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SEZ could revive manufacturing capacity in Vaal Triangle
SEZ could revive manufacturing capacity in Vaal TriangleArticle

An important attribute that SA can take away from the success of Special Economic Zones at a global level is the importance of collaboration between key public and private stakeholders...

Zak Sivalingum 26 Jun 2019

The 2019 Brand Summit South Africa opens its doors
The 2019 Brand Summit South Africa opens its doorsArticle

The 2019 Brand Summit South Africa was successfully hosted on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th June in the Sandton Auditorium of Bowman Gilfillan...

Issued by Brand Summit South Africa 11 Jun 2019

The 2019 Brand Summit South Africa opens its doors
The 2019 Brand Summit South Africa opens its doorsArticle

This week - Thursday 6th and Friday 7th June - will see the first-ever hosting of the Brand Summit South Africa in Sandton, Gauteng, following a successful inaugural event in Cape Town, in May 2018...

Issued by Brand Summit South Africa 5 Jun 2019

Pan-African free trade, investment agreement enters into force
Pan-African free trade, investment agreement enters into forceArticle

The African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement, entered into force yesterday, brings with it the possibility of boosting intra-Africa trade and investment. The agreement, provides a framework to ease the doing of business in Africa...

31 May 2019

(L-R) At the Digital Lagos: Broadband for All, cocktail reception hosted by MainOne: Solape Hammond, CEO impact hub and Lagos State transition committee member; Funke Opeke. CEO MainOne and Babatunde Dada, chief financial officer MainOne.
Launch campaign to build a 'Digital Lagos' in NigeriaArticle

MainOne launches its 'Digital Lagos: Broadband for All' campaign initiative to enable the digital transformation of Lagos state...

27 May 2019

Corporate South Africa to discuss its role in shaping perceptions at the 2019 Brand Summit South Africa
Corporate South Africa to discuss its role in shaping perceptions at the 2019 Brand Summit South AfricaArticle

Corporate South Africa will be sharing a couch with Mondli Makhanya (Editor-In-Chief of City Press) at the 2019 Brand Summit South Africa to discuss the crucial role it plays in shaping perceptions about South Africa...

Issued by Brand Summit South Africa 22 May 2019

Pedro Guerreiro, Managing Director: Central Africa at SAP Africa.
#AfricaMonth: From aid-dependent to becoming an investment-dependent continentArticle

Beyond boundaries: the impact of free trade and technology on Africa's accelerating economic development...

Pedro Guerreiro 13 May 2019

Increasing population growth in Africa's megacities a challenge for authorities
Increasing population growth in Africa's megacities a challenge for authoritiesArticle

Megacities, cities with a population of at least 10 million, are sprouting everywhere in Africa. Cairo in Egypt, Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Lagos in Nigeria are already megacities...

Finbarr Toesland 3 May 2019

Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu at the 2019 Brand Summit South Africa
Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu at the 2019 Brand Summit South AfricaArticle

South Africa's Auditor-General, Mr Thembekile Kimi Makwetu will deliver the Keynote Address at the 2019 Brand Summit South Africa...

Issued by Brand Summit South Africa 23 Apr 2019

Kenya property sector set to boom in 2019
Kenya property sector set to boom in 2019Article

Kenya's real estate industry is set to boom once again in 2019, following a stagnant economy brought on by political turmoil...

9 Apr 2019

The City of Johannesburg wins the bid to be the 2019 Host City for the South African Brand Summit AwardsArticle

The inaugural South Africa Brand Summit & Awards, which seeks to analyse South Africa as a brand and recognise organisations and people who have enhanced the country's reputation, has secured a growing list of renowned thought-leaders, speakers, and panellists. The list includes the likes of:

Issued by Brand Summit South Africa 28 Mar 2019

Foreign cloud investment tips the balance to local
Foreign cloud investment tips the balance to localArticle

The scale of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the South African internet in recent months has meant that in-country content is on track to soon exceed out-of-country content...

27 Feb 2019

#SONA2019: SA government 'building a mansion on a foundation of termite-ridden wood'
#SONA2019: SA government 'building a mansion on a foundation of termite-ridden wood'Article

Reacting to the president's State of the Nation Address, Yael Geffen, CEO of Lew Geffen Sotheby's International Realty, said South Africa was the living embodiment of the "good news, bad news" paradigm...

8 Feb 2019

Mimi Kalinda, group CEO and co-founder of Africommunications Group.
#BizTrends2019: Africa will no longer be a victim of 'image'Article

Perceptions matter: reputation management trends in Africa 2019...

Mimi Kalinda 16 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: What's happening in the African energy space?
#BizTrends2019: What's happening in the African energy space?Article

Experts provide insight in to the emerging trends in African energy and infrastructure projects.

