Foreign Investment

Rwanda’s gingerbread house

Kigali is flashing its sweetest smile to foreign firms, but there may be cracks in the image it’s presenting

Moving your money offshore: Is it time?

Investing offshore is a long-term game

Zimbabwe’s economic crisis deepens

Zimbabwe’s economy is in dire straits. President Emmerson Mnangagwa has promised to stabilise the economy 'soon' but not everyone is optimistic

How much is China’s $60-billion really worth?

Xi Jinping opened his wallet again, but it’s hard to track where the money for Africa really goes

Investment barriers are problem No 1

Foreign direct investment is vital for economic growth

We’re complicit in our own exploitation

"We are failing to put the blame squarely where it belongs: on our political leaders, our business leaders and ourselves".

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.

IMF revises growth rates for South Africa

IMF revised its growth forecast for sub-Saharan Africa down to 4.9% from 5.8% in 2015, and SA's growth has been reduced to 2.1% from a previous 2.3%.

Zelda, don’t be a victim and let others dictate who you are

What we cannot do in South Africa, and where Zelda la Grange made a mistake, is to allow others to define who we are and where we belong.

Foreigners ‘lucky’ to get 49% business shares in Zim

Zimbabwe's new Indigenisation minister says foreigners should feel lucky that they are getting such a large amount of shares in local businesses.

Zim Cabinet orders changes in indigenisation law

Zimbabwe's Cabinet has ordered that an equity law which forces foreign companies to cede majority shareholding to local investors be amended.

Zim to introduce ban on foreign owners

From New Year's Day, Zimbabwe wll ban foreigners from owning a majority stake in a host of businesses.


Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mgcawu District, and started early...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income