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Accelerating South Africa's capacity towards sustainable investment
Accelerating South Africa's capacity towards sustainable investmentArticle

The Trade, Investment Promotion and Economic Development Programme (TIPED) is designed to provide a seamless pipeline to build South Africa's capacity to lead and manage strategic and sustainable investment, both inwards to the country and in building the country's export capacity to global markets, in line with the strategic goals and objectives of key stakeholders...

Issued by UKZN Extended Learning 16 hours ago

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

Bernard Agulhas, CEO fo the IRBA
A fine balancing act for market recoveryArticle

It is not only governments that are standing in the crossfire of getting the balance right between flattening the Covid-19 curve and making sure the economy recovers...

Bernard Agulhas 21 Apr 2020

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Mitigating Covid-19's impact on Africa's food systemsArticle

The global spread of COVID-19 and the rising number of coronavirus cases in Africa are fueling anxiety about negative economic growth, failing healthcare and collapsing food systems...

Atsuko Toda and Dr Martin Fregene 17 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

Coverage of Chinese presence in Africa has been somewhat misleading. Shutterstock
China's investments in Africa: a fresh lens offers more balanced insightsArticle

The rise of China in Africa has triggered an ongoing debate about whether Chinese capital is a barrier that entraps African governments in practices that hinder poverty reduction...

Simon Manda 25 Mar 2020

Why you should consider an investment property in Scotland
Why you should consider an investment property in ScotlandArticle

There is more to Scotland than the Highlands, Scottish whiskey and the legend of King Arthur...

12 Mar 2020

Fashionomics Africa initiative trains 100 entrepreneurs
Fashionomics Africa initiative trains 100 entrepreneursArticle

The African Development Bank's Fashionomics Africa initiative recently held a workshop in Nairobi, Kenya on how to establish a successful fashion brand, training 100 entrepreneurs from the textile, apparel and accessories industry...

9 Mar 2020

Mozambique's gas promise
Mozambique's gas promiseArticle

It has been almost exactly 10 years since Anadarko drilled the well that would give Mozambique its first major gas find in over 60 years of mostly disappointing oil and gas exploration...

NJ Ayuk 3 Mar 2020

Trade and Investment Programme in Jhb and Dbn!
Trade and Investment Programme in Jhb and Dbn!Article

The Trade, Investment Promotion and Economic Development Programme (TIPED) is designed to provide a seamless pipeline to build South Africa's capacity to lead and manage strategic and sustainable investment...

Issued by UKZN Extended Learning 2 Mar 2020

Joe Keenan, managing director, BME
More hopeful times for mining for 2020, but plenty of uncertaintyArticle

There is considerable uncertainty that plagues the global economy going into 2020, but times are looking better for the mining sector this year and next...

Joe Keenan 26 Feb 2020

SA needs entrepreneurs now more than ever
SA needs entrepreneurs now more than everArticle

South Africa needs more entrepreneurs now than ever before...

26 Feb 2020

There has been a slide in the levels of foreign direct investment in Africa. Wikimedia Commons
African countries aren't getting as much as they should from foreign direct investmentArticle

Economic growth is driven by a number of factors. These include foreign direct investment, national savings, household spending, fiscal and monetary policies...

Muazu Ibrahim 25 Feb 2020

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Will load shedding reignite an asset exodus for South Africa?Article

The twin threats of asset drain and of declining foreign direct investment (FDI) are increasing with the return of load shedding and ongoing governance issues at several of South Africa's largest state-owned enterprises (SOEs)...

Kerstin Engler & Timm Reutter 20 Feb 2020

South Africa to draw expat goodwill and expertise in Australia
South Africa to draw expat goodwill and expertise in AustraliaArticle

Brand South Africa is rolling out the country's 2020 international programme to attract and develop a network of citizens living and working in Australia...

Issued by Brand South Africa 19 Feb 2020

SA colleges to benefit from Germany
SA colleges to benefit from GermanyArticle

Germany has agreed to identify a few technical colleges in South Africa to work with, in an attempt to develop skills and create more jobs in the country...

10 Feb 2020

China: Rise of a new philanthropic power
China: Rise of a new philanthropic powerArticle

In response to the ongoing coronavirus emergency, on 31 January, Chinese billionaire Jack Ma pledged the equivalent of $144m...

Fabrice Jaumont and Charles Sellen 10 Feb 2020

"Open, for Business" investment campaign launched
"Open, for Business" investment campaign launchedArticle

A new global investment promotion campaign, to attract foreign direct investment in Cape Town and the Western Cape, has been launched...

