African consumers ‘optimistic, eager to spend’

The number of Africans at all income levels who are able and willing to buy a range of products may be larger than many companies believe, with emerging consumer classes fuelling a pent-up demand for products and services, according to a new report by The Boston Consulting Group.

Leading Africa through uncertain times: A review of South Africa’s African Union Chairship

In February 2019, South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa was elected as the incoming Chair of the African Union (AU) for the year 2020. President...

Kenya’s wildlife migrates to the internet

In a world first, Kenya's stunning wildlife is being showcased in a series of live web broadcasts using new state-of-the-art internet technology. The broadcasts allow people across the world to witness the country's astonishing land, animals, and ocean flora and fauna.

Tarkwa Bay: Africa’s hidden surfing gem

Nigerian surfer and instructor Godpower Pekipuma was born in Tarkwa Bay, the small beach community close to Lagos harbour, where man-made shipping inlets have...

Win the South African trip of a lifetime!

Living in the UK? Buy a pack of South African plums and stand to win a 12-day tour for two to discover the "Essential South Africa". There are two trips to be won - plus five runner-up prizes of a case of South African wine.

A new future for Africa

In the first diplomatic event of the new year President Cyril Ramaphosa attended the 51st World Economic Forum (WEF) virtually, under theme “A crucial...

Six SA firms named ‘global growth companies’

Six South African businesses were among 16 dynamic, high-growth African firms named as "Global Growth Companies" by the World Economic Forum ahead of the WEF on Africa summit in Abuja, Nigeria this week.

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.

WEF on Africa opens in Cape Town

More than a thousand leaders have gathered in Cape Town for the 25th World Economic Forum on Africa. They represent business, government and academia and will explore the economic problems of and possibilities for the continent. Four African Global Growth Companies were also named.

Made in Africa: eight African cars

While Africa is one of the new frontiers for global automakers and automotive industry investors, there are a number of local car companies - some new, some more established - which are getting attention for building quality motor vehicles for local and global markets.