Africa eyes digital age to revive growth

2016-05-10 20:05

Hammered by plunging commodity prices, Africa's political and business leaders will meet for three days to discuss diversification and entering the digital economy to kickstart growth.

Sara Gon: Business needs more voice. Silence assumes nothing.

2016-02-09 23:30

Sara Gon thinks that South African business leadership in general is out of touch with ordinary people and obeisant to the politicians.

That's rich!

2016-01-25 07:27

When the lot of the world's impoverished becomes unbearable, we will all feel the effects, warns Mandi Smallhorne.

Presidency responds: Rejects distortion by Biznews’ Alec Hogg

2016-01-22 09:55

The presidency has rejected what it calls the "inaccurate and mischievous" articles written by Biznews, saying the president has led "a very successful visit of Team SA in Davos".

Zuma panel no-show, Gordhan rejected as SA stock falls ever lower in Davos

2016-01-21 14:13

SA President Jacob Zuma was billed as the star attraction for CNBC’s annual Davos highlight, its panel discussion on Africa, but he never showed.

Kganyago: We will act with resolve on inflation

2016-01-21 06:48

The SA Reserve Bank will “act with resolve” if price pressures stemming from a weaker rand spread more broadly in the economy, says Governor Lesetja Kganyago.

Davos Diary Day One: Leonardo DiCaprio, oceans and Motsepe selfies

2016-01-20 15:20

Alec Hogg has spoken to the Vitality Institute's Derek Yach about living to 150 years old, and took a selfie with Patrice and Precious Motsepe.

WEF 2016: 4th Industrial Revolution. 5mjobs, women in the firing line.

2016-01-20 12:00

A net loss of over 5 million jobs over 15 major economies is expected this year, with women set to bear the brunt of demographic and socio-economic change.

OPINION | The Davos bunfight has no answers

2016-01-19 11:02

It is the very system of the Davos club of billionaires that is the problem, not the technological advances that have made so much labour redundant, says Terry Bell.

WEF: Next industrial revolution to cut 5m jobs

2016-01-18 16:26

The latest industrial revolution will not only bring us 3-D printing and biotech advances, but the loss of five million jobs in the next five years.


Alec Hogg: South Africa didn’t shine at #WEF16, but sanity might prevail

2016-02-26 14:53

Shortly after his return from the 16th annual World Economic Forum, Alec Hogg shared some thought-provoking take-outs during a breakfast for BrightRock’s Laureate advisers.

Nicolaas Kruger: Pravin making difference, thawing business/govt ice floe

2016-01-26 07:24

MMI's chief executive argues in this interview in Davos that since the reappointment of Pravin Gordhan as Finance Minister the ice seems to be thawing.

Lionel Bisschoff: 4IR makes NDP mockery – no joy by 2030

2016-01-24 16:26

South Africa is not ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and needs radical change to prevent the country from falling further behind, says an analyst.

Netanyahu: Israel needs more aid after Iran deal

2016-01-21 20:47

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told the World Economic Forum in Davos that his country will need more US military aid because of the nuclear deal with Iran.

Gordhan promises: We’ll use rand crisis to reform SA, take tough decisions

2016-01-21 07:36

Referring to Nenegate and the rand Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has told a Davos briefing that a crisis is very useful as it brings the realities into your face.

Iran's top diplomat decries US 'coercion'

2016-01-20 17:03

Iran's foreign minister is decrying new US sanctions over Iran's ballistic missile testing, calling them an example of an American "addiction to coercion".

Revolutionary changes on cards in the global jobs market

2016-01-20 12:19

What job skills will be in demand in 2020? A report takes a peek at what changes the working world can expect in the so-called fourth industrial revolution.

Revolutionary changes on cards in the global jobs market

2016-01-20 09:03

What job skills will be in demand in 2020? A report takes a peek at what changes the working world can expect in the so-called fourth industrial revolution.

Guess what R700 buys you in Switzerland? Not very much

2016-01-19 07:48

An annual visit to Davos has been a useful gauge of the national drift with the rand buying less every year. But the slide is now threatening to spiral out of control.

SA almost dead last in maths and science education - WEF report

2015-10-01 17:44

South Africa is almost dead last among 140 countries in terms of its maths and science education, according to this year's World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness report.

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