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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.

Leaders must step forward to steer progress

Partnership among all sectors of society can fill Africa's funding gap, to the benefit of all players, says <b>Kofi Annan</b>.

Twitter: Newsmakers spread their own soundbites

Thanks to Twitter, delegates to the World Economic Forum on Africa are spreading their own soundbites faster than journalists can file them.

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Sounding the alarm on shack fire losses

A tech solution to fires in informal settlements comes with insurance that pays out the victims of these blazes

How smuggled gold destined for Dubai or Singapore has links to France and Mali

Three Malagasy citizens were apprehended at OR Tambo International airport, but now the trail is found to connect to France and Mali

Zuma, Zondo play the waiting game

The former president says he will talk once the courts have ruled, but the head of the state capture inquiry appears resigned to letting the clock run out as the commission's deadline nears

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