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  • New brand identity for Johannesburg Stock Exchange

    The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), Africa’s biggest bourse, has this week revealed its new brand, which it said demonstrates its identity as a modern African marketplace that connects investors to growth opportunities globally, according to reports from South Africa. The revitalised brand follows on from an extensive brand audit where clients, employees and other stakeholders [...]

Small business ministry could help South Africa tackle unemployment – expert

The creation of a ministry of small business in South Africa would be a significant step forward in tackling the country’s unemployment figures, Christo Botes, spokesperson for the 2014 Sanlam/Business Partners Entrepreneur of Year Competition, said on Tuesday. Botes’ commentary followed ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe’s suggestion to introduce a ministry of small business. Mantashe [...]

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Ghana’s oil money flows, but fails to alleviate poverty

Rising homelessness, teenage prostitution, high unemployment, inconsistent water and electricity supply, uncollected waste, high food prices, skyrocketing cost of life, failed election promises, increasing number of Ghanaians seeking to get to Europe, violent crime, among others. This is pretty much the current picture of Ghana, this West African nation of 26 million people, Africa’s fourth-largest [...]

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DHL reacts after Nigeria overtakes South Africa as Africa’s largest economy

Nigeria has overtaken South Africa as Africa’s largest economy, figures from Nigeria’s Bureau of Statistics showed yesterday. The Bureau of Statistics has reported that the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of this West African nation of 170 million people and Africa’s biggest oil producer reached 80.22 trillion naira (US$509.9 billion) in 2013, up from the 42.3 [...]

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