Comesa Summit appoints Ngwenya successor

DELEGATES to the 20th Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) Heads of States and Government Summit will appoint a new secretary general to the regional trading body next month to take ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 20 June 2018


Fitch Ratings affirms SA's rating at BB+

Fitch Ratings has affirmed SA's credit rating of junk status, warning of low growth and 'sizeable government debt'.Fitch kept SA's rating at BB+ with a stable outlook, as expected, after a host of mee...

By Staff reporter | Published: 15 June 2018


SAPP gets fresh mandate

THE Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) will construct a new facility in Zimbabwe to expand its existing home and cater for increased staff after getting a new mandate from its 12-member electricity pr...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 June 2018


Zuma fighting Ramaphosa's economic reforms

South Africa's former leader Jacob Zuma is impeding a crackdown on corruption by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) under President Cyril Ramaphosa, the head of the communist party said.The AN...

By Reuters | Published: 05 June 2018


'State-led industrialisation key for Africa'

African Development Bank Group (AfDB) president Akinwumi Adesina has said State-led industrialisation will drive millions out of poverty, as the bank announced a $35 billion investment over 10 years t...

By Staff reporter | Published: 22 May 2018


Zimbabwe/SA launch joint crime-busting operation

ZIMBABWE and South Africa last week launched a multi-disciplinary joint crime-busting operation targeting cross-border criminals.The operation, code-named Cross-border Operation Basadi (basadi means w...

By Staff reporter | Published: 21 May 2018


No big shock for Zimbabwe in AfCFTA

THE African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will give countries like Zimbabwe a wider market to export goods, an expert has said, discounting concerns the economy would be overrun by its biggest ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 14 May 2018


Namibia jumps to Cheda's defence

NAMIBIA Justice minister Sekeuse Shanghala has jumped to the defence of former Bulawayo High Court judge, Justice Maphios Cheda, who is under fire from local pressure groups for allegedly grabbing lan...

By Staff reporter | Published: 26 April 2018


Responsible investors channel over $400bn into Africa

Responsible investment in Africa continues to rise. According to the latest data from the 2017 African Investing for Impact Barometer (AIFIB), there has been an increase in investments on the continen...

By Agencies | Published: 18 April 2018


'The start of an African economic resurgence'

Anil Agarwal, the Chairman of Vedanta Resources Plc, today outlined a Path to Growth for the Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), a Zambian subsidiary of the diversified global mining and resources company. Th...

By Staff reporter | Published: 12 April 2018


White South African farmers packing for Perth

Australian Minister of Home Affairs Peter Dutton on Wednesday said his department is looking into methods that would facilitate the fast-tracking of visas for white South African farmers who want to r...

By Staff reporter | Published: 14 March 2018


Black executive quits MMI for FirstRand

Mary Vilakazi, MMI's deputy chief executive and group finance director, has quit the group and joined FirstRand Limited.The resignation was announced by MMI's interim CEO, Hillie Meyer, in an internal...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 February 2018


MDC-T recalls Manyenyeni

MDC-T has recalled Harare mayor Councillor Bernard Manyenyeni for allegedly failing to implement party directives at the cash-strapped local authority.Clr Manyenyeni will, however, continue as Ward 17...

By Staff reporter | Published: 14 February 2018


Zim, Bots agree on Bi-National Commission

Zimbabwe and Botswana have agreed to establish a Bi-National Commission (BNC) to be convened at heads of state and government level, a step that is expected to enhance bilateral cooperation across al...

By Staff reporter | Published: 13 February 2018


Comesa hunts for Ngwenya successor

THE Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) has started hunting for a candidate to replace the secretary-general, Mr Sindiso Ngwenya, whose tenure expires later this year.Mr Ngwenya, a ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 08 January 2018


White Zimbabwean farmer returns home in style

SPIRIT mediums and traditional leaders yesterday led a cleansing ceremony at Lesbury farm in Rusape as Robert Smart and his family made a grand return to the farm over six months after they were evic...

By Staff reporter | Published: 07 January 2018


Comesa explores ways to reshape policy

STAKEHOLDERS in port management and policymakers in Africa are exploring ways to reshape policy and harness benefits that accrue from maximising the comparative advantages of landlocked countries.Part...

By Staff reporter | Published: 05 December 2017


Surplus power generation in Sadc

The improved electricity generation in southern Africa is a welcome development for the region as energy supply is a key enabler for industrialisation.Energy shortages experienced over the past few ye...

By Staff reporter | Published: 04 December 2017


Zim, Zambia inch towards One-stop Border Post deal

Zimbabwe and Zambia are close to finalising a bilateral agreement that will result in the establishment of a One-Stop Boarder Post (OSBP) in Victoria Falls, a senior Government official said on Monday...

By New Ziana | Published: 03 December 2017


Moody's places SA Inc on downgrade review

Global ratings agency Moody's has placed a number of major South African cities and municipalities, banks, businesses and insurance groups on review for downgrade, after it did so for the country's so...

By Staff reporter | Published: 29 November 2017


S&P Global downgrades SA to junk

Global ratings agency S&P Global Ratings on Friday evening downgraded South Africa's long-term local currency rating to 'BB+', or junk, from 'BBB-' with a stable outlook, while Moody's has placed ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 25 November 2017


Comesa countries urged to embrace regional insurance scheme

COUNTRIES in East and Southern Africa have been urged to fully embrace the Yellow Card scheme, which seeks to provide third-party insurance cover to motorists as part of measures to facilitate intra-r...

By Staff reporter | Published: 27 September 2017


JSE hit by a technical glitch, to be shut down

THE JOHANNESBURG Stoch Exchange has been hit by a technical glitch on the Equity Market and also on the Equity Derivatives Market.In a statement to its clients, the JSE said it was dealing with a pro...

By Staff reporter | Published: 21 September 2017


SA starts processing permits for Zimbabweans

SOUTH Africa has started accepting new applications for permits that would allow Zimbabweans to stay in the neighbouring country for the next four years.The Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP) replaces ...

By Staff reporter | Published: 18 September 2017


SA expected to cut interest rates to 6.50%

South Africa's central bank is expected to cut its benchmark interest rate by another 25 basis points next week, taking it to 6,50 percent, as inflation is considered likely to moderate, a Reuters pol...

By Reuters | Published: 14 September 2017

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