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SA Taxi's cash pile opens new frontiers

South Africa's largest minibus financier, SA Taxi, is looking for opportunities to expand its minibus lending business into other African countries and could direct R100m to its domestic finance project.

Santova seeks to expand trade corridors

Supply chain management specialist Santova‚ could look to push into busy African markets in the financial year ahead.

By Marc Hasenfuss

Barloworld plans Africa expansion

Barloworld is targeting six sectors to boost the growth of its business and is busy positioning itself "o expand into west and east Africa‚ according to company chief executive Clive Thomson.

By Nick Hedley

Truworths slows drive into Africa

Truworths has adopted a cautious and incremental approach to store expansion plans outside SA in order to gain a better understanding of the operating environment and the market potential, the fashion retailer said in its annual report, released last week.

By Zeenat Moorad

Countries are barriers to infrastructure projects

The biggest barrier to implementing regional infrastructure projects in Africa are the countries themselves, the Infrastructure Africa conference heard in Sandton on Tuesday (16 July).

Japan offers US$10bn to Africa

TOKYO, JAPAN: Japan has pledged at least US$10bn in aid to Africa for the next five years as Tokyo prepares to host a major development conference for the resource-rich continent.

Africa must make better use of resources

Africa's agricultural‚ mining and energy resources could be better used to boost the continent's pace of economic growth and pave the way for a breakthrough in human development‚ according to a report released on Monday (27 May).

By Mariam Isa

Troops return to CAR region

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula confirmed last week that South Africa had deployed troops to countries neighbouring the Central African Republic to assist with the withdrawal of SANDF forces in the CAR. She was speaking to journalists at the Cape Town Press Club.

Hard roads for Cargo Carriers

Cargo Carriers (CRG) raised its dividend 76.5% for the year to February after its logistics and transport related operations performed well in an operating environment of low economic growth and industrial relations interruptions.

By Edward West

Agriculture offers real growth potential

Although structural impediments such as poor logistics render the search for new avenues of deeper intra-African trade challenging‚ there is an immediate and compelling growth potential in the trade of agricultural products‚ Standard Bank research analyst Simon Freemantle said last week.

By Helmo Preuss

Van Zyl to head Toyota's Africa drive

A global management shakeup at Toyota Motor Corporation has hit African shores, with local Toyota chief Johan van Zyl called in to head the new position of chief executive of Toyota's operations across Africa

Rebels "regret" SANDF deaths

Rebels in the Central African Republic (CAR) regretted the action that led to 13 SA National Defence Force soldiers dying in the strife-torn country, the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) said on Tuesday (26 March).

Africa needs economic integration

African countries must integrate their economies in order to support a new wave of industrial development across the continent‚ Department of Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said Tuesday (26 March).

By Mariam Isa

Datsun then Nissan then Datsun again

Nissan will launch the Datsun brand in South Africa during 2014‚ the company announced at a press conference on Friday (22 February).

By Alexander Parker

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