Corruption, political turmoil hit SA's competitiveness

2017-09-27 10:27

Corruption has been cited as one of the biggest hurdles in creating a competitive business environment as South Africa drops 14 places in WEF’s Competitiveness Index.

New shot at life for Africa’s babies

2017-05-14 11:37

Streptococcus threatens the lives of millions of infants, but an African company is working on a way to prevent it, writes Keith Klugman.

Sub-Saharan Africa 'left behind' in economic connectedness - report

2017-05-05 16:38

Sub-Saharan countries are among the least connected ones in the world with regional connectedness lagging other areas by a wide margin, according to the Visa Africa Integration Index.

Zuma on walkabout at WEF Africa

2017-05-05 15:11

President Jacob Zuma was in high spirits on the last day of the World Economic Forum on Africa, as he admired the work of designers from South Africa and the continent.

Mugabe's denial begs the question: Is there hope for Zim?

2017-05-05 06:33

Is there there hope for Zimbabwe when those in leadership are in denial, asks Malcom Sharara after President Robert Mugabe denied that his country is a fragile state.

Zimbabwe 'not a poor country': Mugabe

2017-05-04 15:35

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has insisted that his country is not a failed state and accused the US of being fragile because of its economic dependence on China.

SA makes huge strides in competitiveness stakes

2017-05-04 10:42

South Africa has come second out of 35 African economies in the Africa Competitiveness Report released at the World Economic Forum on Africa.

Our leaders are not delivering, says Lindiwe Mazibuko

2017-05-03 18:16

The African continent is facing a leadership vacuum with a generation of leaders who could have implemented change, but hasn’t done so.

May Day booing sign of a healthy democracy, says unfazed Zuma

2017-05-03 13:48

President Jacob Zuma says he doesn’t feel rejected by workers after he was booed off the stage at a Worker's Day rally, adding that the jeering was the sign of a healthy democracy.

Davies: New global deal needed to rid world of social ills

2017-05-03 12:13

There needs to be a 'new global deal' where economies start adopting new technologies which can liberate the world from many of its social ills, says Rob Davies.


Equal distribution of benefits needed - WEF expert

2017-09-05 14:24

For the Fourth Industrial Revolution to be successful, benefits will have to be distributed equally, says Dr Cheryl Martin, head of the Centre for Global Industries at the WEF.

Ramaphosa tight-lipped on presidential ambitions

2017-05-05 19:47

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa did not want to elaborate on his presidential ambitions at the World Economic Forum, saying the issue will be determined by the party’s branches.

Ramaphosa hails new spirit among Africans to hold leaders accountable

2017-05-05 15:55

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says the new wave and spirit among Africa's citizens to hold leaders accountable for their actions should be allowed to spread.

Ramaphosa: We need leaders who put the interests of citizens first

2017-05-05 13:21

African leaders should demonstrate in the year to the next WEF what they’ve done to reduce wastage and the mismanagement of public funds, says Cyril Ramaphosa.

'Biggest joke': Zimbabweans incredulous after Mugabe 'second to SA' quotes

2017-05-04 17:33

"Which Zimbabwe is Mugabe talking about?" That was one typical Twitter reaction from Zimbabwe to President Robert Mugabe's claim at WEF Africa in Durban that his was one of the most developed countries in Africa.

Zuma: I reshuffled my Cabinet to make room for young people

2017-05-04 12:18

President Jacob Zuma says he reshuffled his Cabinet recently to make room for young people to join government.

Economic change in SA: Gigaba has the answers

2017-05-03 19:57

The fight against corruption in South Africa should not become a fight against transformation, says Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba at the World Economic Forum.

Come to SA, Zuma tells investors at WEF

2017-05-03 15:33

Africans are debating with the world about solutions, and the message is: come to Africa – this is where things are happening, says President Jacob Zuma.

Gigaba: Govt must be decisive on economic transformation

2017-05-03 12:48

The SA government must show decisive leadership with regards to inclusive growth and economic transformation, says Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba.

SA still attracts biggest FDI chunk despite uncertainty

2017-05-03 09:27

Despite economic and political uncertainty, South Africa remains the largest hub of foreign direct investment on the continent, a report shows.

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