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.

Hit by extreme weather, Zimbabwe takes action

With increasingly extreme weather taking a toll on farming and incomes, Zimbabwe has released a trio of climate change policies

Renowned Photojournalist Goldblatt, who documented apartheid, dies aged 87

Goldblatt was awarded the Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture in 2016 and a feature-length documentary on his life premiered last year.

Rosewood fetches in excess of USD$17,000 per ton but Zambia is failing to benefit,...

Zambia doesn’t benefit much from rosewood trade. Its forests are being decimated, causing serious environmental degradation. And though rural Zambians and their families do profit, this is short-lived.

Zimbabwe’s President Mnangagwa, Ethiopian prime minister escape unhurt after blasts at rallies

Both Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed are safe after explosions rocked rallies where they were present in their respective countries. 

ABN: A seed bed for future journalists

Forget about the World Cup African Business News – the company that owns CNBC Africa and Forbes Africa – scored a satisfying hat trick in journalism.
South Africa's rand hits more than 2-month highs on release of Gupta report

What you need to know about the widening of South Africa’s Q1 current account...

PRETORIA (Reuters) - South Africa’s current account deficit widened more than expected in the first quarter to register its largest shortfall in two years...

Here’s the projected growth rate for South Africa’s economy

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s economy is expected to recover from a poor start this year, rescued by stronger growth in the rest of...

Op:Ed: SA’s new Mining Charter too radical or good for investment?

Yet mining companies are going to find it very difficult and expensive to comply with all of the above in five years at a time when the mines are struggling against rising costs and falling productivity. The empowerment transactions will carry a heavy cost.

Why the World Bank is viewing SA differently

The latest World Bank report on South Africa is not only remarkable for the collaborative method it employed, but also for some of the conclusions it reached on issues like land redistribution. What's changed?

Why regulator wants answers from South African insurer Liberty following cyber attack

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Insurer Liberty Holdings faced questions from South Africa’s Information Regulator on Monday, a day after the company said it had become...

South Africa will avoid a ‘knee-jerk’ reaction to currency weakness, central bank deputy says

Escalating trade tariffs between the world's two largest economies and an ongoing currency sell-off will keep pressure on the bank's policy makers.

Soweto Burning, June 16: Enoch Duma recounts that fateful day spent in the eye...

Today,  June 16 marks 42 years since South African policemen gunned down scores of schoolchildren in the Soweto uprising. It was a day that shocked the world and will be forever seared into the mind of 83-year-old journalist Enoch Gama who spent it in the eye of the fire and fury.
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Recovery for the South African rand following losses

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s rand firmed in early trade on Monday, recovering some of the losses from last week, as the dollar softened...
Grand Parade takes bigger bite of Spur

The Reserve Bank announces fall of $42.87 billion in month of May for South...

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s net foreign reserves fell to $42.872 billion in May from $43.115 billion in April, the Reserve Bank said on...

South Africa’s new minimum wage is the ‘beginning of a long, difficult process’: Finance...

Millions of workers in one of the world's most unequal societies are to earn a minimum wage of 20 rand ($1.58) per hour.

Zimbabwe’s election date announced, here’s what you need to know…

The 75-year-old Mnangagwa is seeking a victory that will give him a fresh mandate and the legitimacy that will strengthen his political hand after Mugabe was ousted in a coup.

South Africa’s ailing state-owned firms set to invest billions in dramatic reform program

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has said that some of the country's larger public companies will re-invest 420 billion rand.

Mugabe misses Zimbabwean parliamentary hearing on $15 billion diamond loss

Lawmakers are investigating former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's claim that $15 billion of the country's diamond wealth is missing.

How to hire an excitement officer

What do you do when a company asks you to recruit an “excitement supervisor”?