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Economic theory tells us that countries’ performance, in terms of GDP growth, is driven primarily […]
Increasingly over the past decade, and now with the adoption of the UN’s Sustainable Development […]
In May 2013, South Africa played host to the 23rd World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF Africa). The theme of the conference was “Delivering on Africa’s Promise”. The conference saw key players and investors from all over the world convene to discuss a sustainable path of growth and development for the continent. The summit sought to address three key themes, Accelerating Economic Diversification, Boosting Strategic Infrastructure and Unlocking Africa’s Talent.
As the mature economies of Europe, America and Asia continue to struggle, the eyes of the world have started to focus onto the wealth of opportunity that can only be found in Africa. And rightfully so. Right across the great continent, we are witnessing rapid rates of urbanization and population growth which, in turn, is creating one of the fastest growing labour forces and consumer markets in the world.
To many, Africa is a land of mystery and danger; a place where development is needed and investment is scarce; a complex patchwork of countries, cultures and societies. But to a growing number of infrastructure developers and investors, Africa is quickly becoming one of the hottest and most valuable emerging markets for infrastructure in the world.
Africa Brief: SA, Lesotho border control, Africa growth, Mauritius, Toyota SA, BP in Tanzania and more
SA AND Lesotho have agreed to create migration systems that make it easier for people and goods to move across their border, but researchers are concerned that adding to border-crossing requirements could make the process difficult and worsen corruption. SA’s Department of Home Affairs director-general Mkuseli Apleni earlier this year reassured Basotho with dual citizenship that the South African Citizenship Amendment Act 2010 would not compel them to relinquish their South African citizenship.
he standing committee on finance agreed yesterday to ask Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to appear before it to provide more detail on the R900 million loans reportedly extended to Zimbabwe to assist with its upcoming national election. There are three main issues that urgently need to be clarified: the motivation for the loan, the terms of the repayment and any conditionality attached to it.