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Burkina Faso hosts first Pan-African democratic governance meeting
Burkina Faso hosted the first Pan-African meeting designed to...
MTN South Africa invested ZAR30 billion in network infrastructure
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IFC named top investor in Partech Africa €100 million VC fund
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Ramaphosa talks tough against corruption ahead of WEF
South Africa’s deputy president and new leader of the...
Energy stakeholders in Africa to discuss investments opportunities
The Powering Africa: Summit will return for a fourth...
Partech Ventures launches VC fund for digital ecosystem in Africa
Partech Ventures announces today, 18 January 2018, the launch...
South African Reserve Bank appoints new advisor for governors
The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has appointed Fundi...
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MTN has invested more than ZAR30 billion (about $2.4 billion) over the past three...

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has assisted Partech Ventures to launch...

Partech Ventures announces today, 18 January 2018, the launch of its Partech Africa fund,...

  • The year 2017 has been a challenging year for the South African property market in general, despite small pockets of thriving activity in areas like the Western Cape. As we head into 2018, Tony Clarke, Managing Director of the Rawson Property Group, casts his eye forward to property trends and market influences that could make […]

  • Over the past five years, local markets returned just above 75% in ZAR terms, which is comparable to the JSE’s long-term average. However, when taking into account that over this same period the currency weakened by almost 50% to the US dollar, the JSE’s hard currency return – in real comparable terms – is 24%, […]

  • Burkina Faso hosted the first Pan-African meeting designed to strength democratic governance and business climate in Africa, held on January 16 -17 under the theme, Governance, Democracy and Business. The World Movement for Democracy, the Center for International Private Enterprise and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Africa Business Center (ABC) have jointly launched, in partnership […]

  • MTN has invested more than ZAR30 billion (about $2.4 billion) over the past three years on network improvement in South Africa, a senior official disclosed as the operator was adjudged the best mobile network in the country. Godfrey Motsa, MTN South Africa Chief Executive Officer, disclosed the investment on 18 January 2018, after the operator’s […]

  • IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has assisted Partech Ventures to launch a €100 million fund that is expected to become the largest venture-capital fund focused on digital-technology start-ups in sub-Saharan Africa. The initiative will help accelerate an ongoing digital transformation that is helping drive economic growth in the region. IFC’s €15 million […]

  • South Africa’s deputy president and new leader of the ruling ANC party Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday the country was on a new positive trajectory in rooting out corruption and dealing with state capture. Speaking at a breakfast event prior to leading a South African delegation to the World Economic Forum (WEF) next week, Ramaphosa […]

  • The Powering Africa: Summit will return for a fourth year to the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Washington DC from 28 February to 2 March 2018 to discuss opportunities to develop and invest in power projects on the African continent. The US Department of State and Department of Energy communicated a clear determination to play a […]

  • Partech Ventures announces today, 18 January 2018, the launch of its Partech Africa fund, which has secured above €57M (about $70 million) commitments toward its target size of €100 million (about $120 million), making it the first technology fund of such size from a top tier international VC to be exclusively dedicated to the fast‐growing […]

  • The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has appointed Fundi Tshazibana as advisor to the governors of the country’s central bank with effect from 19 February 2018.    Tshazibana will become the seventh member of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the SARB. She has 17 years of experience in public policy analysis and formulation, having worked […]

  • The year 2017 saw Emerging Markets (EMs) become the engine of global growth, creating a demand shock that must be welcomed for its potential to contribute to global inclusive growth and new economic opportunity. While it may not feel like it in South Africa, a fundamental economic shift is taking place in the wider emerging […]

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  • JSE continues to lag behind global markets

    Over the past five years, local markets returned just above 75% in ZAR terms, which is comparable to the JSE’s long-term average. However, when taking into account that over this same period the currency weakened by almost 50% to the US dollar, the JSE’s hard currency return – in real comparable terms – is 24%,

    JSE continues to lag behind global markets
  • Ramaphosa talks tough against corruption ahead of WEF

