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Cyber insecurity is a threat to Africa’s digital economy. Riccardo Mayer/Shutterstock
What's been done to fight cybercrime in East AfricaArticle

East Africa attracts millions of tourists every year. Over the past 10 years, its earnings from tourism have doubled. Compared to the rest of Africa, the region is experiencing healthy economic growth. This makes it a promising investment destination...

Mercy Muendo 3 Dec 2019

Team South Africa in Brazil for the 11th BRICS Summit
Team South Africa in Brazil for the 11th BRICS SummitArticle

Team South Africa, led by His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa, will be heading to Brazil for the BRICS Summit this week...

Issued by Brand South Africa 14 Nov 2019

Investing in Africa: Five key sectors to consider
Investing in Africa: Five key sectors to considerArticle

Still in its infancy stages of development, Africa has become a global platform for economic competition, catching the eye of multinational organisations looking to expand operations...

Issued by Adams & Adams 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

Dangote, Togo partner to transform phosphate into fertiliser
Dangote, Togo partner to transform phosphate into fertiliserArticle

Under the partnership, Togo will provide access to phosphate resources and the Dangote Group will provide access to ammonia and to the Nigerian market...

10 Nov 2019

Tax and forex in Africa: A property investor's perspective
Tax and forex in Africa: A property investor's perspectiveArticle

A combination of political volatility, regulatory uncertainty and economic stagnation has seen South Africa understandably falling out of favour with local and global property investors of late. However, much of the rest of Africa remains a relatively attractive investment proposition...

Gerhard Zeelie 8 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

Ramaphosa opens South Africa's first smartphone factory
Ramaphosa opens South Africa's first smartphone factoryArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa has opened South Africa's first smartphone factory at the Dube TradePort in Durban...

21 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

Minerals and Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe
Saving Eskom: Govt talks to coal and renewables about lowering pricesArticle

South Africa's limping economy is likely to be further crippled unless the price of electricity is brought down...

4 Oct 2019

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Report explores African investment optionsArticle

African investment has traditionally been dominated by its big economies but the long-awaited emergence of intercontinental trade blocs is shifting the balance of power...

25 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

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'Where to Invest in Africa' publication launchedArticle

Rand Merchant Bank's ninth edition of 'Where to Invest in Africa', lists the sectors that are key to unlocking the continent's growth potential...

23 Sep 2019

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Where to invest in AfricaArticle

Rand Merchant Bank's ninth edition of Where to Invest in Africa is returning to its roots - the sectors that are key to unlocking the continent's growth potential...

18 Sep 2019

African LNG market to attract $103bn in 2019
African LNG market to attract $103bn in 2019Article

Africa is an exciting frontier in the global natural gas sector. The continent holds 7.1% of proven global gas reserves and is expected to contribute nearly 10% of global production growth through to 2024..

26 Aug 2019

Buying property at home still a good option for SA expats
Buying property at home still a good option for SA expatsArticle

South African property is still a good investment opportunity for expatriates who intend coming home...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 16 Jul 2019

Brand SA hosts Ubuntu Breakfast at AFCON 2019, Egypt
Brand SA hosts Ubuntu Breakfast at AFCON 2019, EgyptArticle

On the sideline of the 2019 African Cup of Nations, taking place in Egypt, Brand South Africa hosted a special Ubuntu Breakfast session for CAF/AFCON executives and former African players...

Issued by Optimize Agency 27 Jun 2019

Despite challenges, Africa's hotel market experiences strong transactional growth
Despite challenges, Africa's hotel market experiences strong transactional growthArticle

Though Africa remains a market where hotel real estate investment is typically dominated by development, increasing transactional activity is providing much-needed liquidity...

25 Jun 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

#AfricaMonth: Africa's top leisure destinations for business travellers
#AfricaMonth: Africa's top leisure destinations for business travellersArticle

Intra-Africa travel should be a priority for every South African...

Jenna Berndt 21 May 2019

Fastest growing business destinations for SA travellers revealed
Fastest growing business destinations for SA travellers revealedArticle

According to data by Flight Centre Business Travel, the fastest growing international business destinations for South African travellers in 2018 were London, Lagos and Mauritius...

7 May 2019

Defy ramps up SA production with R1bn investment
Defy ramps up SA production with R1bn investmentArticle

Home appliance brand Defy, a subsidiary of Arcelik Global, has invested more than R1billion in upgrading three local production centres to serve as its strategic manufacturing hub...

25 Apr 2019

Mineral Resources Minister, Gwede Mantashe
Mine opening signals SA's investment potentialArticle

Coal continues to form a key part of South Africa's energy mix, in line with the country's Integrated Resource Plan, and the coal mining sector should continue investing in clean technology to mitigate the effects of climate change...

12 Apr 2019

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New report: Africa to remain a compelling property investment destinationArticle

Knight Frank has published its new Africa Horizons report highlighting that office yields remained largely stable in most African markets over the past two years, anchored by patient domestic capital...

12 Apr 2019

Sim Tshabalala, CEO, Standard Bank Group
US-Africa pension funds explore investment opportuntiesArticle

The latest figures released by the African Development Bank suggest the continent's infrastructure needs amount to between $130-170bn a year, with a current financing gap of $67-$107bn per annum...

