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    1. beyondbrics

      February 26, 2015

      Guest post: electricity in emerging markets brings power to women

      By Tassos Stassopoulos of AllianceBernstein What’s the connection between electricity and women? Electricity is an agent of...

    2. February 25, 2015

      Power crisis knocks South Africa economy

      A deepening power crisis that has triggered almost daily outages across South Africa, hitting key industries as well as...

    Special Reports

    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. February 24, 2015

      South Africa records worst growth in 5 years

      South Africa recorded its worst economic growth in five years in 2014 as Africa’s most developed economy counted the cost of...

    2. February 23, 2015

      South Africa: Staking a claim

      On the surface, Alfred Mahlangu and his brothers look like a success story of post-apartheid South Africa. One year after...

    3. MBA blog

      February 19, 2015

      How global is an MBA really?

      “More than 40 per cent of the class of 2016 is international!” This is one of the first stats Stanford touted when I walked...

    4. February 18, 2015

      Undervalued rand may stage a recovery

      The South African rand (ZAR), at about 11.70 per dollar, is hovering near its weakest level in nearly 13 years. But in a...

    5. The World

      February 18, 2015

      Putin and his many pals

      In the West, Vladimir Putin is often viewed as something of an international pariah. Shift your perspective, however, and it...

    6. February 16, 2015

      Parliamentary punch-up bodes ill for Zuma’s South Africa

      The omens were bad long before fists started to fly. As President Jacob Zuma prepared to deliver his key policy speech at...

    7. February 13, 2015

      Diamond profit helps Anglo American amid commodities downturn

      Surging profit from diamonds last year brought some relief for Anglo American, which reported a $2.5bn net loss for 2014...

    8. February 13, 2015

      Time to say buy buy from Mining Indaba

      The annual Mining Indaba event in Cape Town has become a place to take the pulse of the world’s industry. So what state is...

    9. February 12, 2015

      S Africa parliament erupts as Jacob Zuma is grilled over scandal

      Chaos flared at the opening of South Africa’s parliament on Thursday when armed security officials ejected opposition MPs...

    10. February 11, 2015

      South Africa’s Jacob Zuma faces populist challenge over scandal

      When Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, stands to deliver his state of the nation address and open parliament on...

    11. February 11, 2015

      Anglo American’s divestment plan faces hurdles in South Africa

      Anglo American is in talks with South Africa’s government over conditions for selling stakes in several coal mines as the...

    12. beyondbrics

      February 10, 2015

      Guest post: Africa's role in addressing China's dominance of rare earths

      By Ian Coles of Mayer Brown Mining professionals are gathered in Cape Town this week for Indaba, one of the largest mining...

    13. February 8, 2015

      André Brink, South African novelist, 1935-2015

      André Brink, the South African author who died at the weekend aged 79, was for five decades at the forefront of literary...

    14. February 6, 2015

      Terroir incognita

      Like all journalists, I love a scoop. So when the South African wine writer Tim James suggested we make a day trip to...

    15. beyondbrics

      February 6, 2015

      Guest post: a key moment for South African mining legislation

      By Peter Leon, Webber Wentzel As the great, the good and the not so good descend on Cape Town in midsummer for next week’s...

    16. Nick Butler

      February 1, 2015

      The dangerous tragedy of Nigeria

      News has diminished value if it comes from far away. Just as terrorism gets more coverage if it occurs in Paris, much of the...

    17. January 30, 2015

      The Twelve Apostles, Frankie Fenner Meat Merchants, Jason Bakery, Sababa, Chefs Warehouse Canteen

      A rich lamb terrine, a fillet of fresh, flaky kingklip and a luscious dessert of milk and honey: this was a good meal,...

    18. January 30, 2015

      Apartheid murderer Eugene de Kock given parole in South Africa

      PRETORIA, January 30 — Eugene de Kock, dubbed “Prime Evil” for his role in the torture and murder of scores of black South...

