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Mini budget 2016: quotes

Managing a tough balancing act, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivered the mini budget on 26 October 2016. He addressed issues facing the economy, politics...

Full text: the mini budget

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his team before the delivery of the mini budget on 26 October 2016. (Image: National Treasury, Facebook) Compiled by Priya...

South Africa’s tourism sector set to grow

There have been some challenges and new visa rules need to be taken on board, but the World Travel and Tourism Council expects the sector to expand this year well above the 2% growth predicted for the broader economy. Employment levels are also expected to rise.

Young population a goldmine for sub-Saharan countries: UN

The demographic shifts taking place in the developing world are opening a window for economic growth. In particular, countries in sub-Saharan Africa can realise an exponential 'demographic dividend' is they invest heavily in their young populations, according to the latest The State of World Population report.

African youth prone to saving, advancing education: Barclays report

African youth are most likely to invest and further their education if they had the resources, a survey conducted in 11 African countries by Barclays Africa Group Limited has found out.

African youth prone to saving, advancing education: Barclays report

African youth are most likely to invest and further their education if they had the resources, a survey conducted in 11 African countries by Barclays Africa Group Limited has found out.

IMF forecasts “robust’ economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa

A combination of infrastructure investment, expanding services, and robust agricultural production are proving tailwind to the strong economic growth in most of sub-Saharan Africa countries, states the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its October 2014 Regional Economic Outlook report.

Energy sector key to unlocking Sub-Saharan Africa’s economic growth

The developing energy sector in sub-Saharan Africa has potential to unleash economic growth in the region, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA) World Energy Outlook Special Report.

Sub-Saharan Africa’s middle class set to boom

Middle-class households in leading sub-Saharan African economies are set to grow from 15-million to about 40-million by 2030, evidence of structural economic growth and a cause for optimism for investors in the region, according to a new report by Standard Bank.