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Zimbabwe declares state of disaster

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 20:47:07 GMT

Declaring a state of disaster allows international donors to raise money quickly to provide food aid to Zimbabwe.

Africa hopeful Tokyo Sexwale Fifa dream fades

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 20:38:32 GMT

Salman and Infantino now seem to be front-runners.

South Africa aims to lift coal exports to India

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:45:18 GMT

A drop in Indonesian exports to India offers an opportunity for South Africa.

South Africa's Sibanye Gold plans to buy more assets: CEO

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:40:01 GMT

Sibanye would seek international gold assets because the rand currency price of the yellow metal was too high.

Fitness goals remain despite S.A's trimmed economy

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:47:46 GMT

"Interestingly we see people invest in their health in tougher times.”

Update: All 87 workers underground Lily Gold Mine rescued; 3 office workers missing

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 09:47:21 GMT

South Africa's mines are the deepest and among the most dangerous in the world.

Videos

World Economic Forum News

S.Africa's finance minister shares insight on the economy

25/01/2016 10:15:40

What Pravin Gordhan had to say about the state of the economy?

S.African entities should adopt counter cyclical strategies - Transnet CEO

22/01/2016 06:55:05

Transnet's Siyabonga Gama calls for counter cyclical strategies as industries face new mediocre normal.

S.Africa should think outside the box: Brand SA

22/01/2016 05:15:41

South Africa should find innovative ways to create jobs and grow the economy: Makhubela

Despite slowdown, 'Africa Rising' still has long-term potential

21/01/2016 15:49:08

There is still increasing appetite to invest into Africa.

Special Report

The poor are becoming poorer as the rich tighten their purses

04/02/2016 07:28:58

The rich remain rich because they are tightening up while the poor are becoming poorer as jobs are being destroyed: Mienke Mari Steytler

IMF says ready to lend to African oil producers; no requests yet

03/02/2016 07:53:30

The IMF says it is ready to help sub-Saharan Africa's oil exporters cope with plunging crude prices.

FORBES AFRICA 2016 30 under 30 nominations now open

02/02/2016 13:16:20

Are you one of Africa’s billionaires to be?

Zika virus tied to birth defects is international emergency, WHO says

02/02/2016 07:29:54

WHO says Zika virus tied to birth defects is international emergency. PHOTO: Wikipedia

Southern Africa

Zimbabwe declares state of disaster

05/02/2016 20:47:07

Declaring a state of disaster allows international donors to raise money quickly to provide food aid to Zimbabwe.

Africa hopeful Tokyo Sexwale Fifa dream fades

05/02/2016 20:38:32

Salman and Infantino now seem to be front-runners.

South Africa aims to lift coal exports to India

05/02/2016 15:45:18

A drop in Indonesian exports to India offers an opportunity for South Africa.

South Africa's Sibanye Gold plans to buy more assets: CEO

05/02/2016 15:40:01

Sibanye would seek international gold assets because the rand currency price of the yellow metal was too high.

Western Africa

West Africa bourse stellar returns, eyes new listings

04/02/2016 21:15:17

BRVM's performance can be explained by the economic growth of West Africa.

Financially emancipating the women of West Africa

04/02/2016 15:13:27

The company helps women take the Shea seeds and turn it into a high quality product for sale.

MTN hires former U.S. attorney general to help on Nigeria fine: FT

03/02/2016 15:33:32

The newspaper said former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder pleaded with Nigerian officials last month on behalf of the telecoms company.

Nigeria in 'exploratory talks' with World Bank, not asking for emergency loans: minister

01/02/2016 12:57:37

Africa's top oil producer is planning to borrow as much as $5 billion to help fund a budget deficit due to a slump in vital oil revenues.

East Africa

Rwanda Fin Min hails launch of CNBC Africa's regional office

04/02/2016 12:34:07

CNBC Africa will help tell the untold stories such as regional integration - Rwanda’s Finance Minister Claver Gatete.

Burundi rebels trained by Rwandan military: U.N. experts

04/02/2016 07:46:47

UN is accusing Rwanda of recruiting and training Burundian refugees with the goal of ousting Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza.

Kenya’s Nairobi ranked Africa’s top FDI destination

03/02/2016 11:49:52

What is making Nairobi the most attractive FDI destination?

Rwanda seeks to transform wetlands for power

02/02/2016 12:48:19

The country boasts of vast wetlands which some experts argue are useful for energy, industrial and agricultural production.

Financial

S.Africa's rand softer as post-MPC rally peters out

02/02/2016 07:38:43

South Africa's rand looked wobbly against the dollar on Tuesday with euphoria brought interest hike easing off.

South Africa's rand rallies more than 1 pct after cenbank hikes rates

29/01/2016 07:10:13

The rand raced to its firmest in three weeks on Friday following an aggressive interest rate hike by the South African Reserve Bank.

What you should know about East Africa's largest listed company

16/01/2016 16:34:16

Kenyan Wall Street gives an in-depth analysis of Safaricom and asks if it still holds value?

Tips for buying a car in 2016

14/01/2016 12:29:11

Here's advice for starting your new year’s budget on the right note.

Earnings

S.A retailers' trading updates a mixed bag

14/01/2016 11:43:29

Massmart full year trading update disappoints; Woolworths half-year pleases.

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.

Special Reports

Global Investment Trends

29/11/2015 19:52:14

Now is as good a time as ever to invest offshore, and the sooner, the better.

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.

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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Markets

  • All Share49,753.00
     
    2.44%
    Financial 1514,670.00
     
    3.88%
    Industrial 2569,725.00
     
    0.79%
  • ZAR/EUR17.78
     
    -0.28%
    ZAR/GBP23.12
     
    -1.41%
    ZAR/USD15.98
     
    -0.28%
  • Brent Crude Oil35.0
     
    6.62%
    GOLD USD/oz1,147.4
     
    1.6%
    Platinum USD/oz899.0
     
    4.75%
Price%Change
JSE All Share Index49,753.00Up2.44%
JSE Financial 1514,670.00Up3.88%
JSE Industrial 2569,725.00Up0.79%
JSE Resources 1026,092.00Up7.27%
JSE Top 4044,454.00Up2.26%
Price%Change
ZAR/EUR17.78Down-0.28%
ZAR/GBP23.12Down-1.41%
ZAR/USD15.98Down-0.28%
Price%Change
Brent Crude Oil35.0Up6.62%
GOLD USD/oz1,147.4Up1.6%
Platinum USD/oz899.0Up4.75%

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