy. Its offices in Central London are easy to find and reach from any point in the city.

Tate – Tate specialises in office jobs, allowing you to browse their website for vacancies by location. Established in 1985, the company has 27 offices across the UK. Its website includes downloadable guides and reports, a blog, and a newsroom.

 

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Mining in Tanzania

Posted by | April 17, 2014 | Africa recruitment agency

Mining in Tanzania

Although mining in Tanzania initially focused around gold, today the biggest
projects include various minerals such as magnetite, chlorite, ilmenite, and
pyrite – with some of these mining projects, such as the Liganga Mining Project,
valued at up to ZAR6, 8 billion.

 

Gold mining in Tanzania is dominated mainly by mining companies Resolute Ltd, Ashanti Goldfields, AngloGold, Barrick Gold Corp, and Placer Dome Inc.The diverse resources for future mining in Tanzania appear to still be abundant, as data collected by MiningIQ shows there are five new mining plants being commissioned for gold mining , nickel mining, coal mining , iron ore mining , and uranium mining and processing – all of which are lucrative projects valued between ZAR1 billion and ZAR5 billion.

MiningIQ collects detailed data on all mining projects involved with mining in Tanzania – such as the Buzwagi Open Pit Mine, east of Kahama, which became fully operational in 2009. The data collected describes this entire operation – from the grassroots stage through to the operational stage – helping industry managers keep on track with all developments around mining in Tanzania.

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Now Zimbabwe Accepts Indian Currency

Posted by | January 31, 2014 | Africa recruitment agency, Recruitment in africa

Zimbabwe’s central bank announced Wednesday it would accept the Chinese yuan and three other Asian currencies as legal tender as economic relations have improved in recent years.

“Trade and investment ties between Zimbabwe, China, India, Japan and Australia have grown appreciably,” said Charity Dhliwayo, acting governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe.

Exporters and the public can now open accounts in yuans, Australian dollars, Indian rupees and Japanese yens, Dhliwayo said. Zimbabwe abandoned its worthless currency in 2009.

It accepts the US dollar and the South African rand as the main legal tender. Their use has helped to stabilize the economy after world-record inflation threw it into a tailspin.

Independent economist Chris Mugaga said the introduction of the Asian currencies would not make a huge difference to Zimbabwe’s struggling economy.

“It is Zimbabwe’s Look East Policy, which has forced this, and nothing else,” he said.

President Robert Mugabe has sought to boost economic relations with Asia after his relations with the West came under strain over his policy of seizing white-owned farms.

Chinese investors have over the past two decades entered diamond mining, construction and retail sectors in the south-east African country.

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Top resaons what Makes south Africa A Best Place

Posted by | January 18, 2014 | Africa recruitment agency, Recruitment in africa

Top reasons what Makes  south Africa A Best Place

1.     Despite everything, South Africa often get it right

South Africa’s successful hosting of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, as an example of a nation that despite all odds often delivers an astounding product.

2.     They  have one of the most liberal and free constitutions in the world

We Can figur Out, some of the horrific structures of power that rule nations such as Iraq, Somalia, Congo, Darfur and Rwanda. South African constitution is upheld as one of the most superb pieces of legislation in existence today.

3.    South Africa  is  a compassionate nation

here is a story of child abuse where, following the arrest and sentencing of the parents, three young children were left at the mercy of a social system. As children of abuse, these kids were not nice,  they stole food, were agressive and sexually promiscuous as a result of their parental grooming. As South Africans Says “We open our hearts and our pockets when we need to.”

 

 

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India – South Africa Relations

Posted by | January 3, 2014 | Africa recruitment agency

 

India and South Africa Are two rapidly Developing Countries In south Asia and Africa respectively.India is Economic and Military powerhouse of Asia while while South Africa is the most developed country of Africa Continent.

These two countries are Also Members Of “BRIC” which is organization of 5 most developing countries in world along with Russia,China & Brazil.

These two countries In Recent Times are co-operating with each other on many fronts most important of which obiviously is Econmy & Industry.India and S.A. have many Trade Agreements which enables a smooth function in Trade.Indian Expats are often required In business in South Arica.

