Africa in Focus: China looks to invest in Namibia

Secretary of the Jilin provincial committee of the Communist Party of China Bayin Chaolu alongside President Hage Geingob. CHINESE companies have expressed interest in exploring areas in Namibia in which to invest. This includes key sectors, such as automobile, agriculture and chemical sectors. In April 2019, a delegation from China

Africa in Focus: Namibia won’t drop existing currency peg with rand

Prospects for Namibia’s economy are improving after a two-year slump, its first ever back-to-back annual contractions. Picture: Shutterstock Namibia is ruling out dropping its currency peg with the rand “unless something very drastic happens”, given the close trade links to its larger neighbour and the drive by the world’s biggest

Africa In Focus : Zimbabwe set to scrap platinum indigenisation law

Workers return from a shift at Zimplats’ Ngwarati Mine in Mhondoro-Ngezi May 30, 2014. The Zimbabwe unit of world number two platinum producer Impala Platinum will upgrade its smelter into a base-metals refinery for $100 million in the next two years, an online news agency quoted a senior Zimplats official

South Africa through Chinese eyes

  Attending conferences, where academics and members of civil society make presentations, often gives one an insight into the thinking and practices that are in vogue. In the field of international relations this is important because often this constituency influences foreign policy. The BOYA Conference on China-Africa Relations: Retrospect and Prospect hosted

SA Minister Davies Appoints 5 New Members to BRICS Council

Minister Rob Davies delivers welcoming remarks at the BRICS Business Forum and the BRICS Business Council. (Photos: DIRCO) Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has appointed new members to the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Business Council following nominations from Business Unity South Africa and the Black