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Opinion: Zimbabwe: 2016

Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe urges husband to name successor

Africa's oldest leader, Mugabe, 93, has ruled the former British colony since independence in 1980.

Stuttafords – “South Africa’s Harrods” closes its doors after 159 years

Department store Stuttafords, the 159-year-old "Harrods of South Africa", is closing down, victim of a global shift to online retail and a domestic economic...

The top 5 SA workplace trends in 2017

Emma Leith | Giant Leap   South African offices are changing rapidly as the workplace continues to shift from a utilitarian place where you earn your...

SA Chamber of Mines to challenge mining rights freeze

South Africa's Chamber of Mines has lodged an urgent court application to prevent the mines minister from suspending the issuance of new mining and...

Op-Ed: South Africa’s communists need to cut the ANC umbilical cord. Or perish

Ongama Mtimka | Nelson Mandela University   The South African Communist Party (SACP) resolved at its recent 14th Congress to contest future elections in the country independent of the African National Congress (ANC),...

Zambians are worried about their democracy. But will they stand up?

After a year of authoritarian backsliding under President Edgar Lungu in their once-proud democracy, Zambians face a choice of futures.

SA Reserve Bank cuts rates

Lesetja Kganyago says domestic growth prospects have deteriorated further following the surprise GDP contraction in the first quarter of 2017.

Eskom to take action against former acting CEO

The board of South Africa's state-run power utility Eskom will pursue disciplinary action against former acting chief executive, Matshela Koko, who allegedly violated procurement...

SA’s Minister of Mineral Resources suspends implementation of Revised Mining Charter

South Africa's Minister of Mineral Resources Mosebenzi Zwane has suspended the implementation of a controversial mining ownership law pending a judgement.

SA has no economic messiah – Finance Minister Gigaba

South Africa’s Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba, during an interview with CNBC Africa called on all South Africans to work together to grow the economy.

South Africa considers privatization to counter recession

South Africa Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba laid out an ambitious 14-point program on Thursday to wrench the economy out of recession that included the...

SA’s Public Protector wants an urgent inquiry into state capture

South Africa’s Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has called for an urgent investigation to take place into state capture, and backed her predecessor's call.

Eskom results delayed, auditors flag “irregularities”

South Africa state-run power utility Eskom said on Tuesday external auditors had raised "two reportable irregularities" with their regulatory body related to an obscure...

Like Angola, Nigeria’s President – Zimbabwe’s Mugabe overseas for medical treatment

The Standard said President Robert Mugabe had left again for Singapore on Friday for more medical treatment.
Zambians queue for the polls amid slow economic growth

Zambia: A democracy thrown over the edge

Zambia's President Edgar Lungu tries to have his cake and eat it: a state of emergency in all but name.

Open letter from South African academics and economists: Hands off the Reserve Bank

Academics and economists voice their view on the Reserve Bank's independence.

Zimbabwe’s President Mugabe donates $1mn to the African Union

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said on Monday he was donating $1 million to the African Union (AU), hoping to set an example for African countries.

South African ANC leadership battle overshadows policy debate

  South Africa's ruling ANC meets this week to debate the future of a country mired in recession, corruption and political deadlock, but proceedings may be...

CNBC Africa, Forbes Africa scoop Sanlam Awards

South Africa’s top journalists were again honoured on Wednesday at The Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism. Among them were two of ABN...