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Africa must be at the heart of climate negotiations
Africa must be at the heart of climate negotiationsArticle

In 2020, countries were to come forward with plans for stronger emissions cuts to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement...

8 hours ago

New Google-IFC report: Africa's internet economy worth $180bn by 2025
New Google-IFC report: Africa's internet economy worth $180bn by 2025Article

A new report unveils the estimated worth of Africa's internet economy in five years time and the factors contributing to this overall growth...

12 Nov 2020

Digital payments holds the power to Africa's development
Digital payments holds the power to Africa's developmentArticle

The statistics that hover uncertainly around Africa are not ones that should make the continent proud. However, a young population, a growing consumption market, and the rapid movement towards mobile inclusion and connectivity are shifting the conversation...

Murray Gardiner 21 Oct 2020

AWIEF2020 Conference announces speaker lineup
AWIEF2020 Conference announces speaker lineupArticle

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) has announced plans to hold its sixth Annual Conference and Awards from 2-3 December 2020...

20 Oct 2020

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Recovery of the print, imaging and document industry is complex and long but encouragingArticle

Chris de Beer, Africa Regional manager at Infosource says he sees an extended recovery period for the print, imaging, and document industry in the region...

Chris de Beer 14 Oct 2020

Cultivating agri development, economic growth in Africa
Cultivating agri development, economic growth in AfricaArticle

At a time when the rest of the world is re-thinking its approach to commercial agriculture, Africa has a clear opportunity to refresh its approach to the sector and become an emerging force.

13 Oct 2020

Africa's young entrepreneurs can help in post-Covid recovery
Africa's young entrepreneurs can help in post-Covid recoveryArticle

Africa's young entrepreneurs can play a significant role helping the continent recover from Covid-19...

Kingsley Ighobora 12 Oct 2020

Professor Njuguna Ndung’u
Business as usual in post-pandemic recovery will only reinforce economic hardshipArticle

Africa's low level of economic diversification is a leading factor in the continent's economic fragility. Further, the Covid-19 pandemic has magnified the risks of countries' over-dependence on a single natural resource such as oil...

Njuguna Ndung'u 28 Sep 2020

Dr Janet Byaruhanga
Why can't Africa manufacture the medicines it needs?Article

The Covid-19 pandemic exposed Africa's inadequate capabilities and capacity to manufacture and supply essential drugs and personal protective equipment (PPEs) needed to curb the disease...

Janet Byaruhanga 28 Sep 2020

Africa is open for business
Africa is open for businessArticle

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, investment opportunities still abound in Africa. Global markets are shifting to South Asia and Africa...

15 Sep 2020

Local poultry production shows moderate growth
Local poultry production shows moderate growthArticle

The production of South African poultry increased by 5% in the first eight months of 2020 when compared to the same period last year...

15 Sep 2020

The imperative to create shared value for Africa through investment in agriculture
The imperative to create shared value for Africa through investment in agricultureArticle

While other industries and sectors may have come to hold greater economic prominence in much of the developed world, in Africa, agriculture remains the most significant economic driver...

Axel Smeulders 27 Aug 2020

Unpacking SA's new Border Management Authority Act
Unpacking SA's new Border Management Authority ActArticle

Up until now, South Africa's border management, which includes the tasks of securing the country's borders and protecting its national interests, has been managed by multiple organs of state. This changed on 21 July 2020, however, as the Border Management Authority Act came into force...

Virusha Subban and Prenisha Govender 4 Aug 2020

Small businesses in Africa must innovate to survive Covid-19
Small businesses in Africa must innovate to survive Covid-19Article

In June, the International Trade Centre launched a report titled Covid-19: The Great Lockdown and its Impact on Small Business...

Kingsley Ighobor 3 Aug 2020

Why the African free trade area could be the game-changer for the continent's economies
Why the African free trade area could be the game-changer for the continent's economiesArticle

Most economists see structural transformation as one of the main routes to Africa's sustainable development...

Muazu Ibrahim 3 Aug 2020

M&A in Africa: Bleak skies overhead, but the future looks brighter - Part 2
M&A in Africa: Bleak skies overhead, but the future looks brighter - Part 2Article

Part 1 of this article looked at the mergers and acquisitions market in South Africa; this part will explore M&A conditions in other parts of the continent...

27 Jul 2020

The African Continental Free Trade Area - from agreement to implementation
The African Continental Free Trade Area - from agreement to implementationArticle

The Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) was brokered by the African Union (AU) and adopted by 44 of its 55 member states on 21 March 2018. By February 2019, all AU countries, save for Eritrea, had become signatories to the AfCFTA, which came into force on 30 May 2019...

