Africa


Here’s how hackers hit African organisations

2016-06-28 16:39

Government departments and ministries as well as telecommunications, manufacturing and financial companies are the most targeted sectors for cyber attacks in South Africa and Nigeria.

SAA let us down, says Uganda's Yoweri Museveni

2016-06-24 12:50

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni feels let down by regional airlines such as SAA, which he says charge exorbitant fares and have failed to service routes into the country.

Pockets of opportunity for investment in Africa

2016-06-21 12:40

Success in the rest of Africa requires extensive research and an understanding of the nuances of each region.

African nations may curtail bond sales amid US policy tightening

2016-06-16 21:14

African governments could curtail foreign-currency bond sales because US policy tightening may make it pricier to pay back those debts, says the African Development Bank.

Banks that lured Bob Diamond to Africa stumble

2016-06-12 18:46

Trouble is brewing in banks across sub-Saharan Africa, once so lauded as the next big investment destination that it lured the likes of ex-Barclays CEO Bob Diamond.

How to turn Africa from a “borrowed continent” to a global powerhouse

2016-06-02 16:14

Can high hopes for the African continent ever be resurrected and will Africa ever be able to discard the mantle of “borrowed continent”?

Dave Steward: Statistical bikinis – Who ‘really’ holds Africa’s crown? SA sliding

2016-05-28 07:00

Dave Steward says there’s a need to be sceptical about statistics, as they are more important for what’s concealed than what’s revealed.

Africa to grow 3.7% this year, 4.5% in 2017 - AfDB

2016-05-23 13:02

Africa's economy is likely to grow 3.7% this year as private consumption and investment offset a slump in commodity prices and global headwinds, says the AfDB.

Anton du Plessis: Africa’s fragile violence needs business of stability. End of free pass.

2016-05-16 19:36

Anton du Plessis says businesses investing in Africa must do more to understand the continent's fragility and conflicts, and their role in building stable states.

Africa is on the move, says Ramaphosa

2016-05-13 22:30

Deliberations at the WEF for Africa has enabled South Africa’s private and public sectors to form useful relationships, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

 

Literature by Africans in the diaspora can help create alternative narratives

2016-06-27 17:27

Universities envisaging getting closer to what Ngugi wa Thiong'o called “decolonising the mind” could stand to take Afrodiasporic literature seriously. These works can help in the push to realise transformed alternative narratives of Africa.

Illegal fishing is a major threat to Africa’s blue economy

2016-06-23 18:32

The blue economy is mostly unknown, overlooked and underdeveloped in Africa but where does it currently stand and does it benefit African economies?, writes Adam Abdou Hassan.

CT summit showcases African real estate

2016-06-17 18:42

Kigali, Lusaka and Dar es Salaam are open for business and will showcase their future land and development plans at the African Real Estate Summit in Cape Town.

Africa needs a sustainable solution for cataract blindness

2016-06-14 08:08

90% of the estimated 20 million people blinded by untreated cataracts live in lower income areas where they lack access to care.

Boost for Africa's apparel and footwear industry

2016-06-07 14:07

More than 1 600 international and regional apparel and footwear buyers will attend the pan-African Source Africa in Cape Town this week.

Why Africa could do with a dose of punctuality and cleanliness

2016-05-30 10:45

There are two features of life on the African continent that are fundamentally deadly to socioeconomic development. These are lack of cleanliness and punctuality.

How mobile phones are disrupting teaching and learning in Africa

2016-05-23 16:20

Mobile phones have become ubiquitous in Africa. Among younger users, basic phones are most common. But more pupils are accessing smartphones that can connect to the internet – and taking them along to school.

Off-grid options could help end Africa's power crunch - PwC

2016-05-23 12:58

It's time to ditch old-fashioned concepts and embrace new technologies which can help propel South Africa into an era of universal access to electricity, says PwC.

Data spurs on solid Vodacom revenue growth

2016-05-16 08:09

South Africa’s biggest mobile network Vodacom has reported group revenue growth of 7.5% across its operations with its data revenues climbing 26.7%.

ShowMax launches in 36 African countries

2016-05-13 12:41

Naspers-owned internet video streaming service ShowMax has switched on its service in 36 African countries after it launched in South Africa in August 2015.

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