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News South Africa » Economy: Eskom’s new board of directors necessary to address the crisis of confidence in South Africa’s leadership and economy: BASA

News channel or source: https://www.cnbcafrica.com/news/2018/01/22/eskoms-new-board-directors-necessary-address-crisis-confidence-south-africas-leadership-economy-basa/
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

The appointment of a new board of directors for Eskom is necessary to address the crisis of confidence in South Africa’s leadership and economy. The new board will need to urgently address serious structural problems at Eskom and a potentially ...

News South Africa » Economy: African nations set to approve huge free trade deal

News channel or source: http://money.cnn.com/2018/01/19/news/economy/africa-free-trade-deal-cfta/index.html
Publication date: hursday 18 January 2018

An African central bank and single currency could follow within 10 years, said Prudence Sebahizi, the CFTA's chief technical adviser. Analysts are still crunching the numbers for what the CFTA means for economic growth and prosperity. The United Nations ...

News South Africa » Economy: African economy needs new growth stimulants: experts

News channel or source: http://www.enca.com/money/african-economy-needs-new-growth-stimulants-say-experts
Publication date: hursday 18 January 2018

JOHANNESBURG – The African continent is still heavily reliant on commodities, but the volatility around prices has left some countries searching for new growth drivers. Industry leaders met at the annual Africa Outlook Conference, to discuss challenges ...

News South Africa » Economy: Africa in the news: African reactions to Trump comments, African Economic Outlook 2018 launch, and prisoner releases in Nigeria and Ethiopia

News channel or source: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/africa-in-focus/2018/01/19/africa-in-the-news-african-reactions-to-trump-comments-african-economic-outlook-2018-launch-and-prisoner-releases-in-nigeria-and-ethiopia/
Publication date: Friday 19 January 2018

On Wednesday, the African Development Bank launched its annual flagship report, the African Economic Outlook (AEO) at its Abidjan headquarters. The report gives “short- to medium-term forecasts on the evolution of key macroeconomic indicators.”

News South Africa » Economy: Infrastructure development a key driver of SA economy – Patel

News channel or source: https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/1792072/infrastructure-development-a-key-driver-of-sa-economy-patel/
Publication date: uesday 23 January 2018

Infrastructure development is a key driver of South Africa’s growth prospects, with rail and water infrastructure being focal areas. This is according to Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel, who is in Davos for the World Economic Forum (WEF), as ...

News South Africa » Economy: African Immigrants Give a Huge Boost to the American Economy

News channel or source: https://www.jbhe.com/2018/01/african-immigrants-give-a-huge-boost-to-the-american-economy/
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

A new report from the Partnership for a New American Economy Research Fund details the significant economic contributions to the United States economy made by immigrants from sub-Saharan African nations. The report finds that between 2010 and 2015, the ...

News South Africa » Economy: South Africa's Ramaphosa talks tough on state graft, talks up economy

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/safrica-politics/south-africas-ramaphosa-talks-tough-on-state-graft-talks-up-economy-idUSJ8N1OT001
Publication date: Wednesday 17 January 2018

JOHANNESBURG, Jan 18 (Reuters) - South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday welcomed moves by prosecutors against companies accused of corruption and talked up the economy during televised remarks at a business breakfast. Ramaphosa, who was ...

News South Africa » Economy: Ramaphosa vows to revive S African economy, target graft

News channel or source: http://www.gulf-times.com/story/578098/Ramaphosa-vows-to-revive-S-African-economy-target-
Publication date: Sunday 14 January 2018

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa addresses supporters at the party’s 106th anniversary celebrations at Absa Stadium in East London, South Africa on Saturday. Ramaphosa said on the campaign trail that he’s targeting a 3% expansion of the economy.

News South Africa » Economy: Africa's trajectories: From fears over political uncertainty to dreams of economic recovery

News channel or source: http://www.theafricareport.com/Southern-Africa/africas-trajectories-from-fears-over-political-uncertainty-to-dreams-of-economic-recovery.html
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

Here we look at Africa’s trajectories – from the countries that are steadily rising to those that are in free-fall and all those in between Some economic breathing space is opening up for many African countries, with mineral exporters in particular ...

News South Africa » Economy: African Entrepreneurs, Businesses are Stepping Beyond Borders, Going Global, Says Osinbajo

News channel or source: http://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2018/01/18/african-entrepreneurs-businesses-are-stepping-beyond-borders-going-global-says-osinbajo/
Publication date: Wednesday 17 January 2018

Osinbajo, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), advised African leaders to pursue a people centered economic model which translates economic growth to an improved standard of living of the average citizens on the continent. He stated that social ...