All eyes will be on the African National Congress (ANC) 2017 elective conference this weekend - and especially on the announcement of who will be crowned the new leader of the party in a few day's time...
By Tumisho Grater 1 day ago
South African billionaire, Christo Wiese, has resigned as chairperson of Steinhoff's supervisory board in the midst of an accounting scandal
Embattled Steinhoff executives face hefty prison sentences and fines if allegations of multibillion-dollar accounting fraud are proven true
Graeme Hosken and Katharine Child 3 days ago
Naspers was taking measures to reduce its stock's significant discount to fair value, largely the result of capital outflows from SA, CEO Bob van Dijk told investors in New York on Tuesday
Nick Hedley 3 days ago
Since a large portion of Africa's population lives in remote areas, receiving power from the grid could still be decades away
The hunt for professionals who can successfully lead and grow companies with a dual mandate of economic and social returns is on throughout Africa
Major investors vowed Tuesday, 12 December, to move away from Earth-warming fossil fuels as world leaders met in Paris seeking to unlock new cash to save humanity from climate "doom"
TOKYO, Japan: Virtual currency Bitcoin - or "digital gold" to its fans - has enjoyed a gravity-defying rise along with wild price swings, sparking fears it could be the latest financial market "bubble."
Several major issues remain with the Brexit impasse, notably the Irish border, the rights of EU nationals living in the UK, and pension payments made by the UK to EU nationals
Mauritius may be perceived as the island of sugar cane and beaches, but since independence in 1968, this African country has focused its attention on innovation and development to create an investor friendly environment
SYDNEY, Australia: Australia's main stock exchange has said it will use blockchain, the technology behind cryptocurrency bitcoin, to process its equities transactions in a shift touted as a world-first for a major financial institution
The development of oil, gas and coal energy must stop in order to avoid the worst ravages of global warming, 80 top economists said Thursday, 7 December, days ahead of a climate summit in Paris
LONDON - Bitcoin ploughed past $15,000 to a fresh record on Thursday, triggering a warning the cryptocurrency was "like a charging train with no brakes" and prompting fresh concern about its looming launch on mainstream markets
Africa's underdeveloped energy infrastructure and growing demand could be the catalyst to attract private sector investment and thereby actually fast-track energy development
The Agbiz/IDC Agribusiness Confidence Index declined by five points to 49 in the fourth quarter of 2017. This essentially means agribusinesses are downbeat about business conditions in the country
According to the latest World Risk Report, "Africa narrowly avoided the wooden spoon as the riskiest major region"
WASHINGTON - It will take a major international effort to restore Zimbabwe's battered economy, and the International Monetary Fund is prepared to help, a fund spokesman said
Governments remain the single largest developers of infrastructure projects - a common thread emanating from the 2017 edition of the Deloitte Africa Construction Trends Report
SA and its neighbours in sub-Saharan Africa might struggle to borrow just as most of the region's international debt matured in the next decade
With the MPRDA and the IER plan rumbling along, South Africa is set to leverage its largely unexplored and underdeveloped oil and gas sector to reignite economic growth
Despite all the talk about nuclear builds, renewables and fracking, the local energy sector will remain static until regulatory and political stability return
While more than 90% of industry assets have successfully transitioned into the regulated space, hedge fund industry assets under management (AUM) decreased by 9.1% year-on-year.
A delegation from South Africa's Black Business Council recently held talks in Johannesburg with business leaders from Singapore and Malaysia on potential investment
The face of township and rural economies where unemployment, poverty and inequality are still rampant is fast changing, thanks to a successful public-private partnership which recognises the potential for emerging enterprises to contribute towards job creation and the mainstream economy.
Ithala Development Finance Corporation 15 Nov 2017
Banking giant HSBC has pledged $100bn (£76bn) to "fight climate change", to be spent on sustainable finance and investment over the next eight years
Simon Wilde 14 Nov 2017
Acumen's first agricultural investments were focused on solutions that improved yields by providing quality inputs to the farmers. In the light of new challenges facing small farmers, it has evolved its strategy
Without investment in early-stage development or primary production, the African agricultural sector cannot advance, commercial value chains will not materialise and mainstream investment potential will be lost