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SA cities need to unclog their bureaucracy drains to let business flow
SA cities need to unclog their bureaucracy drains to let business flow
While South Africans continue to battle with rising unemployment, poverty and inequality, a World Bank report on doing business in South Africa...
Unfair banking practices rapped in World Bank report
Unfair banking practices rapped in World Bank report
A World Bank retail banking study of transactional and fixed deposits has found shortcomings in the way South African banks treat their customers....
World Bank to give Ethiopia $1bn in budgetary assistance — PM
World Bank to give Ethiopia $1bn in budgetary assistance — PM
The World Bank will provide $1-billion in direct budget support to Ethiopia in the next few months, the prime minister has said, more than 13 years...
Eskom's R33.4bn loan deal with China Development Bank
Eskom's R33.4bn loan deal with China Development Bank
Eskom has signed a $2.5-billion government-backed loan with the China Development Bank, which will be used for construction of Kusile power...
Nigeria's plan to redistribute recovered corruption money needs a rethink
Nigeria's plan to redistribute recovered corruption money needs a rethink
The Nigerian government has announced that $322-million stolen by Nigeria’s former military ruler, Sani Abacha, has been returned by the Swiss...
New Togo fishing port stokes coastal erosion fears
New Togo fishing port stokes coastal erosion fears
The fishing village of Agbekope and other seaside communities along Togo's coast have long lived with the consequences of erosion from the strong...
Ivory Coast cashes in on the cashew
Ivory Coast cashes in on the cashew
Famous for its cocoa and coffee, the Ivory Coast has drawn up an ambitious five-year plan for the cashew industry, seeking to modernise production...
Why the Pan-African Parliament must clean up its act if it wants to survive
Why the Pan-African Parliament must clean up its act if it wants to survive
The Pan-African Parliament (PAP) has recently been in the news for the wrong reasons. There have been allegations of abuse of power by its...
African start-ups draw interest after slow start
African start-ups draw interest after slow start
African high-tech startups are minuscule compared with their US and European peers but they are finally gaining momentum and attention in some of...
SA’s transition, interrupted
SA’s transition, interrupted
South Africa has come a long way since the advent of democracy but its transition remains incomplete. The first three clauses of the Freedom...
Minimum wage vs the robot age
Minimum wage vs the robot age
South Africa is gearing up to introduce a national minimum wage that could see workers earning R20 an hour, yet the World Bank says the future of...

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