World Economic Forum On Africa

Ahead of WEF, Mboweni will have to assure investors that the country does have power

The finance minister says despite the difficult fiscal environment, structural reforms are under way to put SA on a new growth path

Now is the time of monsters

And where economic reforms are concerned, a slayer in shining armour would be welcome

The path towards a ‘human economy’ needs no help from elitist agendas

Oxfam has done commendable work but runs the risk of distorting the grassroots concept of “human economy” to placate an elitist crowd

WEF ditched democratic, inclusive pretences by facilitating new G20 privatisation

WEF-Africa's tactic of providing invited spaces for oppressed people, versus disregard for those considered unworthy of being inside, is well-known.

Gigaba: ‘We’ll work within the law to transform SA’

Malusi Gigaba says the land issue must be resolved speedily to avoid Zimbabwe-style invasions.

Lowering mobile costs and taxes can benefit governments

Mobile phone technology has the potential to connect Africans in an unprecedented manner, but access is still a challenge to overcome.

BLAST FROMT THE PAST: General Electric to double Africa Revenue to $10bn

General Electric says it is seeking to target power, health and locomotive opportunities in the hopes of boosting economies in Africa.

What the continent needs to prosper

Africa's continued ascent is neither guaranteed nor inevitable and it is instructive to draw on historical lessons.

WEF on Africa in Nigeria marred by missing girls

Regional and global leaders gather at the 24th WEF Africa in Abuja under the long shadow cast by abducted schoolgirls, writes Salil Shetty.

Gordhan warns of Africa’s ‘vulnerability’ despite economic growth

Africa's soaring economic growth "should not lead to hubris", Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has told delegates at the World Economic Forum.

Report: Corruption, weak governance costing Africa billions

The African Progress Panel has revealed its assessment of the challenges that still face many countries in developing their oil and mineral wealth.

Millions of Africans are missing out on Africa’s economic growth

Income inequalities and illicit capital flows are cheating Africa of its wealth and potential for the investments in crucial sectors.


Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it