United Nations Development Programme

Energy sector is the new colonial project

Renewable energy funding from the North must take local ownership and participation seriously

Seeds of Europe’s ‘migrant crisis’ are in Europe

The continent’s greedy lending to Africa is driving the migration wave that fuels the European Union’s xenophobic politics

Countries fail to reach gender equality goal — report

A report measuring gender equality across 129 countries has found that none of the countries achieved an ‘excellent’ score of 90 out of 100

Someone is defending SA’s transition

It is an unpopular view, but Fanie du Toit’s evidence and argument shows us a way forward

Troubled North West gets help from UN team

The province saw violent protests in multiple towns after years of mismanagement by former premier Supra Mahumapelo

$290m shortfall in Zimbabwe drought aid

Drought in Southern Africa now affects approximately half of Zimbabwe's population in rural areas.

Illicit financial flows costing Africa billions

Abusive transfer pricing, bribery and tax evasion are contributing to the loss of more than $60-billion from unlawful money flows in Africa.

UN ignored cholera warning in Zim

A recent tribunal hearing has shown that political ties stopped the top UN boss in Zimbabwe from acting on outbreak warning.

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.

‘People are the real wealth of nations’

UNDP director for democratic governance <strong>Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi</strong> speaks to the <em>M&G</em> about democracy in Africa.

Where are South Africa’s young lionesses?

<b>Verashni Pillay</b> wonders about the dearth of young women leaders in our country's politics.

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Coronavirus: South Africa will evacuate citizens from Wuhan

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

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

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs