Africa

2 mins ago | February 29, 2024

Transformative action across sectors key to achieve SDGs in Africa

Business Writer Deputy executive secretary programme support at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) ...

6 days ago | February 23, 2024

Africa dominates list of world’s fastest-growing economies in 2024

Africa will account for eleven of the world’s 20 fastest-growing economies in 2024, the African Development Bank Group ...

3 weeks ago | February 9, 2024

Malawi’s plan to create a stable economy

Stagnant growth, unsustainable debt, and the adverse effects of multiple shocks, including an outbreak of cholera and ...

Why SA Inc is snapped up in foreign buyouts

MultiChoice is not the first or last South African asset that will be snapped up by a foreign buyer. If Canal+ succeeds ...

De Beers pursues new diamond prospects in Angola

Luanda. — Anglo America unit De Beers has signed agreements with Angola on diamond processing and exploration prospects, ...

SA says platinum restructuring could cut 4 000-7 000 jobs

South Africa’s Minerals Council said on Monday that the restructuring of the country’s platinum group metals (PGM) ...

4 weeks ago | February 2, 2024

Farmers frustration boils over as disastrous cotton season looms

Martin Kadzere Zimbabwe faces its worst cotton season in recent years due to low uptake of inputs under the Government’s ...

The ‘rich’ feeling the pinch too

Reported sales numbers from Woolworths, particularly its Food business, are a very useful indicator of where the market ...

SA hits new low for corruption

South Africa, once revered as model of democracy around the world, has hit a new low for corruption, placing it ...

Climate change behind Africa cholera surge, top health body says

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, the continent’s chief health advisory body, has tied the worst ...

1 month ago | January 26, 2024

Bumper festive season for SA’s mega malls

The peak December 2023 shopping season produced positive results for most mega mall owners as consumers continued to ...

Multi-billion-rand project to upgrade six SA border posts delayed again

The organised construction industry has expressed serious doubt about the reasons provided by the Border Management ...

Green light for DP World’s $2bn Moza port expansion

Mozambique approved an extended deal for DP World Ltd, JSE-listed Grindrod Ltd, and other operators of its biggest port, ...

1 month ago | January 19, 2024

Kganyago doesn’t see rate cuts amid sticky prices

South African Central Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago ruled out cutting interest rates while inflation remains ...

Afreximbank in US$3bn syndicated deal

Business Writer African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has successfully arranged a syndicated US$3,3 billion crude oil ...

1 month ago | January 17, 2024

Coca-Cola in Africa …

The Conversation A new book called Bottled: How Coca-Cola Became African tells the story of how the world’s most famous ...

2 months ago | January 12, 2024

Is ‘clean energy’ mineral boom failing Africa?

A recent report from UK- and US-based nonprofit Global Witness captures the details of how a new mining rush driven by ...

Africa’s history of cannabis offers fascinating insights

When I tell people that I research cannabis, I sometimes receive a furtive gesture that implies and presumes: “We’re ...

Next big thing: Private investment in S. Africa electricity ...

The Minister of Electricity Kgosientsho Ramokgopa hopes to announce “within the next week or so” a plan to finance new ...

Can SA remove itself from the dreaded grey list by early 2025?

National Treasury is hopeful SA will be removed from the dreaded Financial Action Task Force (FATF) grey list by early ...