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Report reveals female entrepreneurs are making progress in SA
Report reveals female entrepreneurs are making progress in SAArticle

The South African results of the latest Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs Index (MIWE), women entrepreneurs are making progress in South Africa, but challenges persist...

15 Mar 2021

Another repo rate cut predicted, but economists disagree on how much
Another repo rate cut predicted, but economists disagree on how muchArticle

Eighty percent of the economists on Finder's Repo Rate Forecast Report panel agree the rate will go down next week, but there's no consensus on how many bps the rate will move.

14 May 2020

Is South Africa's economic challenge moving the country into a debt trap?
Is South Africa's economic challenge moving the country into a debt trap?Article

South Africa's economy is in a precarious state, judging from Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni's 2019 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBS). ..

Issued by TSIBA 3 Dec 2019

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Airbnb, SA tourism minister meet to discuss home rental regulationsArticle

The meeting took place in the context of the current call for public comment on the Tourism Amendment Bill, published on 15 April 2019, to provide stakeholders with an opportunity to make submissions...

20 May 2019

The road to 5G and challenges ahead
The road to 5G and challenges aheadArticle

The introduction of 5G will have a considerable impact on the Middle East and Africa economy...

16 May 2019

Why you should invest in the industrial property sector in 2019
Why you should invest in the industrial property sector in 2019Article

Industrial property's top performance is comparison to other sectors is likely to continue going forward, according to Tony Bales, industrial property expert at Epping Property...

17 Apr 2019

Skills development programme empowers SA youth in hospitality
Skills development programme empowers SA youth in hospitalityArticle

Youth unemployment remains one of the most pressing challenges in South Africa. To give expression to its mandate of job creation and poverty alleviation, the Department of Tourism approved the training of 500 learners as food safety assurers nationwide...

21 Jun 2018

'Africa Rising' is a global megatrend - Euromonitor
'Africa Rising' is a global megatrend - EuromonitorArticle

Euromonitor International has just released a Shifting Market Frontiers Megatrend forecast in which it pegs 'Africa Rising' as a megatrend...

Louise Marsland 24 Apr 2018

Youth, economy on Africa agenda at Commonwealth Africa Summit
Youth, economy on Africa agenda at Commonwealth Africa SummitArticle

Climate change, youth political participation, the economy and security, top the agenda at the Commonwealth Africa Summit 2018 in London this week...

12 Mar 2018

SA women remain underrepresented among the ranks of entrepreneurs
SA women remain underrepresented among the ranks of entrepreneursArticle

While South Africa has made progress in reducing the gender bias for women engaging in early stage entrepreneurial activities, the number of women business owners remains constrained...

8 Mar 2018

New Africa-wide initiative will create jobs
New Africa-wide initiative will create jobsArticle

Dr Ibrahim Mayaki, the CEO of the New Partnership for Africa's Development Agency (NEPAD), was interviewed by Africa Renewal on the latest socioeconomic developments on the continent...

7 Feb 2018

Closing the wealth gap in Africa
Closing the wealth gap in AfricaArticle

From "Africa Reeling" to "Africa Rising", there's a new narrative for the African continent, now showing promising signs of sustainable growth under more stable governments.

Kingsley Ighobor 9 Jan 2018

Africa's consumption revolution
Africa's consumption revolutionArticle

Consumer goods are powering the next generation of Africa-GCC business links, finds a new EIU study...

2 Nov 2017

SA preferred bidder for Rugby World Cup 2023
SA preferred bidder for Rugby World Cup 2023Article

SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux has pledged that South Africa will deliver a "Triple Win" in the 2023 Rugby World Cup...

1 Nov 2017

Nigeria and SA's fragile economic recovery
Nigeria and SA's fragile economic recoveryArticle

Nigeria and South Africa: Out of recession, but not yet out of trouble...?

13 Sep 2017

Izak Petersen is the new chairman of the SA REIT Association
Izak Petersen is the new chairman of the SA REIT AssociationArticle

Comprising all South African listed REITs (real estate investment trusts), members of the SA REIT Association represent a market capitalisation of around R400bn. Izak Petersen has recently been appointed its chairman...

29 Jun 2017

WEF needs to move beyond spin to help Africa
WEF needs to move beyond spin to help AfricaArticle

The World Economic Forum taking place in Durban, South Africa, this week, should address impediments to inclusive growth...

4 May 2017

WEF's promises for Africa growth
WEF's promises for Africa growthArticle

KPMG's World Economic Forum preview describes Africa as a hub of opportunities, waiting to be unlocked...

4 May 2017

IMF forecasts modest pickup in sub-Saharan Africa growth
IMF forecasts modest pickup in sub-Saharan Africa growthArticle

The International Monetary Fund has forecast 2.6% growth in sub-Saharan Africa this year, aided by a modest recovery in large economies South Africa, Nigeria and Angola...

23 Apr 2017

Amir Ben Yahmed, founder and president of the Africa CEO Forum.
Call to reinvent a new African 'business model'Article

Fifth Africa CEO Forum Opens in Geneva with the theme of interrogating and rethinking the African ‘business model' in order to overhaul it...

22 Mar 2017

Is industrial IT the next wave for Africa?
Is industrial IT the next wave for Africa?Article

Kenya, East Africa's industrial nerve centre is on the cusp of real growth and innovation. East Africa was again the continent's fastest growing region and is expected to continue its high growth path in 2016/2017...

