Expectations finance minister Gordhan will go leave South African markets on edge
South Africa’s currency and bonds weakened again on Wednesday as expectations rise that President Jacob Zuma will sack finance minister Pravin Gordhan following the funeral of anti-apartheid icon Ahmed Kathrada later in the day.
‘Nigeria’s creative industry can boost economic growth’
There’s been growing advocacy for better reforms in Nigeria’s intellectual property law space especially in the creative industries, but let’s start with your thoughts, and your perspective on how far reaching those laws are in terms of how they protect property rights.
Kenya’s conundrum: Can it ensure national security while still admitting refugees?
What then happens where an individual is considered a security threat to a state they wish to gain access to? Is that state still obliged to accept the individual, or to continue hosting them? This is a dilemma for countries that host refugees.
Naira consolidates strength against dollar
The Naira on Friday in Lagos consolidated its position against the dollar at the parallel market, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The future of West Africa’s real estate
Here in Nigeria you can find apartments in the same area with a price difference of a million naira, and some times it’s so ridiculous that buyers wonder how they’re going to come up with the money to pay for the property.
You can now buy Kenyan government bonds on your phone
The Treasury said the bond will go on sale on Thursday, without offering more information. Kenya pioneered the use of mobile money in 2007 with M-Pesa, a money transfer service, by telecoms operator Safaricom.
In South Africa, immigration feeds corrupt officials and race hate
The Nigerian says police shot him because he refused to pay them bribes. Similar claims of police corruption are echoed by hundreds of immigrants in South Africa. Some are resigned to paying out so they can stay in the country.
Meet vibrant, driven young Laureus leaders
Laureus recently launched its sixth annual Youth Empowerment through Sport (YES) programme with an educational training camp hosted from 26 February to 4 March 2017 in Cape Town at The Team House in Noordhoek.
Op-Ed: S.A taxi drivers call for higher consumer prices
On 10 March, the metered taxi drivers took to the streets of Johannesburg and severely impacted traffic to and from O R Tambo International Airport. They were protesting the ride-hailing app Uber which they say is ‘stealing their jobs’.