Sustainable use of the Ocean – The Norway – South Africa Science week 2017

For the second time Team Norway and South Africa’s Department of Science and Technology are hosting Norway – South Africa Science week in Pretoria, South Africa. Following up on last year’s success, this year’s focus will be on green maritime – sustainable use of the ocean. The objective is to explore opportunities for cooperation between… Read More

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Uganda – Moving Towards Commercial Oil Production

The discovery of large oil reserves in Uganda in 2006 led to widespread expectations that the economy would quickly be transformed. The dream is now set to become a reality. Huge reserves Uganda’s current oil reserve stand at 6,5 billion barrels with 1,7 billion barrels recoverable from the ground. It is possible that more discoveries… Read More

Agribusiness Opportunities in Kenya

Agriculture, which includes aquaculture, is a major contributor to Kenya’s economy. It is the leading economic sector, accounting for 22% of the gross domestic product (GDP). The sector also accounts for more than 50% of Kenya’s total exports and provides more than 16% of formal employment in the private sector. Growth of the national economy… Read More

New program in South Africa provides opportunities for Norwegian FinTech companies

It’s no news that the FinTech sector is booming. The UK and USA have dominated the push for digital disruption in the financial service industry. But, when it comes to recent news in the FinTech sector, there’s a new country making headlines – South Africa. Read more at the Innovation Norway web site (Photo: Thinkstock)

Et grønnere, innovativt Sør-Afrika gir muligheter

Det arrangeres for første gang “South Africa – Norway Science Week” fra 31. oktober til 4. november, i Pretoria og Cape Town. Hovedtema på konferansen er å utforske mulighetene for samarbeid innen forskning, utdanning og ikke minst innen business. Påmeldingsfrist: 17. oktober. Er du klar over at Sør-Afrika er et av de landene i verden… Read More

Value creation in Ocean Space – South Africa represents new opportunities for Norwegian companies

Take part in “South Africa – Norway Science Week” October 31st through November 4th in Pretoria and Cape Town to find out more about the gateway to Africa. The first South Africa – Norway Science Week aims to explore opportunities for cooperation in business, innovation and education. The ocean space and the blue economy The close relationship… Read More

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Aquaculture and fisheries in Tanzania

What makes the Fisheries Sector in Tanzania one of the most interesting investment opportunities in Tanzania? Conditions are now right for foreign investors and foreign partners bringing in know-how, technology and capital. Local production of fish is limited due to a combination of factors like under-developed deep sea fishing industry, a partly -developed fish farming industry and… Read More

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Demand for Norwegian salmon in South Africa

 Africa is one of the continents in the world that is experiencing rapid economic growth.  This economic development means that a growing number of consumers have purchasing power for goods and services.  South Africa is one such market in which the demand for Norwegian salmon has increased dramatically. Export statistics from Norway to South Africa… Read More

Aquaculture: Huge opportunities in South Africa

Aquaculture currently makes minimal contribution to regional fishery production in Africa but there is a huge opportunity to make up the growing shortfall in African fish supply, which estimates to rise to 1.8 mill tons by 2030.  While the disposable of African consumers is increasing, average income are relatively low. This translates into a preference… Read More

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Africa on the agenda – Nor-Shipping teams up with SAMSA

Entering the Gateway to Sub-Saharan Africa: Last week of July, Nor-Shipping will host and facilitate an Ocean Industry Podium and round-table meeting in Port Elizabeth, as part of the official program of the South African Maritime Industry & Investment Conference 2016: “Oceans Techonomy” The conference will be opened by the President of South Africa, gathering… Read More