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Why Ghana doesn't get the full value of its cocoa beans - and how this could change
Why Ghana doesn't get the full value of its cocoa beans - and how this could changeArticle

The importance of raw cocoa beans to Ghana's foreign exchange earnings is derailing the development of a viable chocolate industry...

Sophie Van Huellen 2 days ago

FAO, AUC launch guide to help countries enter Africa's new single market
FAO, AUC launch guide to help countries enter Africa's new single marketArticle

Increased agricultural trade between African countries can drive sustainable development and play a pivotal role in the transformation of our food systems...

16 Apr 2021

The AfCFTA must be used in Africa's development agenda
The AfCFTA must be used in Africa's development agendaArticle

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) must be seen as a pillar of the broader development integration agenda, said deputy minister of trade, industry and competition Fikile Majola...

9 Apr 2021

Government looks to rail sector to grow economy
Government looks to rail sector to grow economyArticle

The South African government's proposed policy interventions, to allow third-party access to South Africa's rail infrastructure, will provide an opportunity not only for the growth of the freight transportation sector but also for the growth, transformation and industrialisation of the economy...

31 Mar 2021

Post-Covid-19: A chance to leapfrog Africa's development through digitalisation
Post-Covid-19: A chance to leapfrog Africa's development through digitalisationArticle

Africa recorded remarkable economic growth in the first 15 years of the 21st century, largely because of positive trends in the export of primary commodities...

Cristina Duarte 16 Mar 2021

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Many African countries had a surprise manufacturing surge in 2010s - it bodes well for the years aheadArticle

Until the 2000s, Sub-Saharan Africa was de-industrialising: the mood was gloomy as the little manufacturing activity that did exist was disappearing. But the trend has reversed...

Gaaitzen de Vries, Emmanuel B Mensah, Hagen Kruse and Kunal Sen 2 Mar 2021

Mixed responses from agri industry following Sona
Mixed responses from agri industry following SonaArticle

For the agricultural industry, there were mixed responses to the State of the Nation Address (Sona). Organised agriculture responded with both positive and negative remarks following the speech on 11 February. Many organisations lauded President Cyril Ramaphosa for highlighting the importance of agriculture in driving economic growth and job creation.

Ursula Human 19 Feb 2021

AAAM, Afreximbank sign MoU to drive automotive investment in Africa
AAAM, Afreximbank sign MoU to drive automotive investment in AfricaArticle

The partnership aims to boost regional automotive value chains and financing for the automotive industry while supporting the development of enabling policies, technical assistance, and capacity building initiatives...

18 Feb 2021

AfCFTA: Alive with possibilities
AfCFTA: Alive with possibilitiesArticle

The South African government says it will maximise the opportunities presented by the African Continental Free Trade Area, which came into operation on 1 January 2021...

Onalenna Mhlongo 12 Feb 2021

2020 a slow year for dealmaking in Africa, but post-pandemic opportunities look promising - Part 1
2020 a slow year for dealmaking in Africa, but post-pandemic opportunities look promising - Part 1Article

Dealmaking activity in sub-Saharan Africa dropped in the second half of 2020, when compared to that of H2 2019. As Africa gears up for post-pandemic recovery, the opportunities presented by free trade across the continent, among others, will be key factors in attracting valuable M&A activity to the region...

Wildu du Plessis and Morne van der Merwe 8 Feb 2021

Sowing the seeds of industrial farming in Mozambique
Sowing the seeds of industrial farming in MozambiqueArticle

Commercial farming is one of the highest-growth sectors in Mozambique, yet only 16% of land suitable for agriculture is being cultivated...

Grace Goodrich 3 Feb 2021

New body aims to align CFO function across Africa
New body aims to align CFO function across AfricaArticle

Within the context of corporate scandals, cyber threats, new technology, transparency requirements and an ever-changing regulatory environment it has become necessary to reassess the role of the chief financial officer (CFO)...

27 Jan 2021

President Joe Biden
Keeping an eye on Biden's plans for AfricaArticle

President Joe Biden has been sworn into office, ushering in a new administration, new foreign policy and a new approach to US trade and investment in Africa...

22 Jan 2021

Trade and industry minister, Ebrahim Patel
New dawn in African tradeArticle

The transition from 2020 into 2021 was marked by two significant landmarks in global trade...

5 Jan 2021

Wildu du Plessis
#BizTrends2021: Key industry group trends in post-pandemic AfricaArticle

In the midst of the planetary emergency of climate change, Covid-19 is testing modern civilisation's preparedness for shocks, across the spheres of finance, economics and technology; global, national and regional governance; global and population health; social cohesion and food security. This is according to Baker McKenzie's new report, Unprecedented: Converging Crises...

