Growing African economies

African economies appear may be moving to a path of faster and steadier economic growth, according to the 2007 edition of the World Bank’s Africa Development Indicators (ADI) report.

China deal: a new day for Africa

The recent acquisition by China's largest bank of 20% of South Africa's Standard Bank is a watershed event in the growing relationship between China and the development of the African continent, writes John Battersby.

EASSy undersea cable on track

Construction of the Eastern Africa Submarine Cable System, a 9 900km-long optical submarine cable between Durban and Port Sudan, is expected to begin in mid-December after a group of development banks including the International Finance Corporation announced a US$70.7-million investment in the project.

The Southern African Development Community

The 14-state Southern African Development Community is an organisation aimed at regional integration to promote economic growth, peace and security, create common political values, systems and institutions, alleviate poverty, build social and cultural ties between member states and enhance the standard of living in Southern Africa.

Social development in South Africa

Dantjie Jagman, one of the collective of farm labourers who own New Beginnings Wine Farm near Paarl in the Western Cape....

HIV/Aids in South Africa

A mother comforts her daughter at the HIV/Aids clinic at Helen Joseph Hospital inJohannesburg.(Image: Chris Kirchhoff, For more freephotos, visit the...

Healthcare in South Africa

Construction in progress on the new Natalspruit Hospital, a public institution, in Vosloorus outside Johannesburg. The public health sector is delivers services...

Education in South Africa

  The University of Cape Town is a world-class institution, with its Graduate School of Business ranked among the top in the world – and the...
OR Tambo International Airport

OR Tambo International Airport

OR Tambo International Airport in Ekurhuleni, situated east of Joburg, is the busiest airport on the continent - and the air transport hub of southern Africa.


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