SA may need to batten down its economic hatches in anticipation of a 'hard' Brexit
SA may need to batten down its economic hatches in anticipation of a 'hard' Brexit

South Africa may need a contingency plan to protect its economy if a 'hard' Brexit becomes a reality in March 2019.

By Raymond Parsons 13 hours ago

170 million mobile wallets across Africa
170 million mobile wallets across Africa

Ecobank, the Pan African Bank, appoints MFS Africa as digital payment partner...

13 hours ago

#IATF2018: Paving the way to increased intra-African trade
#IATF2018: Paving the way to increased intra-African trade

According to Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies, the African continent is an "extremely important" market for South African business, especially those that trade in value-added products...

2 days ago

Africa farmers need finance that is focused on the entire value chain
Africa farmers need finance that is focused on the entire value chain

Access to finance is needed to unlock Africa's agricultural potential but it cannot be focused on just one aspect of the value chain at the expense of others...

6 Dec 2018

In Zambia businesses in the food processing sector, are in for a tough time. flickr/Simon Hess
Small businesses in Africa will be on the frontline of climate change

Climate change is going to have huge consequences all over the world, especially in Africa...

By Kate Gannon, & Declan Conway 6 Dec 2018

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari at the US-Africa Business Forum in New York in 2016. EPA/Drew Angerer
How Nigeria can attract and keep the right kind of foreign direct investment

Two of the largest banking and financial services institutions in the world, HSBC and UBS, have recently closed their local representative offices in Nigeria...

By Tolu Olarewaju 5 Dec 2018

Visa and Vivo Energy partner to enhance digital payments
Visa and Vivo Energy partner to enhance digital payments

Visa and Vivo Energy have announced a pan-African agreement to provide digital payment services to consumers across 15 African countries, where both companies operate...

28 Nov 2018

Photo: Mozambique Mining Journal
SA urged to invest in Mozambican gas sector

Mozambique presents great opportunities for South African businesses to invest in, said Mozambican Provincial Permanent Secretary of Cabo Delgado Province, Antonio Domingos Mapure...

28 Nov 2018

Morocco is poised to knock SA off top investmentspot
SA remains top FDI destination on African continent

South Africa retains its position as the top foreign direct investment (FDI) destination on the African continent, according to the 2018 Ernst & Young (EY) Africa Attractiveness Survey...

27 Nov 2018

Orange, MTN launch pan-African mobile money
Orange, MTN launch pan-African mobile money

Orange Group and MTN Group have announced a joint venture, Mowali, to facilitate mobile payments across Africa...

27 Nov 2018

Unveiling the Zimbabwe Economic Report: (L-R) Malcolm Pautz, G:ENESIS Analytics; Damoni Kitabire country manager COZW; Zvinechimure R. Churu, principal director Ministry of Finance and Economic Development; Walter Odero, principal country economist COZW; Ferdinand Bakoup, Ag. director ECCE; and George A. Kararach, lead economist RDGS.
Building a new Zimbabwe

'Building a new Zimbabwe' is a flagship report launched by the African Development Bank to spark the country's economic development...

20 Nov 2018

Judges announced for 2019 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards
Judges announced for 2019 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards

Experienced journalists, industry experts to adjudicate submissions for 2019 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards...

19 Nov 2018

Book on Steinhoff's demise shows danger of 'big men' business leaders
Book on Steinhoff's demise shows danger of 'big men' business leaders

The collapse of Steinhoff International, the multi-billion dollar global business group, has been rightly described as the biggest corporate scandal in South African history...

By Mills Soko 16 Nov 2018

Joe Pindar, research & development director, data protection, Gemalto
10 years on. Is Bitcoin here to stay?

When it was launched at Halloween in 2008, Bitcoin was practically worthless and all but invisible except to a select group of insiders...

By Joe Pindar 16 Nov 2018

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Africa can learn from EU: Ramaphosa

Africa can draw lessons from the European Union's path to integration, economic and political union, and achieving social progress, says President Cyril Ramaphosa...

