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Government gets $2bn more in pledges towards infrastructure development

The New Development Bank pledges billions of dollars towards infrastructure development in South Africa. Implementing infrastructure development is one of the measures the country is counting on to recover from the economic effects of Covid-19

Mozambique: Why natural resource finds are more than just a curse

Across countries, we find that FDI inflows driven by new projects in new industries increased by 58% in the two years following a giant discovery

SA takes foreign direct investment hit

South Africa saw a dramatic slow-down in foreign direct investment flows in 2014, mirroring the experience of the rest of the globe.

Malawi in middle of $100m ‘cashgate’ scandal

Foreign donors have suspended £150-million of aid until a scandal allegedly involving civil servants, MPs and businesspeople is cleared up.

South Africa takes a knock in foreign direct investment

Foreign direct investment flows into South Africa has tumbled 43.6% in the first half of 2012 compared to the same period last year.

Mining sees highest foreign direct investment for 2009

South Africa's mining and quarrying sector has seen the largest foreign direct investment for 2009, followed by manufacturing and finance.

Gordhan predicts improved foreign investment

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says there will be more certainty about foreign direct investment in South Africa within the next year.

Government moots investment law

Details are starting to emerge about how the government is planning to manage foreign direct investment.

Foreign direct investment in SA drops by 70%

South Africa's foreign direct investment inflows has dropped by 70% in 2010 when compared with 2009 and is tenth on Africa's top 10 recipients.

UK’s Cameron eyes partnership with SA

British Prime Minister David Cameron is due to arrive in South Africa for a meeting with Jacob Zuma on investment and sustainable development.

Foreign investment in Africa on rise

New projects in Africa are expected to enjoy strong growth from next year, with inflows of foreign direct investment forecast to reach US$150-billion.

Walmart ‘appreciates’ DTI’s comments on foreign investment

Walmart "appreciates" the department of trade and industry's recent comments on foreign investment in South Africa, the giant retailer said on Friday.

China says foreign investment up 38%

Foreign direct investment in China rose 38,17% year-on-year in November despite efforts to control inflation and stem the flow of liquidity.

Target is even higher growth

Infrastructure remains a key to development, writes <b>Bronwen Kausch</b>.

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Construction sites are a ‘death trap’

Four children died at Pretoria sites in just two weeks, but companies deny they’re to blame

Koko claims bias before Zondo commission

In a lawyer’s letter, the former Eskom chief executive says the commission is not being fair to him

ConCourt asked to rule that Zuma must testify for 10 days next year

It is Zondo's legal end game and will leave the former president, his supporters and those implicated in state capture to increasingly play fast and loose at imputing political motive to the commission

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Gender-Based Violence

In South Africa, women live in fear. It’s difficult to speak out against the patriarchal system, but many have done so, and continue to do so

POWER Business #OnTheMoney talks to Risenga Maluleke, South African Statistician-General

If Stats SA is to really have timely data that’s accurate and remains relevant then we need to make sure that the institution is strengthened

Dr Sumy Thomas: Deciphering the human puzzle, from the inside out

The Discovery Foundation MGH Fellowship Award recipient for 2020 will focus on internal medicine, particularly the endocrine system of patients affected by HIV

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story