SA ‘must keep investing in growth’

South Africa will have to navigate a massively changed global economic environment over the next few years, Finance Minister Trevor Manuel said on Tuesday, proposing a 2009 Budget framework "that takes into account both slower economic growth and the need to support continued infrastructure investment and social development in a context of heightened uncertainty."

Investing in social responsibility

The JSE is set to start disseminating live values of its Socially Responsible Investment Index, as part of the exchange's vision to make socially responsible investing an accessible, mainstream investor activity.

SA doubles investment in Moz

South Africa doubled its direct investment in Mozambique in 2005, confirming its position as the single largest foreign investor in the country.

‘New Africa needs a new brand’

Investors in Africa, friends in leadership positions and the Diaspora of Africans living around the world are key to building and projecting a new African brand, delegates heard at a special session of the Africa Economic Summit 2005.

Computer, this is my story

Once upon a time in Africa, there was a computer programme that allowed you to create your own stories by choosing your own characters, selecting the backgrounds to your scenes, and writing your own dialogue - in your own language. It was called Storymaker ...

Arqaam Capital joins JSE, eyes Africa

Dubai-based investment bank Arqaam Capital has become the newest equity member of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) - an indication the confidence of other emerging markets in South Africa as a financial gateway to sub-Saharan Africa.

Absa invests in broadband cable firm

Absa's investment banking division has acquired a 10% stake in Dark Fibre Africa, a company that installs, leases and sells broadband cables to local telecoms companies. The bank will also provide the company with some R950-million in loans.

Coega lures more auto investors

Six auto component manufacturers are in the process of concluding investment deals worth more than R1-billion with South Africa's Coega Development Corporation, with their factories to be located within the Nelson Mandela Bay Logistics Park in Uitenhage.

Africa ‘must enable investment to grow’

Africa needs to create an enabling environment for domestic and foreign investment to realize its potential and ensure inclusive growth for its population, panelists agreed at a special session on the opening day of the WEF annual meeting in Davos on Wednesday.

Fast facts on investing in South Africa

South Africa’s sophisticated banking system, diverse manufacturing base and wealth of natural resources make it one of the best emerging market investment destinations. Its...