South African steel production rose 2.3% year on year (y/y) in June to an estimated 530,000 tons, according to the World Steel Association...
24 Jul 2015 11:58
Famous Brands, which owns Steers‚ Wimpy and Debonairs, plans to open 243 new restaurants in the coming year after reporting record turnover and profit for the year. It is also planning to enter Angola and Ghana.
By Zeenat Moorad 20 May 2014 06:29
As Ford's only manufacturing operation in the Middle East and Africa‚ Ford Southern Africa is in pole position to benefit from the group's decision to intensify marketing and production in sub-Saharan Africa‚ says Stephen Odell‚ president of Ford's European‚ Middle East and African operations.
By David Furlonger 11 Apr 2014 05:25
Fast food group Famous Brands reported a 20% increase in headline earnings per share to 180c for the six months to August.
29 Oct 2013 10:34
In SA, Famous Brands produces 265,000 cups of specially blended coffee a day. With 2,175 restaurants, the company, whose brands include Wimpy, Steers and Mugg & Bean, also makes 77m ice-cream cones a year. It's the big daddy of SA franchising, with a R9,7bn market capitalisation, and it wants to repeat its local success in the rest of Africa.
By Zeenat Moorad 16 Sep 2013 09:21
NEW YORK CITY, USA: US car company General Motors said on Monday (19 August) it had reopened its office and factory in Egypt after shutting both down last week as violence swept the country leaving hundreds dead.
21 Aug 2013 13:33
To paraphrase from the iconic Star Trek, Africa is the "next (as opposed to the final) business frontier". And judging from exceptional recent economic growth, wealth in natural resources and sheer international business interest on the continent, it seems no-one has trouble believing this.
19 Aug 2013 11:46
While SA has been growing genetically modified (GM) crops for many years, resistance from across most of the continent is set to slow global plans to turn Africa into the world's breadbasket.
12 Aug 2013 12:03
Growth in SA will continue to lag that of other African countries‚ with the latest African Development Bank African Economic Outlook report released on Wednesday (7 August) listing the country among the 10 that will record the slowest growth this year.
9 Aug 2013 08:51
The World Bank committed a record US$14.7bn in its fiscal year to June to support economic growth and better development prospects in Africa despite uncertain economic conditions in the rest of the global economy.
1 Aug 2013 09:45
Unilever Global says Africa is its next growth market and has rolled out what it calls a sustainable living plan to the continent.
21 Jun 2013 07:41
Africa's oil and gas industry is poised for momentous growth despite regulatory and political challenges‚ according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report released on Wednesday (19 June)
20 Jun 2013 09:45
Expansion into Africa by the world's biggest law firms gathered steam on Monday (3 June) with the official tie-up between Norton Rose and Fulbright & Jaworski to form Norton Rose Fulbright.
4 Jun 2013 10:12
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.
3 Jun 2013 10:26
Private investors smell profit in beefing-up the continent's over-stretched power grids and swarms of new wind turbines are soon expected to start going up.
28 May 2013 10:49