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Analysis: Lungu’s winning populism faces biggest test

As the news of Edgar Lungu’s victory in Zambia’s presidential election reached government strongholds, hundreds of elated supporters took to Lusaka’s streets, dancing and singing in the evening sunshine.…

Interview: Brand South Africa’s Charlotte Maponya

South Africa is improving its infrastructure and business environment as it strives to become the preeminent hub for commercial investment into the rest of the African continent, says Charlotte Maponya, the chairperson of Brand South Africa.…

Beginning of the end for ANC?

The African National Congress is facing political turmoil as cracks appear in the ‘tripartite alliance’ between the ANC, the unions and the Communist Party.…

15 CEOs to watch in 2015: Daniel Matjila

Daniel Matjila, CEO, Public Investment Corporation, South Africa
A former mathematics professor, Daniel Matjila – known in the industry as “Dr Dan” – was a popular choice to run one of Africa’s most important financial institutions.…

15 CEOs to watch 2015: Sifiso Dabengwa

Sifiso Dabengwa, CEO and Group President, MTN Group, South Africa

As the former head of MTN’s Nigerian unit, Sifiso Dabengwa understands well that the sources of MTN’s growth probably lie outside of its comfort zone.…

15 CEOs to watch in 2015: Sim Tshabalala

Sim Tshabalala, Joint CEO, Standard Bank, South Africa

Standard Bank is probably Africa’s best-known financial brand, operating in 32 countries around the world, 19 of them on the continent.…

For whom the bell tolls

The government’s hopes that imposing tolls on Gauteng province’s expressway network would raise the funding needed to revamp the province’s roads have turned into ashes.