Category: Infrastructure

The challenges and opportunities of doing business in Africa

Doing business in Africa provides unique challenges and endless opportunities. With fewer conflicts and economic growth rates that are now competitive with those of other developing regions, Africa has experienced positive change and has a substantial amount to offer. However, the business environment, including social, economic, legal and political, is complex and doing business in […]

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Capital spending on infrastructure too slow to spur growth

INVESTMENTS in infrastructure, particularly by public-sector institutions, will have to be ramped up by a large margin if ambitions to grow South Africa‚Äôs economy are to be realised. Gross fixed capital formation, a measure of investment spending, grew by just 3.1% during the fourth quarter of last year, a disappointing drop from 7% growth in […]