Africa


Zim to tax imported food commodities

2016-02-04 12:49

Zimbabwe's government has widened its tax bracket to include VAT on nearly 40 imported basic food commodities as the country’s revenue performance disappoints.

Vodacom reports strong quarterly revenue growth

2016-02-03 09:27

The mobile network has reported revenue growth of 7.6% to R21.7bn across all its African operations during its third quarter.

Can Africa still rise?

2016-01-29 06:45

Many are sceptical of the “Africa rising” narrative. Sim Tshabalala, joint chief executive of Standard Bank, discusses six points to build his case for optimism about Africa’s prospects.

E-learning for Africa

2016-01-26 11:00

We talk to GetSmarter CEO, Sam Paddock, about how the e-learning platform is improving lives through education.

The best company to work for in Africa is?

2016-01-24 19:30

Procter and Gamble is the top firm to work for in Africa, with DStv, Microsoft, Shell, JP Morgan, GE and Dangote also ranked among the best 100 firms to work for.

More China-SA 'in-depth' co-operation ahead

2016-01-19 17:14

Future economic ties between South Africa and China will be based on even more in-depth co-operation, according to a Chinese official.

African airlines show positive traffic growth

2016-01-12 17:52

African airlines have experienced their fifth consecutive month of positive traffic growth in November, says the International Air Transport Association.

IMF sees modest growth for Africa, warns Nigeria

2016-01-06 19:00

The IMF is expecting modest recovery for Africa in 2016 and cautions Nigeria that it needs to take hard decisions as it grapples with an oil price slump.

Virgin Active set to expand in Africa

2015-12-23 17:33

Virgin Active has opened its first health club in Botswana and regards it as a significant step in the group’s expansion into Africa.

Economic forecast for Mauritius

2015-12-23 12:00

The economy of Mauritius has grown less than forecast in September, due to a slowing in the construction and manufacturing sectors, says the statistics bureau.

 

Zim could have rapid, inclusive growth - report

2016-02-03 13:07

Zimbabwe is likely to witness improved economic growth rates in the short to medium term, says the World Bank.

African exchanges notch up $1trn in market cap

2016-02-01 14:22

Investor interest in African markets is rising, with market capitalisation on African exchanges rising to $1trn by the end of 2015, says PwC.

Zuma’s muddled foreign policy

2016-01-29 06:30

While some of South Africa’s strategies under the current administration have proved successful, these have been marred by diplomacy blunders.

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.

How SA’s internet outage affected Fin24 users

2016-01-22 10:26

Widespread internet downtime of two hours and forty minutes this week has sparked differing reactions from Fin24 users.

Togo to host Africa Hotel Investment Forum

2016-01-14 17:09

Togo is to host an additional Africa Hotel Investment Forum in April to run parallel with two major development initiatives.

Africa needs electricity to achieve growth - World Bank

2016-01-12 11:57

Sub-Saharan Africa needs to address its power supply crisis if it is to achieve 4.2% growth in 2016, according to a report by the World Bank.

Eskom: No secrecy around Zim power deal

2016-01-05 07:58

Eskom has confirmed the sale of electricity to Zimbabwe but denied that the power supply agreement with its Zimbabwean counterpart is secret.

Nordic-African Business Summit explores mutual opportunities

2015-12-23 17:18

The Nordic-African Business Summit was attended by around 400 African and Norwegian leaders, including 20 ambassadors from Norway and Africa.

Africa gets $10bn pledge for renwable energy

2015-12-07 22:28

Africa received a $10bn boost of help to build out its renewable energy sources, with Germany leading the advanced economies in its contribution.

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