3 Feb 2020

$50m Standard Bank funding to boost CCBA Ethiopia expansion
$50m Standard Bank funding to boost CCBA Ethiopia expansionArticle

Standard Bank has arranged and structured $50m in financing facilities for Coca-Cola Beverages Africa to support its expansion strategy in Ethiopia over the next five years...

29 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Reward and remuneration trends in Africa for 2020
#BizTrends2020: Reward and remuneration trends in Africa for 2020Article

As we embrace a global world, the way that companies reward and remunerate should be keeping pace with these changes. But are they?

Nicol Mullins 27 Jan 2020

Global initiative aims to support female entrepreneurs
Global initiative aims to support female entrepreneursArticle

Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) recently announced its collaboration with Global Sustainable Partnerships to spearhead the inaugural Women's Program Engagement Council (WPEC)...

16 Jan 2020

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#BizTrends2020: 2020 - Africa's year for digital disruptionArticle

A number of macro trends are delivering unhindered economic progress on the African continent, driving momentum and positioning Africa as a significant component of the world market...

Geoffrey White 14 Jan 2020

French sporting goods retailer Decathlon opens fourth store in SA
French sporting goods retailer Decathlon opens fourth store in SAArticle

The Decathlon Group has opened its fourth store in South Africa at the East Point Shopping Centre in Boksburg, Gauteng...

17 Dec 2019

2020 vision: Outlook and trends in the residential property market
2020 vision: Outlook and trends in the residential property marketArticle

Following another year of tepid economic growth, and with the latest round of load shedding further dampening the economy and expected to result in a Moody's downgrade early next year, where does that leave South Africa's residential property market?

Dr Andrew Golding 12 Dec 2019

AfDB loans $400m for Mozambique LNG project
AfDB loans $400m for Mozambique LNG projectArticle

The African Development Bank Group has approved a long-term senior loan of $400m for an integrated liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant, including a liquification facility in Mozambique...

26 Nov 2019

Ross Jenvey
FDI on the rise in AfricaArticle

While foreign direct investment (FDI) is falling in other global markets, it is on the rise in Africa, with approximately $46bn in FDI flowing into the continent in 2018 - an 11% increase compared to the previous year...

25 Nov 2019

Africa has the potential to be an economic powerhouse
Africa has the potential to be an economic powerhouseArticle

Both North-South and South-South cooperation in Africa is vital as a critical part of Africa's development...

18 Nov 2019

Enhancing logistics performance to drive SA's economic growth: Lessons from Saudi Arabia
Enhancing logistics performance to drive SA's economic growth: Lessons from Saudi ArabiaArticle

South Africa has long enjoyed a relatively strong logistics and supply chain standing amongst its international peers, but in recent years, the country has been slipping, albeit slowly...

Zak Sivalingum 13 Nov 2019

Navigating key challenges of doing business in Africa
Navigating key challenges of doing business in AfricaArticle

A recent online survey by Adams & Adams, through its Adams.Africa Advisory unit, identified seven key challenges facing business wanting to enter or grow operations in Africa...

Issued by Adams & Adams 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

Wesgro secures R350m in agri investment deals
Wesgro secures R350m in agri investment dealsArticle

Dr Ivan Meyer is pleased to announce that Wesgro, the Western Cape government's mandated international trade and investment promotion agency, has helped secure R350m worth of agribusiness investment deals in the Western Cape during the first half of the year.

6 Nov 2019

Factors necessary for securing investors toward FDI
Factors necessary for securing investors toward FDIArticle

Endorsed by world leaders as an ideal investment destination, the Coega Special Economic Zone (SEZ) prioritises growth in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)...

Thembinkosi Maduna 5 Nov 2019

#SACIIE10: Trade to take centre stage at Import Expo
#SACIIE10: Trade to take centre stage at Import ExpoArticle

Trade and global economic governance will be topics of discussion at the China International Import Expo (CIIE), which gets underway on Tuesday...

5 Nov 2019

City Lodge Hotel at Two Rivers Mall, Nairobi official opening
City Lodge Hotel at Two Rivers Mall, Nairobi official openingArticle

The City Lodge Hotel at Two Rivers Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, hosted a "welcome to the neighbourhood" and official opening event on 24 October...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 4 Nov 2019

How mega infrastructure projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America are reshaping development
How mega infrastructure projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America are reshaping developmentArticle

Huge investments in infrastructure are redefining global development, from China's Belt and Road Initiative to infrastructure development plans from the African Development Bank and the Initiative for the Integration of the Regional Infrastructure of South America...