Wildu du Plessis 4 Jan 2021

The SA economy in 2021 - Looking into the crystal ball
The SA economy in 2021 - Looking into the crystal ballArticle

Most South Africans are now understandably keen to see the end of 2020 and are hoping for better times in 2021, after what has been a rollercoaster year for SA's political economy...

Raymond Parsons 30 Dec 2020

Africa can finance its development but needs a paradigm shift
Africa can finance its development but needs a paradigm shiftArticle

Africa faces its worst economic recession in 25 years, largely due to the Covid-19 pandemic...

Matilda Moyo 22 Dec 2020

Transport, freight industry needs urgent government intervention
Transport, freight industry needs urgent government interventionArticle

If order is not restored, the consequences could be catastrophic - not only for South Africa, but for the rest of Africa...

RFA, SAAFF, SAEPA 22 Dec 2020

SA exports locally-produced sanitisers for R1.66bn
SA exports locally-produced sanitisers for R1.66bnArticle

The local production of hand sanitisers in South Africa has contributed to saving lives and earning export revenues for the country...

9 Dec 2020

Winners of the 2020 AWIEF Awards announced
Winners of the 2020 AWIEF Awards announcedArticle

The 6th edition of Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) conference and awards held on 2-3 December 2020 hosted more than 60 African and global thought leaders across business and politics who shared insight and thought leadership...

7 Dec 2020

Unpacking ways to promote and protect investments in Africa
Unpacking ways to promote and protect investments in AfricaArticle

For many years the African continent has been presented with countless opportunities from potential investors around the world, which have equally exposed Africa to potential risks. However, the increasing interest in the continent has required much needed mechanisms that will unpack the fundamentals of protecting investments in Africa going forward...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 2 Dec 2020

Africa poised to benefit from strong European backing in its recovery
Africa poised to benefit from strong European backing in its recoveryArticle

The seventh edition of the Southern Africa Europe CEO Dialogue was held, this year, in a hybrid physical and digital format in Johannesburg...

Issued by Optimize Agency 30 Nov 2020

Kickstarting the post-Covid-19 economic recovery, the big focus of the 2020 Southern Africa Europe CEO Dialogue
Kickstarting the post-Covid-19 economic recovery, the big focus of the 2020 Southern Africa Europe CEO DialogueArticle

The Southern Africa Europe CEO Dialogue goes online, this year, and will be hosted from Johannesburg in digital format on 26 and 27 November 2020...

Issued by Optimize Agency 24 Nov 2020

Africa must be at the heart of climate negotiations
Africa must be at the heart of climate negotiationsArticle

In 2020, countries were to come forward with plans for stronger emissions cuts to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement...

23 Nov 2020

New Google-IFC report: Africa's internet economy worth $180bn by 2025
New Google-IFC report: Africa's internet economy worth $180bn by 2025Article

A new report unveils the estimated worth of Africa's internet economy in five years time and the factors contributing to this overall growth...

12 Nov 2020

Digital payments holds the power to Africa's development
Digital payments holds the power to Africa's developmentArticle

The statistics that hover uncertainly around Africa are not ones that should make the continent proud. However, a young population, a growing consumption market, and the rapid movement towards mobile inclusion and connectivity are shifting the conversation...

Murray Gardiner 21 Oct 2020

AWIEF2020 Conference announces speaker lineup
AWIEF2020 Conference announces speaker lineupArticle

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) has announced plans to hold its sixth Annual Conference and Awards from 2-3 December 2020...

20 Oct 2020

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Recovery of the print, imaging and document industry is complex and long but encouragingArticle

Chris de Beer, Africa Regional manager at Infosource says he sees an extended recovery period for the print, imaging, and document industry in the region...

Chris de Beer 14 Oct 2020

Cultivating agri development, economic growth in Africa
Cultivating agri development, economic growth in AfricaArticle

At a time when the rest of the world is re-thinking its approach to commercial agriculture, Africa has a clear opportunity to refresh its approach to the sector and become an emerging force.

13 Oct 2020

Africa's young entrepreneurs can help in post-Covid recovery
Africa's young entrepreneurs can help in post-Covid recoveryArticle

Africa's young entrepreneurs can play a significant role helping the continent recover from Covid-19...

Kingsley Ighobora 12 Oct 2020

Professor Njuguna Ndung’u
Business as usual in post-pandemic recovery will only reinforce economic hardshipArticle

Africa's low level of economic diversification is a leading factor in the continent's economic fragility. Further, the Covid-19 pandemic has magnified the risks of countries' over-dependence on a single natural resource such as oil...

Njuguna Ndung'u 28 Sep 2020

Dr Janet Byaruhanga
Why can't Africa manufacture the medicines it needs?Article

The Covid-19 pandemic exposed Africa's inadequate capabilities and capacity to manufacture and supply essential drugs and personal protective equipment (PPEs) needed to curb the disease...

Janet Byaruhanga 28 Sep 2020

Africa is open for business
Africa is open for businessArticle

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, investment opportunities still abound in Africa. Global markets are shifting to South Asia and Africa...

