Taxpayers keep funding structures with big plans but who knows what efficacy, says Mandi Smallhorne.
An expert unpacks the tell-tale signs to watch out for.
A smokescreen of misleading rhetoric won't make SA's problems go away, says Terry Bell.
African oil products demand growth has remained strong across all regions, according to an independent consultancy focusing on the African energy market.
SA's importance as Africa's primary market for international investors is expected to fall over the next five years, while that of Nigeria is set to rise, says a survey.
Political uncertainty over Nigeria's election and economic turmoil from low oil prices have delivered a double blow that has slashed revenues and triggered layoffs.
There should be as much opening up for Nigerian businesses in South Africa as there is in Nigeria for SA like MTN, says Nigerian vice-presidential candidate Yemi Osinbajo.
The UK has given Zimbabwe $72m to help increase food production by rural farmers over the next four years, as the country faces the prospect of poorer harvests due to inadequate rains.
Geneva's public prosecutor will send $380m confiscated from the family of Nigeria's former military ruler Sani Abacha to Nigeria and close a 16-year investigation into his funds.
With drought on the way and agricultural policy a failure, things can only get worse for the embattled Zimbabwean economy, says Malcom Sharara.
A survey shows most Zimbabweans think foreign direct investment has a better chance of reviving the ailing economy than the president's indigenisation programme.
Current African cities will continue to expand and new cities will rise across the continent, PwC says.
At least 1 000 UK-based African professionals are gathering in London to meet with 25 pan-African employers wanting to woo them home with great opportunities.
The willing buyer, willing seller model is still the best for Namibia's land reform despite its shortcomings, according to a study.
Why pay five-star costs for a three-star accommodation, asks Mandi Smallhorne.
Revisiting your business model can be a useful tool for reviving your business.
The prospect of paperless education will soon become a reality in SA.
Sensational networking platform, The Hookup Dinner brings life into networking.
A video highlighting dangers of cyber bullying receives a warm welcome online.
Smaller enterprises are giving super computer power to ordinary entrepreneurs.
A user blames his lack of education about filing tax returns for his current plight.
Zimbabwe’s inflation for February as measured by the consumer price index stood at -1.40%, a 0.12 percentage point drop on the January rate of -1.28%.
The finance trade in Africa often overlooks what would be needed to catalyse change and deliver on the continent's potential, says an expert.
President Jacob Zuma's office says stability at the SABC is important after several board members have been axed from the public broadcaster.
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