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How to make sustainable development a reality

05/06/2015 15:33:24

The year 2015 is significant for Africa, as it marks the end of global, regional and local efforts to meet the MDGs.

Importing skilled labour to bridge the gap

05/06/2015 14:29:32

South Africa is advised to relax visa regulations and welcome more skilled immigrants in catalysing its economic growth.

UNFPA encourages PPPs to tackle Africa’s unemployment

05/06/2015 13:35:34

UNFPA's Executive Director, Babatunde Osotimehin has urged private sector to be partners in national development.

South Africa prepares for increasing interest rates

05/06/2015 11:23:26

South Africa's Reserve Bank Governor confirmed that interest rates will be going up in 2015 given the current inflation outlook.

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UN, World Bank to launch refugee and reconstruction bonds

12/10/2015 08:17:46

International agencies plan to raise billions of dollars to tackle the worsening refugee crisis in the Middle East and North Africa.

What tops Africa's emerging affluent priority list

06/10/2015 11:11:44

What are the priorities of the affluent in Asia and Africa?

Facebook to launch satellite to expand Internet access in Africa

06/10/2015 08:36:22

What is Facebook doing to expand internet access in Africa?

S.Africa is facing economic headwinds from all directions

03/10/2015 19:57:06

Bart Stemmet, Economist, NKC African Economics, delves into the reasons.

Southern Africa

New policies set to rattle S.Africa's agribusiness

13/10/2015 15:43:47

South Africa's farmers are being called to find creative solutions that allow farmworkers to share in their bottom line.

SABMiller takeover could be blocked by South Africa's treasury and unions

13/10/2015 12:48:04

SABMiller takeover by ABInBev could face a few hurdles.

South Africa's Pick n Pay H1 profit jumps 24 pct

13/10/2015 08:47:58

South African retailer Pick n Pay Stores posted a 24.2 percent rise in half-year profit boosted by revamped stores with lower operations.

Private equity into sub-Saharan Africa grows to $12 bln a year: ODI

13/10/2015 08:37:41

International private equity has become the fastest growing source of investment in sub-Saharan Africa.

Western Africa

Peaceful elections for Guinea - for now

12/10/2015 16:58:17

The West African country voted peacefully after opposition leaders asked their supporters to be “calm” and visit the polls.

Nigeria President Buhari's economic blueprint

09/10/2015 15:18:26

How Nigeria is planning to diversify its economy to hedge the country against lower commodity prices.

Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet wins Nobel Peace Prize

09/10/2015 12:09:02

Tunisia's National Dialogue Quartet won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its contribution to building democracy

Shell asks shippers exporting Nigerian oil to sign NNPC guarantee

09/10/2015 11:58:30

Royal Dutch Shell has asked ship owners exporting its Nigerian oil to sign a "letter of comfort" to guarantee that its oil is not stolen.

East Africa

Kenya’s proposed mining policy seeks to lure investments

09/10/2015 11:16:08

Will its new policy work?

Burundi's economy to shrink by 7.2 pct in 2015: IMF

09/10/2015 06:24:44

Burundi's political turmoil starts to impact on the economy.

Rwanda's top court clears way for Kagame third term

09/10/2015 06:16:23

Rwandan court clears way for Kagame's third term bid.

Affluent consumers in Kenya and Nigeria are confident about growth

08/10/2015 18:06:33

Affluent consumers in emerging markets are confident and ambitious in their long-term outlook for growth in their markets.


S.African bonds, rand firm as U.S. rate hike looks unlikely

09/10/2015 09:26:46

S.African government bonds climbed to their strongest in more than two months on Friday over possibility of Fed raising rates.

South Africa's rand weak ahead of U.S. Fed minutes, stocks fall

08/10/2015 08:47:22

S.Africa's rand weakened in early trade on Thursday as the risk-on environment started to fade ahead of the release of Fed minutes.

South Africa's rand retreats on Fed uncertainty, stocks seen higher

16/09/2015 09:00:18

S.Africa's rand retreated from its firmest in two weeks on Wednesday after gaining on a narrower current account deficit.

S.African banks under growing pressure to ease company lending rates

16/09/2015 08:37:16

Some South African banks are beginning to ease corporate lending rates, and others could follow.


South Africa's Sappi Q3 profits fall on maintenance shutdowns

07/08/2015 09:14:00

South African pulp and paper company Sappi posted a 89 percent fall in third-quarter earnings on Friday.

South Africa's Sasol flags lower FY earnings on softer oil price

07/08/2015 09:07:42

S.African petrochemicals company Sasol said on Friday it expected full-year profits to fall by up to 19 percent due to softer oil prices.

South African insurer Liberty plans to spend millions on Nigerian deals

07/08/2015 08:50:19

South Africa's fourth-largest insurer Liberty Holdings reported a 6 percent increase in half-year profit on Friday.

Omnia FY earnings inch up, mining woes a constraint

23/06/2015 08:49:00

Omnia, reported a slight rise in year earnings on Tuesday.

Special Reports

Private funding key to assist government make NDP a reality

07/10/2015 17:01:49

Public-private partnerships need to find ways to work better and make sure proposed projects actually happen.

Public–private partnerships are critical critical to achieving SA's NDP goals

07/10/2015 13:42:08

Public private partnerships are critical to South Africa realising its National Development Plan goals.

Social Contract as a way to further an inclusive economic agenda

30/09/2015 15:14:54

Social contracts still need to be developed to bridge the inequality between communities and private sector.

We can address social inequality: Stephen van Coller

13/08/2015 07:52:30

Barclays Africa’s CE for Corporate and Investment Banking Stephen van Coller has called for a robust approach in dealing with inequalities.


Opening Pandora’s Box: The bitter harvests of xenophobia

24/04/2015 16:04:29

It is a supreme irony that, exactly 30 years later, the troops are back on the streets of Alexandra.

Please beat the count Ali

24/10/2014 12:54:21

There are many Africans who are praying that Muhammad Ali will beat the count and rise from the hospital bed where he lies critically ill.

The rise of the island paradise

03/10/2014 11:32:19

From the moment you step on the plane you know Mauritius means business.

TB Joshua Lagos church collapse: the cheapness of life in Africa

19/09/2014 14:41:52

As a journalist, it makes me sick.

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