“Africa is on the move...consumers are more affluent and better educated. Inflation has been tamed, armed conflict and violence is down”
S&P Global Ratings warned it could cut country's debt to junk if the economy doesn’t improve or if institutions are weakened by political interference
South Africa escapes 'junk' rating; reprieve strengthens finance minister Gordhan in Zuma tug-of-war
Analysts see the decision as a sign that "Zuma cannot survive without Gordhan, even though their relationship will continue to be very rocky"
Metered taxi operators have objected to competition from Uber in cities around the world, including Paris and Jakarta
Modern credit cards have been around for nearly seven decades, and less than half that time on the African continent
Investors already consider South Africa more risky than some junk-rated countries
On Freedom Day, hundreds of people demonstrated in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban to demand Zuma step aside
State also considering merging two state-owned airlines and selling off a stake in the enlarged carrier to private investors
Africa's complicated economy—one country will grow 40% in just five years, another expects 212% inflation
Even the numbers about the continent are never dull.
Ivory Coast, Kenya, Rwanda, Senegal and Tanzania are all expected to grow at impressive rates of between 6-7% or more this year and next
‘Too many incapable, incompetent people making decisions of national importance’ in S. Africa, says leading CEO
Political leadership needs to be more accountable and inspire confidence among business leaders to boost investment and economic growth
Extraordinary fight for control of vital ministry, seen as one of the last bastions of governance, leaving many nervous about the future.
Zuma woos Buhari as Africa's biggest rivals try to make up but it could be too late—the ground is shifting under them
Even as the two jostle for regional supremacy as the natural leader of the continent, there are dark horses fast coming up on them.
What crisis? Investors see opportunities as African assets turn cheap in dollar terms as commodity prices fell and local currencies weaken.
Gordhan’s criticism of the tax agency chief, who’s supported by Zuma, was widely as the latest blow in a deepening power struggle
Gordhan instructed Moyane to halt a restructuring plan at the South African Revenue Service. Moyane defied him
Domestic investors more than doubled the amount sent overseas to $1.65 billion in the third quarter. There’s no sign they’re returning
Could be the result of a falling rand and a further sign of a slowing economy
Zuma says S. Africa opposition 'useless' and 'ignorant' after they disrupt then walk out on his speech
Zuma announced plans for "an effective turnaround plan" for country's ailing economy, amid dire warnings about growth from the IMF and the World Bank