    South Africa’s deputy president and new leader of the ruling ANC party Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday the country was on a new positive trajectory in rooting out corruption and dealing with state capture. Speaking at a breakfast event prior to leading a South African delegation to the World Economic Forum (WEF) next week, Ramaphosa

    Ramaphosa talks tough against corruption ahead of WEF
  • African Economic Outlook 2018 officially launched in Côte d’Ivoire

    The African Development Bank (AfDB) has officially launched the 2018 African Economic Outlook (AEO) report at the bank’s headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The African Economic Outlook bridges a critical knowledge gap on the diverse socio-economic realities of African economies through regular, rigorous, and comparative analysis. It provides short-to-medium term forecasts on the evolution of

    African Economic Outlook 2018 officially launched in Côte d’Ivoire
  • How to make the tax act work for you

    South Africa has a highly favourable tax environment for investors but a good awareness of the legislation is required in order to make the Tax Act work for you. Always do your research to ensure you’re getting the full advantage of the provisions made in the Act and consult a tax practitioner for major decisions

    How to make the tax act work for you
  • Shoprite Group increases turnover in Africa by 6.3%

    The Shoprite Group increased turnover by 6.3% for the six months to December 2017. Supermarkets RSA, the Group’s primary business, increased sales by 7.8% during a period when internal inflation decreased to 0.4% for the six months compared to the corresponding period’s 7.4% driven mainly by a reduction in the price of basic commodity items.

    Shoprite Group increases turnover in Africa by 6.3%
  • South Africa’s online spend to grow over ZAR53 billion by 2018

    e-Commerce has changed the way the world conducts business, and the rise in technology has made it easier to interact with customers quickly and across borders. With economies becoming more interconnected, companies large and small are now able to access markets that were previously unattainable. With a growing shift in retail industry trends, driven by

    South Africa’s online spend to grow over ZAR53 billion by 2018

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  • During the third quarter of 2017, the total import and export container trade market experienced consistent 10% year-on-year growth, a similar result as in previous quarters, which on face value is remarkable growth. The main hallmark of South African...

  • Agility, APM Terminals, Borderless Alliance, Dole South Africa, DP World Maputo, Dube TradePort, ICTSI DRC and Walvis Bay Corridor Group are among the latest confirmed to join the pan-African trade debate at inaugural TOC in Durban. Sihle Zikalala, MEC...

  • The future state and role of the heavy haul rail network in Africa is a critical discussion if we are to increase intra-African trade. This is according to Brian Monakali, Deputy Chairman of the International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA)...

  • Oceana today released a new report highlighting unlawful fishing activities, authorized by four European countries, in the waters of The Gambia and Equatorial Guinea between April 2012 and August 2015. Using data from Global Fishing Watch, an online technology tool that...

  • The future of the heavy haul industry, a crucial cog in the global logistics chain, remains on shaky ground in light of adverse global market conditions that continue to threaten the profitability and sustainability of heavy rail operators around...

  • Railway infrastructure development is an important building block to improving trade across the Southern Africa Hinterland Territories, which comprises three landlocked countries; Malawi, Zimbabwe and Zambia. This is according to Emmanuel Ntshangase, Country Manager of Maersk Line Hinterland Territories...

  • Although South Africa’s engineering sector is making progress in attracting women in both technical and leadership roles, the journey ahead remains a long and challenging one, especially in the defence industry. According to statistics by South African NGO Women in Engineering (WomEng), women...

  • A conference taking place in Durban from 9 to 11 October 2017 is set to explore South Africa’s aspirations to build an energy hub for gas cooperation with international partners along the value chain. The International Gas Cooperation Summit...

  • The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, laid the foundation stone of the Lom Pangar Dam power plant in the département of Lom-et-Djerem in eastern Cameroon. The visit to Lom Pangar included top government officials, ministers of...

  • By deciding to hold over for trial the matter of the phosphate cargo vessel Cherry Blossom, which was seized in South African waters in April after an unscheduled stop, the South African court has rendered a transparently political opinion...

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