South Africa says will withdraw troops from the Central African Republic (CAR) after rebels seized control of the country.
British retailers keen to explore opportunities overseas are increasingly looking at Africa, with South Africa the top ranked market for retail expansion according new research from financial giant Barclays.
South Africa's Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has launched a new development programme aimed at boosting South African exports.
South African business confidence hit a 13-year low in March data released by the (Sacci) on Wednesday shows.
Employees at South African bullion producer Gold Fields' Tarkwa and Damang mines in Ghana have launched a wildcat strike that has halted production.
The world's third-biggest platinum producer Lonmin has appointed Ben Magara as chief executive officer.
A group of Zambian aviation professionals and foreign investors plan to launch Zambia's first budget airline, Mukuba Airlines.
Africa's largest integrated communications company Telkom has appointed Sipho Maseko, a former MD at rival telecommunications group Vodacom, as its new CEO.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela has been re-admitted to hospital with the recurrence of a lung infection.
Zambia's ex-President Rupiah Banda has pleaded not guilty to a charge of abuse of power during his time in office.
Central African Republic rebel leader Michel Djotodia has suspended the country's constitution and announced he is dissolving parliament.
South African Transport and logistics parastatal Transnet has awarded a huge new contract – worth about R1.
South Africa has produced many ethical, world-class and globally competitive companies and on Wednesday their efforts were recognised at the inaugural SA Premier Business Awards - the country's top business awards.
Nigeria's Zenith Bank has listed $850 million worth of its ordinary shares on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).
British entrepreneur and Easyjet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou is expanding his orange hotels brand to Africa, with a budget property in Johannesburg developed with FTSE-listed conglomerate Lonrho.
Equal opportunities for the Youth of South Africa - has much changed since 1994?
By Abram Molelemane
As I write this, I'm having a drink with my colleague Nick Owsley, a graduate with an Honours Degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Cape Town.