Watchdog finds that South Africans are paying too much for private healthcare, here’s why…

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africans are paying too much for private healthcare, the country’s antitrust watchdog said on Thursday, adding patients are sometimes prescribed...

South African Reserve Bank clarifies its position on retail depositors at VBS

SARB said it will announce details on the repayment of retail deposits on Monday 9 July at 2pm.

Op-Ed: Africa has made a Faustian bargain with Facebook

The lack of data and privacy laws leaves many Africans, a large percentage of whom are accessing the internet for the first time, with little to no protection.

President Ouattara dissolves Ivory Coast’s government, what you need to know

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara dissolved the government on Wednesday, according to a statement from the presidency, amid tensions with his...

This is how many internet users Nigeria now has and how it plans to...

This figure highlights the importance and the value of internet.

Uganda’s new tax on social media pushes activists to file court challenge, here’s what...

KAMPALA, July 3 (Reuters) - Uganda’s new tax on social media access limits basic rights and harms business, according to a petition filed by...

Why South Sudan’s proposed bill to extend President Kiir’s term undermines peace talks

JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudan’s government proposed a bill to extend President Salva Kiir’s term for three years, undermining peace talks with opposition forces...

South African Reserve Bank confirms it has referred Capitec to the credit regulator for...

The South African Reserve Bank confirmed in an emailed statement to CNBC Africa that it has referred Capitec to the National Credit Regulator.
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Why ten African countries could fall short of $1 trillion infrastructure financing

* Countries require $2.4 tln to meet needs, U.N. goals * Investments fall short under current trend * Fighting corruption, reforms key to attracting capital By Joe...

Why your social media sucks: The five levels of social media marketing

By Dylan Kohlstädt, entrepreneur, speaker and digital marketing expert I recently attended a social media marketing conference, where one of the large agencies talked about...

The next step Facebook is taking to tackle fake news

By Sara Salinas | @saracsalinas Facebook is buying a British AI firm to help tackle fake news, TechCrunch reported Monday, in what would be a notable...

SA has just joined Africa’s $3 trillion free-trade club

South Africa has become the latest country to sign the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement.

Tanzania’s Magufuli reshuffles cabinet, here’s a look at who stays and who goes

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Tanzanian President John Magufuli has reshuffled his cabinet and will swear in three new ministers on Monday, his office said, in...

Petrol price in South Africa set to rise, what motorists can expect to pay...

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The retail price of petrol in South Africa will rise by more than 1.5 percent from July 4, while the price...

Sub-Saharan Africa suffers from low rates of upward mobility, this is how bad it...

In most economies, parents would like to see their children have a higher standard of living, and with it a better life, than they had themselves. In Africa this unfortunately has not been the case for most.

Op-Ed: Angola has the potential to become a major exporter, this is what it...

Angola has the potential to become a major exporter, as the country has seen fairly stable intercontinental and global trade growth in the past 20 years.

Fire sweeps through market in Nairobi leaving several dead

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Fifteen people died and 70 were injured when fire swept through a market and nearby homes in central Nairobi in the...

Here’s how peace deal between Ethiopia and Eritrea could benefit Horn of Africa

No one saw it coming, but a lasting peace deal may have finally arrived for Ethiopia and its longtime sparring partner, Eritrea. The two...
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