Zuma: Mandela is 'much better'

South African President Jacob Zuma says former President Nelson Mandela's condition is improving and he is doing "much better" as he continues to recover in hospital.

South Africa to withdraw troops from CAR

South Africa says will withdraw troops from the Central African Republic (CAR) after rebels seized control of the country.

British retailers eyeing Africa says Barclays

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 DTI launches plan to boost exports

South Africa's Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has launched a new development programme aimed at boosting South African exports.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu wins Templeton prize

Anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu has won the $1.

SA business confidence hits 13-year low

South African business confidence hit a 13-year low in March data released by the (Sacci) on Wednesday shows.

Gold Fields miners in Ghana go on strike

Employees at South African bullion producer Gold Fields' Tarkwa and Damang mines in Ghana have launched a wildcat strike that has halted production.

Eurozone woes hit South Africa PMI

The Kagiso Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) dropped 4.

Lonmin appoints Ben Magara as CEO

The world's third-biggest platinum producer Lonmin has appointed Ben Magara as chief executive officer.

New budget airline for Zambia

A group of Zambian aviation professionals and foreign investors plan to launch Zambia's first budget airline, Mukuba Airlines.

Telkom names new CEO

Africa's largest integrated communications company Telkom has appointed Sipho Maseko, a former MD at rival telecommunications group Vodacom, as its new CEO.

Nelson Mandela re-admitted to hospital in South Africa

Former South African President Nelson Mandela has been re-admitted to hospital with the recurrence of a lung infection.

Rupiah Banda pleads not guilty to abuse of office charges

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 rebels suspend constitution

Central African Republic rebel leader Michel Djotodia has suspended the country's constitution and announced he is dissolving parliament.

Black firm scoops major Transnet contract

South African Transport and logistics parastatal Transnet has awarded a huge new contract – worth about R1.

DTI hosts inaugural SA Premier Business Awards

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 lists on LSE

Nigeria's Zenith Bank has listed $850 million worth of its ordinary shares on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).

Lonrho, easyGroup to open first 'easyHotel' in Africa

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.

Youth development key to growth

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.