Seth Schindler and Juan Miguel Kanai 1 Nov 2019

The border closure has affected goods from other West African countries. Wikimedia Commons
Nigeria's border closure has implications for Africa's economic integrationArticle

Nigeria recently partially closed its border with Benin in an effort to stem the smuggling of rice. It then went on to close its land borders to the movement of all goods from Benin, Niger and Cameroon, effectively banning trade flows with its neighbours...

Tahiru Azaaviele Liedong 28 Oct 2019

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Agriculture industry will power Africa's economic transformation, says Agra ForumArticle

It is widely acknowledged that agribusiness is the key to transforming African economies - this was the core message at the 2019 Agra Forum in Accra, Ghana and a constant topic of discussion during the African Agri Council (AAC) recent West Africa roadshow...

17 Oct 2019

South Africa's Performance in the 2019 WEF Global Competitiveness Index improves
South Africa's Performance in the 2019 WEF Global Competitiveness Index improvesArticle

The 2019 edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) indicates South Africa's over-all ranking improved position from 67 out of 140 nations in 2018, to position 60 out 141 nations in 2019...

Issued by Brand South Africa 10 Oct 2019

Minerals Council President Mxolisi Mgojo
#JoburgIndaba: Reinvigorating mining will bring growthArticle

Leaders in the South African mining industry came together at the Joburg Indaba to discuss key issues around the current economic and regulatory environment...

3 Oct 2019

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African economies with greatest potential for trade growthArticle

African economies come first and third in the Standard Chartered Trade20 Index, which identifies the markets with the greatest potential for future trade growth...

30 Sep 2019

Ekurhuleni empowers farmers in drive to grow economy
Ekurhuleni empowers farmers in drive to grow economyArticle

The City of Ekurhuleni has released 56 farms valued at R120m to local smallholder and subsistence farmers to improve food security, increase tax and revenue, expand food export and attract new investment to the city...

25 Sep 2019

Jeff Miller
Keep calm and invest in South AfricaArticle

High unemployment, pedestrian growth, bailouts of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and the slow implementation of President Cyril Ramaphosa's 'New Dawn' do not paint a very cheery picture...

Jeff Miller, Issued by Grovest 3 Sep 2019

Area 4, Rovuma Basin, Mozambique
Oil & gas set to be the backbone of African growthArticle

A string of successful exploration projects over the last decade has seen the number of African countries with proven oil and gas reserves rise to 28...

28 Aug 2019

Francis Fukuyama
Fukuyama's 6 simple strategies to get SA off the groundArticle

Every country, South Africa included, needs to formulate its own development strategy. Professor Francis Fukuyama, senior fellow at Stanford University, made a number of important points about how such a strategy should be advanced...

19 Aug 2019

Cape Town named Africa's leading digital city
Cape Town named Africa's leading digital cityArticle

Cape Town has been named as Africa's leading digital city...

16 Aug 2019

Trade and Investment Programme in JHB and DBN!
Trade and Investment Programme in JHB and DBN!Article

TIPED is highly customised to provide relevant and rigorous high-level, experiential learning to understand the 'why' (context) and historical perspective of investment across key regions and sectors...

Issued by UKZN Extended Learning 13 Aug 2019

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Cape Town-New York partnership bolsters tourism co-marketing campaignArticle

To spearhead a shared marketing agreement between Cape Town and New York City, Enver Duminy, CEO of Cape Town Tourism and Alderman James Vos visited Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) to oversee a campaign installation...

7 Aug 2019

South Africa’s agriculture and food production industries are exempt from the carbon tax - for now. Shutterstock
South Africa's carbon tax matters - for the economy and tackling climate changeArticle

Carbon tax is likely to be an effective way of mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, which lead to climate change and have negative consequences for human life...

Mmatlou Kalaba & Heinrich Bohlmann 18 Jul 2019

Ashlin Perumall, senior associate, corporate/M&A practice at Baker McKenzie
How will we regulate blockchain and cryptocurrency in Africa?Article

While fintech and mobile solutions for money transfers have taken off in Africa, there has been a mixed reaction thus far from governments to the use and regulation of blockchain and cryptocurrency...

17 Jul 2019

SEZ could revive manufacturing capacity in Vaal Triangle
SEZ could revive manufacturing capacity in Vaal TriangleArticle

An important attribute that SA can take away from the success of Special Economic Zones at a global level is the importance of collaboration between key public and private stakeholders...

Zak Sivalingum 26 Jun 2019

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