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    1. FT Photo Diary

      May 20, 2015

      Looking for work in Cape Town

      A pickup truck moves off after loading unemployed builders and painters from South Africa and Zimbabwe from a roadside for...

    2. May 19, 2015

      Foreign direct investment in Africa surges

      Africa is the world’s fastest-growing region for foreign direct investment, according to a report from fDi Intelligence, a...

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    1. South Africa and Africa 2012

      Telecoms companies, retailers and breweries have been blazing the investment trail...
    2. The Business of African Luxury

      Many African countries from South Africa to Kenya are witnessing rapid growth in incom...
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    1. May 18, 2015

      South Africa considers Eskom stake sale

      South Africa is considering selling a stake in Eskom, its beleaguered state utility, as the government grapples with a power...

    2. FT Data

      May 15, 2015

      Commodity suppliers hit by slowdown in Chinese imports

      The growth in Chinese import has been slowing since the start of 2011 and actually contracted in the first months of this...

    3. May 14, 2015

      Old Mutual: here and there

      Superficially, Old Mutual’s first-quarter trading update on Thursday shows the London-listed financial services group to be...

    4. May 13, 2015

      Unloved manganese augurs ill for steel outlook

      When BHP Billiton completes the separation of its smaller businesses into a new publicly listed company called South32 on...

    5. May 13, 2015

      Mondi: a world of its own

      The sheer volume of deliveries by online retailers such as Amazon should be working wonders for the purveyors of the...

    6. May 13, 2015

      EM currencies v Fed: India much better positioned than Brazil

      As this week’s sell-off in Asian currencies reminds us, the mood among investors in emerging markets is one of nervous...

    7. FT Alphaville

      May 13, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Don't bury Admiral yet

      Admiral chief executive Henry Engelhardt says “Don’t bury me yet, guys!”, SABMiller sales and profits lack fizz, Mark Carney...

    8. May 12, 2015

      Jacob Zuma: Power failure

      With a characteristic mix of defiance and mirth, Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, has chuckled his way through some...

    9. May 12, 2015

      The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, Signature Theatre, New York — review

      “They do not see us,” says Nukain, an old man at the heart of The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, the new Athol Fugard play...

    10. May 10, 2015

      South Africa’s opposition party elects first black leader

      South Africa’s main opposition party elected its first black leader on Sunday, marking a significant shift in the political...

    11. May 8, 2015

      Photography: Zanele Muholi shoots down prejudice

      The South African photographer Zanele Muholi describes herself as a visual activist. She has spent her career capturing on...

    12. May 7, 2015

      Lonmin to cut 3,500 jobs as platinum market downturn persists

      Lonmin is proposing to cut 3,500 jobs from its South African workforce in one of the largest restructurings planned by a...

    13. April 30, 2015

      UK wins bid to host HQ of world’s biggest radio telescope

      Britain has beaten a bid from Italy and won a competition to host the permanent headquarters of the world’s biggest radio...

    14. April 29, 2015

      Are emerging market stocks cheap?

      Are emerging market (EM) stocks cheap by historical standards? The valuation gap between developed market (DM) and EM...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      April 23, 2015

      Fighting Xenophobia in Johannesburg

      An anti-xenophobia activist stands chained in front of a banner, as thousands of people get ready to march against the...

    16. April 23, 2015

      Emerging markets led by local conditions as dollar rally pauses

      Have the big global themes of a strong dollar and a slowing China gone away? Not a bit of it. But a pause in the dollar’s...

    17. April 23, 2015

      Anglo American cuts diamond production forecast

      Anglo American has cut its full-year diamond production forecast by 6 per cent after a weaker than expected first quarter in...

    18. April 21, 2015

      Army deployed to quell xenophobic attacks in South Africa

      South Africa said on Tuesday it was deploying the army to hotspots that have been hit by a wave of xenophobic violence to...

    19. FT Photo Diary

      April 21, 2015

      Displaced in South Africa

      The hands of displaced foreign nationals seen as they stand outside a shelter for displaced foreigners in east of...

    20. FT Alphaville

      April 21, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Gazprom is next in the pipeline for Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s competition...

    21. April 20, 2015

      Zulu king condemns attacks on immigrants in South Africa

      Zulu king Goodwill Zwelithini on Monday joined calls for an end to attacks against immigrants as South Africa’s leaders...

    22. FT Photo Diary

      April 20, 2015

      Johannesburg refugees

      Mothers and their children wait in line to be give food at a Red Cross refugee camp set up for foreign residents due to...

    23. beyondbrics

      April 20, 2015

      Zimbabwe's equity markets feeling effects of economic malaise

      Academics and market practitioners often agree that, in the long run, a country’s equity market tends to reflect its broader...

    24. FT Photo Diary

      April 17, 2015

      Johannesburg violence

      A man picks up metal scraps from a burnt out car outside the Jeppies Hostle, in the Jeppestown area of Johannesburg, on...

    25. April 16, 2015

      SABMiller gains as soft drinks outpace lager

      Anyone for a lager? No, make that a soft drink instead. SABMiller, the brewer behind Miller Lite, Grolsch and Peroni, said...

    26. April 16, 2015

      Zuma condemns wave of immigrant attacks in South Africa

      A wave of xenophobic violence in the continent’s most developed economy has highlighted social tensions related to...

    27. April 15, 2015

      Fossil fuel campaigners play charades

      Like previous student-led boycotts of tobacco companies and banks with operations in South Africa, the global fossil fuel...

    28. April 15, 2015

      Old Mutual’s mixed bag requires a thorough tidy-up

      Everything about Julian Roberts is neat. The hair. The moustache. The suit. The way he has stabilised and rationalised Old...

    29. April 12, 2015

      Monday interview: Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan, AngloGold CEO

      Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan had just left the cold store when the meat cleaver was slammed on to his table. It was half past...

    30. April 9, 2015

      Weak rand fails to ease South African manufacturers’ woes

      At the Multotec factory in the heart of a Johannesburg industrial area, workers carefully mould “screen panels” that help...

    31. April 6, 2015

      Simple phone calls help India to fight TB

      In Mumbai and other Indian cities, a simple technology is helping combat the effects of a fragmented, underfunded public...

    32. April 3, 2015

      Trevor Noah caps remarkable rise with ‘Daily Show’ appointment

      When Trevor Noah first appeared on the hit US satirical comedy, The Daily Show, he used his razor sharp humour to have a...

    33. March 31, 2015

      Nigeria Q&A: Impact of a Buhari victory

      Nigeria on Tuesday recorded one of the most significant political events on the continent since the 1994 election of Nelson...

    34. March 31, 2015

      South Africa’s Cosatu expels Zuma critic in labour shake-up

      South Africa’s main trade union federation has expelled one of its most popular and highest profile leaders in a move that...

    35. March 31, 2015

      Chairman steps down at South African utility Eskom

      The chairman of Eskom, South Africa’s embattled utility, agreed to step down on Tuesday after he became embroiled in a...

    36. March 30, 2015

      Comedy Central taps Trevor Noah to host ‘The Daily Show’

      Comedy Central has tapped Trevor Noah, a South African comedian who is little known in the US, to succeed Jon Stewart as...

    37. March 27, 2015

      Art and design exhibitors flock to Cape Town

      The luxurious frivolities of art and design are a hard sell in South Africa, which is focused on redressing the inequalities...

    38. March 27, 2015

      Protests at Rhodes statue gain momentum across southern Africa

      For years Cecil John Rhodes, the Victorian-era mining magnate and politician, lorded it over South Africa, building an...

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