South Africa

Botswana reviews ban on hunting

In June Botswana MP Konstantinos Markus spearheaded a motion that would review and reconsider the ban on hunting within areas not designated as national parks or …

Where are African currencies heading?

The devaluation of the Turkish lira has sparked fears of contagion in emerging and frontier markets. Gaimin Nonyane, Ecobank’s Head of Economic Research, spells out the risks for …

South Africa enters recession

South Africa’s economy contracted by 0.7% in the second quarter of 2018.  The poor performance was much worse than the 0.6% growth that was expected by …

African automobile sector motors ahead

Global automobile manufacturers are investing in Africa and local brands are making progress, but what are the real prospects for the industry across the continent?

South Africa: Cyril rebound falls flat

Hopes that Cyril Ramaphosa would quickly revitalise South Africa’s economy have been dashed, while political turmoil within the ruling ANC threatens his authority.