Subscribe to industry newsletters

Bizcommunity has over 400 industry contributors and we always welcome further contributions and contributors.
Porto do Caio, Angola's new deepwater port
Angola's investment in non-oil sectors starts to pay off

With forecasts of rising commodity prices, investors must now bear in mind that we are moving towards a sellers' market...

By Miguel Damião Gago 21 Aug 2017

Arebbusch solar power. Image: Republikein
Solar power rising in southern African hotel industry

Members of the southern African hospitality industry are rapidly joining the green revolution and its not for show or Google ranking - there are savings to be had and natural vistas to preserve...

By Vanessa Rogers 16 Aug 2017

makamuki0 via
Expanded engagement for Caterpillar: Boosting sales and alleviating poverty

A strong signal of growing business engagement with Africa by large US corporations was the announcement last September by Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman of plans to invest over $1b in Africa over the next five years...

14 Jul 2017

SA takes 10th spot on renewables survey
SA takes 10th spot on renewables survey

Despite uncertainty around the future of South Africa's REIPPP, the country still ranked 10th among G20 countries for renewable energy investment...

10 Jul 2017

Green reporting will expose risky companies
Green reporting will expose risky companies

G20 task force issues new Climate-Related Financial Disclosure Framework...

By Sharon Snell 5 Jul 2017

Getting the energy balance right
Getting the energy balance right

With the very real challenge of keeping the lights on, African countries are pursuing diversified energy portfolios to deliver universal access to electricity...

30 Jun 2017

Jonathan Veeran, partner and deputy head of Webber Wentzel’s mining sector group
Junior mining investment stumbling due to regulatory uncertainty

Regulatory uncertainty, lack of coordinated policy development and a poor administration are to blame for the poor investment climate in the junior mining sector.

9 Jun 2017

RBIDZ officials receive high-level SEZ training in China
RBIDZ officials receive high-level SEZ training in China

Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone's senior management are partaking in a fourth Capacity Building programme on Special Economic Zones taking place in Tianjin, China, from 24 May to 13 June...

Issued by Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone 31 May 2017

David Williams
#AfricaMonth: Internal trade barriers show signs of falling

While the road ahead may still present significant challenges, some of Africa's most long-standing internal trade barriers are beginning to show signs of falling. We interview David Williams, Maersk Line Africa chief executive and global head of Safmarine to find out more...

By Ilse van den Berg 30 May 2017

Marius Oosthuizen, lecturer: strategic foresight (leadership, strategy & ethics) at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)
#AUW2017: Trends shaping the future of utilities

Marius Oosthuizen, a lecturer in strategic foresight at GIBS, unpacked some of the trends shaping the future of utilities...

By Sindy Peters 23 May 2017

What will Trump do about Africa?
What will Trump do about Africa?

Speculation around US president Donald Trump's policy plans for the African continent and growing concerns over the future of foreign aid projects...

18 May 2017

Ahmed Mokgopo of 350Africa, Andile Mngoma of UCT’s branch of Fossil Free SA, the Reverend Rachel Mash of the Anglican Church of SA and David le Page of Fossil Free SA. Photo: Melanie Gosling
Campaign to disinvest in fossil fuels kicks off in Cape Town

City praised for its climate change policies...

By Melanie Gosling 11 May 2017

New virtual currency tied to oil takes aim at bitcoin
New virtual currency tied to oil takes aim at bitcoin

A new virtual currency aims to bitcoin by pegging its value to hard oil assets, a first in the rapidly growing digital money sector.

3 May 2017

Sibanye gets shareholder go-ahead for Stillwater deal
Sibanye gets shareholder go-ahead for Stillwater deal

All resolutions to approve and implement the acquisition of Stillwater Mining Company were passed by the requisite majority of Sibanye shareholder votes...

25 Apr 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
Solar energy for Zambia can end poverty in sub-Saharan Africa

When electricity reaches Zambia through the solar market, we could see a dramatic decrease in poverty and a surge in creative entrepreneurs contributing to a thriving economy...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Apr 2017

The yo-yo world of commodities
The yo-yo world of commodities

While commodities may be on the rise globally, South Africa is a mixed bag...

By Danette Breitenbach 10 Apr 2017

Implats awarded $16m in constructive fraudulent transfer case
Implats awarded $16m in constructive fraudulent transfer case

Implats has been awarded $16m on a claim of constructive fraudulent transfer during insolvency by a jury in Pennsylvania, United States...

5 Apr 2017

#MiningIndaba: A global economic snapshot
#MiningIndaba: A global economic snapshot

People should be buying gold on the back of a strong dollar and a recessionary economic environment...

By Nicci Botha 6 Feb 2017

Source: Tanesco
The changing face of Africa's energy projects

African energy programmes in the face of global political and economic headwinds...

By Nicci Botha 6 Feb 2017

Mining output plunges 4.2% in November
Mining output plunges 4.2% in November

Mining output plunged 4.2% in November from a year earlier, Statistics SA said on Tuesday, 17 January...

By Pericles Anetos 18 Jan 2017

Resources sector may be the one to beat
Resources sector may be the one to beat

With 2017 only a few working days old, mining stocks have already proven that resources will be the sector to watch...

By Maarten Mittner 12 Jan 2017

Making hydropower bankable in Africa
Making hydropower bankable in Africa

Technically, Africa has significant potential for hydropower. There are, however, two constraints to realising this potential, commercial viability and lack of political structures...

24 Nov 2016

SA construction sector must expand into Africa to overcome slump
SA construction sector must expand into Africa to overcome slump

While the multidisciplinary South African construction industry contributes significantly to the economy and employment, globally the industry is exposed to the business cycle and has been under tremendous pressure...

14 Nov 2016

ASEAN market seeks to increase bilateral trade with Africa
ASEAN market seeks to increase bilateral trade with Africa

Member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will make a leap into the African continent with their first joint trade mission and business expo in South Africa next year...

11 Nov 2016

- Richards Bay Terminal
Bulk exports slip due to coal-line maintenance

SA's bulk export volumes fell by 0.7% year-on-year in October to 12.80-million tons, Transnet National Ports Authority said...

By Dominic Preuss 10 Nov 2016

Developing agricultural and energy security in rural Africa
Developing agricultural and energy security in rural Africa

There is a great need to develop renewable energy, particularly for small and medium-size enterprises in the agricultural and agro-processing industries...

28 Oct 2016

Source: The Presidency/ENCA
Oakbay "sets the record straight"

It's been a tough week for Oakbay. CEO, Nazeem Howa quit and the finance minister virtually thumbed his nose at the company's suggestion he withdraw his court application...

21 Oct 2016

Logistics the lifeblood of trade in Africa
Logistics the lifeblood of trade in Africa

As the biggest multi-industry site catering to a professional audience in Africa and South Africa, Bizcommunity is delighted to be media partner to the biggest port event in Africa...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 14 Oct 2016

Namibia eases business travel, encourages cross-border trade and investment
Namibia eases business travel, encourages cross-border trade and investment

Namibia is improving its business environment by...

11 Oct 2016

Source:
#JoburgIndaba: Pityana calls Zuma out on corruption

"Zuma must go" was the call from Sipho Pityana, AngloGold Ashanti chairman...

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Oct 2016

Show more