Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
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SA grabbed the two top spots and Cairo, Egypt only came in third, although it is home to more dollar billionaires than any other African city.
Government is working on developing legislation to regulate the participation of foreign nationals in the country.
Zambia, Africa’s second-biggest copper producer, may double power tariffs as the government seeks more costly imports to offset a shortfall from its drought-stricken hydropower dams.
Botswana has reintroduced elephant hunts with a cautious approach to pricing, a move that’s likely to further inflame the controversy that’s threatening a $2bn tourism industry after a five-year ban on hunting was lifted.
At its zenith, the Mount Carmel farm in northern Zimbabwe boasted 500 livestock and shipped its mangoes and lemons to Europe, a continent away.
Zimbabwe Energy Minister Fortune Chasi says the country is looking to incorporate alternative energy sources for its Integrated Resources Plan, amid climate change challenges impacting its hydropower plant.
The African Continental Free Trade Agreement has been lauded by some leaders at the WEF on Africa as a significant step in improving integration on the continent.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has told delegates of WEF Africa that part of the challenges Africa must overcome is to rid it of corruption, in the interests of creating a better investment climate.
The personal assistant to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed over Twitter that the government will be withdrawing from the World Economic Forum Africa being held in Cape Town this week.
Economic growth in Africa’s largest oil producer slowed for the third consecutive quarter, adding further pressure on the government to fight rising poverty.
Nearly 210 million old 1 000 shilling notes has been returned, the central bank announced. This means 7.3bn shillings (just over R1bn) became worthless pieces of paper, bank governor Patrick Njoroge said.
After issuing more than 17 billion cedis (around R45bn) in bonds over the past two years to bail out banks and repay energy arrears, Ghana faces a new debt risk.
Nigeria has received a legal hiding after a UK court awarded a private company a $9.6bn judgment debt against the West African nation.
Namibia’s economy will return to growth in 2020 after contracting for three straight years, but a failure to implement structural reforms could keep the southwest African nation stuck in a low-growth trap, according to the International Monetary Fund.
The World Economic Forum has established a fund to support South Africa's fight against gender-based violence.
The two strongest economies in Africa – Nigeria and South Africa - must work earnestly to resolve the crisis of afrophobia for the continent to thrive economically, says a former Nigerian minister.
When it comes to successfully implementing a free trade plan across Africa, it will take more than just having heads of state sign an agreement, delegates at WEF Africa heard.
The African Free Trade Agreement has been welcomed by African CEOs who see it as a positive development, according to PwC Africa CEO Dion Shango.
Briefing business community leaders at a seminar organized by Brand SA, President Cyril Ramaphosa said government is making an effort to improve the ease of doing business in the country to attract more investment.
Cash-strapped Zimbabwe received news of another fuel price hike on Monday, but Finance and Economic Development Minister Mthuli Ncube says he would like to see the fuel price increase further.
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