Stephen du Preez 16 Mar 2017

Re-inventing Africa's business model
Re-inventing Africa's business modelArticle

The Africa CEO Forum 2017, 5th edition, will focus on the new economic cycle on the continent…

13 Mar 2017

Budget Speech focus on tourism promotion bodes well for inbound tourism
Budget Speech focus on tourism promotion bodes well for inbound tourismArticle

Minister Gordhan announced that there would be focused support on labour-intensive sectors, including tourism-related services, with an additional R494 million allocated to tourism promotion...

23 Feb 2017

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African alliance to strengthen economic corridorsArticle

The African Corridor Management Alliance is expected to coordinate the sharing of best practices and other strategies…

15 Feb 2017

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Nigerians take to streets to protest economic policyArticle

Hundreds of Nigerians took to the streets in Lagos on Monday to protest against the government's handling of the country's economic crisis and to demand solutions to a crippling recession…

9 Feb 2017

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UK to boost jobs and trade in TanzaniaArticle

Secretary of State for International Development, Priti Patel launches the DFID Economic Development strategy at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa…

2 Feb 2017

Razia Khan
Raising Africa's middle classArticle

Africa has been growing faster than we thought all along. We were not adequately equipped to measure this growth while it was happening…

Razia Khan 2 Feb 2017

Investment in Africa requires a nuanced and well-informed approach
Investment in Africa requires a nuanced and well-informed approachArticle

In 2017, we will see African governments under enormous pressure to deliver results with potentially more scant resources…

26 Jan 2017

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Commodity prices crash hits AfricaArticle

Volatile global financial markets and weaknesses in global growth to blame for a decline in commodity prices in Africa…

Kingsley Ighobor 20 Jan 2017

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Africa's economic prospects in 2017 - 10 countries to watchArticle

These are the top 10 African economies to watch in 2017 when evaluating Africa's economic prospects…

J. Peter Pham 18 Jan 2017

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Call for agriculture to be central to Africa's developmentArticle

Over 300 participants attended the African Economic Conference this week, with the theme, 'Feed Africa: Towards Agro-Allied Industrialization for Inclusive Growth'...

9 Dec 2016

Ludovic Subran
Afri-can or Afri-can't? 10 Myths to debunk on AfricaArticle

Euler Hermes, a global player in trade-credit insurance, analyses the current African economic situation in a report entitled 'Afri-can or Afri-can't? 10 Myths to debunk on Africa'...

28 Nov 2016

Strong leadership key ingredient for a more competitive South Africa
Strong leadership key ingredient for a more competitive South AfricaArticle

With the country battling in a low-growth trap, the need to develop strong managers and leaders who are prepared to deal with complexities in this uncertain terrain has become more urgent...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 4 Aug 2016

Chris Moerdyk
Brands, cats and the ANC all have nine livesArticle

I was asked to comment by a few business newspapers last week about the impact on the Ocean Basket restaurant brand following a complaint that it sold some dishes using freshwater fish...

Chris Moerdyk 19 Feb 2015

CSI budgeting for the cost against sexual and domestic violence
CSI budgeting for the cost against sexual and domestic violenceArticle

The Tears Foundation hereby calls for corporates to include the fight against sexual and domestic violence in their CSI budgeting and to look at how the cost of this scourge directly affects their bottom line.

1 Oct 2014

Rising interest rates cycle could affect SMEs
Rising interest rates cycle could affect SMEsArticle

As South Africa comes to grips with the rising interest rates cycle, small and medium-sized businesses will face a tough task to stay in business.

Lee Bromfield 22 Jul 2014

Centre to improve services for former mineworkers
Centre to improve services for former mineworkersArticle

PRETORIA: Historically, there has been a fragmented approach to the provision of social services for current and former mineworkers, says Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

8 Apr 2014

SME survey hopes to unpack technology, government impacts
SME survey hopes to unpack technology, government impactsArticle

The SME Survey 2014 is reviewing the triple impact of social media, cloud computing and the 'bring your own device' (BYOD) trends, as to how these will transform the competitive landscape for South African businesses. It will also examine the impact of government's business support programmes.

21 Feb 2014

Unrest in mining sector impacts on SA's credit ratingArticle

The recent strike action and unrest in South Africa's mining sector is compounding concerns that the country could be in line for a credit rating downgrade.

20 Sep 2012

Spuds grow businesses, people
Spuds grow businesses, peopleArticle

Potatoes South Africa (PSA) has launched a "Growing Potato Entrepreneurs" micro enterprise development programme with its 'spudmobile', a fast-food outlet on wheels, perfect for the preparation of spatlos, one of South Africa's most popular township take-away meals.

15 Oct 2010

SA's credit downgrading 'not catastrophic' - economistArticle

Credit agencies have lost integrity in the midst of the ongoing global financial crisis and in an attempt to regain credibility, they have downgraded many emerging markets from stable to negative.

Michael Appel 11 Nov 2008

SA's GDP expected to slow - ManuelArticle

While South Africa was hoping to maintain its 5% economic growth rate in 2008 and 2009, global economic conditions have forced the downward revision of expected growth.

Michael Appel 21 Oct 2008

2008 Budget lowers taxes, keeps surplusArticle

Minister of Finance Trevor Manuel, prior to delivering his 2008/09 Budget speech on Wednesday, dismissed doomsday economists worried about the current global economic downturn and insisted that the South African economy will weather any coming storms.

Shaun Benton 20 Feb 2008

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