Indian firms are conducting numerous takeovers abroad and are venturing into Africa. In June 2008, Bharti Airtel, an Indian telecommunications giant, purchased Zain Africa for US$9 billion.[12] Trade between India & Africa has grown exponentially during the past decade. Indo-African trade volume reached US$ 53.3 billion in 2010-11 & US$ 62 billion in 2011-12. It is expected that it would further go up to US$ 90 billion by 2015.

As of 2011, India has emerged as Africa’s fourth largest trade partner behind China, EU & USA whilst Africa has emerged as India’s sixth largest trading partner behind EU, China, UAE, USA & ASEAN. It is to be noted that this volume was at a meager US$ 3 billion in 2001. In November 2012 FICCI President led a business delegation to Ethiopia to meet the new Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and reaffirm India’s commitment to the growth and development of Africa. Indian companies have already invested more than US$ 34 billion in the resource-rich continent as of 2011 & further investments worth US$ 59.7 billion are in the pipeline.

Among the proposals that CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) received from the African nations are 126 agricultural projects worth an investment of $4.74 billion, 177 infrastructure projects worth $34.19 billion, and 34 energy sector plans costing $20.74 billion (337 projects totalling US$ 59.7 billion).

Indian PM Dr.Manmohan Singh while expressing his country’s support to Africa,  trade summit that “Africa possesses all the prerequisites to become a major growth pole of the world in the 21st century. We will work with Africa to enable it to realise this potential”. The Indian government has promised to extend loans worth US$ 5.4 billion (during 2011-14) to several African nations in order to nurture growth in those nations.

This Recent Developement between two nations will enable these countries to lead their Regions in Coming Time.

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Why there is need for recruitment consultant / Placement Agency / Manpower Agency / Executive search firm / Employment Agency / staffing agency?

Posted by | November 7, 2013 | Africa recruitment agency

 

Generally recruiting people takes a huge amount of time, and for many Corporates it is a real struggle to find right candidate at right place Recruitment is also very much a numbers game: an employer often has to look at a lot of applications before he finds the right employee for the role. That might sound a bit horrible and impersonal, and it is, but it’s also how it is.

Placement agencies fill a specific need. Employers need the right people to apply for their jobs, but often they don’t have the time to go and find these people themselves. They use Employment agencies to do this for them, so that the employer can spend more of their time focusing on their production activities.

Manpower Agencies are a major and important part of recruiting today.

So what separates Good recruiter From Great Recruiter?                     

1)  Good recruiters fill jobs, great recruiters build the organization – This one is crystal clear to me.  Most recruiters fill vacancies and move one. Weak. Great recruiters partner with the business to help build the best organization the possibly can.  Now, this is hard. You can’t always be your manager’s friend.  You’ve got to push back on things and speak your mind when you disagree with a decision.

2) Good recruiters work on their headhunting, great recruiters drive headcount and are vocal about hiring decisions – Honestly, any knucklehead can fill a job….seriously, what we do is not rocket science.  But a great recruiter finds talent that forces the business to hire opportunistically and get creative.  Great recruiters find so many great employees  that they business has to think outside of the box in order to get as much talent as they possibly can.

3)  Good recruiters leverage programs, great recruiters build programs – Again, not rocket science here but lots of really good recruiters who can leverage all kinds of Staffing programs to build candidate pipeline…now the great recruiters dream up new programs and build them to fill a business need.

4) Good recruiters sell the job, great recruiters over-communicate the opportunity – This sounds like a subtle one but trust us the different for your organization is crazy.  Good recruiters know their roles and can sell candidates on the job. Great recruiters over-communicate with the candidate and can explain the opportunity (not just the job).Truly great talent doesn’t take a job…they look for exceptional opportunities to grow.

5)  Good recruiters have all kinds of tricks….great recruiters share their tricks and make everyone better – This is probably the most important.  Plenty of recruiters have little tips and tricks they use to get the job done but the great ones are share and collaborate with team to make everyone better…thus creating a great team.

6) Great recruiter Act as a Real time consultant to their client developing a consultative approach by providing latest market trends, sector knowledge, mentality of candidates, any grapevine amongst candidates etc

Companies should always refer a competent Executive Agency for saving their money, efforts & time in order to focus on their core business activities.