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All eyes on South Africa as Zuma resigns presidency

The resignation of Jacob Zuma and election of Cyril Ramaphosa to South Africa’s presidency has largely been welcomed in global markets. But how will Mr Ramaphosa mend the country's sputtering economy?

South Africa and the EU: a mutually beneficial partnership

South Africa’s strategic partnership with the EU helps spur investment, innovation and job creation. Paolo Borzatta of think tank The European House-Ambrosetti and Stavros Nicolaou of pharmaceutical company Aspen discuss how both parties can strengthen economic relations and foster social innovation.

Zuma survives no-confidence vote amid corruption scandals

South Africa's president, Jacob Zuma, has survived a no confidence vote in the country National Assembly. However, the country is still reeling from a wave of high-profile corruption and malpractice scandals.

SA credit rating cut to ‘junk’ status

South Africa has suffered a downgrade by rating agency S&P in the light of political uncertainty and high government borrowing. Timothy Conley reports.

Ivor Ichikowitz

Paramount Group’s tailored solutions drive African defence industry

Stability is fundamental to any country aiming to attract investment, according to Ivor Ichikowitz, CEO of South Africa’s Paramount Group, which offers everything from systems technology to fighter pilot training. He tells Natasha Turak how aerospace and defence act as hi-tech incubators and drive the continent’s industrial development.

Rob Davies

South Africa trade minister seeks a more integrated Africa

Rob Davies, South Africa's minister of trade and industry, tells Courtney Fingar how the country's renowned reputation in the motor industry and renewable energy is being used to spearhead its FDI policy, and why he has high hopes for greater African integration when it comes to trade.

Second tier cities

A second coming: where should investors look beyond the megacities?

With many of the big global cities struggling with infrastructure problems, rising wages and high office and land costs, investors are increasingly looking to smaller second- and third-tier cities in which to base themselves. But where are the emerging urban areas that are posing a threat to their larger counterparts?

South Africa's FDI decline continues in 2014

Foreign investment into South Africa has been declining steadily in the past three years, but may see a turnaround in 2015.

Eko Atlantic City, Lagos, Nigeria

The African IFCs eyeing Johannesburg's crown

While Johannesburg remains way out in front when it comes to African international finance centres, competition is emerging in Casablanca, Lagos and Rwanda. And though reputational issues may dog much of the continent, it would seem that South Africa will not have everything its own way in the coming years.

South Africa's intellectual property developments – heading in the wrong direction?

South Africa is changing its intellectual property laws, a move that experts from research firm Pugatch Consilium argue will narrow access to medical treatments and harm the country's investment attractiveness in the pharmaceuticals sphere.

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