The world is changing fast and to keep up you need local knowledge with global context.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s rand firmed slightly against the dollar on Tuesday as global investors warmed to emerging markets, although its gains looked likely to be limited the day before a national election. At 0624 GMT, the rand was at 10.5050 against the dollar, 0.38 percent firmer than last night’s New York close of 10.55. … Read more
By Ed Stoddard ISIMANGALISO South Africa (Reuters) – If the African National Congress maintains its 65 percent majority in South Africa’s May 7 election, it will be thanks in large part to rural ethnic Zulu voters such as Alfred Sabela. “We have water and a tar road. Before, we fetched water from the river,” said 43-year-old Sabela, standing by the makeshift shop from … Read more
Hi there, A friend has come back after four months in the US. Having taken advantage of the American Green Card fast-track for investors, he and a couple of close South African friends have invested in a business in California. He’s been there to help give the company a kick start. He is like hundreds … Read more
With less than a month to go until the general elections ANC bigwigs spent the weekend campaigning in Gauteng. Members of the African National Congress’s top six leadership were joined by members of the party’s national executive committee. On Sunday, secretary general Gwede Mantashe went on door-to-door visits in Ivory Park, east of Johannesburg. On … Read more