Power generation at Zimbabwe's main hydro station could ease further due to a drought.
Department of Home Affairs says travellers from the UK visiting South Africa have increased.
In the equities market, the JSE securities exchange's Top-40 futures index was up marginally, pointing to a flat open.
The project could cost as much as a 1/5 of South Africa's GDP.
Southern Africa economic roundup.
This year the kwacha has shed more than 40% in value against the dollar.
Zambia was plunged into a blackout on Tuesday affecting almost the whole of the country, the state power utility Zesco said.
Mozambique’s currency has dropped by more than 40% against the US dollar since the beginning of the year.
“The commodity bust is partly to blame, but the main problem is the way Mr Zuma governs.”
This South African millionaire does not believe in “hustling”
Forecast updates (growth forecast now at 0.9% for 2016) and risk run down with a particularly look at politics.
South African Airways will lease five Airbus jets under a deal originally signed off in July.
Debt to be cancelled as Zimbabwe plans to increase local use of the yuan.
Fitch has upgraded Africa's richest city's national long-term rating.
The industry argues that brandy's falling market share has hurt wine farmers.
The rand's plunge to record lows has also spurred the rally, which has serious implications for the inflation outlook.
As Moody's cuts outlook to "negative" from "stable" for S.A; protesters carry posters reading "Save South Africa" and "Recall Zuma now".
This comes after the #FeesMustFall campaign where students from across the country protested for a 0 % increase.
Just two days ago, Van Rooyen was axed from his position as Finance Minister, one which he held for only four days; the shortest in South Africa’s history.
Spokesman Amos Chanda said the loan would provide resources for the project