John Kamaro, director for Global Gaming Africa
Blockchain as a solution to Africa's challenges

Africa is rising and technology is at the forefront of growth on the continent...

By Katy Micallef 2 days ago

Repo rate unchanged
Repo rate unchanged

Consumers will breathe a sigh of relief after the South African Reserve Bank's (SARB) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to keep the repo rate unchanged at 6.5%.

3 days ago

Entice global investment in Africa through domestic development
Entice global investment in Africa through domestic development

To deploy global investment on a significant scale, Africa needs to develop the domestic conditions to absorb the much higher levels of global real estate investment currently considering Africa...

3 days ago

Multiple choices for MultiChoice after Naspers' unbundling or way of the dinosaur?
Multiple choices for MultiChoice after Naspers' unbundling or way of the dinosaur?

#Newswatch: It's not necessarily a death knell. There's speculation on potential positive outcomes following Naspers's announcement that it will unbundle MultiChoice to shareholders early next year and separately list the company on the JSE...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Sep 2018

Future of real estate: Could we buy property with bitcoins?
Future of real estate: Could we buy property with bitcoins?

You can already use bitcoins to buy everything from pizza to a manicure, but could virtual currencies become a standard trading resource to purchase real estate...?

By Chantalle Bell 18 Sep 2018

Drop in SA consumer confidence squeezes spending
Drop in SA consumer confidence squeezes spending

South Africans are under financial pressure, as indicated by the latest consumer confidence data...

18 Sep 2018

Yolanda Naudé, Citadel head of fund research and portfolio manager
Time for Ramaphosa to knuckle down and fix the economy

The gloss of Ramaphoria, when the rand R11.55 to the US dollar in late February, has worn off...

17 Sep 2018

Lionel October, director general of the dti
Intra-African trade remains a priority

Intra-African trade remains as a priority for the South African government, Director General of the Department of Trade and Industry (dti), Lionel October, said...

14 Sep 2018

SC Image / Shutterstock.com
Argentina, Turkey, Indonesia - why it's too early to speak of contagion in emerging markets

Turkey, Indonesia and Argentina have all seen their currencies experience huge drops in recent months. Similarly, stocks in India, South Africa, Mexico and others have taken a hit...

By Alain Naef 14 Sep 2018

Chinese loan to Eskom granted without conditions
Chinese loan to Eskom granted without conditions

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the recent Chinese loan that was given to state-owned entity, Eskom, comes with no conditions...

12 Sep 2018

Policy specialist, Theo Venter
Amid the chaos, Vuca is the new normal in SA

Vuca - the acronym for volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity - is the new normal within the South African political context, said policy specialist, Theo Venter...

By Nicci Botha 12 Sep 2018

Michael Power, strategist: Investec Asset Management. Photo: Funds Society
Renewables will fuel the 4th Industrial Revolution

The two great disruptions happening in the world economy are the rise of China and renewable energy (RE)...

By Nicci Botha 10 Sep 2018

Dr Roelof Botha
Recession? What recession? Now let's talk land reform

Economist, Dr Roelof Botha is quite adamant that South Africa is not in a recession despite what Stats SA said...

By Nicci Botha 10 Sep 2018

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#YouthReport2018: Generation jobless and the high inequality economy

Explaining concepts like the 'missing middle' and various African economic myths and misconceptions, Professor Haroon Bhorat shared the harsh economic realities of growing up in South Africa today, at the launch of the UCT Unilever Institute of Strategic Marketing's Youth Report 2018...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Sep 2018

Coronation drops minimum investment amount to R1
Coronation drops minimum investment amount to R1

To celebrate its 25th birthday, Coronation has dropped its minimum investment amount from R5000 to R1, and is contributing a 10% top-up on investments made in September...

Issued by Coronation 5 Sep 2018

SA likely to exit technical recession in 3rd quarter
SA likely to exit technical recession in 3rd quarter

South Africa is likely to exit its technical recession in the third quarter, the Bureau of Economic Research (BER) saiid...

