Sustainable electricity development key to Africa’s growth
Africa must rethink the way it approaches electricity production if it is to realise its industrial and economic growth imperatives, says Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown. The Minister on Tuesday said electricity is the cornerstone of any economy, and the design of electricity systems on the continent must be... Read more
Mandela Day: Do your bit to make a difference
With the world marking Nelson Mandela International Day today, ordinary citizens and Cabinet Ministers are going out into communities to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate. Every year on 18 July, South Africans and the global community honour South Africa’s late former President and international... Read more
Make a change this Mandela Day
Brand South Africa has called on all South Africans to play their part and act against poverty and unite to make a change in society on International Mandela Day. To honour the late Mandela’s epic struggle, setbacks, renewed hope and ultimate triumph – the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed... Read more
Africa to launch single air transport market in 2018
An African single air transport market will be launched in January 2018, with 40 plus countries expected to be signatories by then. So far, 20 African countries out of 55 have subscribed to African single air market. This was announced by David Kajange, the Head of the Transport and... Read more
Major leap for Africa at G20 summit
The G20 Leaders’ Summit, which concluded in Hamburg, Germany, on Saturday, has recorded positive outcomes for global development, with significant benefits for the African continent. The office of South African President Jacob Zuma on Sunday said critical developmental issues were tabled at the summit, which brought together leaders from... Read more
SA signs tripartite free trade area agreement
New report shows surprising Chinese business footprint
Through a study conducted across eight countries that together make up about two-thirds of Sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP, the report finds that there are already over 10,000 Chinese firms operating in Africa—four times the previous estimate China is Africa’s largest economic partner. Yet it has been a challenge to understand... Read more
South Africa continues to be the largest recipient of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) on the African continent, Brand South Africa said on Monday. Brand SA said South Africa also continues to be the largest source of intra-regional investment, in addition to having recently made a comeback in the top... Read more
South Africa leading destination for Fortune 500 companies
OVERALL, there was a 17% increase in the number of Fortune 500 companies in MEA in 2016 compared to 2015, with Johannesburg being the leading destination for Africa. The Middle East Africa (MEA) region has become increasingly important for the majority of global Fortune 500 companies, according to a... Read more
According to the Index, Botswana scores highly based on a range of factors that include improved credit rating, current account ratio, import cover and ease of doing business Botswana is the most attractive economy for investments flowing into the African continent, according to the latest Africa Investment Index 2016... Read more