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The top 10 wealthiest cities in Africa: AfrAsia Bank & New World Wealth (Infographic)

AfrAsia Bank and New World Wealth recently reviewed the 10 wealthiest cities in Africa by total wealth held.

Malusi Gigaba, Minister of Finance, South Africa

'No chance in hell' opposition will remove Zuma, Finance Minister says (Video)

South Africa finance minister says only ANC can decide on Zuma. Opposition parties have called for no-confidence motion.

Isondo will produce fuel cell compontents using platinum as a catalyst

South Africa targets auto sector with fuel cell plant

Africa’s first fuel cell component plant using platinum as a catalyst will start production by December aiming to take advantage of rising demand for clean energy cars.

Africa’s rising middle class – and why it matters. Credit: newafricanmagazine.com

Africa's rising middle class - and why it matters

According to the African Development Bank (AfDB), as far back as 2011 there were already 313 million people – or 34 per cent of the continent’s total population – that could be referred to as middle class.

Menlyn Park Shopping Centre, Pretoria, South Africa (Illustration)

Menlyn Park Shopping Centre to cement its place as Africa’s largest mall

Despite a slowdown in consumer spending across South Africa, Pretoria’s Menlyn Park Shopping Centre is undergoing a R2.5 billion revamp that will make it the largest mall in Africa, unseating Durban’s Gateway Theatre of Shopping.

Uber expands food delivery business UberEats into South Africa

Uber expands food delivery business UberEats into South Africa

Uber Technologies started its UberEats food delivery service in South Africa last Thursday before it expands in the rest of the country and into the continent.

Alon Lits, General Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa, Uber

Uber to launch in Ghana, Uganda and Tanzania within a month

Alon Lits, General Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa, Uber Ride-hailing company Uber said Thursday that it plans to start operating in the capitals of…

Cyril Ramaphosa, Deputy President of South Africa. Photographer: Denzil Maregele/Foto24/Gallo Images via Getty Images

MTN must obey Nigerian laws, says South Africa's Deputy President Ramaphosa

MTN Group Ltd., Africa’s biggest mobile-phone company that’s facing a $5.2 billion fine in Nigeria, must follow the rules in countries where it does business, South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said.

Primary school pupils from Durban react after Durban was officially named as host of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, on September 2, 2015 in Durban (AFP Photo/Rajesh Jantilal)

South Africa vows Durban Commonwealth Games will "heal wounds"

South Africa on Wednesday promised to deliver a world-class event when the city of Durban hosts the 2022 Commonwealth Games, saying the occasion would help the country overcome its turbulent past.

Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban, South Africa

Durban to host 2022 Commonwealth Games

Durban in South Africa will host the 2022 Commonwealth Games, becoming the first African city to be awarded the four-yearly multi-sports event.

Dakar, Senegal: The city is predicted to be one of the top 10 most visited cities in Africa in 2015

Europe, Asia? No - Airbnb's next big push is in Africa

Airbnb, the world’s leading service to rent out rooms or properties over the Internet, has announced plans to rapidly accelerate its growth in Africa, particularly in key markets such as Kenya and South Africa.

The BRICS leaders: President Vladimir Putin (L), Prime Minister Narendra Modi (2L), President Dilma Rousseff, President Xi Jinping (2R), and President Jacob Zuma (R)

South Africa in the BRICS - A brave new world

Will the BRICS group and its New Development Bank (NDB), founded in 2014, challenge the West-led international order enforced by the financial institutions of the World Bank and the IMF?

The top eight busiest ports in Africa

The top eight busiest ports in Africa (Photos and Infographic)

Check out a list and photos of the top eight busiest ports in Africa. Also, check out the infographic on the Port of Durban, Sub-Saharan Africa’s largest port and the second largest on the continent.

Cluster development in Zimbali which overlooks the wetlands and the ocean. Units range from R7.5 - R11.95 million each. Image: JACKIE CLAUSEN

Where do South Africa's rich live?

Sandhurst in Johannesburg is South Africa’s premier millionaire playground. The Sandton suburb is home to 130 multimillionaires – those with assets of R120 million or more.