5 Sep 2018

Mining sector sees growth in second quarter
Mining sector sees growth in second quarter

The mining sector grew by 4.9% and contributed 0.4 of a percentage point to gross domestic product (GDP) growth, led by growth in platinum group metals (PGMs), copper and nickel, amongst others...

5 Sep 2018

Dirco Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu
China, Africa aspire to reach new milestones

The quest for industrialisation, skills development, FDI in manufacturing, beneficiation, agro-processing and skills transfer programmes will provide ample opportunity for advancing the interests of the two regions...

3 Sep 2018

Dr Ayodele Odusola, chief economist, UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa
Investing in Africa is sound business and a sustainable corporate strategy

The best time to invest in Africa is now. However, foreign investors have not moved into the continent as quickly as expected because foreign investment decisions are often methodically overstructured...

By Ayodele Odusola 31 Aug 2018

Deputy Chief Justice Ray Zondo looks into state capture in South Africa’s energy sector. EPA-EFE
Key questions the Zondo inquiry needs to pose about the nuclear deal

South Africa is emerging from a debilitating period where politicians and their benefactors systematically placed pliable individuals into key positions at state institutions to gain undue influence and ultimately financial advantage...

By Hartmut Winkler 31 Aug 2018

EPA/Nic Bothma
Theresa May in Africa: cynical post-Brexit development agenda smacks of desperation

British ministers in 1948 discussed development investment needs for African colonial territories. The focus was not on the needs of those countries, but on how colonial development might best support the British economy...

By Michael Jennings 30 Aug 2018

Dr Mukhisa Kituyi, UNCTAD Secretary-General.
Africa has phenomenal potential for intra-continental trade

When at least 22 countries ratify it, AfCFTA will officially come into force, potentially making the African continent the largest trading bloc in the world...

By Zipporah Musau 30 Aug 2018

As powerful purchasers, women should push back against pink tax
As powerful purchasers, women should push back against pink tax

While Bloomberg figures show that women are the world's most powerful consumers, a recent Sanlam survey reveals that they are not reaping the benefits of such power...

30 Aug 2018

African Union chairperson and president of Rwanda Paul Kagame (from left); president of Niger Mahamadou Issoufou and African Union Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat at the launch of AfCFTA in Kigali in March 2018. Credit: Office of President Paul Kagame.
Africa's massive free trade area a "gamechanger"

Experts say the African Continental Free Trade Agreement is a game changer...

By Kingsley Ighobor 29 Aug 2018

Studies show increased demand by millennials for cryptocurrency options
Studies show increased demand by millennials for cryptocurrency options

According to a recent study conducted by blockchain technology investment firm, Sustany Capital, 88% of millennials want to diversify their investment options with cryptocurrencies...

Issued by Benchmark International 28 Aug 2018

Exports councils vital to stimulate economic transformation
Exports councils vital to stimulate economic transformation

Export councils are key drivers for South Africa's economic transformation and they should be supported and prioritised...

24 Aug 2018

Government addressing economic constraints
Government addressing economic constraints

Government says it will continue to implement reforms to increase the growth potential of the economy and improve the credibility of South Africa's policy decisions...

24 Aug 2018

President João Lourenço. Photo: Angop
Angolan investment honeymoon looks to be over

When Angolan President, João Lourenço, took power a year ago, there was a wave of market optimism and fresh investor interest...

23 Aug 2018

Finance Minister, Nlhanhla Nene
Measures to strengthen state-owned enterprises

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has announced a set of measures aimed at strengthening state-owned enterprises (SOEs)...

22 Aug 2018

SA business to be showcased at Mozambique's annual FACIM trade show
SA business to be showcased at Mozambique's annual FACIM trade show

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will be hosting a South African Pavilion that will showcase goods and services from 23 local companies at the 54th annual Feira International de Maputo (FACIM) trade show.

22 Aug 2018

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