Can South Africa become an oil giant?

South Africa is currently forced its look overseas to satisfy most of its oil requirements and its reliance on Iranian oil has resulted in repeated difficulties over the past few years.…

Diamonds regain their sparkle

Things are looking up for the diamond industry, which managed to weather the storm of the financial crisis in typically canny fashion.…

AFC’s history-making Kpone project

In late September, the Africa Finance Corporation-led Cenpower team finally brought to financial close a massive, $1bn power project that has taken 10 gruelling years to realise – and made history in the process. …

How to manage oil revenues

African governments are adopting an increasingly mature attitude towards the management of oil and gas revenues, with sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) emerging as by far the most popular option.…

ADF IX: Roundup

African Business magazine has brought together the roundup of each day at the African Development Forum IX.…

African Bank Investments Ltd: Demise and rebirth

One of the biggest recent developments in the African banking sector has been the collapse of African Bank Investments Ltd (Abil) and the accompanying fallout for other South African banks.…