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Turn Africa’s cities into vertical farms
Turn Africa’s cities into vertical farms
African cities, according to a World Bank report, are home to 472-million people — almost half of Africa’s total population. This number is...
Ex-rulers favourites in Madagascar's high-stakes election
Ex-rulers favourites in Madagascar's high-stakes election
Madagascar votes on Wednesday in a high-stakes election with three ex-presidents the frontrunners to lead the large Indian Ocean island rocked by...
Wits Business School addresses the energy sector skills shortage
Wits Business School addresses the energy sector skills shortage
The energy landscape in Africa is changing dramatically. Opportunities abound for investments, partnerships and other initiatives in the sector,...
The future of the middle class is bleak
The future of the middle class is bleak
Another petrol hike is not what South Africa’s precarious middle class needs. The National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) will release a report in...
Businesses expected to agree to publish pay ratios at Jobs Summit
Businesses expected to agree to publish pay ratios at Jobs Summit
The two-day Jobs Summit, which kicks off in Johannesburg on Thursday afternoon, is set to agree to a mechanism which will see businesses employing...
Nurture our children for SA’s future
Nurture our children for SA’s future
Over a rickety ramp and past prefabricated walls, we are greeted by eager eyes. Two small makeshift structures house the 45 children who attend...
Lourenço’s first year: Angola’s transitional politics
Lourenço’s first year: Angola’s transitional politics
João Lourenço’s first year in office has been marked by notable reforms and the consolidation of power. If ordinary Angolans are to benefit...
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...

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