16 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Foreign capital investments through property and 'golden visa' could stimulate the economy
#BizTrends2019: Foreign capital investments through property and 'golden visa' could stimulate the economyArticle

The South African economy is struggling, with ongoing pressure of petrol price hikes, a weakening rand and decreased consumer spend...

Stuart Chait 8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Africa - The optimist's view
#BizTrends2019: Africa - The optimist's viewArticle

Is there a new scramble for Africa? Why should Africa be confident...?

Andrew Skipper 7 Jan 2019

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari at the US-Africa Business Forum in New York in 2016. EPA/Drew Angerer
How Nigeria can attract and keep the right kind of foreign direct investmentArticle

Two of the largest banking and financial services institutions in the world, HSBC and UBS, have recently closed their local representative offices in Nigeria...

Tolu Olarewaju 5 Dec 2018

Ian Matthews, head of business development & special projects, Bravura
Thuma mina. How Ramaphosa must sweeten the pot for the private sectorArticle

In his quest to stimulate the country's economy, President Cyril Ramaphosa has been actively courting the private sector to enter into meaningful partnerships with government by establishing an infrastructure fund...

28 Nov 2018

Morocco is poised to knock SA off top investmentspot
SA remains top FDI destination on African continentArticle

South Africa retains its position as the top foreign direct investment (FDI) destination on the African continent, according to the 2018 Ernst & Young (EY) Africa Attractiveness Survey...

27 Nov 2018

Jumia welcomes framework for e-commerce regulation in Nigeria
Jumia welcomes framework for e-commerce regulation in NigeriaArticle

Juliet Anammah, CEO of Jumia Nigeria, has described the recent tripartite motion to develop a framework to regulate the activities of e-commerce platforms in Nigeria as a round peg in a round hole...

14 Nov 2018

Should Africa be wary of Chinese investment?
Should Africa be wary of Chinese investment?Article

Africa being made up of diverse countries has a mixed relationship with China with each country independently securing agreements and deals dependant on the whim of the incumbent governments...

Annie Lugube-Kutsawa 23 Oct 2018

Deepa Vallabh
Channelling FDI in the right directionArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa has returned triumphant from his international investment roadshow, having secured billions of dollars in foreign direct investment (FDI)...

Deepa Vallabh 19 Oct 2018

Western Cape campaign to boost investor confidence in the Cape
Western Cape campaign to boost investor confidence in the CapeArticle

The campaign's key objective is to promote the Cape and South Africa internationally, by showcasing opportunities for investment across a variety of sectors...

5 Oct 2018

Africa: A hub for innovation
Africa: A hub for innovationArticle

Africa presents organisations across industry sectors with ample business opportunities...

21 Sep 2018

Bonang Mohale, CEO, Business Leadership South Africa
#IGC2018: Business and the future of our nationArticle

South Africa is the third largest economy on the continent with a GDP of $350bn. Last year SARS collected R1.2tn from a country of 57 million people. No South African should suffer hunger...

Bonang Mohale 5 Sep 2018

Dirco Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu
China, Africa aspire to reach new milestonesArticle

The quest for industrialisation, skills development, FDI in manufacturing, beneficiation, agro-processing and skills transfer programmes will provide ample opportunity for advancing the interests of the two regions...

3 Sep 2018

Dr Ayodele Odusola, chief economist, UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa
Investing in Africa is sound business and a sustainable corporate strategyArticle

The best time to invest in Africa is now. However, foreign investors have not moved into the continent as quickly as expected because foreign investment decisions are often methodically overstructured...

Ayodele Odusola 31 Aug 2018

City of Johannesburg to host 2019 SA Brand Summit
City of Johannesburg to host 2019 SA Brand SummitArticle

Following a detailed bidding process to choose the host city for the South Africa Brand Summit & Awards, the City of Johannesburg and Gauteng Province have been confirmed as the host destination...

17 Aug 2018

Strong China-SA ties opens up FDI, economic growth and job creation
Strong China-SA ties opens up FDI, economic growth and job creationArticle

Investment is a core facilitator of economic growth. From the developed to the developing world, increases in investments have immediate knock-on effects for GDP growth and socio-economic development...

Lyndsay van der Berg 19 Jul 2018

Superpower investment in Africa
Superpower investment in AfricaArticle

How superpowers, the United States and China, are investing in Africa, according to new research...

18 Jul 2018

Protection of Investment Act may deter foreign investment
Protection of Investment Act may deter foreign investmentArticle

The Protection of Investment Act of 2015, which was activated by a notice published in the Government Gazette, on Friday 13 July, has been criticised nationally and internationally...

