African economies to grow rapidly, says IMF

Sub-Saharan Africa is poised to enjoy the type of high growth rates not seen outside Asia in the next few years, the International Monetary Fund said Monday, as the region’s unbridled economic rise continues.

The IMF predicted the region’s economy … Read the rest

If Africa is more like Singapore, why are we getting so many refugees?

by Dan Roodt

Living in South Africa, one gets used to being called a moron by every visiting foreigner, especially ones of the liberal to left-wing persuasion. After all, they seem to reason, we do not know anything about our … Read the rest

Astronomy installation in South Africa ‘changes character of Africa’ – Pandor

South Africa as the major location for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope changes the character of Africa, Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor said on Friday.

“Who comes to Africa to actually do their best research? People come … Read the rest

Barclays, ABSA combine banks for ‘One Africa strategy’

Banking institutions Barclays and its subsidiary Absa are discussing combining to operate as one bank in Africa.

“This is expected to involve the combination of Barclays interests in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and the Indian Ocean with Absa, … Read the rest