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Trucks loaded with goods had been waiting for weeks to cross the Côte d’Ivoire-Ghana borders at Elubo/Noe. © Franck Kuwonu/Africa Renewal
Africans urged to trade more with each otherArticle

African countries continue to trade more with the outside world than among themselves, according to findings of the UN Economic Commission for Africa assessment report...

7 May 2021

Powering the economy through alternative energy
Powering the economy through alternative energyArticle

South Africa is finalising the much-anticipated Hydrogen Society Roadmap as the country shapes its industrialisation and economic pathway...

5 May 2021

Multi-million rand investment to advance manufacturing education and research
Multi-million rand investment to advance manufacturing education and researchArticle

The Toyota Wessels Institute for Manufacturing Studies has received an R18m boost courtesy of Illovo Africa, Metair, TFG and Toyota SA Motors...

30 Apr 2021

Bobby Madhav, FNB head of trade and structured trade and commodity finance
AfCFTA offers massive economic opportunities, but there is still much work to be doneArticle

The Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement came into effect on the 1 January 2021. A total of 54 of Africa's 55 countries have agreed, in principle, to participate in the agreement...

Bobby Madhav 22 Apr 2021

NJ Ayuk, executive chairman, African Energy Chamber
Greenpeace and Western anti-Africa energy groups take the wrong approachArticle

If someone were to put me on the spot and ask me to name an environmentalist group, I'd probably blurt out the first thing that comes to mind, Greenpeace...

NJ Ayuk 19 Apr 2021

South African manufacturer KAS Africa secures $10m investment
South African manufacturer KAS Africa secures $10m investmentArticle

KAS Africa, a leading contract manufacturer of personal, home, baby and oral care FMCG products, has received an investment with an aggregate value of $10m from TRT Investments Limited...

Issued by KAS Africa 14 Apr 2021

Government looks to rail sector to grow economy
Government looks to rail sector to grow economyArticle

The South African government's proposed policy interventions, to allow third-party access to South Africa's rail infrastructure, will provide an opportunity not only for the growth of the freight transportation sector but also for the growth, transformation and industrialisation of the economy...

31 Mar 2021

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Patel calls for partnerships in manufacturing sectorArticle

Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel says South Africa must rebuild its manufacturing strength to be able to fully benefit from the opportunities in the BRICS markets...

30 Mar 2021

Restorative justice lies at the heart of how we ought to think about water management
Restorative justice lies at the heart of how we ought to think about water managementArticle

World Water Week, which took place between 15 and 22 March 2021, provides an opportunity to rethink where we are as a nation. It provides an opportunity to re-evaluate our journey...

Professor Anthony Turton 26 Mar 2021

New Lanseria Smart City just 'papering over the cracks'
New Lanseria Smart City just 'papering over the cracks'Article

According to Paragon Group director Henning Rasmuss, the new Lanseria Smart City revealed during this year's SONA is just 'papering over the cracks'...

16 Mar 2021

Post-Covid-19: A chance to leapfrog Africa's development through digitalisation
Post-Covid-19: A chance to leapfrog Africa's development through digitalisationArticle

Africa recorded remarkable economic growth in the first 15 years of the 21st century, largely because of positive trends in the export of primary commodities...

Cristina Duarte 16 Mar 2021

DRC to host inaugural Smart City Conference, Open Innovation Challenge
DRC to host inaugural Smart City Conference, Open Innovation ChallengeArticle

Spearheaded by Congo Bulaya, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will host its virtual Smart City Conference from 16 to 18 April this year...

15 Mar 2021

Ryan Collyer, CEO, Rosatom, Central and Southern Africa
Nuclear solution for Africa's energy challengesArticle

"Africa has essentially skipped over the second and third industrial revolutions. While Africa certainly cannot afford to miss the fourth industrial revolution,"...

9 Mar 2021

Gibela-Rail Manufacturing Plant boosts Gauteng economy
Gibela-Rail Manufacturing Plant boosts Gauteng economyArticle

Since its launch in 2018, the activities of the Gibela-Rail Manufacturing Plant have added R8.1bn into the economy of Ekurhuleni and the Gauteng City Region's Gross Domestic Product...

4 Mar 2021

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Many African countries had a surprise manufacturing surge in 2010s - it bodes well for the years aheadArticle

Until the 2000s, Sub-Saharan Africa was de-industrialising: the mood was gloomy as the little manufacturing activity that did exist was disappearing. But the trend has reversed...

