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South Africa starts first day of 21-day lockdown

South Africa starts first day of 21-day lockdown

This means that most economic activities cease except those related to public health, food, water, sanitation and electricity.

South African Reserve Bank cuts repo rate by 100 basis points

Slashing the repo rate by 100 basis points will help mitigate the risks of Covid-19 to the economy, experts say.

South African Budget does not raise any new taxes

South African Budget does not raise any new taxes

Commitments made at the 2018 and 2019 Investment Summits haven't been factored into the GDP growth forecasts.

South African Energy Minister allows mines to self-generate electricity

South African Energy Minister allows mines to self-generate electricity

The official opposition said the government could easily solve the electricity crisis by removing regulatory hurdles.

Chinese demand key uncertainty for seaborne coal market in 2020

Chinese demand key uncertainty for seaborne coal market in 2020

Chinese traders will hold back from buying as they wait for the economic impact of the coronavirus to stabilize.

South African citrus export volumes to jump in 2020

South African citrus export volumes to jump in 2020

South Africa’s share in the top six citrus exporting countries more than doubled between 2001 and 2017.

African Investment Forum success due to ‘hard work’ 

African Investment Forum success due to ‘hard work’ 

The AIF had 2,221 participants who came from 109 countries, 48 from Africa and 61 from outside of Africa.

African Development Bank notes improvement in African Visa Openness

African Development Bank notes improvement in African Visa Openness

Today, African travelers no longer need a visa to travel to a quarter of other African countries.

IEA sees bright outlook for African Energy

IEA sees bright outlook for African Energy

If Africa does not change current policies on energy use, it won't achieve the 2030 target of universal electricity.

South African nanosatellites will track shipping, fires

South African nanosatellites will track shipping, fires

FireSat will take photos of fires from space, giving government early warnings about possible damage to an area.

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