Regional

22 mins ago | October 7, 2022

Africa can and must be a leader in clean energy

William Ruto There is almost no facet of society that will be left untouched by the ravages of the climate crisis and ...

A basic income grant for South Africa

Analyses of the implications of extending income support measures in South Africa, including a basic income grant, have ...

Hurricanes show time of climate change denial is over: Vatican

VATICAN CITY. — Recent extreme weather events, such as the hurricane that devastated parts of Florida, show that the ...

SA submits new plan to win R151bn for coal switch

South Africa has submitted to some of the world’s richest nations a revised plan for how it will spend a proposed R151,2 ...

SA fixed investment has fallen dramatically: Absa

South Africa’s government must make good on its promises to deliver structural and economic reforms aimed at improving ...

3 days ago | October 4, 2022

Power cuts drive SA factory activity to 14-month low

Bloomberg Business activity in South Africa’s manufacturing industry fell to a 14-month low in September as ...

1 week ago | September 30, 2022

Africa food prices soaring amid high import reliance

Staple food prices in sub-Saharan Africa surged by an average 23,9 percent in 2020-22 — the most since the 2008 global ...

Managing interest rate hikes

The governor of the South African Reserve Bank recently announced an increase in the lending rate by 75 basis points. ...

African companies hedge against local currency weakness with ...

A new frontier has been opened in Africa for the use of stablecoins, which are blockchain-based “tokens” backed by ...

The dysfunctional company that’s wrecking SA’s economy

In late June, the coldest part of the Southern Hemisphere winter, the power went out in South Africa. For as many as ...

2 weeks ago | September 23, 2022

Obesity costs SA billions

Globally, it is widely acknowledged that obesity-related conditions and their complications add hugely to healthcare ...

How do I know I have a debt problem?

Your debt problem may be a small one that is just beginning or it may have already escalated into something ...

IDBZ gets green climate fund accreditation

Business Writer THE Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe’s (IDBZ) recent accreditation to the Green Climate Fund ...

UK-Africa ties: Future looks gloomy under Truss

Britain has a new prime minister in Liz Truss. For African leaders wondering what the new administration might mean for ...

Consumers, clothing brands turn to sustainability as a guiding light

A good product is no longer enough to win a consumer’s favor. Shoppers want more than just quality, often looking ...

‘Africa’s leaders need to act, not just talk’

As the world continues to experience the daily impact of global warming, whether the tragic recent flooding in Pakistan, ...

Climate crisis is real

“Crisis” is an incredibly potent word, so it’s interesting to witness the way the phrase “climate crisis” has become ...

3 weeks ago | September 16, 2022

Banking on climate change

Following ESG trends, South Africa’s banking sector is gearing up to provide sustainable financing. This shift into a ...

Weird world of rating agencies and what it means for Africa

Credit rating agencies are key players in financial markets, no two ways about it. They provide important and generally ...

Duty-free imports put SA coatings sector at risk

South Africa’s coatings sector has warned the government that its future existence will be threatened by allowing ...