WEF Africa

#WEFAfrica17: Siemens partnerships for African progress

#WEFAfrica17: Siemens partnerships for African progress

Siemens enters into a partnership with Uganda, Ghana and Sudan to assist in the areas in power supply, transportation and healthcare

#WEFAfrica17: Sapo Bank must be lender to the poor

#WEFAfrica17: Sapo Bank must be lender to the poor

South Africa is close to spinning a state-owned bank out of its postal service that will lend to the country’s poor and distribute welfare grants

#WEFAfrica17: Brics bank at advanced stage

#WEFAfrica17: Brics bank at advanced stage

Plans to set up the Africa Regional Centre of the New Development Bank, formerly referred to as the Brics Bank, are at an advanced stage.

#WEFAfrica17: Zuma reiterates NDP's objectives

#WEFAfrica17: Zuma reiterates NDP's objectives

The National Development Plan, introduced by the government almost six years ago, is the product of President Jacob Zuma

#WEFAfrica17: Govt needs to rebuild trust

#WEFAfrica17: Govt needs to rebuild trust

The South African government needs to rebuild trust between itself and the business community following last month’s shock cabinet reshuffle.

#WEFAfrica17: Urgent reforms needed for job creation

#WEFAfrica17: Urgent reforms needed for job creation

The ability of sub-Saharan Africa's economies to generate enough jobs for its young population rests on the implementation of urgent structural reforms to boost productivity

Social entrepreneurs honoured at #WEFAfrica2017

Social entrepreneurs honoured at #WEFAfrica2017

The World Economic Forum on Africa honored three social entrepreneurs which the organisation said had helped to reduce poverty on the continent

#WEFAfrica17: ‘SA must do more on green power’

#WEFAfrica17: ‘SA must do more on green power’

Africa is the most impacted by climate change yet it is not accessing the funds available for green projects which could accelerate the economy; green, growth or both.

#WEFAfrica17: Radical action needed - Zuma

#WEFAfrica17: Radical action needed - Zuma

There will be only be inclusive economic growth if radical action is taken to break down monopolies and balance the economy

#WEFAfrica17: SA’s narrative must be attractive - Zuma

#WEFAfrica17: SA’s narrative must be attractive - Zuma

The South African narrative needs to be one that makes it attractive to young people so that they are encouraged to help grow the economy

#WEFAfrica17: Economy threatened by dumping

#WEFAfrica17: Economy threatened by dumping

South Africa’s marine economy is threatened by overfishing and dumping, the World Economic Forum on Africa 2017 hears.

#WEFAfrica17: Tackling renewable energy

#WEFAfrica17: Tackling renewable energy

If Senegal can make the move towards renewable energy, then so can the rest of the continent

People's forum speaks against the #WEFAfrica17 'elites'

People's forum speaks against the #WEFAfrica17 'elites'

The World Economic Forum caters to the interests of the ruling elite and key decision-makers while leaving communities out in the cold.

#WEFAfrica2017: Brain drain a perennial headache on SA health

#WEFAfrica2017: Brain drain a perennial headache on SA health

Despite prohibitions on poaching of medical practitioners Africa continues to lose professionals, according to South African health minister Motsoaledi

#WEFAfrica17: Mugabe's presence causes anger

#WEFAfrica17: Mugabe's presence causes anger

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's firm assertions that his country was "well resourced and not poor" at the World Economic Forum draws anger