15 Sep 2020

Local poultry production shows moderate growth
Local poultry production shows moderate growthArticle

The production of South African poultry increased by 5% in the first eight months of 2020 when compared to the same period last year...

15 Sep 2020

The imperative to create shared value for Africa through investment in agriculture
The imperative to create shared value for Africa through investment in agricultureArticle

While other industries and sectors may have come to hold greater economic prominence in much of the developed world, in Africa, agriculture remains the most significant economic driver...

Axel Smeulders 27 Aug 2020

Unpacking SA's new Border Management Authority Act
Unpacking SA's new Border Management Authority ActArticle

Up until now, South Africa's border management, which includes the tasks of securing the country's borders and protecting its national interests, has been managed by multiple organs of state. This changed on 21 July 2020, however, as the Border Management Authority Act came into force...

Virusha Subban and Prenisha Govender 4 Aug 2020

Small businesses in Africa must innovate to survive Covid-19
Small businesses in Africa must innovate to survive Covid-19Article

In June, the International Trade Centre launched a report titled Covid-19: The Great Lockdown and its Impact on Small Business...

Kingsley Ighobor 3 Aug 2020

Why the African free trade area could be the game-changer for the continent's economies
Why the African free trade area could be the game-changer for the continent's economiesArticle

Most economists see structural transformation as one of the main routes to Africa's sustainable development...

Muazu Ibrahim 3 Aug 2020

M&A in Africa: Bleak skies overhead, but the future looks brighter - Part 2
M&A in Africa: Bleak skies overhead, but the future looks brighter - Part 2Article

Part 1 of this article looked at the mergers and acquisitions market in South Africa; this part will explore M&A conditions in other parts of the continent...

27 Jul 2020

The African Continental Free Trade Area - from agreement to implementation
The African Continental Free Trade Area - from agreement to implementationArticle

The Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) was brokered by the African Union (AU) and adopted by 44 of its 55 member states on 21 March 2018. By February 2019, all AU countries, save for Eritrea, had become signatories to the AfCFTA, which came into force on 30 May 2019...

Robyn Berger, Theunis Claassen and Catherine Robson 30 Jun 2020

Youth need to rise to Covid-19 challenges
Youth need to rise to Covid-19 challengesArticle

GCIS' Public Sector Manager magazine June edition is out now!..

Issued by Topco Media 26 Jun 2020

After Covid-19, Africa can build back better
After Covid-19, Africa can build back betterArticle

These are challenging times for Africa and the rest of our global village...

Amina J. Mohammed 28 May 2020

Africa’s dependency on commodity exports, including oil, makes it more vulnerable to the impact of Covid-19. Getty Images
How a post-Covid-19 revival could kickstart Africa's free trade areaArticle

The African Continental Free Trade Area was launched two years ago at an African Union (AU) summit in Kigali. It was scheduled to be implemented from 1 July 2020...

Faizel Ismail 27 May 2020

Africa urged to expand food reserves, keep food supply flowing
Africa urged to expand food reserves, keep food supply flowingArticle

Africa must now, more than ever, develop and implement policies to enhance capacity to compete in the agriculture sector, processing, trade and industry...

26 May 2020

A resilient Africa will continue to rise above the Covid-19 crisis
A resilient Africa will continue to rise above the Covid-19 crisisArticle

Let's not allow the very real challenges of the virus overshadow the progress Africa has made...

Pieter Bensch 25 May 2020

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Economic impact of Covid-19 on the meat industryArticle

The meat industry has been forced to come up with creative solutions throughout different value chains to combat the effects of this global pandemic...

Claudi Nortjé 8 May 2020

Jason Hamilton
No quick economic bounce back: SA needs a long-term growth planArticle

The sharp and quick economic bounce back many have been hoping for South Africa isn't going to happen. The more likely scenario is a 12- to 24-month gradual recovery with the added complexity of managing a rebuild and growth plan spanning an initial period of at six to eight years...

23 Apr 2020

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AU study: Covid-19 could cost Africa $500bn, damage tourism and aviation sectorsArticle

Up to 20 million jobs in the formal and informal sectors in Africa could be lost because of Covid-19, according to a new study by the African Union...

Kingsley Ighobor 17 Apr 2020

African farmers lose export market access amidst Covid-19 crisis
African farmers lose export market access amidst Covid-19 crisisArticle

Millions of African smallholder farmers who grow fruits and vegetables (FFV) for export have lost market access as flights are cancelled and borders restricted around the world...

15 Apr 2020

It’s time the EU turned its rhetoric about Africa into more tangible action. epa
Europe and African relations post Covid-19: time to add size, scale and speedArticle

Since 2000, European and African leaders have been talking about giving the partnership between the two continents a "new strategic" dimension...

Carlos Lopes 1 Apr 2020

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