Mango Airlines

10 budget airlines changing Africa's skies

Traveling across Africa’s huge distances can be expensive. Not that long ago, getting from one city to another often meant a connection in Europe. That’s finally changing.

Durban, South Africa: Durban has seen fastest growth of millionaires in South Africa since 2000.

What are South Africa's fastest growing cities for millionaires?

The city of Durban has seen the fastest growth of millionaires – high net worth individuals (HNWIs) with assets of US$1m or more – in South Africa, according to New World Wealth’s latest report.

Johannesburg's Nelson Mandela Square (Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko)

Johannesburg is Africa's most popular city for youth but Lagos is for its entrepreneurs

The 2015 YouthfulCities Index this week named Johannesburg as the “most popular African city” overall for young people aged 15-29.

A man hold a placard, center, reading 'Africa is all for Africans' prior to a march against immigrant attacks in South Africa, in Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Police and soldiers officers raided a hostel considered a hotspot for anti-immigrant attacks in downtown Johannesburg as Sosuth Africa continued a crackdown in xenophobic violence. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

South Africa's image suffers after anti-immigrant attacks

Only a few kilometers (miles) separate Alexandra, a gritty Johannesburg township where South Africans attacked immigrants last week, from Sandton, a district jammed with high-end stores, restaurants and gleaming office towers symbolizing the upper reaches of the prosperity that attracted so many job-seekers to South Africa.

An illustrator works on a digital drawing board at the Kuluya Games office at Anthony district in Nigeria’s commercial capital of Lagos June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

10 technology trends to watch in Africa in 2015

Because connectivity defines modern prosperity, and because Africa will not be able to build roads fast enough to manage its growth, the continent will be the first to adopt cargo drones at massive scale.

Luxury home in Cape Town, South Africa

South Africa's top 10 suburbs for luxury homes

Cape Town’s Atlantic seaboard suburbs of Camps Bay and Clifton, along with Johannesburg’s wealthy Sandhurst and Hyde Park neighbourhoods, account for the majority of luxury homes in South Africa.

Uber Kenya

Uber eyes use of mobile money services in Africa

Uber is now operational in seven African cities: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, and Pretoria in South Africa; Lagos in Nigeria; Cairo in Egypt; and Nairobi in Kenya.

Uber, Nairobi, Kenya

Uber launches in Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi, the “Green City in the Sun” is East Africa’s economic powerhouse. Locals tear into meat in restaurants squeezed between car parks and casinos, or overlooking the misty green hills that fall into the Great Rift Valley on the edge of the city.

Uber, Cape Town, South Africa

Uber vehicles impounded in Cape Town, South Africa

Police in Cape Town, South Africa, impounded 33 Uber vehicles over the weekend in a dispute over what type of permits drivers should hold, an Uber executive said.

Johannesburg skyline | Source: Shutterstock

In South Africa, more evolution than revolution

When Khanyi Dhlomo opened a plush designer boutique here late last year, it revealed as much about the national psyche as it did about the local fashion industry.

Volkswagen Beetle

Volkswagen (VW) to start assembling cars in Nigeria with Stallion Group

Volkswagen AG (VOW) plans to start assembling cars in Nigeria as early as next year with Dubai-based conglomerate Stallion Group, according to people familiar with the matter.

The Victoria & Alfred (V&A) Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa ranked #1 for best hotels globally

As the new year approaches, many travelers are looking for inspiration on where to head in 2015. This list might help.

Uber in Lagos, Nigeria

Everyone's private driver: Uber discusses its business in Africa

In just four years Uber, the smartphone app that connects passengers with taxi drivers, has launched in over 45 countries and 200 cities globally.

Samsung Africa

Samsung to invest in South African plant to capitalize on Africa, the world's fastest-growing mobile phone market

Samsung Electronics Co. (005930), the world’s largest smartphone maker, will open a plant in South Africa, a Trade and Industry Department official said.

Emirates

Emirates increases to seven the number of daily flights between Dubai and South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa 15th July 2014 Emirates, a global connector of people and places today announced that it will introduce a fourth daily flight between Dubai and Johannesburg effective 26th October 2014, lifting to seven the number of daily flights to South Africa.