Africa Business Summit: New Pathways to U.S.- Africa Economic Partnership

The Corporate Council on Africa is organising its 13th U.S.-Africa Business Summit on July 27-29, under the theme: ‘’New Pathways to U.S.- Africa Economic Partnership’’.

The Summit’s virtual conference will spotlight the next phase of growth in the U.S.-Africa economic partnership, focusing on key strategies such as Health Security, African Regional and U.S.-Africa Trade, the Future of Energy, Agribusiness and Manufacturing Ecosystems, Trade Finance, Women and Diaspora-Empowered Trade, Digital Transformation, and more.

Registration to the Summit is FREE, you may register here: U.S.-Africa Business Summit 2021

Sugar Investment Fund (SIT) – Office Space For Rent

SIT Property Development Ltd (SPDL), being the property development arm for the SIT Group, has over the years established itself into one of the most reputable property developers in Mauritius.

SPDL is the owner of a 13-storey landmark tower known as THE CORE, a strategically well-located building at the heart of Ebène Cybercity. It offers flexible office spaces for rent in a thriving and business-friendly environment with a generous raised courtyard, rooftop terrace and executive business lounge, with a full array of cutting-edge services and facilities. The SIT Group also offers dedicated cubical office spaces for rental at its SIT Business Centre located at NG Tower, Cybercity, Ebène.

Looking for office space? Please call on 406-47-47 or visit their website for more information.

World Bank CEM – Discussion Session

The World Bank’s latest economic analysis for Mauritius dated April 2021 provides strategies for economic recovery post-pandemic, including comprehensive and structural reforms.

In this context, Business Mauritius organised an online discussion session on Thursday, 24 June with the World Bank Team, led by Erik von Uexkull (World Bank’s Country Representative and Senior Economist).

The discussion was based on the three main chapters below:

Chapter 1: Unlocking Productive Private Investment

  • Closing the Skills Gap
  • Redirecting State Support towards Innovation

Chapter 2: Restoring Competitiveness

  • From Decline to Collapse
  • Taking Advantage of New Trade Agreements

Chapter 3: Maintaining Inclusiveness

  • Supporting Labor Market Participation
  • Social Protection: From Effectiveness to Efficiency

Food Waste Prevention Programme in Mauritius

In line with our sustainability pact between nature & business – SigneNatir, Business Mauritius has invited food professionals to participate in The Food Waste Prevention Programme which has started on 14 June 2021.

The pilots, namely Mauritius Commercial Bank, Constance Belle Mare Plage, Preskil Island Resort, Victoria Beachcomber Resort & Spa, La Pirogue, LUX* Le Morne Resort, LUX* Belle Mare Resort & Villas, Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort, and Veranda Tamarin Hotel & Spa are embarking their restaurants on a 6-month journey with the international trainers Lightblue Consulting and local trainers Foodwise Mauritius to cut on food waste, reduce unnecessary costs and negative environmental impacts, and reach the international certification and benchmarking standard The PLEDGE™ on Food Waste.

This programme is an initiative of Business Mauritius, co-funded by The Human Resource Development Council (HRDC), implemented by LightBlue Environmental Consulting Co. Ltd and FoodWise Mauritius with the collaboration of Living Labs Federation and The PLEDGE™ on Food Waste.

Learn more: Food Waste Prevention Programme in Mauritius

Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF 2021) Kigali, Rwanda

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), in collaboration with the African Union and the Government of the Republic of Rwanda, brings you the 2nd Intra-African Trade Fair (IAFT2021) to be held in Kigali from 8 to 14 December 2021.

IAFT2021 will provide a unique and valuable platform for businesses to access an integrated African market of over 1.2 billion people with a GDP of over US$2.5 trillion created under the African Continental Free Trade Area.

For more information and registration details, please visit: intraafricatradefair.com 

Communique: MRA

With a view to further improve operations efficiency, the Mauritius Revenue Authority in collaboration with the Corporate and Business Registration Department (CBRD) has launched an online VAT Registration of a company on incorporation under a single process.

For more information, please click here to download the communiqué issued by the MRA.

 

Communiqué de Presse Issued on 27/04/21: Pluies Torrentielles

27/04/21

Pluies torrentielles

Pour Business Mauritius, la sécurité des employés est une priorité

À la suite de l’avis de pluies torrentielles, émis par la Station météorologique, et l’annonce faite par le National Emergency Operations Command (NEOC) en début de soirée, ce mercredi, 27 avril 2021, Business Mauritius tient à faire ressortir que la sécurité des employés est et reste une priorité absolue. L’association recommande ainsi aux employeurs du secteur privé de privilégier, autant que possible, le télétravail pour assurer la continuité de leurs opérations. Cependant, vu que ce mode d’opération n’est pas applicable à tous les types d’activités, l’association invite les entreprises à évaluer leur propre situation et à prendre les dispositions nécessaires conformément au Private Sector Rainfall Protocol et à leur protocole interne en cas de pluies torrentielles. Pour celles qui doivent impérativement avoir leurs équipes sur place, Business Mauritius leur recommande de prendre toutes les mesures pour garantir la sécurité de ces dernières.

 

[URGENT] Heavy Rainfall Protocol for Private Sector

 A torrential rain warning is in force in Mauritius

According to the Mauritius Meteorological Services (MMS), a Torrential Rain warning Bulletin for Mauritius was issued at 16h30 hours on Tuesday 27 April 2021.

To ensure the safety of employees and better prepare for business continuity, we are hereby sharing the Heavy Rainfall Protocol for Private Sector which provides advice and practical guidelines to businesses.

Additionally, we encourage you to follow the recommendations of the MMS for the latest updates on the weather situation.