Japan beckons for young South Africans

If you join the Japan Exchange and Teaching programme, you can expect to work in schools in beautiful towns and villages such as Shirakawa....

Licensing reform to lift competiveness of South African mining

South Africa's mining sector contributes 9% of GDP directly and over 30% in foreign exchange earnings, writes Minister of Mineral Resources Ngoako Ramatlhodi. Now new regulatory reforms are set to boost this contribution even further.

Three African currencies to trade on SA exchange

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange, the largest and most liquid on the continent, has listed three African currencies on a new foreign exchange futures platform on Friday. The JSE said this would offer investors exposure to African economies in a relatively risk-free manner.

US to set up leadership centres in Africa

The United States is to set up centres to train Africa's next generation of political and economic leaders - starting next year with centres in Senegal, Ghana, South Africa and Kenya - as it moves to expand US President Barack Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative.

Gold miners continue to lead gains across the JSE

By close of day on Friday, the JSE had gained 1.25% led by gold mining shares, which rose 6.15%.

JSE’s SSF market a world leader

South Africa's JSE has overtaken its Indian counterpart as operating the largest single stock futures market in the world in terms of volume of contracts traded, according to a World Federation of Exchanges report on derivatives markets.

Blown away by Mapungubwe

Lucille Davie pays a visit to the "place of the stone of wisdom", home to South Africa's first kingdom, recently declared a World Heritage Site and now part of South Africa's newest national park - and finds herself unprepared for its historical potency and natural beauty.