Africa


Here's how Land Rover, Kingsley Holgate are combating Malaria in Africa

2017-04-26 09:02

'Malaria is a deadly disease but it is also easily preventable,' says adventurer Kingsley Holgate as he joins forces with Land Rover to combat Malaria in Africa.

SA in bottom 5 of fastest wealth growth in Africa

2017-04-25 12:02

South Africa ranks a lowly 16th among the top 19 fastest wealth growing countries in Africa, according to a new report by AfrAsia Bank and New World Wealth.

South Africans 2nd wealthiest people in Africa - report

2017-04-21 06:00

South Africans are the second wealthiest people in Africa, according to a new report which reviews the wealthiest and poorest countries in Africa.

El Nino can warn on cholera outbreaks in Africa: study

2017-04-11 09:13

El Nino, the cyclical climatic phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean, is linked to shifts in cholera cases in Africa, providing an early warning that could save lives, scientists said Monday.

Number of private equity exits in Africa on the rise

2017-04-10 18:07

Africa has continued its upward trend in the number of private equity exits, according to an EY survey on how private equity investors create value.

Facebook adds wifi hotspots to sustain African growth

2017-04-05 17:16

Facebook has increased the number of its African users to 170 million and plans to expand further by adding wifi hotspots in a bid to spread its reach.

African countries among fastest growing economies, South Africa below potential

2017-03-30 17:24

At least nine African countries are expected to be among the 20 fastest growing economies in the world in 2017, a recent survey has shown.

EU gives extra €165m to combat East Africa drought

2017-03-20 13:32

The European Union says it’s giving an extra €165m to battle humanitarian crises in East Africa, including a famine in South Sudan and drought in Somalia.

Rand may benefit from desperate search for yield - economist

2017-03-10 15:34

The rand has done well over the past few months due to a desperate search for yield, according to Dr Edward George, head of Ecobank UK.

How Trump could benefit Africa

2017-03-09 19:05

Although Africa is not high on the agenda for US President Donald Trump, there is a way his approach could benefit the continent, says an economist.

 

Japan-Africa trade sees significant growth

2017-04-25 17:59

Maintaining trade with advanced economies such as Japan is crucial to sustaining Africa’s economic growth, says a country manager at Safmarine.

Remittances to Africa set to double

2017-04-23 07:30

WorldRemit, a British money transfer operator, sees revenue from transactions involving Africans doubling by 2020 as more people on the continent access payment platforms via mobile devices and as expatriates send cash home.

Rising Fortune 500 interest in Africa, Middle East - report

2017-04-12 16:58

The Middle East and Africa region has become increasingly important for the majority of global Fortune 500 countries, according to a new report by Infomineo.

Top 10 most popular hobbies of African millionaires

2017-04-11 06:00

A new report looks at the most popular hobbies among those individuals in Africa with wealth of about R14m or more.

SA top African destination for the super-rich - report

2017-04-10 17:11

South Africa is the most popular African destination for the super-rich, with about 15 000 multi-millionaires visiting the country last year, a report shows.

Distell further ramps up African investment

2017-04-04 19:43

Distell ramps up its investment in Africa with the acquisition of a further stake in Kenya’s foremost spirits, wine and ready-to-drink manufacturer and distributor.

How to make an internet of intelligent things work for Africa

2017-03-30 14:45

The Internet of Things is a network of physical devices, vehicles, buildings and other items. They are equipped with electronics, software, sensors so they can collect and exchange data.

Aristotle stole Africa's idea of democracy – Ekurhuleni EFF

2017-03-18 15:42

The EFF in Ekurhuleni claimed that ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle took the idea of democracy from the Ancient Egyptians and Ethiopians.

Traditional big guns in Africa being replaced

2017-03-09 19:32

Traditional big guns in Africa like SA and Nigeria have increasingly been replaced over the past ten years in the eyes of investors, says a risk consultant.

Marriott International ups the game in Africa

2017-03-06 14:54

The latest plans of Marriott International in Africa reflects its confidence in the region and an announcement is expected soon about a new venue in SA.

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