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Post-Brexit, SA has an ideal opportunity to rethink its links with the UK and China

South Africa can trade on the current economic and political malaise to re-establish its industrial prowess

Zambia votes: The ‘political contest has never been this fierce’ say analysts

With Zambia’s pre-election violence and economic woes, the ‘political contest has never been this fierce’ say analysts.

Close, but no consensus on key limits

In creating a blueprint for growth, Gordhan has been hamstrung by the very lack of buy-in he wants and needs.

Kiir takes South Sudan’s economic plans to US

South Sudan is due to lay out its economic plans at a US-backed conference aimed at uplifting the country and setting it on the path to development.

Deadlocked but determined

It is tempting to agree with Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi that there is paralysis in the Cabinet economics cluster.

Being pro-growth matters

Think-tank debating Africa and its future was surprisingly concordant, writes <b>Kevin Davie</b>.

Weak elites stand in way of progress in Africa

Entrepreneurs of all descriptions -- from pirates to inventors and investment bankers -- play a critical role in economic development.

African growth set to slow to 3.7%

Growth in African countries will to slow to 3.7% this year owing to upheavals in northern Africa and increased food and fuel prices.

Made in SADC starts here

Attaining global success needs regional buy-in from Southern African countries and their leaders.

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Hawks swoop down with more arrests in R1.4-billion corruption blitz

The spate of arrests for corruption continues apace in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

SANDF hid R200m expenditure on ‘Covid’ drug it can’t use

Military health officials are puzzled by the defence department importing a drug that has not been approved for treating coronavirus symptoms from Cuba

Epic fail: Africa’s Fortnite battle

Forced onto the backfoot by poor ping and overseas servers, African gamers are getting creative in an attempt to play one of the biggest competitive games. In the second instalment of our gaming corner, we chat to some of the innovators

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Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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