Regional

3 weeks ago | September 16, 2022

ESG, real estate under the spotlight

Over 50 percent of South Africa’s building stock is yet to be built over the coming two decades, reflecting the immense ...

4 weeks ago | September 9, 2022

Bumper crops cushion SA producers amid higher costs

In the second half of this year, South Africa’s agricultural exports lifted by 5 percent year-on-year, reaching ...

Only SA’s elite benefit from black economic empowerment

Alfonso Nqunjana More than two decades ago the South African government put in place a policy designed to redress racial ...

Consumer resilience shows South Africa may skirt recession

The resilience of South African consumer spending, coupled with underlying strength in the building and manufacturing ...

Deteriorating global outlook to weigh heavily on S. African exports

As South Africa recorded a trade surplus of R24,76 billion in July, up from a surplus of R24,23bn in June, Lara Hodes, ...

Fourth industrial revolution is here

Two weeks ago, I participated in the 10th KenGen Global Innovation Seminar whose theme was ‘Innovating Beyond the next ...

1 month ago | September 7, 2022

ZB expansion into Botswana at advanced stage

Business Writer  ZB Financial Holdings (ZBH) says regional expansion for its subsidiary, ZB Reinsurances into Botswana, ...

ACTIF2022 commits to building a commercial bridge

Kudzanai Sharara recently in Bridgetown, Barbados The AfriCaribbean Trade and Investment Forum 2022 (ACTIF2022) ...

1 month ago | September 2, 2022

Standard Bank to freeze suspected Ponzi scheme accounts

THE Pretoria High Court has ordered Standard Bank to freeze the bank accounts of suspected Ponzi scheme Lyoness South ...

Cashbuild to withdraw from Zambia

Cashbuild is closing its two underperforming stores in Zambia, which has proven to be a tough trading environment for ...

Flood-damaged Toyota plant reopens

A gauge measuring South African factory sentiment rose more than expected in August as nationwide power cuts eased and ...

Africa Climate Week 2022 kicks off

Africa Climate Week (ACW) 2022 kicked off on Wednesday in Libreville, Gabon, by convening ministers from across the ...

How Russia-Ukraine war hurts Kenya tea exports

AT the beginning of the year, it cost a tea exporter about Sh357 000 (US$3 000) to ship a 40-foot container to Russia, ...

Climate change, infrastructure threaten wildlife in Africa

Africa’s national parks, home to thousands of wildlife species such as lions, elephants, and buffaloes, are increasingly ...

1 month ago | August 26, 2022

Congo bans Orange, Airtel, Vodacom executive travel in tax row

The Democratic Republic of Congo has banned some telecommunications executives from leaving the country after they ...

Angola mulls rate cut as currency jumps

Angola’s central bank may consider cutting its benchmark rate as inflation slows and after its currency appreciated at ...

Plant-based meat alternatives may stay on SA shelves, for now

Manufacturers and suppliers of plant-based meat alternatives have received some reprieve following the granting of an ...

Sanctions, CITES and human wildlife conflict

Vincent Gono ZIMBABWEAN communities that are sitting side by side with wildlife conservation areas have for a number of ...

South Africans to cut food expenses by 47pc

The rising prices of the average household food basket, electricity and transport against a national minimum wage that ...

Call for just, well-financed climate action in Africa

As the world prepares for the UN climate talks in Egypt from November 7-18, 2022, the UN Framework Convention on Climate ...