Africa

2 weeks ago | May 20, 2020

South Africa’s rand firms as vaccine hopes boost risk demand

JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s rand edged up early on Wednesday, clinging on to gains spurred by global hopes of a ...

2 months ago | April 17, 2020

‘South Africa GDP shrinks 2,5pc’

JOHANNESBURG. — Ratings agency Moody’s cut its forecast for South Africa’s economy to a 2,5 percent contraction in 2020, ...

3 months ago | March 6, 2020

Rand steady in calm trade after coronavirus slide

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s rand traded slightly firmer early on Friday, recovering from a sharp dip in the ...

4 months ago | January 29, 2020

S.Africa’s rand steady as investors assess virus fallouts

JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s rand was steady in early trade on Wednesday as investors took stock of the ...

11 months ago | July 5, 2019

Nigeria orders banks to loan more money

In an effort to boost economic growth in Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria is giving its banks a choice — lend ...

Naspers names black woman CEO

A little more than 100 years ago, Naspers was created by white South Africans to produce a Dutch-language newspaper. Now ...

1 year ago | February 15, 2019

Zimbabwe’s agric takes off

Ishemunyoro Chingwere Zimbabwe’s agriculture sector is set for a major boost after the world-acclaimed manufacturer of ...