Gaaitzen de Vries, Emmanuel B Mensah, Hagen Kruse and Kunal Sen 2 Mar 2021

This week South Africa’s finance minister Tito Mboweni will deliver the country’s budget. Photo by Jeffrey Abrahams/Gallo Images via Getty Images
The basis of South Africa's annual budgets needs an overhaul. Here's why, and howArticle

Governments in most developing countries use medium-term expenditure frameworks as fiscal policy instruments to match the imperatives of policy, planning and budgeting over the medium-term horizon...

Matthew Kofi Ocran 23 Feb 2021

AECOM's 2020/21 Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide now out
AECOM's 2020/21 Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide now outArticle

AECOM has released the 31st edition of its Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide, published in conjunction with the Bureau of Economic Research...

17 Feb 2021

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Technology and supermarket chains can help strengthen southern Africa's food systemsArticle

Covid-19 restrictions on restaurants and catering have led to supermarkets being the key route to market...

Thando Vilakazi and Namhla Landani 16 Feb 2021

Coding for girls: a glimmer of hope in a coding boot camp
Coding for girls: a glimmer of hope in a coding boot campArticle

In early December 2020, a 10-day coding boot camp, organised by the UN Economic Commission for Africa and...

Dr Mwarumba Mwavita 4 Feb 2021

German auto industry strengthens ties with Africa
German auto industry strengthens ties with AfricaArticle

The German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) recently partnered with the African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) as part of the PartnerAfrica project of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)...

11 Jan 2021

Trade and industry minister, Ebrahim Patel
New dawn in African tradeArticle

The transition from 2020 into 2021 was marked by two significant landmarks in global trade...

5 Jan 2021

Africa can finance its development but needs a paradigm shift
Africa can finance its development but needs a paradigm shiftArticle

Africa faces its worst economic recession in 25 years, largely due to the Covid-19 pandemic...

Matilda Moyo 22 Dec 2020

ERRP to revitalise post-Covid building industry
ERRP to revitalise post-Covid building industryArticle

The government's plans for construction industry revitalisation through the South African Economic Reconstruction and Economic Plan (ERRP) are in line with the global trend...

David Gelb & Stephen Arrow 9 Dec 2020

#futurenow: Engineering, construction industry needs to urgently embrace digitalisation
#futurenow: Engineering, construction industry needs to urgently embrace digitalisationArticle

Speaking at the virtual #futurenow conference held by construction software company RIB CCS, John Sanei, futures strategist, human behaviour specialist and author, said, "When nothing is certain, anything is possible.."

8 Dec 2020

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Virtual Manufacturing Indaba to gather experts from across AfricaArticle

Leading figures within sub-Saharan Africa's manufacturing sector will convene virtually at the Manufacturing Indaba 2020 to debate pressing issues impacting the region's industrial landscape...

1 Dec 2020

R1.3m ploughed into environmentally friendly youth projects
R1.3m ploughed into environmentally friendly youth projectsArticle

Thirteen youth-led projects are set to benefit from the Driving Force for Change initiative, intended for projects that tackle issues of climate change, waste management and biodiversity loss...

27 Nov 2020

How Africa can get more from its minerals
How Africa can get more from its mineralsArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to build a stronger economy that is resilient in the face of future threats...

24 Nov 2020

Ecowas Bank for Investment and Development headquarters in Lome. Willem Heerbaart/Wikimedia Commons
How West Africa economic partnership deals put the cart before the horseArticle

A free trade agreement, in its most basic sense, is an attempt by existing industries to find new markets. Their need to do this arises from industrialisation - that is, the process of developing sectors that attract high levels of protection in the international market...

Michael E Odijie 18 Nov 2020

Time for Africa to stop managing poverty and start managing development
Time for Africa to stop managing poverty and start managing developmentArticle

Cristina Duarte of the Republic of Cabo Verde is the new special adviser on Africa to the UN secretary-general. A former minister of finance and planning in her country, she intends to bring to her role a renewed strategic narrative...

13 Nov 2020

Expropriation Bill will create a clear framework, says Didiza
Expropriation Bill will create a clear framework, says DidizaArticle

Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Minister Thoko Didiza says she is pleased the Expropriation Bill has been tabled in Parliament...

11 Nov 2020

Water as an instrument of economic, jobs recovery post Covid-19
Water as an instrument of economic, jobs recovery post Covid-19Article

South Africa, like most of the world, is in a deep depressive state. The economic contraction has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic...

Dhesigen Naidoo 5 Nov 2020

Ramaphosa to open Infrastructure SA roundtable in Gauteng
Ramaphosa to open Infrastructure SA roundtable in GautengArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa will today, 3 November, open and address the Infrastructure South Africa (ISA) Project Preparation Roundtable and Market Place at the Gallagher Convention Centre...

