Q&A with South Africans working at Doctors Without Borders

Spanning the globe, the international organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) – Doctors Without Borders in English – helps those affected by natural disasters or...

Modern road will boost Mozambique coal sector

The rehabilitation of the N303 is vital not only for Mozambique but for the region as a whole. It will link the coal-rich province of Tete, as well as the landlocked countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe, and the port of Nacala, the deepest port in southern Africa.

Kenyan running shoe company inspired by country’s Olympic spirit

  — Enda (@EndaSportswear) June 30, 2016 Kenyan entrepreneur Navalayo Osembo, together with American investor Weldon Kennedy, have created Kenya's first running shoe company. Enda, which...

South Africa marks Africa Day

South Africa joined the rest of the continent in commemorating Africa Day on Sunday. Held on 25 May each year, Africa Day marks the anniversary of the formation of the Organisation of African Unity, now known as the African Union, in 1963.

Tanzanian summit tackles ignorance of albinism

21 June 2016 The first Action on Albinism in Africa forum, held from 17 to 19 June in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, brought together over...

Blueprint for Africa’s infrastructure deficit

The World Economic Forum's three-year blueprint, Africa Strategic Infrastructure Initiative, promotes public-private co-operation and identifies solutions to bottlenecks that lead to failure of large infrastructure projects in Africa. The initiative is being handed over to Nepad.

Africa to set up business network

Leading African and global business and finance bodies will launch the Continental Business Network on the eve of WEF on Africa to integrate infrastructure investment and development across the continent. It is believed this will go a long way to unlocking economic growth in Africa.

Africa’s biggest brands under the spotlight

Africa's biggest brands will be showcased at the fourth annual Brand Africa 100 in Johannesburg. Not only will they tell the story of what Africans are consuming the most, but they will also unpack what drives the continent's agenda and put a value on its most-loved brands.

South Africans off to summit Kili for Caring4Girls

Each step to summit Mount Kilimanjaro, no matter how slowly it is taken, will be for beneficiaries of Caring4Girls, says Melissa Rehbock. She is...

WEF 2017: Powering Africa is key to growth

South Africa’s deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa, took part in a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The topic of discussion was...