Robyn Berger, Theunis Claassen and Catherine Robson 30 Jun 2020

Youth need to rise to Covid-19 challenges
Youth need to rise to Covid-19 challengesArticle

GCIS' Public Sector Manager magazine June edition is out now!..

Issued by Topco Media 26 Jun 2020

After Covid-19, Africa can build back better
After Covid-19, Africa can build back betterArticle

These are challenging times for Africa and the rest of our global village...

Amina J. Mohammed 28 May 2020

Africa’s dependency on commodity exports, including oil, makes it more vulnerable to the impact of Covid-19. Getty Images
How a post-Covid-19 revival could kickstart Africa's free trade areaArticle

The African Continental Free Trade Area was launched two years ago at an African Union (AU) summit in Kigali. It was scheduled to be implemented from 1 July 2020...

Faizel Ismail 27 May 2020

Africa urged to expand food reserves, keep food supply flowing
Africa urged to expand food reserves, keep food supply flowingArticle

Africa must now, more than ever, develop and implement policies to enhance capacity to compete in the agriculture sector, processing, trade and industry...

26 May 2020

A resilient Africa will continue to rise above the Covid-19 crisis
A resilient Africa will continue to rise above the Covid-19 crisisArticle

Let's not allow the very real challenges of the virus overshadow the progress Africa has made...

Pieter Bensch 25 May 2020

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Economic impact of Covid-19 on the meat industryArticle

The meat industry has been forced to come up with creative solutions throughout different value chains to combat the effects of this global pandemic...

Claudi Nortjé 8 May 2020

Jason Hamilton
No quick economic bounce back: SA needs a long-term growth planArticle

The sharp and quick economic bounce back many have been hoping for South Africa isn't going to happen. The more likely scenario is a 12- to 24-month gradual recovery with the added complexity of managing a rebuild and growth plan spanning an initial period of at six to eight years...

23 Apr 2020

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AU study: Covid-19 could cost Africa $500bn, damage tourism and aviation sectorsArticle

Up to 20 million jobs in the formal and informal sectors in Africa could be lost because of Covid-19, according to a new study by the African Union...

Kingsley Ighobor 17 Apr 2020

African farmers lose export market access amidst Covid-19 crisis
African farmers lose export market access amidst Covid-19 crisisArticle

Millions of African smallholder farmers who grow fruits and vegetables (FFV) for export have lost market access as flights are cancelled and borders restricted around the world...

15 Apr 2020

It’s time the EU turned its rhetoric about Africa into more tangible action. epa
Europe and African relations post Covid-19: time to add size, scale and speedArticle

Since 2000, European and African leaders have been talking about giving the partnership between the two continents a "new strategic" dimension...

Carlos Lopes 1 Apr 2020

The cost of coronavirus in Africa: What measures can leaders take?
The cost of coronavirus in Africa: What measures can leaders take?Article

With the novel coronavirus Covid-19 having reached the African continent, countries are getting ready to manage the spread of the virus and ensure that their fragile health systems can cope...

Dorothy Tembo 1 Apr 2020

Kandeh Yumkellah
#energyindaba: Africa's energy transition must focus on fairness, wealth creation, jobsArticle

Africa has the will to transition to more sustainable energy, but the emphasis must be on a just process...

Nicci Botha 5 Mar 2020

#BizTrends2020: An overview of Bizcommunity's BizTrendsLIVE!2020
#BizTrends2020: An overview of Bizcommunity's BizTrendsLIVE!2020Article

Bizcommunity invited a diverse selection of thought-leader industry veterans and #BizTrends2020 contributors to join its vision for Africa at its annual and much-awaited BizTrendsLIVE! event, which took place at Ster-Kinekor Imax Theatre at the Mall of Africa in Midrand, Johannesburg on Thursday, 30 January...

Clare Matthes 3 Feb 2020

Impact of free trade area in Africa will be huge
Impact of free trade area in Africa will be hugeArticle

Member States of the African Union (AU) have a combined population of over 1.2 billion people and gross domestic product of more than $3.4 trillion - yet the continent accounts for less than 3% of world trade...

Andrew Skipper 21 Jan 2020

Zak Sivalingum; FNB regional director: Gauteng East
One Africa: Businesses need to drive the AfCFTAArticle

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is the subject of much excitement and debate at the moment. All but one of the 55 countries making up the continent have signed the agreement...

Zak Sivalingum 15 Jan 2020

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AfCFTA's impact on Africa's energy sectorArticle

The African Continental Free Trade Area agreement (AfCFTA) will constitute the world's largest free trade area, consolidating an integrated market of 1.3-billion consumers with a combined gross domestic product (GDP) of approximately $3.4trn...

14 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: South Africa - challenges and opportunities in the year ahead
#BizTrends2020: South Africa - challenges and opportunities in the year aheadArticle

South Africa is experiencing a period of prolonged political and economic uncertainty, but the country's commitment to improving the local investment environment, combined with signs of future economic improvement, have resulted in increases in M&A value...