16 Jul 2018

Wesgro has secured agribusiness, green economy investments
Wesgro has secured agribusiness, green economy investmentsArticle

"This is an outstanding achievement, especially considering the drought, economic uncertainty and a general slowdown in globalisation faced in the first quarter of this year."

9 Jul 2018

'It's time to invest, trade and partner with Africa'
'It's time to invest, trade and partner with Africa'Article

Global Business Leaders to address 2018 Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit in Washington, D.C...

18 Jun 2018

Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources, Godfrey Oliphant. Photo: Wynand van der Merwe
#juniorindaba: Junior players are vital to future of the mining industryArticle

Creating an enabling environment for junior miners is imperative to the revitalisation of the local industry...

11 Jun 2018

Addis Ababa © Dereje Belachew
Is Ethiopia the China of Africa?Article

The growth and transformation plans Ethiopia designed to push its economy into lower middle income status by 2025 bear in them a transition from an agrarian economy to an industrial one...

Ewnetu Haile 28 May 2018

Pemba in northern Mozambique has seen a surge of new arrivals in step with investments to exploit off-shore gas deposits. Flickr
Why natural resource finds are more than just a curse: the case of MozambiqueArticle

Natural resources are often thought of as a curse in developing countries, slowing economic growth rather than driving it...

Gerhard Toews and Pierre-Louis Vézina 26 Apr 2018

Niall Kramer, CEO: Saoga
SA and Mozambique on the cusp of an oil and gas boomArticle

Both South Africa and Mozambique show promise in the oil and gas sector, and collaboration between the two countries to create a substantial hub could significantly grow the region's economy...

Nicci Botha 28 Mar 2018

Gauteng to clamp down on illegal businesses in townships
Gauteng to clamp down on illegal businesses in townshipsArticle

The Gauteng provincial government has announced the introduction of a drive to shut down illegally operating foreign-owned businesses in townships...

27 Feb 2018

RwandAir launch of direct route to Cape Town expected to boost tourism, trade and investment
RwandAir launch of direct route to Cape Town expected to boost tourism, trade and investmentArticle

As of 16 May 2018, the Rwandan national carrier will fly directly from Kigali to Cape Town International Airport, with a stop-over in Harare, four times a week...

16 Feb 2018

Noor Kapdi, Africa chief executive officer & South Africa managing partner at Dentons law firm
Energy + investment = economic growthArticle

Despite all the talk about nuclear builds, renewables and fracking, the local energy sector will remain static until regulatory and political stability return...

22 Nov 2017

Brand SA, FCB Africa finalists in 2017 City Nation Place Awards
Brand SA, FCB Africa finalists in 2017 City Nation Place AwardsArticle

Brand South Africa and its marketing partner, FCB Africa, have achieved finalist status in an international competition benchmarking and celebrating best practice in place branding vision...

Issued by FCB Africa 19 Oct 2017

Gauteng can be the FDI hub of Africa
Gauteng can be the FDI hub of AfricaArticle

Gauteng can be the foreign direct investment (FDI) hub for the continent, with Johannesburg being the "New York of Africa"...

1 Sep 2017

Africa on the road to industrial progress
Africa on the road to industrial progressArticle

A special UNIDO meeting on “innovation in infrastructure development and sustainable industrialisation” in developing countries, including Africa, took place in New York recently...

24 Aug 2017

Porto do Caio, Angola's new deepwater port
Angola's investment in non-oil sectors starts to pay offArticle

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

Miguel Damião Gago 21 Aug 2017

Ethiopian law firm partners with BonelliErede
Ethiopian law firm partners with BonelliEredeArticle

International law firm BonelliErede has signed an exclusive partnership with leading Ethiopian law firm Tameru Wondm Agegnehu to encourage inward investment by Italian and international business looking for commercial opportunities in Ethiopia...

31 Jul 2017

M&A deals in Africa drop this quarter with South African political uncertainty
M&A deals in Africa drop this quarter with South African political uncertaintyArticle

The latest quarterly Cross-border M&A Index shows that there were 17 inbound M&A deals in Africa in Q2 of 2017. The 17 inbound deals reflect a 48% drop from 33 deals in Q2 2016...

26 Jul 2017

India and South Africa - Trade and investment
India and South Africa - Trade and investmentArticle

South Africa can learn a lot from India, which has achieved an average GDP growth rate of 8% in recent years and is one of the most popular destinations for foreign direct investment in the world...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 10 Jul 2017

Study reveals China commands almost 50% of Africa's international EPC market
Study reveals China commands almost 50% of Africa's international EPC marketArticle

According to a new report by McKinsey Africa, China's involvement in Africa is bigger and more multifaceted than previous studies suggest...

28 Jun 2017

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