Africa


3 'practicalities' to consider before investing in property in Africa – expert

2019-11-10 16:45

Africa can be a challenging place to do business and property investment is not exempt from some, often unique, challenges, says a Nedbank expert.

New aggregating platform for African tourism launched

2019-11-05 21:06

GallivantAfrica.com, is a newly-launched tour aggregating platform in the African tourism industry.

Facebook: Russian disinformation campaign targeted Africa

2019-10-30 21:02

Facebook says it has taken down accounts linked to a Russian ally of President Vladimir Putin seeking to spread disinformation on the social network in eight African countries.

New Africa-Scotland business network launched

2019-10-26 12:50

A new Africa-Scotland business network with support from business and government is launching in Cape Town in November.

EdTech start-ups can apply for incubation programme

2019-10-23 19:08

African EdTech start-ups aiming to improve educational outcomes on the continent can apply to take part in the fourth cohort of Injini's incubation programme.

Web in Travel Africa to launch in Cape Town next year

2019-10-20 17:29

WiT (Web in Travel) is bringing its event to Africa with the launch of WiT Africa in Cape Town in May 28, 2020.

'Time is against us': Address failed attempts at infrastructure development, urges Mbalula

2019-10-17 06:00

Time is of the essence in addressing infrastructure development in Africa and it is time to admit the way things have been done to date has not really worked, says Minister Fikile Mbalula.

Only half of Africa's paved roads are in good condition - economist

2019-10-16 06:00

Only a third of Africa’s road networks are paved, and of these, only half are in good condition, according to an economist with the Export Credit Insurance Corporation.

Mantashe: Africa should push harder for oil and gas investment

2019-10-11 05:00

Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe showed strong support for mega energy projects across the continent, highlighting Africa’s lack of development compared to other regions as a reason to keep going.

OPINION | Violence against foreigners linked to South Africa's failure to address urban legacy of apartheid

2019-09-10 22:14

Poor immigrants, documented or undocumented, are occupying the vacuums that arise when urban planning does not decolonise the city properly, writes Nanjala Nyabola.

 

Africa the 'land of opportunity’ once trade war ends - Bank of America

2019-11-08 20:32

Africa is poised to become the “land of opportunity” for bond and equity investors should the US and China strike a trade deal, says the Bank of America.

OPINION: African countries need to manage the rising power of credit rating agencies

2019-11-01 05:00

African countries need to find a way to present a common front to the rating agencies.

Rail investment essential for success of Africa free trade ideal - Bombardier

2019-10-29 15:02

Africa needs better transportation links between states, particularly rail networks, says the managing director of Bombardier Transportation in SA.

Giant global law firm eyes opportunities in SA, Africa

2019-10-25 06:00

The giant London-based global law firm CMS has joined up with a local South African firm to form CMS RM Partners.

Aviation no longer a luxury for the privileged - airline leader

2019-10-20 19:45

Aviation is no longer a luxury for the privileged few, it's a requirement for everybody so accessibility of air travel that is affordable is critical, says the head of Air Mauritius in Southern Africa and Latin America.

Battle for talent as over-40s dominate aviation industry - expert

2019-10-18 21:27

Significant jobs growth is forecast in the aviation industry, but the challenge will be finding and nurturing new talent, Vees Lochan, chief operating officer of the Airline Association of Southern Africa said on Friday.

African airlines have allowed foreign firms to 'eat their lunch' – acting SAA CEO

2019-10-16 14:11

African airlines allowed foreign ones to “eat their lunch,” says Zuks Ramasia, acting CEO of SAA..

Ramaphosa: African Union will be 'durable' as it learns from others' mistakes

2019-10-14 18:48

President Cyril Ramaphosa has punted the African Continental Free Trade Agreement as a tool to unify the continent, amid divisions observed globally.

Eskom crippled by poor management, not lack of investment - AfDB chief

2019-09-29 15:56

Eskom, struggling under the weight of about $30bn in debt, has been hurt by poor management, not lack of investment, says AfDB president Akinwumi Adesina.

Developing skills and innovation can drive digital transformation in Africa - SAP

2019-09-09 17:56

To make an impact you need skills and an environment to drive innovation for the creation of commercial value, says the managing director of SAP Africa.

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