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AfDB loans $400m for Mozambique LNG project
AfDB loans $400m for Mozambique LNG projectArticle

The African Development Bank Group has approved a long-term senior loan of $400m for an integrated liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant, including a liquification facility in Mozambique...

26 Nov 2019

Ross Jenvey
FDI on the rise in AfricaArticle

While foreign direct investment (FDI) is falling in other global markets, it is on the rise in Africa, with approximately $46bn in FDI flowing into the continent in 2018 - an 11% increase compared to the previous year...

25 Nov 2019

Africa has the potential to be an economic powerhouse
Africa has the potential to be an economic powerhouseArticle

Both North-South and South-South cooperation in Africa is vital as a critical part of Africa's development...

18 Nov 2019

Enhancing logistics performance to drive SA's economic growth: Lessons from Saudi Arabia
Enhancing logistics performance to drive SA's economic growth: Lessons from Saudi ArabiaArticle

South Africa has long enjoyed a relatively strong logistics and supply chain standing amongst its international peers, but in recent years, the country has been slipping, albeit slowly...

Zak Sivalingum 13 Nov 2019

Navigating key challenges of doing business in Africa
Navigating key challenges of doing business in AfricaArticle

A recent online survey by Adams & Adams, through its Adams.Africa Advisory unit, identified seven key challenges facing business wanting to enter or grow operations in Africa...

Issued by Adams & Adams 12 Nov 2019

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2019 Africa Visa Openness Index shows wins in visa restrictions across AfricaArticle

For the first time, on average, Africans can travel to approximately 27 countries visa-free or with a visa on arrival; Ethiopia moves up a record 32 places on the Index, entering the top 20 most visa-open countries in Africa.

12 Nov 2019

Wesgro secures R350m in agri investment deals
Wesgro secures R350m in agri investment dealsArticle

Dr Ivan Meyer is pleased to announce that Wesgro, the Western Cape government's mandated international trade and investment promotion agency, has helped secure R350m worth of agribusiness investment deals in the Western Cape during the first half of the year.

6 Nov 2019

Factors necessary for securing investors toward FDI
Factors necessary for securing investors toward FDIArticle

Endorsed by world leaders as an ideal investment destination, the Coega Special Economic Zone (SEZ) prioritises growth in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)...

Thembinkosi Maduna 5 Nov 2019

#SACIIE10: Trade to take centre stage at Import Expo
#SACIIE10: Trade to take centre stage at Import ExpoArticle

Trade and global economic governance will be topics of discussion at the China International Import Expo (CIIE), which gets underway on Tuesday...

5 Nov 2019

City Lodge Hotel at Two Rivers Mall, Nairobi official opening
City Lodge Hotel at Two Rivers Mall, Nairobi official openingArticle

The City Lodge Hotel at Two Rivers Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, hosted a "welcome to the neighbourhood" and official opening event on 24 October...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 4 Nov 2019

How mega infrastructure projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America are reshaping development
How mega infrastructure projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America are reshaping developmentArticle

Huge investments in infrastructure are redefining global development, from China's Belt and Road Initiative to infrastructure development plans from the African Development Bank and the Initiative for the Integration of the Regional Infrastructure of South America...

Seth Schindler and Juan Miguel Kanai 1 Nov 2019

The border closure has affected goods from other West African countries. Wikimedia Commons
Nigeria's border closure has implications for Africa's economic integrationArticle

Nigeria recently partially closed its border with Benin in an effort to stem the smuggling of rice. It then went on to close its land borders to the movement of all goods from Benin, Niger and Cameroon, effectively banning trade flows with its neighbours...

Tahiru Azaaviele Liedong 28 Oct 2019

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Agriculture industry will power Africa's economic transformation, says Agra ForumArticle

It is widely acknowledged that agribusiness is the key to transforming African economies - this was the core message at the 2019 Agra Forum in Accra, Ghana and a constant topic of discussion during the African Agri Council (AAC) recent West Africa roadshow...

17 Oct 2019

South Africa's Performance in the 2019 WEF Global Competitiveness Index improves
South Africa's Performance in the 2019 WEF Global Competitiveness Index improvesArticle

The 2019 edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) indicates South Africa's over-all ranking improved position from 67 out of 140 nations in 2018, to position 60 out 141 nations in 2019...

