Africa

3 weeks ago | June 8, 2022

SA economy grew by 1.9 percent in first quarter

Fin24 South Africa’s economy was stronger than expected in the first quarter of 2022, with real gross domestic product ...

3 weeks ago | June 6, 2022

Enforcing competition would ease food price hikes

The Conversation Small and medium-scale farmers and agri-businesses in east and southern Africa are getting a raw deal. ...

African countries need tighter controls to curb growing tobacco use

The Conversation Average global smoking rates have fallen over the past 12 years with the proportion of people aged 15 ...

‘Local is king’: Africa’s online platforms take on Silicon Valley

Reuters Plan a funeral, call out corruption or start a business – tough jobs all now made easier by a generation of ...

1 month ago | May 27, 2022

European satellites to aid African efforts to combat climate change

African nations’ capacity to mitigate the impacts of climate change has received a significant boost through an ...

Africa suffers US$15bn loss from climate change annually

Martin Kadzere Africa, besides being the least emitter of greenhouse gas emissions, suffers between US$7 and US$15 ...

How changing demand, supply for energy can help tackle climate change

With the huge uncertainty caused by the war in Ukraine, volatile energy prices and threats to a secure supply of energy, ...

1 month ago | May 13, 2022

Aviation fuel crisis: How reps plan to end scarcity, block ...

ABUJA. — House of Reps in Abuja believes that it can end hardship faced by airline operators in the coming days after it ...

2 months ago | May 6, 2022

How climate change is hitting Africa hardest

Seven stunning facts The climate crisis is code red for humanity, but especially so for the African continent. While ...

3 months ago | March 21, 2022

US$32.8 billion investment projects for Africa

Business Writer The African Development Bank (AfDB), has secured US$32,8 billion in investment commitments for critical ...

11 months ago | July 20, 2021

UK firm to help raise funds for white former commercial farmers

Government has appointed UK based financial advisory firm, Newstate Partners, to help raise funding for the compensation ...

2 years ago | September 1, 2020

Sasol now battles the effect of a US hurricane

Sibongile Khumalo Hurricane Dorian moves slowly past Grand Bahama Island on September 2, 2019. (Getty Images) Sasol, ...

Petrol price to inch up by 1 cent per litre from Wednesday morning

South African Motorists will be paying 1 c/l more for both grades of petrol from Wednesday morning, while diesel will ...

2 years ago | June 17, 2020

Africa’s youth were asked what concerned them most – ...

South African youth are most concerned about unemployment and corruption, and less optimistic than their peers on the ...

2 years ago | May 20, 2020

South Africa’s rand firms as vaccine hopes boost risk demand

JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s rand edged up early on Wednesday, clinging on to gains spurred by global hopes of a ...

2 years ago | April 17, 2020

‘South Africa GDP shrinks 2,5pc’

JOHANNESBURG. — Ratings agency Moody’s cut its forecast for South Africa’s economy to a 2,5 percent contraction in 2020, ...

2 years ago | March 6, 2020

Rand steady in calm trade after coronavirus slide

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s rand traded slightly firmer early on Friday, recovering from a sharp dip in the ...

2 years ago | January 29, 2020

S.Africa’s rand steady as investors assess virus fallouts

JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s rand was steady in early trade on Wednesday as investors took stock of the ...

3 years ago | July 5, 2019

Nigeria orders banks to loan more money

In an effort to boost economic growth in Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria is giving its banks a choice — lend ...

Naspers names black woman CEO

A little more than 100 years ago, Naspers was created by white South Africans to produce a Dutch-language newspaper. Now ...