Africa’s changemakers are blazing a trail for the rest of the world

11 June 2019. By 2025, the world’s population will grow from 7.4 billion people to 8.2 billion people, and 40% of that growth will come from Africa. Many of the next generation of Africans will be living in megacities like Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Accra, Nairobi, Cairo and Johannesburg, each of which will become a smart, digitized city in the decades to come. Read more…


Fresh Plaza News

6 June 2019. Unexpectedly strong contraction of South African economy. Read more…


Fresh Plaza News

30 May 2019. Africa free trade deal brings opportunities for cooperation with China. Read more…


EIU: UK Brexit monthly update: April 2019

29 April 2019 – Read more…


Is the World Economy Headed for a Fall?

23 April 2019 – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has once again cut its global growth forecast for 2019. In its new semi-annual World Economic Report, the organization now projects a 3.3% growth rate, down from the 3.5% it predicted in January, 3.7% in October and 4% a year ago. Key reasons for the downward revisions: the U.S.-China trade war and the potential for a disorderly Brexit. Read more…


South Africa: Western Cape groups commit to farmer development

8 April 2019 – The South African private sector has shown its commitment to developing black smallholder farmers in the province, with all 11 of the agricultural commodity groups that have been part of the Western Cape department of agriculture’s commodity approach to land reform, signing new MOUs last week. Read more…


The four Brexit scenarios for South African exports

5 April 2019 – Many South Africans consider Brexit to be exclusively a European issue. In fact, the consequences for SA, and other large trading partners of the UK, could be huge. Read more…


Economic Conditions Snapshot, March 2019: McKinsey Global Survey results

1 April 2019 – Respondents report an overall wary economic outlook and are increasingly concerned over trade. Yet there are signs of optimism among emerging economies and for companies’ prospects. Read more…


Redress for land and resource rights violations: a legal empowerment agenda

29 March 2019 – A recent wave of large-scale commercial investments in agriculture, extractive industries and other land-based sectors has compounded the ‘global resource squeeze’ in low- and middle-income countries. Read more…


No-deal Brexit and its impact on South African poultry

26 March 2019 – Britain’s tortuous progress towards leaving the European Union presents an opportunity for South African poultry producers as post-Brexit trade deals are negotiated, according to not-for-profit movement FairPlay. Read more…