Restrictions on movement, border closures and a complete ban on cigarette sales in South Africa during lockdown are posing problems for tobacco farmers and traders in Southern Africa
As South Africa gradually emerges from lockdown it is faced with tough economic challenges. David Thomas reports
Podcast episode 11: Running Africa’s largest stock exchange during a pandemic and a ratings downgrade with Dr Leila Fourie
Dr Leila Fourie, CEO of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), talks to us about how recent events have affected capital raising and listings and describes her vision for the exchange
eSports – competitive video gaming tournaments – are enjoying unprecedented growth under lockdown and South Africa could be a staging post for their expansion across the continent. Will McBain reports
Lockdowns and border closures are taking their toll on the economies of Southern Africa, with informal traders and agricultural producers hit especially hard
To fix it, first acknowledge that it is broken. In his state of the nation address, South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa agreed the country’s economy is in bad shape and needs urgent rescue. Can his government, divided on many issues, deliver? Analysis by Mushtak Parker
As global institutional investors switch decisively away from oil and gas and seek green investments, the green bonds revolution is sweeping across African stock exchanges and creating new opportunities for investment banks and project developers.
Kganyago says that any reform programme must be undertaken with safeguards to protect the losers.
The future of Botswana’s diamond-dominated economy lies in the outcome of talks between its government and
the world’s biggest diamond company.
African Business looks forward to 2020, with analysis of political and economic trends and predictions of what lies ahead from the region’s top economists.