Political Economy

22 Mar 2021

South Africa’s long road to recovery.

By L.M. Louw 22 March 2021 – We should not underestimate President Cyril Ramaphosa’s fightback in South Africa. Although the country’s reputation has taken a severe knock over the last […]
22 Mar 2021

Covid-19 cuts down two big African trees.

By L.M. Louw 22 March 2021 – Covid-19 has cut down two big African trees. John Magufuli (61) passed away as president of Tanzania last week, while the Zulu monarch, […]
19 Mar 2021

Tanzania poised for a U-Turn.

19 March 2021 – After the untimely death of President John Magufuli this week, Tanzania might be poised for a U-Turn on Covid-19 policies and improved relationships with foreign investors. […]
16 Mar 2021

What companies need to know before expanding into Africa

16 March 2021 – The African market is a lucrative business opportunity, with returns being notably higher than in existing, saturated markets.  Several companies are considering expanding their footprint across […]
16 Mar 2021

Africa expected to reach 3.4% growth in 2021.

16 March 2021 – Despite a global pandemic and external economic shocks, Africa is expected to recover from its worst recession in half a century and reach 3.4% growth in […]
15 Mar 2021

Modular bridges to restore transport connections in Mozambique

15 March 2021 – Several modular bridges will restore transport connections in Mozambique. The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has finalised the purchase of 26 modular steel bridges to replace infrastructure […]
13 Mar 2021

SA private equity firm seeks to invest R350-million.

13 March 2021- Private equity company Moshe Capital Fund Managers is actively seeking to invest R350-million into diverse companies with a solid presence in their sectors. The firm has secured […]
12 Mar 2021

It is time for business to pay closer attention to the AfCFTA

12 March 2021 – “It costs less to ship a car from Paris to Lagos than from Accra to Lagos.” With these words, a webinar on the new African Free […]
9 Mar 2021

The Southern African giants are stirring.

By LM Louw 08 March 2021 – The Southern African region as a collective could be immensely powerful if the most influential countries within this block got their act together. […]
7 Mar 2021

WhyAfrica hits the road.

07 March 2021 – Covid-19 and subsequent restrictions to control the pandemic’s spread, have been devastating for the African continent. An unintended consequence of the calamity is that reliable, grassroots […]
7 Mar 2021

Why you should listen to alternative voices.

07 March 2021 – Consumers of news are influenced by the main-stream media’s narrative about Africa more than any other source of information. It is something that business, and investors, […]
3 Mar 2021

Progress in CAR but challenges remain.

03 March 2021 – The security situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) has improved somewhat, but the country is still regarded as volatile and on high alert after recent […]
2 Mar 2021

Côte d’Ivoire is increasingly alluring to investors.

Joël Touré, Chief Executive of Stanbic Bank Côte d’Ivoire   02 March 2021 – Thanks to a number of business-friendly reforms in recent years, Côte d’Ivoire is increasingly alluring to  foreign […]
1 Mar 2021

Ghana’s wood product exports could double under AfCFTA.

01 March 2021 – Ghana’s wood product exports to member countries in the newly operational African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) are expected to double, according to the Timber Industry […]
26 Feb 2021

Oil sector reform in Angola drives growth.

By Andres Vega, International Associate at Centurion Law Group. 26 February 2021 – Recent oil sector reform in Angola has led to progressive and reform driven growth in other sectors […]
24 Feb 2021

Ebola vaccinations underway in Guinea.

24 February 2021 – To add to the global Covid-19 woes, a new outbreak of Ebola in Guinea is a cause of concern in the West African region. However, to […]
23 Feb 2021

Attack on UN convoy in DRC raise concern.

23 February 2021 – The attack on a UN convoy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has raised concerns and once again highlighted the risks of operating in […]
21 Feb 2021

Mozambique on the move

21 February 2021 – Since 2017 relentless attacks by Islamist groups in the north of Mozambique have threatened to derail several promising projects. However, recent reports suggest that the tide […]