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South Africa is set to benefit in the next 10 to 15 years from major investment in infrastructure and manufacturing from the BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China - which represent 42 percent of the...
Joining the elite club of emerging powerhouses is an enormous boost to South Africa’s brand, reports Nosimilo Ramela   South Africa’s ascendance to the BRICS group of major emerging economies is a...
Outsourcing expert Bobby Varanasi, CEO of Matryzel Consulting, offers some insights on the likely impact of Egypt’s political crisis on its outsourcing sector, and whether this creates any openings...
South Africa's ascension to the BRICS grouping is recognition of the country's huge potential and rightly places it alongside the leading economies of tomorrow.   South Africa's economy is smaller than...
Striking first oil is significant for any nation – and for any oil and gas company. But when oil flowed at the Jubilee field in Ghana, it was a particularly historic event.   November 28, 2010 will...
London-based Yingni Lu reports on her visit to South Africa and how the country is addressing the challenge of sustaining its economic and social transformation.   South Africa is on a quest to...
John Battersby reports on how South Africa’s focus is moving increasingly to trade and investment partnerships with other emerging economies.   The world has changed and South Africa will look...
MTN, the strongest brand in Ugandan telecoms, has consolidated a hefty 60% market share. Is the Ugandan market big enough to accommodate new competitors, or is the established structure already too...
Delivering the 2010 Oppenheimer Lecture, Rwandan President Paul Kagame tackled head-on the issues of Africa, leadership, genocide and nation building.In this article we bring you excerpts from...
The shift in focus by South Africa to building partnerships with emerging economic powers has the potential to transform trade with Africa, says John Battersby   As the shift in global economic power...
In a speech given on 8 September 2010 in London, former South African President F W de Klerk spoke about the legacy of the first African World Cup. This is the text of the speech which earned the...
By John Battersby The vuvuzela has in the space of four weeks become the defining sound, shape and buzzword of Africa's first World Cup. It is on everyone's lips - both literally and figuratively -...
From putting vuvuzelas on the map to transforming stereotypes, John Battersby examines the legacy of Africa’s first World Cup.   In the case of the first African World Cup, the real contest was never...
With the eyes of the world focused on South Africa, a recent visit to London by the ANC Secretary-General, Gwede Mantashe, offered some insights into the issues currently facing the country's ruling party...
By John Battersby An extraordinary thing happened recently in the iconic chamber of London's cavernous Royal Albert Hall.   With 21 days to go before South Africa hosted the FIFA 2010 World Cup, eight...
In a candid interview, the Mauritian High Commissioner to the UK explains his country's success in riding the global economic storm and decries the story of Britain's occupation and the forceful...
Angola Registers Greatest Growth in Sub-Sahara Africa At 16%, Angola achieved the strongest economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa, states a report by the International Monetary Fund. According to...
Uganda - Investing in the Pearl of Africa Located at the heart of Sub-Saharan Africa and with a commanding base for regional trade and investment, Uganda, described by Winston Churchill as the...
Branding South Africa - The role of the IMC South Africa has taken the lead in tackling negative perceptions about Africa with a strong branding campaign targeted both internally and externally.  The...
10 Years On - Achievements and Challenges for South Africa Archbishop Desmond Tutu launches UK celebrations for South Africa On Sunday 25th April, the gilded domes of St Paul’s Cathedral, London,...
STRATE takes to the Road to market South Africa The message that South Africa is open for global business was clearly demonstrated by STRATE – South Africa’s authorized Central Securities Depository –...
Moving Mauritius Forward With a population of approximately 1.2 million, Mauritius ‘the Star and Key of the Indian Ocean’ is a stable African democracy that has successfully achieved a literacy rate of...
The Tanzania Trade Centre speaks to ReConnect Africa on investment opportunities through Tourism Based in the heart of London, the Tanzania Trade Centre plays a strategic role in promoting Tanzania as a...
Rising to the Challenge   Ghana signs up for the Millennium Challenge Account “We have been given a clean bill of health” said President John Kufuor, addressing a gathering of media and Ghanaian...
Kenya’s Flower Industry adds a bloom to the country’s earnings For Africans in Europe looking for a little bit of home, buying a bunch of roses may bring you closer than you think. According to...
South Africa has been a stable, constitutional and multi-party democracy since 1994.  Its peaceful political transition after decades of instability, economic decline and apartheid has been a...
50 Years of Independence   As Ghana celebrates 50 years of independence, we bring you the statement given by His Excellency, Annan Cato, Ghana’s High Commissioner to the UK, as he launched the 50th...
Zambia at a Glance   The Republic of Zambia is a landlocked country in South-Central Africa. It is surrounded by Angola, Zaire, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia. The country...
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