11 Apr 2019

Policy exemption allows SA investors to buy into top Swiss resort
Policy exemption allows SA investors to buy into top Swiss resortArticle

South Africans seeking to diversify their investment portfolios are now able to buy into the biggest ski resort in Europe at competitive prices with significant tax incentives and highly attractive returns...

Issued by Leap Communications 26 Mar 2019

Brand South Africa and InvestSA embark on an investment promotion roadshow
Brand South Africa and InvestSA embark on an investment promotion roadshowArticle

Brand South Africa in collaboration with the Department of Trade and Industry's InvestSA will be embarking on an investment promotion roadshow to Switzerland, Germany, France and India from 19-30 March 2019...

Issued by Brand South Africa 19 Mar 2019

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Baxter champions mining renaissance at PDACArticle

Minerals Council South Africa CEO, Roger Baxter's presentation at PDAC, titled: Enabling the Renaissance of the South African mining sector, outlined the important contribution made by the mining sector...

12 Mar 2019

The African aviation industry is still growing
The African aviation industry is still growingArticle

The overall state of air travel and aircraft finance on the continent remain positive, with many carriers managing to weather the political and economic storms of the past few years...

James Geldenhuys 4 Mar 2019

Julia Raphaely, CEO of Associated Media Publishing and YPO member.
Global CEOs to reskill, redefine and recycle in Cape Town with YPOArticle

YPO is hosting the world's largest gathering of chief executives, its Global Leadership Conference and YPO Edge, right here in Cape Town on 6 and 7 March 2019, with the theme, 'Life of Re'. YPO member Julia Raphaely, also CEO of Associated Media Publishing, shares what to expect...

Leigh Andrews 4 Feb 2019

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Agri-Vie Fund acquires 36% of local FMCG manufacturerArticle

While the beverage industry is dominated by global brands, good investment opportunities still exist in companies with excellent management, a good product offering and strong distribution channels...

30 Jan 2019

Bianca Botes, corporate treasury manager at Peregrine Treasury Solutions
Another rollercoaster ride for the rand in 2019Article

Trumpenomics, Pravin Gordhan's axing as finance minister and Cyril Ramaphosa's appointment as ANC president contributed to the R2.04 price swing in the South African currency in 2017...

Bianca Botes 9 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

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#BizTrends2019: Taking mining beyond the frontiersArticle

As traditional and known reserves deplete and ore-grades fall, miners will start exploring remote and previously inaccessible locations...

3 Jan 2019

Fitch rating maintains SA's credit ratings
Fitch rating maintains SA's credit ratingsArticle

Rating agency Fitch's outlook assessment this week kept South Africa's foreign and local currency credit ratings below investment grade at BB+ with a stable outlook, National Treasury said...

7 Dec 2018

Green technologies to flourish at Western Cape SEZ
Green technologies to flourish at Western Cape SEZArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to launch the Atlantis Special Economic Zone (SEZ) this week...

3 Dec 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

SA confident economy will turn the corner
SA confident economy will turn the cornerArticle

National Treasury says S&P's latest rating decision on South Africa affords the country an opportunity to demonstrate that it can successfully implement measures to turn the tide on sluggish growth...

26 Nov 2018

Protea Hotels by Marriott signs second hotel in Ghana, a brand first in Accra
Protea Hotels by Marriott signs second hotel in Ghana, a brand first in AccraArticle

Protea Hotels by Marriott has announced its second hotel signing in Ghana - the Protea Hotel by Marriott Accra, Kotoka Airport...

20 Nov 2018

Bulelani Magwanishe
#EntrepreneurMonth: Creating an enabling environment for SMMEs, entrepreneursArticle

Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Bulelani Magwanishe says government is on hand to create an enabling environment for entrepreneurs and small, medium micro enterprises (SMMEs) to thrive...

19 Nov 2018

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Invest in skills and capabilities for Africa to growArticle

For Africa to realise its full potential, the continent needs to invest in the skills, capabilities and well-being of its citizens...

9 Nov 2018

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Xolobeni mining issue should be resolved to attract investmentArticle

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe says the issue of Xolobeni mining development needs to be resolved sooner rather than later, as delaying it further would be best for attracting investment...

1 Nov 2018

Southern Africa strengthens relations with European Union at fifth South Africa-Italy Summit
Southern Africa strengthens relations with European Union at fifth South Africa-Italy SummitArticle

Some of the most influential business leaders from Southern Africa and Europe gathered in Johannesburg to explore exciting opportunities for growth and investment...

Issued by Optimize Agency 26 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

The growing demand for ICT in the automotive industry
The growing demand for ICT in the automotive industryArticle

The world of technology breaks through all barriers of industry, including the automotive industry...

Enrico Jacobs 10 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

AIU secures R150m Cape agribusiness investment
AIU secures R150m Cape agribusiness investmentArticle

Although the drought in the Western Cape proved a challenging environment to land investment, the Agribusiness Investment Unit made it possible to sell the province as an agribusiness investment destination...

23 Jul 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

Never Ncube is the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of Dandemutande.
Seizing opportunities in Zimbabwe's new eraArticle

As Zimbabwe courts investors and ramps up efforts to create a business-friendly environment, connectivity and communication will be key to forging a path towards the country's digital future...

Never Ncube 19 Jul 2018

Francois Baird
Mergers and acquisition advisory firm, Taylor Advisory, enters AfricaArticle

Global mergers and acquisition (M&A) advisory firm, Taylor Advisory, is entering African territory through South Africa...

27 Jun 2018

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