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.

No more free rides for Africa, says Barclays chief

2015-06-04 14:01

As with every other part of the globe, Africa's challenge is that it has to compete and only hard work will do the trick going forward, says a top banker.

This is the future: 10 new technologies Africa can use to leapfrog

2015-03-12 14:52

After centuries of lagging behind, Africa has a great opportunity to leapfrog into global leadership. A tech expert suggests 10 new technologies that can be applied.

Alec Hogg: Top 3 essential insights from WEF 2015

2015-01-28 14:34

Alec Hogg shares the most pertinent insights that he has gained from his attendance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this year.

Global focus on SA policies

2015-01-26 07:25

Unless there is a dumb political decision around the corner, South Africa's geographical isolation is a blessing in an increasingly aggressive world, says Alec Hogg.

Central bankers optimistic on global economy

2015-01-25 10:30

Central bankers voiced cautious optimism, arguing that eurozone monetary policy and low oil prices would help countries around the world.

Davos 2015: Here’s why George Soros thinks markets are in for a very rough ride

2015-01-23 14:30

Billionaire George Soros is a man who has seen a lot of history, as a child, he survived the Nazis, and he fled the Communists when he left Hungary as a child.

Will Buffett arrive one day?

2015-01-22 14:43

The world’s most successful investor, Berkshire Hathaway chairperson Warren Buffett, is one of the few global business heavyweights yet to attend the WEF’s Davos meeting.

Zuma: Power grid can't handle population

2015-01-22 08:37

SA's electricity infrastructure was not designed to serve 11 million households, President Jacob Zuma has told the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Geopolitics takes front and centre at Davos 2015, elbows climate change and rest aside

2015-01-21 15:27

Having arrived in Davos ahead of the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting, Alec Hogg provides some guidance on the issues that are likely to dominate discussion.


Booming African education businesses boost class grades

2015-06-29 19:24

The explosion of education businesses in Africa means that the continent could soon rival Asian countries like India as the next big hit with school investors.

Philip Stephens: The Great Unwinding – why the risk business is booming

2015-03-17 12:47

Global politics is becoming increasingly unstable and unpredictable, and it seems there is money to be made in understanding geopolitical risk, says an analyst.

Labour Wrap: Getting to grips with definitions

2015-01-29 07:55

When China is referred to as “state-directed capitalism” at Davos, while labour sees it as “socialist” and business as “communist”, it's time to go back to basics.

Ben Magara: It’s all about the Just Do It approach

2015-01-28 14:33

Ben Magara, chief executive officer and director of Lonmin, is officially no longer a 'Davos virgin', and took out some time to have a quick chat with Alec Hogg.

How entrepreneurship boosts inclusive growth

2015-01-25 13:30

Inclusive entrepreneurship is more than just a handful of interesting stories, it is a powerful way to create more equitable societies, explains Linda Rottenberg.

PwC’s Dennis Nally: Fascinating insights, global trends from latest CEO survey

2015-01-23 15:31

Alec Hogg has had a fascinating one-on-one interview with PwC’s Global chief executive, Dennis Nally about the latest CEO Survey published by PwC.

An often forgotten benefit of South Africa’s precious young democracy

2015-01-22 14:43

My annual visit to Davos is a reminder of the responsibility that goes with this wonderful career I’m following, many might dispute it, but journalists are people too.

Davos Stars: Aliko Dangote – the richest man in Africa

2015-01-22 14:42

Aliko Dangote is a self-made commodities man, who has built a fortune on a foundation of cement, sugar, and flour, in oil-rich Nigeria, that makes Dangote a standout.

Getting the inside view from the WEF top brass, Klaus Schwab included

2015-01-21 15:27

Had the ideal start to Davos 2015 yesterday among a group of media leaders lunching with the WEF founder and chairperson Klaus Schwab and his lieutenants.

Minister favours split in energy and mining law

2015-01-21 13:39

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi says he would prefer that South Africa's laws on oil and gas exploration be split from mining legislation.

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