Category Archive: Africa

UN General Assembly’s High-Level Week to focus on climate, sustainable development

In English: “I told leaders not to come with fancy speeches, but with concrete commitments,” Guterres said UN, September 18. /TASS/. Climate change and the sustainable development agenda for the upcoming decade will… Continue reading

JAVIER BARDEM TAKES OVER TIMES SQUARE TO DEMAND OCEAN PROTECTIONS

James Bond actor Javier Bardem has taken to the streets of New York’s Times Square to demand greater protection for the world’s oceans ahead of a meeting with the United Nations. The Oscar… Continue reading

How Liquefied Natural Gas Could Change South Africa’s Fortunes

The development of liquefied natural gas (LNG) could help transform the South African economy, spur re-industrialisation, reduce the country’s over-reliance on coal-fired power stations, and contribute to increased regional trade. South Africa has… Continue reading

Save the rhino: How India and South Africa differ in conservation

The two countries’ conservations objectives remain the same, but while South Africa dehorns its rhinos to protect them from poachers, this approach is unlikely to be adopted in India. We sat quietly in… Continue reading

Investing In The Future: Tanzania’s Blueprint To Become A Middle Income Nation

Under the guidance of President John Pombe Joseph Magufuli, Tanzania is scheduled to become a middle income nation by 2025. The Development Vision 2025 is focused on creating peace and stability, freedom from… Continue reading

African Curricula That Mean Business

Across Africa, there is a growing trend of programs promoting entrepreneurship as the silver bullet to many of the continent’s challenges. Pitch competitions are many and varied, each one targeting a different demographic… Continue reading

Businesses Of The Future: 20 New Wealth Creators On The African Continent

The New Wealth Creators is the first of its kind list by FORBES WOMAN AFRICA. Herein is a collection of female entrepreneurs on the African continent running businesses and social enterprises that are… Continue reading

What A Failed Johannesburg Project Tells Us About Mega Cities In Africa

Six years ago a major development was announced in South Africa. Billed as a game changer, it was meant to alter the urban footprint of Johannesburg, Africa’s richest city, forever. The Modderfontein New… Continue reading

Innovative Hoedspruit farmer increases food security and creates jobs

Food security in South Africa is one of the issues that highlights the glaring inequality in the country. While South Africa as a whole is a food secure nation, many specific areas of… Continue reading

South Africa:SAPS bust pair attempting to smuggle R2m of rhino horn to Vietnam

Two suspects will be hauled in front of a judge in Kempton Park, Johannesburg, this week, after SAPS found 10 pieces of rhino horn in their possession. Two rhino horn smugglers were caught… Continue reading

A Nation Ready For Equitable and Sustainable Take-Off

“Commitment to the national constructive dialogue has enabled meaningful progress towards the settlement of differences and building an effective, lasting and sustainable peace which provides the necessary environment for the strengthening of national… Continue reading

Deals, Dollars and Developments On The African Continent

On a breezy Wednesday morning in November in Johannesburg, there is a feverish bustle at the Sandton Convention Centre, one of South Africa’s most prestigious destinations for conferences. Known for regularly hosting world-class… Continue reading

Rwanda The Emerging Economy To Watch

The tiny East African nation has proven to be a role model for the continent. During her November 2018 visit to Rwanda, World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva described the country as one that… Continue reading

Are charities really the solution to the clean water crisis? By Emily Broughton

Diseases from dirty water kill more people than all forms of violence – including war. There is a clean water crisis as I wrote about in my post last week, but what is the… Continue reading

Stellenbosch: How one student could solve traffic congestion

Wilko Mohr, a master’s degree student, is set to revolutionise Stellenbosch’s intersections.  The R44 flows through the heart of Stellenbosch, and the intersections are a nightmare on good days. But not if Mohr can… Continue reading

South Africa: Department of Labour promises to invest R800 million in agriculture

In english: The investment will be handled through the department’s entities in partnership with the Public Investment Corporation (PIC). The Department of Labour has announced its intention to invest R800 million in agriculture… Continue reading

The Man Who Founded One Of Africa’s Luxurious Trains

The private railway station at Capital Park in Pretoria suddenly turns into a scene from a colonial movie, complete with sound effects. A locomotive noisily chugs into view on the platform, returning from… Continue reading

Merkel pushes for investment to curb migration in Africa tour

Chancellor Merkel has arrived in Senegal ahead of visits to Ghana and Nigeria. With nearly a dozen CEOs in tow, the German chancellor hopes that economic development will curb migration from the region.… Continue reading

Investment Marketplace Coming To Africa

Investment Marketplace Coming To Africa From November 7-9, Africa Inc. will convene in South Africa’s Gauteng Province, the continent’s seventh largest economy, for the inaugural Africa Investment Forum (AIF). An initiative of the… Continue reading

South Africa: the Africa’s New Silicon Valley

Perhaps most famously, Route 128 and Silicon Valley in the United States developed around the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford universities, while key European knowledge regions developed at the Sophia Antipolis high-tech… Continue reading