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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.

Special Report

How the Greek crisis impacts Africa

29/06/2015 14:23:06

Greece’s crisis presents “really good opportunities” and most of them will be coming from the periphery of Europe.

Paddling through sewage and facing guns

29/06/2015 08:49:31

They are poor, they are underpriviled and they paddle through sewage in the hope of making it as a professional, writes Jay Caboz.

Marikana tragedy must be understood against the backdrop of structural violence in South Africa

26/06/2015 10:48:00

The South African Police Service came in for targeted criticism in the Farlam Commission Report.

The talent that won journalist of the year

25/06/2015 17:42:41

Forbes Africa editor, Chris Bishop writes about his Jay Caboz winning The Standard Bank Young Journalist of the year award.

Southern Africa

S.African gold miners break ranks in wage talks

29/06/2015 19:07:15

National Union of Mineworkers responded saying: “If they push us to a strike we will be happy to oblige.”

Zambia kwacha falls nearly 3 % as Greek woes hit global markets

29/06/2015 12:49:39

Greece's looming default drives Zambia's kwacha down.

S.Africa minister says Eskom may need to borrow more

29/06/2015 10:05:55

Public Enterprises minister says Eskom will have to tap debt markets if the company fails to get the tariff increase it is seeking.

Jacob Zuma's Marikana Report speech

25/06/2015 19:06:50

Release by President Jacob Zuma of the Report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the events at the Marikana Mine in Rustenburg.

Western Africa

Nigerian president dissolves state oil company board

29/06/2015 07:21:08

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari dissolved the board of the state-owned oil company last Friday.

Ivory Coast nationalises three mobile operators over back taxes

25/06/2015 10:15:06

Ivory Coast has nationalised three mobile telecommunications operators.

Nigeria central bank curbs access to foreign currency

24/06/2015 15:37:21

Nigeria's central bank has curbed access to the interbank currency market for the purchase of foreign currency bonds.

Nigeria treasury is "virtually empty": Buhari

24/06/2015 06:38:11

Nigeria's states owe 658 billion naira ($3.3 billion).

East Africa

Two killed overnight in Burundi one day before vote

29/06/2015 06:39:26

At least two people were killed overnight in the Burundian capital Bujumbura few hours before parliamentary vote.

Kenya appoints new central bank governor

26/06/2015 12:13:33

Patrick Njoroge has been formally appointed as the new governor of the Central Bank of Kenya.

Kenyan tea Q1 output falls after drought

24/06/2015 11:47:36

Kenya's tea output plunged in the first quarter of 2015 from a year before due to dry weather conditions.

Obama’s visit to Kenya: why Africa matters to America

21/06/2015 11:04:48

In July, Barack Obama will become the first American president to visit Kenya.

Financial

S.Africa's rand, bonds weaken sharply in Greece-related sell-off

29/06/2015 08:16:51

S.Africa's rand fell one per cent against the dollar on Monday due to the looming prospect of a default by debt-ridden Greece.

Zimbabwe state asset manager takes up $100 mln in bad loans

25/06/2015 09:56:01

ZAMCO has so far taken nearly $100 million in bad loans from banks to help restore viability in the financial sector.

S.Africa's Q1 spending growth quickens to annualised 3.4%

23/06/2015 16:39:52

Spending in SA grew at an annualised 3.4 percent however the country's current account deficit narrowed.

S.Africa's rand pulls back after hitting two-week high

18/06/2015 08:47:42

S.Africa's rand retreated slightly on Thursday after touching its strongest level in two weeks.

Earnings

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.

Lewis aims to attract high-income consumers

27/05/2015 10:50:12

Lewis plans to use the business it bought from failed Ellerine Holdings to increase its appeal to customers from higher income groups.

Illovo Sugar's FY earnings not so sweet

25/05/2015 10:30:22

Illovo Sugar said its full-year profit fell 8 per cent due to softer global prices.

Tsogo Sun may list property unit separately, posts flat H1 profit

21/05/2015 11:18:35

Tsogo Sun is considering listing its property portfolio worth 30 billion rand separately.

Special Reports

SMEs the answer to S.Africa's unemployment

29/06/2015 15:40:29

The SME landscape in South Africa is grappling with the ability to create employment.

Collaboration crucial to promoting entrepreneurial development

29/06/2015 15:23:24

Industry leaders have called for improved relations between government and private sector in promoting enterprise development.

Africa’s innovative minds given a platform to thrive

29/05/2015 12:45:30

The AIF seeks to catalyse the innovation spirit in Africa with the aim of cultivating needs-based inventions.

Global Investment Trends

21/05/2015 15:18:48

There are many exciting global investment themes creating incredible change and investment opportunities in the market today.

Blogs

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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    Financial 1516,420.00
     
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    Industrial 2566,783.00
     
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  • ZAR/EUR13.70
     
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    ZAR/GBP19.31
     
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    ZAR/USD12.29
     
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  • Brent Crude Oil62.1
     
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JSE All Share Index52,000.00Down-1.27%
JSE Financial 1516,420.00Down-1.53%
JSE Industrial 2566,783.00Down-1.65%
JSE Resources 1040,800.00Up0.08%
JSE Top 4046,395.00Down-1.4%
Price%Change
ZAR/EUR13.70Up0.92%
ZAR/GBP19.31Up1.37%
ZAR/USD12.29Up1.47%
Price%Change
Brent Crude Oil62.1Down-1.7%
GOLD USD/oz1,180.3Up0.83%
Platinum USD/oz1,077.4Up0.31%

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