Issued by Brand South Africa 10 Oct 2019

Minerals Council President Mxolisi Mgojo
#JoburgIndaba: Reinvigorating mining will bring growthArticle

Leaders in the South African mining industry came together at the Joburg Indaba to discuss key issues around the current economic and regulatory environment...

3 Oct 2019

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African economies with greatest potential for trade growthArticle

African economies come first and third in the Standard Chartered Trade20 Index, which identifies the markets with the greatest potential for future trade growth...

30 Sep 2019

Ekurhuleni empowers farmers in drive to grow economy
Ekurhuleni empowers farmers in drive to grow economyArticle

The City of Ekurhuleni has released 56 farms valued at R120m to local smallholder and subsistence farmers to improve food security, increase tax and revenue, expand food export and attract new investment to the city...

25 Sep 2019

Jeff Miller
Keep calm and invest in South AfricaArticle

High unemployment, pedestrian growth, bailouts of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and the slow implementation of President Cyril Ramaphosa's 'New Dawn' do not paint a very cheery picture...

Jeff Miller, Issued by Grovest 3 Sep 2019

Area 4, Rovuma Basin, Mozambique
Oil & gas set to be the backbone of African growthArticle

A string of successful exploration projects over the last decade has seen the number of African countries with proven oil and gas reserves rise to 28...

28 Aug 2019

Francis Fukuyama
Fukuyama's 6 simple strategies to get SA off the groundArticle

Every country, South Africa included, needs to formulate its own development strategy. Professor Francis Fukuyama, senior fellow at Stanford University, made a number of important points about how such a strategy should be advanced...

19 Aug 2019

Cape Town named Africa's leading digital city
Cape Town named Africa's leading digital cityArticle

Cape Town has been named as Africa's leading digital city...

16 Aug 2019

Trade and Investment Programme in JHB and DBN!
Trade and Investment Programme in JHB and DBN!Article

TIPED is highly customised to provide relevant and rigorous high-level, experiential learning to understand the 'why' (context) and historical perspective of investment across key regions and sectors...

Issued by UKZN Extended Learning 13 Aug 2019

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Cape Town-New York partnership bolsters tourism co-marketing campaignArticle

To spearhead a shared marketing agreement between Cape Town and New York City, Enver Duminy, CEO of Cape Town Tourism and Alderman James Vos visited Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) to oversee a campaign installation...

7 Aug 2019

South Africa’s agriculture and food production industries are exempt from the carbon tax - for now. Shutterstock
South Africa's carbon tax matters - for the economy and tackling climate changeArticle

Carbon tax is likely to be an effective way of mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, which lead to climate change and have negative consequences for human life...

Mmatlou Kalaba & Heinrich Bohlmann 18 Jul 2019

Ashlin Perumall, senior associate, corporate/M&A practice at Baker McKenzie
How will we regulate blockchain and cryptocurrency in Africa?Article

While fintech and mobile solutions for money transfers have taken off in Africa, there has been a mixed reaction thus far from governments to the use and regulation of blockchain and cryptocurrency...

17 Jul 2019

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

#YouthMonth: What can we really celebrate this Youth Month?
#YouthMonth: What can we really celebrate this Youth Month?Article

South African youth, aged between 15 and 24, are the most vulnerable in our labour market with the unemployment rate among this age group representing 55.2% of the population, according StatsSA. With June being a significant month to celebrate the youth, many may be wondering: what is there to celebrate, really?

Dr Sydwell Shikweni 24 Jun 2019

10 trends shaping the African property industry
10 trends shaping the African property industryArticle

Marking its 10th anniversary, the Africa Property Investment (API) Summit's organising committee has released its high-level white paper...

20 Jun 2019

Register now for the TIPED Programme in DBN and JHB!
Register now for the TIPED Programme in DBN and JHB!Article

The Trade, Investment Promotion and Economic Development Programme (TIPED) is designed to provide a seamless pipeline to build South Africa's capacity to lead and manage strategic and sustainable investment...

Issued by UKZN Extended Learning 12 Jun 2019

Inaugural Exponential Finance Summit exceeds all expectations
Inaugural Exponential Finance Summit exceeds all expectationsArticle

The inaugural SingularityU Exponential Finance Summit took place in Cape Town on 29 and 30 May 2019. With over 600 people attending, the event brought together big thinkers and change-makers from around the world...

