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 20 Nov 2013 06:54
President Jacob Zuma says South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) must explore ways to stimulate trade and investment between the two countries.
31 Oct 2013 06:07
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
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
Massmart has opened its second Builders Warehouse store in Botswana‚ in line with its African expansion strategy‚ the company said on Monday (29 July).
By Zeenat Moorad 30 Jul 2013 13:08
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).
18 Jul 2013 09:48
Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba has called for greater scrutiny of funding that comes from Brics countries such as China when it comes to infrastructure investment in Africa.
By Nicky Smith 17 Jul 2013 13:01
BSI Steel's headline earnings per share plummeted 51% in the year ended March 31 amid declining steel consumption in the South African market.
By Mark Allix 18 Jun 2013 07:14
With limited opportunities for expansion in SA, a slew of hospitality companies are eyeing the rest of the continent, for future growth as there is an under-supply of quality hotels and upbeat economic prospects.
By Zeenat Moorad 10 Jun 2013 11:39
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 28 May 2013 10:31
The R12bn phase two of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP), which will secure a continued supply of water for SA and hydroelectric power for Lesotho, was approved in principle by the two countries this week.
By Linda Ensor 17 May 2013 12:29
Hilton Worldwide has expanded its product offering in SA over the past six months and the US-based group intends to increase its presence in Africa‚ according to vice-president of operations for Africa and the Indian Ocean‚ Jan van der Putten.
16 May 2013 08:38
Transnet Engineering (TE), a unit of the state-owned freight and logistics company, is exploring new narrow-gauge markets in Latin America, South-east Asia and Australia in a bid to meet its growth targets, according to strategy and marketing general manager Thoba Majoka.
By Nicky Smith 6 May 2013 07:41
Economies in sub-Saharan Africa will ride out the bumpy global recovery in the next few years to post growth rates not seen outside Asia, the IMF said in its latest economic forecasts Tuesday (16 April).
17 Apr 2013 09:47
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 27 Mar 2013 09:40
If Ian Khama has any say in the matter‚ and he most certainly shall‚ Chinese companies may not be collecting many more government contracts in Botswana in the near future.
By Nicholas Kotch 20 Feb 2013 10:49
Shoprite Holdings is steamrolling ahead with its African expansion - the retailer has 136 stores in the pipeline as it eyes fast growing oil-rich markets like Nigeria and Angola.
By Zeenat Moorad 20 Feb 2013 07:43
Resources group Anglo American PLC reported a 55% decline in underlying earnings per share to US 2.26 cents for the year ended December from 5.06 cents a year ago.
18 Feb 2013 10:27
President Ian Khama of Botswana says labour militancy in South Africa and port congestion at Durban are putting bilateral trade in jeopardy.
By Nicholas Kotch 16 Feb 2013 13:03
The University of Cape Town (UCT) has launched a three-year, pan-African study on how to foster youth entrepreneurship in order to tackle the scourge of youth unemployment on the continent.
4 Feb 2013 08:46
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