Local WEF event turns to business for help

2014-08-20 13:21

Business should join government and civil society in order to find solutions for more practical localised government decisions, says an expert.

Education dept rejects WEF report

2014-06-02 22:38

The department of basic education has rejected a World Economic Forum report about the state of the country's maths and science education.

Pakistan: Second Taliban bomb attack kills 10

2014-01-20 08:20

A Taliban suicide bomber has killed 10 people in a crowded market near the Pakistani army headquarters, a day after the Taliban killed 20 soldiers near North Waziristan, police say.

SA to punt NDP to global leaders at Davos

2014-01-19 21:00

South Africa is planning to highlight the National Development Plan when seven ministers attend the World Economic Forum held in Davos, says the National Treasury.

SA tops in regulating exchanges

2013-09-04 17:28

The WEF global competitiveness report shows that South Africa ranks first in the regulation of securities exchanges.

Zim struggles in world rankings

2013-03-22 16:34

Zimbabwe's policy environment is one of the least supportive in the world, over restrictive laws around foreign direct investment and property, a report states.

Developing countries face digital divide

2012-04-04 22:24

The World Economic Forum says that the Brics countries, despite their booming economies, are lagging behind their rivals when it comes to capitalising on internet technologies.

Zuma proud of Chaka Chaka's award

2012-01-26 14:52

President Jacob Zuma has congratulated performer Yvonne Chaka Chaka on being the first African woman to receive the World Economic Forum's Crystal Award.

SA competitiveness creeps up

2011-09-07 10:15

South Africa has improved its ranking and remains the highest-ranked country in sub-Saharan Africa on the World Economic Forum's global competitiveness index.

Wage talks won't disrupt power: Eskom

2011-05-05 16:35

Eskom CEO Brian Dames says it has a commitment from trade unions that the power supply will not be interrupted due to ongoing wage talks.

Minister laments silos in tourism

2011-05-04 13:58

Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk says a silo mentality among global bodies hampers growth in the sector.

Zuma heads to Davos

2011-01-25 13:07

President Jacob Zuma will lead the SA delegation to the annual World Economic Forum gathering in Davos.

Zuma: Africa left out

2010-05-08 16:07

Africa's greatest impediment was its under-representation on multilateral institutions because it was being left out of key decisions, President Jacob Zuma says.


Spotlight on SA youth's future challenges

2014-06-17 05:00

With 50% of young South Africans between 15 to 24 unemployed, Youth Day places the spotlight on the challenges of the future says World Vision South Africa.

Gordhan heads to Nigeria for Africa summit

2014-05-05 20:13

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, together with two other ministers, will represent South Africa at the World Economic Forum on Africa Summit in Nigeria.

Laws favour the rich - Oxfam

2014-01-20 05:30

The 85 richest people own the wealth of half of the world’s population, says Oxfam, which is calling on World Economic Forum delegates to help reverse this trend.

Zuma: Business must woo investors at Davos

2014-01-16 16:30

President Jacob Zuma has encouraged a business delegation to market South Africa at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Fracking notice gazetted

2013-09-03 15:42

A notice of intention to declare fracking a controlled activity has been gazetted, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says.

Matric pass probe long overdue - DA

2012-11-05 14:19

An investigation into the standard of the matric pass benchmark has been welcomed by the Democratic Alliance.

Davos leaders focus on rich-poor gap

2012-01-29 19:16

The consequences of growing inequalities between the haves and have-nots, has featured prominently at the WEF meeting in Davos.

Chronic disease to cost $47 trillion

2011-09-19 08:36

The global economic impact of the five leading chronic diseases could reach $47 trillion over the next 20 years, according to a study.

SA tipped for 'promising' growth

2011-09-01 22:44

In a report outlining long-term growth, Bank of America Merrill Lynch says in its view, South Africa, Turkey and Saudi Arabia are the markets who are most promising.

Zuma punts urgency of climate deal

2011-05-05 10:47

President Jacob Zuma says reaching an agreement at the next round of climate talks is a matter of "life and death" for some countries.

Expert: Hiding less info is best

2011-01-27 15:01

WikiLeaks has shown that businesses and governments should think hard about what information needs to be protected, and then protect it better, an expert and at World Economic Forum says.

State debt default top risk for 2011: WEF

2011-01-12 16:20

The World Economic Forum says one of the biggest threats facing the world in 2011 is the risk of sovereign defaults by debt-ridden governments.

SA closes gender gap

2009-10-27 22:21

South Africa and Lesotho have leapt into the top 10 ranking of countries where women face the least discrimination, says the World Economic Forum.

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