Every month Africa HR Solutions curates the latest high-impact news across Africa. Check out the latest business news for January 2021.

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Wari’s digital financial services platform

Wari’s digital financial services platform operates with Lycaremit to add low-cost fund transfers to its network across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Through its payments platform, Senegal-based Wari has provided access to financial services, having built a network of more than 700,000 outlets around the world.



Founded in 2017, Spleet allows homeowners to rent rooms to vetted individuals, as opposed to the normal one or two-years advance payment options, due to the need to find rentals with flexible payment options in Lagos, while also helping individuals easily find places to stay.

Spleet has seen a positive uptake of its renter product in Nigeria, and currently has a retention rate of 96% with its long stay spaces and an average stay of 11 months.

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Debo designs & develops good engineering options for the agricultural sector

The Start-up banks on applied engineering focused on newly developed applied sciences such as ML, synthetic intelligence, IoT, image processing, cellular computing, and large-scale information.

Debo Engineering has developed an app that routinely detects and classifies plant ailments by image detection as soon as an algorithm runs the image.


Launch of the World Remit Entrepreneurs Program

Global digital money transfer service, World Remit, announced the launch of the World Remit Entrepreneurs Program in Zimbabwe and then three other African countries- Kenya, Ghana, and Nigeria.

The program highlights the company’s commitment to facilitate development in Africa by creating the opportunity to support and empower small businesses to grow their businesses starting in November 2020 till the end of January 2021.

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Kevina Takoordyal has a BA Hons Business Management from the University of Glamorgan, UK, with MBA in leadership and Innovation, MBA General, PMP Certified, and Agile Scrum Master. She currently works as the Head of Operations at Africa HR Solutions Ltd with more than 20 years of proven leadership capabilities in Operations, Business Development, People Management, Process Optimization, and Project Management in the Financial Services, BPO, Banking Industry, and Heath Care Industry. In Senior leadership roles with an international footprint across Europe working and extensive Pan- African experience from a compliance, finance, and operations angle, Kevina comes across with a panoply of cross-functional skills. Kevina also serves on a few Boards, Non-Independent Executive at MioD and for NGOs on a voluntary basis, a coach and mentor to aspiring female leaders across Africa and Mauritius.

Kevina is a firm believer in Servant Leadership with a strong focus and commitment to uplifting others, with the ability to deliver through a highly engaged – diverse team, and works towards consistently synergistic value creation. While being a focused and adaptive thinker and Kevina is actively participating in panel discussions on Innovation, CX, Digital transformation.

Kevina serves as Project Assessor for the National Youth upskilling program. She has been recognized as Global Talent in a few companies, Ceridian, and International SOS Ltd whereby she has been awarded a few scholarships and had the opportunity to be mentored by Senior Vice President in the US. Award Winner in various fields and at a national level and recognized including Super Achiever Leader Award in Africa in 2016, Awarded Africa Women Leader 2018.



Head of Legal & Compliance

A qualified lawyer who joined Africa HR Solutions in July 2020, Mark Du Preez has experience working in private practice for a reputable law firm in South Africa. He also played commercially focused roles at a leading private bank, wealth management company, and outsourcing firm in South Africa and Mauritius.

Mark has played a pivotal role in Africa HR Solution’s risk mitigation strategy, which positively impacted P&L performance over the years.

He currently leads the Partnerships function of the company including relationships and oversight with in-country partners (ICPs) across Africa.

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Head of Commercial

Alex has more than 15 years of experience in the global, strategic development of both enterprise and consumer brands in categories including technology, transport, enterprise software, entertainment, and travel.

With experience in roles on both agency and corporate side, he has worked across international brands and has led the development and execution of multi-discipline campaigns across EMEA, NORAM and Asia Pacific.

His focus is on driving meaningful business impact through brand differentiation and building high-functioning, digitally oriented, and analytically driven capabilities. He is motivated by working with, and developing dynamic people, teams, and organizations.

He leads, manages, develops and mentors the Key Account Management department, including line management responsibility for the team of Key Account Managers and Key Account Administrator who represent the Company as the primary communication link between all relevant stakeholders, including clients, third party in-country partners and internal functions.

Originally from Mauritius, he holds bachelor’s degrees in International Business, Finance and Management from the University of Nevada, Reno.