Brokering a New Deal for SA

2017-02-19 06:11

With the 1994 Consensus having reached its limit, an ambitious SA needs to embrace the three ‘national obsessions’ of quality education, building a capable state and achieving inclusive growth, writes Mcebisi Jonas.

Radebe appointed to WEF stewardship board

2017-01-17 12:22

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe has been appointed to a stewardship board of the World Economic Forum.

2016 Gender equality report: SA shines, illustrates BRICS cultural divide

2016-10-27 18:51

SA's promotion of a non-sexist society has delivered progress, as the country edged up two slots to an impressive 15th of 144 countries in the WEF’s gender equality list.

Ghanaian women look to drive stereotypes off the road

2016-09-11 08:49

Faith Lawson carefully backs a large silver pick-up truck through cones placed on the red soil of a military camp in Ghana's capital, Accra.

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".


Multinationals act on ocean-clogging plastics

2017-01-17 14:21

Forty of the world's biggest companies assembled in Davos have agreed to come up with cleaner ways to make and consume plastic as waste threatens the global eco-system, especially in oceans.

Ramaphosa gets a rare opportunity to shine on the global stage

2017-01-16 10:11

Leading Team SA in Davos will give Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa the chance to shine on the global stage, away from his tainted boss’s dark shadow, says Alec Hogg.

Finance sector continues to strengthen SA in global competitiveness

2016-10-04 06:27

South Africa ranks 47th out of 138 countries in the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Index, but a number of shortcomings could limit competitiveness going forward.

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.

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