3 Nov 2020

Business and society need to act in solidarity for inclusive growth
Business and society need to act in solidarity for inclusive growthArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has had devastating consequences, but it has also revealed how society at large and business in particular can act in solidarity and collaborate to rebuild South Africa...

Issued by Trialogue 27 Oct 2020

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Mixed reactions to Ramaphosa's recovery planArticle

Although President Cyril Ramaphosa's Reconstruction and Recovery Plan addressed all the talking points in steering the country back to desirable growth levels in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, it fell short on tangible frameworks and deadlines....

16 Oct 2020

The race against economic inequality within emerging markets - a case for SMEs
The race against economic inequality within emerging markets - a case for SMEsArticle

One of the great challenges of the 21st Century is the need to reduce poverty levels and economic inequality globally...

Soromfe Uzomah 16 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

South Africa’s east and west coastlines have some of the world’s richest, unexploited, naturally occurring heavy mineral sands. Shutterstock
South African community wins right to access mining application. But who will win the war?Article

South African law states that mineral resources are the common heritage of all the country's people. The state is the custodian of these resources for the benefit of all citizens...

Tracy-Lynn Field 14 Oct 2020

SEZ's role in the interaction of AI with humans and nation states
SEZ's role in the interaction of AI with humans and nation statesArticle

Many thinkers, experts and science fiction writers have put pen to paper to speculate about the dystopian life that may arise from Artificial Intelligence (AI) becoming too "intelligent."...

Monde Mawasha 14 Sep 2020

Paul Nel, energy lead, Zutari
Fossil fuel-based energy mix remains a challenge for South AfricaArticle

The main challenge facing South Africa is its fossil fuel-based energy mix that is heavily dependent on the mining industry for supplying coal and employment opportunities...

Paul Nel 3 Sep 2020

Newly launched virtual event to bring African agrofood, plastprintpack industries together
Newly launched virtual event to bring African agrofood, plastprintpack industries togetherArticle

The four-day event brings leading global manufacturers and decision-makers from the African agrofood and plastprintpack industries together, creating a network of valuable business contacts.

3 Sep 2020

Localisation: Supporting a strong recovery in SA manufacturing
Localisation: Supporting a strong recovery in SA manufacturingArticle

Many people re-discovered their enthusiasm for local production during the disruptive, bewildering early days of the pandemic. The result is 'localisation', an emerging trend that could revitalise local factories...

1 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

#WomensMonth: Reflections from leading women in health in Africa
#WomensMonth: Reflections from leading women in health in AfricaArticle

Women leaders in the healthcare sector discussed possible solutions to drive gender equity, the need to achieve growth and foster innovation for better health outcomes across the continent as part of the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) 2020 Dialogues series.

19 Aug 2020

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The future of traditional and digital designArticle

Edward Herridge, Finishing Artist at Grey Advertising reflects on the future of traditional and digital design...

Edward Herridge 29 Jul 2020

African self-reliance in meeting Covid-19 challenges
African self-reliance in meeting Covid-19 challengesArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed the extent of Africa's reliance on imports...

28 Jul 2020

East Asian countries have looked up to Japan as a model of success.
What drove Asia's economic success stories, and what should Africa emulate?Article

The remarkable economic transformation of Asia in recent decades has attracted global attention. It has ignited scholarly and policy debates about the region's development models and strategies...

Mills Soko 27 Jul 2020

Ntombifuthi Ntuli, CEO, Sawea
Renewable energy sector engages with DMREArticle

Energy sector stakeholders recently met with Minister Gwede Mantashe, in what is viewed as a significant step towards the sector forging a positive relationship with the DMRE based on trust and improved communications...

27 Jul 2020

Learn unlearn relearn - Lifelong learning for the fourth industrial revolution
Learn unlearn relearn - Lifelong learning for the fourth industrial revolutionArticle

The idea of a fourth industrial revolution (4IR) builds on how various stages of the industrialisation of labour have been categorised...

Professor Wendy R. Kilfoil, Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 22 Jul 2020

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Recovery plan proposed for mining and energyArticle

The economic backlash of Covid-19 has prompted the government to come up with a recovery plan intended to restore business confidence, stimulating investments as well as safeguarding and creating jobs in the mining and energy sector.

22 Jul 2020

Mandela's legacy is innovation - engaging instruments of recovery, redress
Mandela's legacy is innovation - engaging instruments of recovery, redressArticle

The 18th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture by UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres was sobering...

Dhesigen Naidoo 22 Jul 2020

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