    19. beyondbrics

      January 29, 2015

      EM consumer: differentiation not generalisation

      Clouds hang over Russia and challenges abound in Latin America and South Africa, but emerging market (EM) consumers remain...

    20. January 28, 2015

      Glencore considers cuts at South Africa coal unit Optimum

      Glencore is considering a partial shutdown of a coal unit in South Africa in what would be the most decisive response so far...

    21. beyondbrics

      January 28, 2015

      Oil versus the current account: have investors got it wrong?

      Emerging market currencies may have received a boost against the dollar last week after the European Central Bank announced...

    22. January 23, 2015

      Amplats blames strike for profit warning

      Anglo American Platinum, the world’s top platinum producer, issued a profit warning on Friday, saying its earnings could...

    23. January 22, 2015

      Anglo American set to sell Australian coal mines to boost returns

      Anglo American is eyeing the sale of a cluster of coal assets in eastern Australia as the miner struggles to boost...

    24. January 20, 2015

      A taste of the Nando's secret sauce

      If anyone else said they wanted to change the way the world thinks about chicken and to “change people’s lives, one chicken...

    25. beyondbrics

      January 16, 2015

      India, Peru and Egypt show acceleration in EM's easing cycle

      Unexpectedly early interest rate cuts in India, Peru and Egypt on Thursday indicate that falling oil prices and gathering...

    26. January 15, 2015

      South Africa seeks a national mining champion amid restructurings

      South Africa’s mining minister wants to see a “national champion” emerge from a swath of corporate restructurings by some of...

    27. January 11, 2015

      Africa Cup of Nations highlights migrant impact on football talent

      The 30th Africa Cup of Nations, the continent’s football championship, begins next Saturday with 268 players taking part....

    28. beyondbrics

      January 6, 2015

      Guest post: a reform scorecard for EM in 2015

      By Jonathan Fenby, Trusted Sources As reform has become the principal touchstone for emerging markets (EM), the importance...

    29. beyondbrics

      January 5, 2015

      Guest post: a wall of money awaits Africa power projects

      By David Humphrey, Standard Bank Group Sitting around a fire in the middle of the Namib Desert, western tourists can sample...

    30. December 26, 2014

      Quotas cause ruck in South African rugby

      When Nelson Mandela handed the Rugby World Cup trophy to François Pienaar in 1995, Kaya Malotana was watching the event in a...

    31. December 22, 2014

      Northam Platinum eyes place among top mining producers

      The area deep underground where miners drill and blast the rock seam at the Booysendal mine in Mpumalanga is dark, hot and...

    32. December 19, 2014

      Bric funds dodge Russia bullet

      Funds investing in the once-fashionable “Bric” groupings of countries have dodged the worst effects of the Russian crisis by...

    33. December 19, 2014

      Trophy hunters return to Cape Town’s high-end property market

      In Cape Town’s affluent coastal suburbs the houses are becoming more opulent and spectacular as they tower imperiously over...

    34. beyondbrics

      December 19, 2014

      Hello 2015: Africa's digital and mobile revolution

      By Arthur Bastings of Millicom Africa watchers frequently comment on how technological innovation on the continent is...

    35. December 15, 2014

      Carmen, Théâtre du Rond-Point, Paris — review

      African dance companies rarely get a look in outside their home continent. Recently, however, two new names have emerged...

    36. December 15, 2014

      EM currency sell-off claims bigger scalps

      The sell-off in emerging market currencies in recent months has not claimed every scalp — yet.  Currencies of oil importers...

    37. December 11, 2014

      Johannesburg exchange in Africa gateway play

      The Johannesburg Stock Exchange has launched an initiative to attract companies listed in London, New York, Toronto and...

    38. December 11, 2014

      IMF warns on South African economy

      South Africa urgently needs to tackle structural problems that are stymieing growth, the International Monetary Fund has...

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