Why foreign investors aren't investing

2018-10-24 08:23

Before they put their clients' money back into SA, foreign investors want to be sure that political stability will be maintained, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Deceptively simple ways SA can boost investor sentiment

2018-07-14 07:45

There is a relatively simple roadmap to attracting investment. SA did not walk this path, and local and foreign firms reacted in kind, writes Emile Ormond.

Radebe: We want a quarter of Ramaphosa's $100bn for energy

2018-05-16 16:12

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe says $25bn of the investment target South Africa is pursuing must go towards boosting the Department of Energy’s work.

Moti doubles Zim investments as economy seen opening up

2018-03-20 22:00

Moti Group is preparing to double its investments in Zimbabwe to $500m after the removal of Robert Mugabe as president saw the government adopt a more open approach to foreign companies.

Gordhan: Govt shouldn't let short-term gains scare off investors

2017-02-23 16:58

Government shouldn't chase investors away with a narrative for short-term gains but business also needs to have a social conscience, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Where restitution landed at the State of the Nation Address

2016-02-19 14:44

The Regulation and Land Holdings Bill seeks to limit land ownership to 12 000 hectares and prohibit foreign land ownership. Experts weigh in on the implications if this bill being passed.

‘Golden visa’ freeze in Portugal won’t last - expert

2015-07-16 23:31

Portugal’s freeze on “golden visas” this week will likely thaw out swiftly, according to a leader in the foreign residency and citizenship sector.

Foreign investment in Mauritius jumps

2014-09-14 11:15

Foreign direct investment in Mauritius has jumped in the first six months of 2014 from a year earlier, helped by a flow of money into real estate.


Presidency to release framework to raise $100bn

2018-07-15 06:10

The presidency is planning to release a framework document within two weeks, which will outline in greater detail how the government plans to raise $100 billion (R1.3 trillion) over five years.

Ramaphosa just activated a law that scares foreign investors – and makes it harder for them to fight expropriation

2018-07-13 17:29

The Protection of Investment Act has been controversial since the start, with European countries and investors in particular fearing it will weaken their position in SA.

Ramaphosa’s investment emissaries may find it tough going

2018-04-18 18:56

South Africa is too much of a work in progress over the next year to elicit the massive investments we all would ideally want, says Daniel Silke.

Zim creates fund for foreign portfolio investors

2017-08-03 10:34

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe is set to introduce an investment fund to facilitate repatriation of sale proceeds and dividends for foreign investors on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange.

Zim govt faces lawsuit from diamond miners

2016-02-23 11:43

Diamond mining firms ordered by Robert Mugabe's government to stop operations in the country's east are weighing their options, with some starting litigation talks.

New security ownership clause 'an enemy of the economy'

2015-10-07 07:39

The implementation of new security legislation could lead to a 10% drop in exports to the US and EU and reduce GDP by R133.4bn, warns economist Roelof Botha.

New laws could see foreigners lose land

2015-02-08 18:30

Multinational companies operating in SA are keeping mum on the ANC's plan to ban foreign ownership of land, which was unveiled after its NEC met last month.

Britain tops foreign investment ranking

2014-05-28 08:53

Britain and Germany topped an annual ranking of foreign investment projects in Europe while France lagged behind.

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