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.

Bell predicts better 2013 after 'mixed' 2012

Construction and mining equipment maker Bell has reported a 12 percent increase in revenue for 2012, up to R5.

Zimbabwe approves new constitution

Zimbabwe's new constitution - one of key elements of the power-sharing deal - was approved by an overwhelming majority in Saturday's referendum.

Kgabo Moabelo scoops top Gold Fields job

Gold Fields has promoted Kgabo Moabelo to the role of managing executive in South Africa.

Fastjet files letter of intent with 1 Time liquidators

African no-frills carrier Fastjet has taken another step towards buying South African airline 1 Time from its creditors.

Crowds gather at Vatican for Pope inauguration Mass

Up to a million people are expected to gather in Rome today for the inauguration Mass of Pope Francis.

Statoil finds more gas offshore Tanzania

Oil giant Statoil ASA on Monday announced that it and partner Exxon Mobil had made another big gas discovery off Tanzania.

P&G to invest R1.6bn in South Africa

Multinational manufacturer Procter and Gamble (P&G) has announced "a significant new investment" of more than R1.

Mandela 'game' to teach young about apartheid

Plans have been announced to turn Nelson Mandela's time in prison at South Africa's infamous Robben Island into a video game.

SABMiller launches cassava beer in Ghana

Global brewing giant SABMiller has launched a cassava beer in Ghana, a move it says will increase choice for low-income consumers.

ENI sells Mozambique stake to CNPC

Italian oil giant ENI has signed an agreement to sell 28.