Ramaphosa downplays hope of a quick fix for cost of high fuel, VAT

2018-07-16 06:27

The president has given ministers in the economic cluster a two-week deadline to come up with measures to ease the burden of high fuel prices and the VAT hike on already struggling consumers.

Bond flight from SA spurs warning of worse to come

2018-06-26 07:53

Foreign investors’ holdings of South African bonds have dropped to the lowest level in over a year following a record sell-off since the beginning of May, and a senior Treasury official says there could be worse to come.

Why the Japanese are keen on SA

2018-05-20 06:06

Executives from three hundred of Japan’s top companies landed in South Africa two weeks ago in an effort to explore investment opportunities here and, ultimately, in the rest of the continent.

Land expropriation: Farmers stuck in limbo as investor uncertainty mounts

2018-03-20 06:49

The ANC has yet to provide clarification regarding its intention to expropriate land without compensation. Analysts warn that it will only be a matter of time until foreign investors are spooked.

Nigeria and Kenya still investor favourites in Africa

2017-10-06 21:45

African markets are becoming ever more sophisticated. Therefore, while business opportunities abound, companies seeking to invest in the continent should guard against ‘frontier mentality’.

China's huge investment in Africa not without challenges

2017-06-29 06:00

Although China is Africa’s largest infrastructure financier with 40% year growth in foreign direct investment, the country’s involvement is not without challenges, says McKinsey Africa.

SA’s economic malaise disguised by hot money

2017-06-04 06:02

Global search for yield means parts of the economy are counter-intuitively doing well.

SA re-enters FDI confidence index, but placed last

2017-04-25 20:00

South Africa has re-entered the FDI confidence index, suggesting that flows to the country may increase.

Cape Town ranked among top cities for foreign direct investment

2017-01-02 08:14

Cape Town has been listed as one of the top cities worldwide on the Global Cities of the Future winners 2016/17 for foreign direct investment strategy.

Shapiro on R98bn JSE blunder: Stats don't mean anything

2016-07-25 10:00

Investors should not be alarmed by the JSE’s computer glitch that caused it to misrepresent foreign sellers of SA equities as net buyers of R98.10bn worth of stocks.


SA ranked most innovative country in sub-Saharan Africa

2018-07-11 20:05

SA scored well for its sophisticated market and business sector. But the research also found room for improvement: low foreign direct investment, too many pupils per teacher at schools, and low enrollment rates at tertiary institutions.

Mahindra begins building bakkies in SA

2018-05-27 07:34

The first locally put-together bakkie rolled off a new assembly line near the King Shaka International Airport this week.

Meet Trudi Makhaya, Ramaphosa's new economic adviser

2018-04-17 08:55

Economist Trudi Makhaya, a Rhodes scholar, consultant and the CEO of Makhaya Advisory, will oversee the work of the four special envoys on investment tasked with selling SA Inc to investors.

Nene woos overseas investors, just like Gordhan a year ago before recall

2018-03-13 15:41

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene is in London together with labour and business as part of a three-leg international roadshow to woo investors and ratings agencies.

Beyond state capture shenanigans, policy counts

2017-09-20 07:00

SA occupies the worst position in two worlds, with both cronyism and corruption and policy paralysis adding to the toxic mess the country finds itself in, writes Daniel Silke.

Coega bucks the trend

2017-06-18 06:08

Coega has reported a double-digit growth in new investment in the year under review, resulting in it being lauded as the “best investment destination in Africa”.

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.

Mergers and acquisitions to feel the impact of the downgrade

2017-04-24 18:50

The damage of the credit downgrade extends beyond foreign direct investment inflows and will also impact potential mergers and acquisitions going forward.

Gordhan: SA should be 'hungry' for foreign investment

2016-10-27 13:03

South Africa should do much more to instill investor confidence in the country, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

FDI flows into SA hit 10-year low - report

2016-07-13 16:27

Foreign direct investment into South Africa has dropped by 69% to $1.8bn, its lowest level in 10 years, according to a United Nations report.

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