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Africa is becoming an investment hotspot, showing a 5% to 6% growth rate in the last few years. Research by hotel booking site Jovago has highlighted the seven best business destinations on the continent – and Johannesburg is among them.

Also making headlines this week is the news that Yebo Guma Investments has offered to buy out Gijima. Following the successful implementation of the purchase scheme, Guma will terminate the listing of the Gijima shares on the JSE. Meanwhile, Standard Bank has committed to help government with the rollout of smart IDs. Standard Bank will commence its pilot with staff next month. Existing customers will be able to apply for their new smartcard IDs from the bank as of April 2015.

And finally, in a move to help South African commuters, GoMetro has launched a service that allows passengers to e-mail their bosses from a train. Employees on their way to work who are late due to train delays and disruptions can now send their employers an e-mail by visiting m.gometro.co.za and clicking on the “e-mail-my-boss” feature.

Until next week,

The IT-Online team