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Agriculture offers real growth potential
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 22 Apr 2013

Shipping vital for international trade
Shipping vital for international trade

Two conferences held in Cape Town last week highlighted the fact that about 90% of all trade between countries is shipped by sea.

By Helmo Preuss 22 Apr 2013

Billions must be spent on railways in Africa
Billions must be spent on railways in Africa

Africa will need to spend more than US$50bn in the next decade on building 4,000km of additional rail infrastructure to unlock the mineral resource potential on the continent.

22 Apr 2013

IMF forecasts "solid growth" for Africa
IMF forecasts "solid growth" for Africa

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

Africa needs economic integration
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 27 Mar 2013

Derailment suspends Maputo coal exports
Derailment suspends Maputo coal exports

Coal of Africa said on Thursday (28 February) that it had been advised by Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) of a derailment of 10 wagons on the Maputo (Matola) rail corridor last week that led to all rail traffic between Komatipoort and Maputo being suspended.

1 Mar 2013

ARM looking to buy distressed mines
ARM looking to buy distressed mines

African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) is looking for opportunities in distressed mineral sectors such as platinum‚ while also casting an eye over the South African manganese mining business for growth.

By Allan Seccombe 27 Feb 2013

Chinese companies not favoured in Botswana
Chinese companies not favoured in Botswana

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

SA's labour militancy hurts Botswana
SA's labour militancy hurts Botswana

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

SA hands over rail wagons to Botswana
SA hands over rail wagons to Botswana

Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba handed over 100 South African-made freight wagons to Botswana Rail on Tuesday (11 December).

12 Dec 2012