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South Africa and the Colonial Unconscious
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South Africa and the Colonial Unconscious

Staff Reporter - Apr 10, 2017

By Mkhosana Mathobela Bingweni Once again South Africa is politically and economically on the boil with high voltage calls for the impeachment of President Jacob Zuma. He…

SA’s junk status won’t affect Nam – experts
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SA’s junk status won’t affect Nam – experts

Staff Reporter - Apr 10, 2017

By Magreth Nunuhe WINDHOEK – Economic experts say that South Africa’s credit rating downgrade to junk status is not likely to create instability in Namibia’s financial system…

Willowvale Motor Industries targets regional market
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Willowvale Motor Industries targets regional market

Staff Reporter - Apr 03, 2017

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire HARARE - The recent reopening of Willowvale Motor Industries (Pvt) Ltd (WMI) has raised hopes of Zimbabwe’s economic recovery of the automobile industry,…

Africa needs strong policies, continental integration to attract global FDI
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Africa needs strong policies, continental integration to attract global FDI

Staff Reporter - Apr 03, 2017

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa AFRICA needs more investments that ensure effective competitive policies, said Anthony Mothae Maruping, Commissioner for Economic Affairs at the African Union (AU) in Dakar,…

Three times as many mobile phones as toilets in Africa
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Three times as many mobile phones as toilets in Africa

Staff Reporter - Mar 27, 2017

By Busani Bafana Though key to good health and economic wellbeing, water and sanitation remain less of a development priority in Africa, where high costs and poor policy…

Africa needs to address power generation woes
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Africa needs to address power generation woes

Staff Reporter - Mar 13, 2017

By Lenin Ndebele THERE'S a lot of talk about what could lead Africa's economic turnaround, from information technology, agriculture as well as mining and tourism. But all…

Economic corridors: Vehicles for economic transformation
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Economic corridors: Vehicles for economic transformation

Staff Reporter - Feb 24, 2017

By Magreth Nunuhe WINDHOEK – THE Economic Commission for Africa and the Walvis Bay Corridor Group hosted Corridor Management Institutions (CMIs) across Africa to establish a continental…

SMUGGLED MONEY BLEEDS ZIM ECONOMY
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SMUGGLED MONEY BLEEDS ZIM ECONOMY

Staff Reporter - Jan 27, 2017

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire HARARE - ZIMBABWE’S private sector illegally smuggled out US$2 billion foreign currency in 2015 and the figure is likely to be double for…

It’s economic interests, stupid! Why SA will always stand with Zim
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It’s economic interests, stupid! Why SA will always stand with Zim

Staff Reporter - Nov 11, 2016

By Ranga Mberi AS PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe celebrated his victory in the 2002 presidential election, the very first visitor to arrive at State House to toast the…

Africa Rising, State Capture and other myths
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Africa Rising, State Capture and other myths

Staff Reporter - Nov 01, 2016

By Mkhosana Mathobela Bingweni THE political domination and economic exploitation of Africa has always been covered up with a thick blanket of myths and illusions. Slavery and…

Land key in eradicating poverty
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Land key in eradicating poverty

Staff Reporter - Oct 21, 2016

By Dr Kanayo F. Nwanze ROME-THE first UN Sustainable Development Goal calls on us to end poverty in all its forms everywhere by 2030. The goal and the…

Dehumanising African leaders for regime change
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Dehumanising African leaders for regime change

Staff Reporter - Sep 23, 2016

By Prof Jonathan Moyo IF THERE’S one inescapable reality to interrogate without fear or favour today, it is that Zimbabweans have reached a moment of truth to come…

Economic downgrade to hit SACU revenues
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Economic downgrade to hit SACU revenues

Staff Reporter - Sep 23, 2016

By Timo Shihepo WINDHOEK–THE Southern Africa Custom Union (SACU) says it is worried that the recent economic outlook downgrades for some of its members could be damaging and…

Time to plan for rainy days
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Time to plan for rainy days

Staff Reporter - Sep 09, 2016

Last Friday, Namibia became the third SADC country to receive a not so positive economic outlook from New York-based rating agency, Fitch, which downgraded the country’s economic…

Economic fragmentation: SADC’s Achilles’ heel
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Economic fragmentation: SADC’s Achilles’ heel

Staff Reporter - Sep 05, 2016

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire WIDELY touted the most organised regional bloc in Africa, SADC this week held its 36th Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government in…

3 factors that could hold Europe together
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3 factors that could hold Europe together

Staff Reporter - Jul 01, 2016

By Jennifer Blanke How sad that after 43 years in the cockpit of the European project Britain finds itself at the exit door. This decision will have major…

Think-tank predicts low regional economic growth
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Think-tank predicts low regional economic growth

Staff Reporter - Jul 01, 2016

bY Lovemore Ranga Mataire Africa Growth Initiative, an international economic think-tank based in United States, has projected a decline in economic prospects for Africa in 2016 due to…

Land in Africa: Property Rights Needed
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Land in Africa: Property Rights Needed

Staff Reporter - Jun 10, 2016

By Terence Corrigan The ‘Land Question’. From legislation under consideration – such as the new Expropriation Bill – to a reopened land claims process, to violent evictions in…

Mauritius, Singapore to launch air corridor agreement
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Mauritius, Singapore to launch air corridor agreement

Staff Reporter - Mar 30, 2016

By Tichaona Owen Kurewa Harare- Mauritius and Singapore will this month launch an Air Corridor Agreement aimed at linking Africa and South East Asia, Enterprise Mauritius (EM)…

Beware of the second scramble – Mkapa
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Beware of the second scramble – Mkapa

Staff Reporter - Mar 03, 2016

> Lovemore Ranga Mataire   Former Tanzanian president Benjamin William Mkapa has warned African leaders to be worry of the ‘second scramble of Africa’ being orchestrated by erstwhile…