Morne van der Merwe and Wildu du Plessis 8 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: 5 key focus areas for the concrete sector
#BizTrends2020: 5 key focus areas for the concrete sectorArticle

Cement production and consumption is a reliable indicator of a nation's growth, as its infrastructure is a reflection of development....

Bryan David Perrie 7 Jan 2020

NJ Ayuk, chairman of the African Energy Chamber
#BizTrends2020: The future looks bright for African oil & gasArticle

Africa holds around 7% of the world's proven crude oil and natural gas reserves, yet the continent remains largely under-explored...

NJ Ayuk 6 Jan 2020

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Experts meet to validate AfCFTA Business IndexArticle

The aim of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) index is to provide an assessment of the extent to which businesses across Africa find trading across borders in Africa challenging, and to identify the main barriers to trade...

11 Dec 2019

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Africa should focus on industrialisation. Free trade will followArticle

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development argues that the phase of transition to the free trade area alone could boost intra-African trade by 33% and increase manufacturing in Africa...

Michael E Odijie 27 Nov 2019

Rodwyn Peterson, head of litigation Chibesakunda & Co, DLA Piper Africa member firm in Zambia
Can AfCFTA solve Africa's energy challenge?Article

This serious shortage of electricity in most African countries creates a need for the introduction of power generation from alternative sources...

Rodwyn Peterson 22 Nov 2019

4 priorities to improve African aviation
4 priorities to improve African aviationArticle

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on governments and industry in Africa to focus on four priorities to allow aviation to drive economic and social development on the continent, enrich people's lives and enable the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals...

12 Nov 2019

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2019 Africa Visa Openness Index shows wins in visa restrictions across AfricaArticle

For the first time, on average, Africans can travel to approximately 27 countries visa-free or with a visa on arrival; Ethiopia moves up a record 32 places on the Index, entering the top 20 most visa-open countries in Africa.

12 Nov 2019

SA taking steps towards a 4IR economy
SA taking steps towards a 4IR economyArticle

Ahead of AfricaCom this week, Janet MacKenzie, partner at Baker McKenzie, Johannesburg, has lauded the recent positive steps taken by SA's Government to resolve the challenges that affect the country's ability to implement high-end, 4IR technology and infrastructure...

11 Nov 2019

Poultry sector masterplan launch promises increased production, job creation
Poultry sector masterplan launch promises increased production, job creationArticle

"The masterplan is an industry framework that will ensure that chicken, which has become a staple protein in millions of local homes, will retain its place as South Africa's favourite food."

7 Nov 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa. Photo: SAnew.gov.za
Ramaphosa calls for R1.2trn more investmentArticle

South Africa's ambitious target to net R1.2trn in investment is not a gimmick but a concerted effort to attract investment, President Cyril Ramaphosa told delegates at the country's second Investment Conference in Sandton...

6 Nov 2019

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Achieving Africa's development goalsArticle

Extraordinary Meeting of African Development Bank Governors: "Make the right decision" for Africa to achieve its objectives, says Alassane Ouattara, President of Côte d'Ivoire...

4 Nov 2019

Investments in rail transport essential for the success of Africa's free-trade area
Investments in rail transport essential for the success of Africa's free-trade areaArticle

Africa is on the cusp of launching a free-trade zone that could meaningfully boost economic growth and unlock the continent's vast potential...

Aubrey Lekwane 30 Oct 2019

On the sidelines of the FT Africa Summit, President Cyril Ramaphosa met former Prime Minister of Great Britain, Tony Blair at the Claridge's in London.
Get more bang for your buck by investing in AfricaArticle

Africa is ready for the great leap frog of attracting investment, displaying its innovative talent and capability and catapulting itself to greater heights of human development...

15 Oct 2019

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Support for Zimbabwe AfCFTA implementationArticle

ECA and AUC provide technical support to assist Zimbabwe to develop a national strategy to benefit from AfCFTA...

10 Oct 2019

Establishing an Africa-based global destination image platform at Brand Summit Africa 2020
Establishing an Africa-based global destination image platform at Brand Summit Africa 2020Article

Brand Summit South Africa is excited to announce that 1-5 June 2020 has been dubbed "Brand Summit Week" in Cape Town, launching a pan-African theme in response to calls to expand the strategic reach of the event to embrace the entire African continent from 2020 onwards...

Issued by Africa Brand Summit 9 Oct 2019

AFI Fashion Week to open with African Fashion Unites show
AFI Fashion Week to open with African Fashion Unites showArticle

The African Fashion International (AFI) Fashion Week - which will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg from 10 to 12 October 2019 - will open with the African Fashion Unites show...

7 Oct 2019

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