Issued by Mann Made 6 Jun 2019

Dion Chang to headline Wine & Food Tourism Conference 2019
Dion Chang to headline Wine & Food Tourism Conference 2019Article

This year's Wine & Food Tourism Conference, taking place at Spier near Stellenbosch on 18 September, will feature South Africa's most respected trends analyst, Dion Chang, as headline speaker...

Issued by August Collective 6 Jun 2019

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#AfricaMonth: How to do business in AfricaArticle

Addressing the well-being needs of Africans through a true collaborative effort between business, government, communities and the people who inhabit this continent will unlock future value...

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

Post elections: Getting back to basics - SA is open for business
Post elections: Getting back to basics - SA is open for businessArticle

There's been a dismaying dip in business confidence in the first quarter of 2019 that analysts will tell us is unsurprising ahead of any election...

Joff van Reenen 15 May 2019

Maarten Ackerman
3 key post-election investor questions for RamaphosaArticle

With elections now a thing of the past, investors' focus will shift to President Cyril Ramaphosa's ability and political will in addressing issues of concern...

Maarten Ackerman 14 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

Big changes set with a direct flight between Cape Town and the United States
Big changes set with a direct flight between Cape Town and the United StatesArticle

The sixth-busiest airport in the United States, Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, will soon be introducing the first non-stop route to Cape Town International...

Issued by Domestic Flights South Africa 7 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

New speakers added to Inaugural Exponential Finance Summit programme
New speakers added to Inaugural Exponential Finance Summit programmeArticle

SingularityU South Africa brings together over 20 global thought leaders in technology, finance, and investment...

Issued by Mann Made 24 Apr 2019

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More than just a pretty place: Mauritius still preferred by fund managersArticle

Not just the ultimate holiday stop, Mauritius is also a preferred jurisdiction for fund managers looking to establish African-focused funds...

Michael Denenga & Nicole Paige 17 Apr 2019

Continued growth in Kenya's logistics sector boosts property market
Continued growth in Kenya's logistics sector boosts property marketArticle

Broll Property Intel's latest Kenya Logistics Snapshot Report has revealed that Kenya's expanding economy has spurred the growth of its logistics property market...

11 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

Hot competition for the humble zipper
Hot competition for the humble zipperArticle

Combine two rows of fine teeth that lock together, a slider and a tab, and all of a sudden you have a quick way of securely closing a bag, jacket or pair of pants - a zipper...

François Lévêque 8 Apr 2019

Trade, Investment Promotions and Economic Development Programme in Johannesburg and Durban!
Trade, Investment Promotions and Economic Development Programme in Johannesburg and Durban!Article

The Trade, Investment Promotion and Economic Development Programme (TIPED) is designed to provide a seamless pipeline to build South Africa's capacity to lead and manage strategic and sustainable investment...

Issued by UKZN Extended Learning 3 Apr 2019

Survey confirms employment growth
Survey confirms employment growthArticle

Cabinet has welcomed the release of the latest employment data from StatsSA, which confirm the growth in total employment during 2018...

29 Mar 2019

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng to open the inaugural South Africa Brand SummitArticle

In less than a week, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng will deliver the keynote address at the first ever South Africa Brand Summit in Cape Town. The summit is serve as an annual platform to discuss South Africa's evolving country/nation brand image, at home and globally, as well as the importance of leadership in positioning country/nation brands.

Issued by Brand Summit South Africa 28 Mar 2019

SA, World Bank work to boost investment climate
SA, World Bank work to boost investment climateArticle

South Africa and the World Bank have signed an agreement that will boost the local business environment while also helping to enhance foreign direct investment into the country...

12 Mar 2019

Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube
Zim to relax mine ownership rulesArticle

When the Zimbabwean government announced it would relax the indigenisation and economic empowerment regulations in late 2017,it was restricted to the platinum and diamond mining sectors only...

11 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

Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima
Equatorial Guinea joins extractive industry transparency initiativeArticle

Equatorial Guinea has received the official backing of the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) International Secretariat, which seeks to address key governance issues of transparency and accountability...

21 Feb 2019

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