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  • Eskom has today, 16 February 2018, received a resignation letter from Matshela Koko stating that he has decided to resign with immediate effect. Koko’s resignation comes against the back drop of serious charges of misconduct that were levelled against him and that would have been adjudicated at his disciplinary hearing which commenced today. The charges […]

  • The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed a loan agreement with the African Development Fund (ADF) designed to provide an Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan to the tune of 73.601 billion Japanese Yen (about $700.9 million). The loan is part of Japan’s contribution to the African Development Fund’s Fourteenth Replenishment (ADF-14). This is the […]

  • In the 2018 Budget, I would like to see a number of things. I would like to see attention being focused on travel allowances and taking the process of travel reimbursements to its logical conclusion. I would like to see the Employment Tax incentive Act continuing for the sake of the youth of the country. What […]

  • In Africa, there’s a lack of women in top technology management positions.  As a continent, we urgently need female leaders and role models that can deliver great work and hold top positions. Women can deliver on that mandate. The global community is also eager to work with strong African women, who are capable of achieving […]

  • Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) welcomes the election of Cyril Ramaphosa,  as President of our Republic. BLSA believes the election of a new president this afternoon represents a fresh opportunity to focus on the urgent task of growing the economy and putting our people into jobs in order to address the key challenges of poverty, […]

  • Millions of people in Africa now have access to financial systems thanks to cashless systems using digital technology and more and more people are seeing the benefits of mobile banking, according to Ecobank, an independent pan-African banking group. Nshuti Lucy Mbabazi, Ecobank Group Assistant Vice President for Push Payments today, 15 February 2018, took part […]

  • South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver his maiden State of the Nation Address (SONA) on 16 February 2018. The annual speech kicks off the Parliamentary year and focuses on the country’s current political and economic situation. Regarding the latter, South Africa experienced deteriorating economic conditions during 2014-2017, and there is great hope for an improvement […]

  • PwC on 14 February 2018 unveiled the 2018 South African Budget Speech Predictions.  In her opening remarks, Lullu Krugel, PwC Africa Chief Economist confirmed that ” This is going to be a tough and interesting budget.”  “We expect the budget deficit to be around ZAR250 billion. It’s very likely that the deficit is likely to […]

  • Today, 15 February 2017, Cyril Ramaphosa was formally sworn in as the new South African President. In our last report, “South Africa Ratings Lowered On Weakening Economic And Fiscal Trajectory – Outlook Stable,” published 24 November 2018, we indicated that South Africa was facing many economic challenges. The new leadership could bring confidence and faster […]

  • General Electric (GE) has set its sights on investing in Zimbabwe’s energy sector, specifically its Batoka Hydro Power plant project. The company’s top executives this week appeared before parliament’s committee on mines and energy and expressed their willingness to invest in aviation, locomotives, power and healthcare. The delegation included Serame Taukobong, GE Sub-Saharan Africa Chief […]

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  • Japan to provide $700 million to African Development Fund

    The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed a loan agreement with the African Development Fund (ADF) designed to provide an Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan to the tune of 73.601 billion Japanese Yen (about $700.9 million). The loan is part of Japan’s contribution to the African Development Fund’s Fourteenth Replenishment (ADF-14). This is the

    Japan to provide $700 million to African Development Fund
  • Exclusive – Meet Rekindle Learning new CEO Nomsa Seisa

    In Africa, there’s a lack of women in top technology management positions.  As a continent, we urgently need female leaders and role models that can deliver great work and hold top positions. Women can deliver on that mandate. The global community is also eager to work with strong African women, who are capable of achieving

    Exclusive – Meet Rekindle Learning new CEO Nomsa Seisa
  • PwC unveils 2018 Budget Speech predictions

    PwC on 14 February 2018 unveiled the 2018 South African Budget Speech Predictions.  In her opening remarks, Lullu Krugel, PwC Africa Chief Economist confirmed that ” This is going to be a tough and interesting budget.”  “We expect the budget deficit to be around ZAR250 billion. It’s very likely that the deficit is likely to

    PwC unveils 2018 Budget Speech predictions
  • S&P Global Ratings – South Africa’s rating remains steady

    Today, 15 February 2017, Cyril Ramaphosa was formally sworn in as the new South African President. In our last report, “South Africa Ratings Lowered On Weakening Economic And Fiscal Trajectory – Outlook Stable,” published 24 November 2018, we indicated that South Africa was facing many economic challenges. The new leadership could bring confidence and faster

    S&P Global Ratings – South Africa’s rating remains steady
  • Dis-Chem retail sales rises to ZAR7.9 billion

    South African pharmaceutical group Dis-Chem announced today, 15 February 2018, reported a 14.2 percent increase in retail turnover to ZAR7.9 billion for the 22 weeks to 2 February 2018. Total group turnover grew by 13.1 percent to ZAR8.5 billion, while comparable store growth and sales price inflation for the period were 5.5 percent and 2.5 percent.

    Dis-Chem retail sales rises to ZAR7.9 billion
  • Transnet Engineering seals ZAR2 billion deal to deliver trains in Zimbabwe

    South Africa’s state logistics company Transnet said today, 13 February 2018, it would on Friday deliver the first locally built mainline locomotives, wagons and passenger coaches to the National Railways of Zimbabwe in a transaction valued at over ZAR2 billion. The company said its Transnet Engineering subsidiary, led by chief officer for advanced manufacturing Thami

    Transnet Engineering seals ZAR2 billion deal to deliver trains in Zimbabwe

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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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