Pan-African passport launched at AU Summit

The promised pan-African passport was launched and the financing of the African Union (AU) was among the many issues discussed by heads of state...

South Africa has a role in post-conflict development

When it comes to peace and security on the continent, South Africa plays a significant role: it contributed to the African Peace and Security Architecture and the African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises. It also has an impressive track record in conflict resolution.

SA’s key economic sectors

Among the key sectors that keep South Africa's economic engine running are manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade, financial services, transport, mining, agriculture and tourism. South...

Africa is becoming increasingly attractive to retailers

Tapping into Africa's fast growing consumer market, African-focused trading firm CFAO Group has signed up five French retail brands that will open shops in its malls across the continent.

South Africans help flood-stricken nations

The humanitarian group Gift of the Givers is distributing relief parcels to families displaced by the floods in Malawi, said to be the worst in the nation's history. And the South African National Defence Force is helping rescue efforts in Mozambique, which has also been hit by flooding.

African Union summit has tough programme

African heads of state and government are gathering in Johannesburg for the 25th African Union summit, where the discussions are expected to centre on the crisis in Burundi, terrorist groups in Nigeria and Kenya, and the finalisation of the Continental Free Trade Area.

Here’s where South Africans can travel without a visa

South Africa has the most powerful passport on the African continent, with its citizens able to enter a full 90 countries across the world...

Five African cities of opportunity

The continent's most dynamic and future-focused cities are highlighted in Into Africa - the Continent's Cities of Opportunity. The top five are Johannesburg, Cairo, Tunis, Algiers and Casablanca - they "demonstrate the strengths and weaknesses of Africa's urban future".