Africa

South Africa has dropped off the investment radar of firms and business people. It is a dark reality that a few investment lions are not going to fix.

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Moving to a city in search of work seems to pay off for many poor rural South Africans.

The budget is about more than just income and expenditure. It should provide a vision for the economy, which deals with the current challenges but also offers an insight into the type of society we want to build.

South Africa’s prospects under Cyril Ramaphosa

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Different people relate to the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as ANC president in distinct ways, and this may relate to their political location.

JOHANNESBURG - The ANC policy conference was a lot less policy and a lot more “politics”. It generated a lot of heat. But no light.

War photographers are either sleazy and glamorous, or noble and glamorous. At least this is what you will think if you believe the various literary or big screen adaptions of photojournalists over the years.

South Africa holds a unique place in the international water sector. It’s a developing country, yet renowned for progressive water laws and advanced water policies. It offers an exemplary case study.

Next time you buy food, you will also be paying for extraordinarily high tariffs on staples – notably wheat, sugar and chicken. Specifically, you're contributing to tariffs of between 25% and 30% on wheat and sugar, and – depending on the type and origin – up to 30% on chicken.

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