Africa’s Economic Development

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.


South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

SA’s quarantine plan for coronavirus

A small Free State dorp and 14 days of isolation — this is the plan for citizens returning from China, to prevent a potential outbreak of the disease

No legal sales in new cannabis Bill

Draft regulations do not allow for commercial cultivation or sale, but policy could change this

Press Releases

Dr Mathew Moyo’s journey to academic victory

The NWU's chief director for library and information services was appointed as a board member of the National Council for Library and Information Services.

UKZN pays tribute to Joseph Shabalala, Doctor of Music (honoris causa)

The university joins the global community in mourning the passing of legendary musician and founding member of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Dr Bhekizizwe Joseph Shabalala.

South Africa to be almost R 14-billion wealthier when SAB Zenzele BB-BBEE scheme winds down in April 2020

It’s the biggest BB-BEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history, with a new scheme to be launched

UKZN vice-chancellor calls for perspective and creative engagement on the way forward

In addition to overcoming the deadlock between UKZN and students, a way must be found to reconcile the university's financial obligations and students' long-term needs.

Survey shows South Africans’ approval of president but not of political parties

According to the survey, 62% of South Africans think Cyril Ramaphosa is doing his job well, while 39% say no political party represents their views.

Andrew Makenete joins Africa Agri Tech as an event ambassador

Makenete has a wealth of experience in the agricultural sector

Is your company prepared for the coronavirus?

Companies should consider the direct and indirect impacts of the pandemic when evaluating whether they are prepared for the coronavirus, says ContinuitySA.

Explaining the distribution of pension funds

Section 37C of the Pension Funds Act puts the ultimate decision-making responsibility in trustees' hands, says Fedgroup.