15 Nov 2018

Survey reveals more about IoT payments
Survey reveals more about IoT payments

A new report from Juniper Research has found that the IoT payments market will grow at an average of 75% per annum...

14 Nov 2018

Debt-ridden African countries return to the IMF fold
Debt-ridden African countries return to the IMF fold

There are a number of sub-Saharan African countries where the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned debt servicing costs were becoming a burden, especially in oil-producing countries...

By Akani Chauke 14 Nov 2018

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Invest in skills and capabilities for Africa to grow

For Africa to realise its full potential, the continent needs to invest in the skills, capabilities and well-being of its citizens...

9 Nov 2018

Guy Fletcher
X,Y or Z: Each generation has its own investment habits

Whether its X, Y or Z, each generation exhibits different idiosyncracies, even when it comes to their finances...

5 Nov 2018

Bitcoin has evolved from a currency to a commodity
Bitcoin has evolved from a currency to a commodity

When the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto came up with cryptocurrency 10 years ago, he envisaged a global digital monetary system free from regulatory constraints....

2 Nov 2018

New report highlights 5 agricultural investment opportunities in Africa
New report highlights 5 agricultural investment opportunities in Africa

Four countries - Tanzania, Morocco, Tanzania and Zambia - offer immediate opportunities with government incentives available for investors...

1 Nov 2018

[Left to Right] Professor Mthuli Ncube, Zimbabwe’s Minister of Finance and Economic Development; Ajay Banga, President and CEO, Mastercard and Dr John Mangudya, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe.
Driving digital transformation in Zimbabwe

Mastercard reinforces commitment to drive digital transformation agenda in Zimbabwe...

24 Oct 2018

BBC News Africa to launch new programme 'Smart Money'
BBC News Africa to launch new programme 'Smart Money'

BBC News Africa is launching 'Smart Money', an exclusive half-hour weekly programme available across the continent from next week...

23 Oct 2018

Should Africa be wary of Chinese investment?
Should Africa be wary of Chinese investment?

Africa being made up of diverse countries has a mixed relationship with China with each country independently securing agreements and deals dependant on the whim of the incumbent governments...

By Annie Lugube-Kutsawa 23 Oct 2018

Practices for financial services sector to protect itself against DDoS attacks
Practices for financial services sector to protect itself against DDoS attacks

South Africa's financial services sector is widely acknowledged to be both sophisticated and sound, backed by technology...

17 Oct 2018

Omar Abdisalan/Amisom/Flickr
Mobile money transfers have taken off in Somalia. But there are risks

A recent World Bank report showed that Somalia has one of the most active mobile money markets in the world, outpacing most other countries in Africa...

By Victor Odundo Owuor 15 Oct 2018

#FairnessFirst: How sending girls to school changes the economy
#FairnessFirst: How sending girls to school changes the economy

Ever thought the answer to breaking the country's poverty cycle was as simple as improving basic education for females? Economist Dr Dawie Roodt explained the implications at last week's Ads24 Food for thought session...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Oct 2018

#FairnessFirst: SA's Standard Bank commits to global #HeForShe movement
#FairnessFirst: SA's Standard Bank commits to global #HeForShe movement

Standard Bank has firmed up South Africa's commitment to UN Women's #HeForShe movement. Here's why it's so impactful, especially in Africa, and how you can go beyond clicktivism and get involved, too...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Oct 2018

Here are the 2018 Ai Institutional Investment, Capital Market Awards winners
Here are the 2018 Ai Institutional Investment, Capital Market Awards winners

International investment group Africa investor (Ai) recently announced the 2018 winners in the Ai Institutional Investment and Capital Market Awards...

1 Oct 2018

AfDB releases inaugural Africa-to-Africa (A2A) Investment Report: A First Look
AfDB releases inaugural Africa-to-Africa (A2A) Investment Report: A First Look

According to a new report from the African Development Bank on inter-African trade, opportunities for investment in Africa outweigh the obstacles...

28 Sep 2018

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