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Increasing competition policy enforcement across Africa

By Angelo Tzarevski, Associate Director, and Zareenah Rasool, Candidate Attorney, Competition & Antitrust Practice, Baker McKenzie Johannesburg Competition policy continues to be viewed by regulators as a key driver of economic growth globally. Across Africa, competition policy enforcement is increasingly being employed as a tool to boost economic performance and promote the revitalization of trade […]

Eswatini gears up to become a private sector-led economy

By Manqoba Khumalo, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Trade in Eswatini The Kingdom of Eswatini is gearing up to becoming a private sector-led economy committed to economic reform and determined to recover from the devastating effects of COVID-19. Before the global pandemic, the Kingdom of Eswatini was already experiencing key economic challenges characterised by sluggish […]

Broll provides perspective of Sub- Saharan African Market

The Sub-Saharan Africa market may seem daunting and complex for the first – time investor or developer.  Added to this is the era of prolific fake news, misperceptions and conflicting reports.  So how does an investor or developer interested in pursuing investments in this market, make an informed and strategically sound decision? Broll Property Intel’s […]

Hilton Garden Inn continues investing in Africa

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Hilton Garden Inn opened four properties and an additional 14 in the pipeline just three years after opening its first hotel on the continent in 2016. Many of these properties represent first-in-country openings for Hilton Garden Inn and for the Hilton enterprise as a whole, including Botswana, Zambia and Uganda. Speaking from Africa’s Travel Indaba, […]

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation with the Kingdom of Swaziland

On September 1, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation [1] with the Kingdom of Swaziland. Since the 2010 fiscal crisis, Swaziland has experienced a period of macroeconomic stability and recovery. A rebound in South African Customs Union (SACU) revenues, expansionary policies and the peg to the South African […]

IMF Staff Completes 2017 Article IV Visit to Swaziland

The IMF estimates 2016 growth to stagnate, with a muted recovery envisaged in 2017, as the weaker fiscal position weighs heavily on the outlook. Significant fiscal adjustment is needed to ensure macroeconomic stability and debt sustainability. Structural reforms to address the lack of skilled workers, simplify business regulations, and strengthen the institutional environment have the […]

Six African Countries Granted Duty-Free Access to EU Markets

Africa trade sector has received good news – especially for manufacturers and traders in South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Botswana, Swaziland and Lesotho. On 14th September, 2016, the European Parliament The approved an agreement which grants access for the EU countries to receive products from the above listed countries on a duty-free basis. What this means […]

Small Middle-Income Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa—Raising the Bar

The Governor of the Bank of Botswana, Ms. Linah Mohohlo, and the Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Mr. Min Zhu, hosted today in Gaborone, Botswana, a regional conference entitled “Small Middle-Income Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa—Raising the Bar” [1]. Delegates included senior officials from a number of countries representatives of the private sector, […]

Growing concern about El Nino’s impact on Southern Africa as planting window closes

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is increasingly concerned about food security in southern Africa where an estimated 14 million people are facing hunger following prolonged dry spells that led to a poor harvest last year.The El Niño global weather event, which is leading to even worse drought across the region, is already affecting […]

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with Swaziland

On December 9, 2015, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation1 with Swaziland. Swaziland’s growth has been recovering since the 2010‒11 fiscal crisis, albeit at a slower pace recently. Growth recovery following the fiscal crisis was broadly supported by the manufacturing and service sectors. In 2015, however, growth is […]

Southern Africa Officials Share Experience of Natural Resource Wealth Management

The IMF’s Africa Regional Technical Assistance Center South (AFRITAC South), in collaboration with the Africa Training Institute, held a seminar on “Strengthening Fiscal Frameworks and Public Financial Management Systems for Managing Natural Resource Wealth” on September 21–25, 2015 in Mauritius. The event brought together government officials from Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, […]

IMF Staff Completes 2015 Article IV Mission to Swaziland

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Jiro Honda visited the Kingdom of Swaziland during September 17‒30, 2015 to conduct the 2015 Article IV consultation with Swaziland. At the end of the mission, Mr. Honda issued the following statement: “Swaziland’s economic growth continues to improve since the 2010‒11 fiscal crisis, albeit at somewhat slower […]

World crop prospects positive in 2015; but food insecurity hotspots pose concern

Global Food Price Index falls in June, cereal production is forecast to be strong despite El Niño fears ROME, Italy, July 9, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Favorable worldwide conditions for cereal crops will lead to better-than-expected production this growing season at the global level, despite continuing apprehension over El Niño. But concerns are growing […]

It’s Not Just about the Money: To Change the World We Must Change Ourselves

The Mediterranean sea has become a graveyard for Africa’s youth. Every day, we see images of what would appear to be a continent racked by conflict and poverty, and people risking – often losing – their lives in an attempt to flee . Yet Africa has 11 of the 20 fastest growing economies in the […]

Expected sharp fall in Southern African maize production raises food security concerns

Southern Africa’s maize harvest is expected to shrink this year by some 26 percent compared with 2014’s bumper crop, a situation that could trigger food price increases and adversely affect recent food security gains, FAO warned today. For 2015, the early production forecast for maize – a staple food throughout the subregion – stands at […]

Conception of informational technology usage in public administration

The core of informational technology usage conception in public administration is all about Joint Information Center and public communication supervision and an interaction logging that is held by information management system. The system includes automated online rating of particular public servants and managers and whole state agency. All citizens’ unfilled requests escalate to the superior […]

Energy opportunities in southern Africa

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Into Africa – the continent’s cities of opportunity

The African continent is crossed by five trends: demographic change, urbanisation, technological changes, the transfer of economic power and climate change GENEVA, Switzerland, March 17, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Today at the African CEO Forum of 2015 in Geneva, PwC ( launches the first edition of its ‘Into Africa – the continent’s cities of […]

Information technology as the way to improve effectiveness of public administration

One of the key factors in developing socially oriented state might be usage of information technology. Is it really possible to change people life for a better one by using these means? The answer can be found in this article. To take into account all problems and concerns of each citizen, to improve quality of […]