Southern African Development Community (SADC) News

A resort in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Tourism in Africa: On the rise but has not at its full potential

For the third year running, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has published the Africa Tourism Monitor, an annual report on the tourism industry in Africa.

The African Union meets in Johannesburg, South Africa. Credit: ft.com

Ambitious plans promise surge in African commerce

When the US, Japan and 10 other economies recently sealed the deal on a vast new Pacific Rim trading bloc, they made front page headlines around the world.

Bonang Mohale, Chairman, Shell South Africa

Why South Africa must get real: Bonang Mohale, Chairman, Shell South Africa

Looking back on the last 20 years, there is much to celebrate about South Africa’s progress. Indeed, we could easily have become a Syria, Libya, Iraq, or Ukraine—but our leaders had the foresight and the wisdom to give us the amazing gift of a united, inclusive, nonracial constitutional democracy.

Egypt expects to export about $5 billion worth of goods over the next five years to fellow members of the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA)

African leaders sign 'Cape to Cairo' free trade bloc deal, the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA)

African leaders signed Wednesday a 26-nation free trade pact to create a common market that would span half the continent from Cairo to Cape Town.

African leaders set to sign 26-country trade deal between the EAC, SADC & COMESA to create $1 trillion market of 625 million people. Credit: imanidevelopment.com

African leaders to sign 26-country trade deal between the EAC, SADC & COMESA to create $1 trillion market of 625 million people

Senior African officials negotiating a trade deal in Egypt to create a common market across half the continent said Monday the pact was ready to be signed.

The African Development Bank (AfDB): Connecting regions (Reuters/Thomas Mukoya)

Why you should care who's in line to run the African Development Bank

This week, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the World Bank of Africa if you like, will elect a new president to replace Donald Kaberuka, a former Rwandan finance minister, who steps down on August 31 after a decade in charge.

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.

Cape Town, South Africa

Top property markets in Africa

Which African countries have the best opportunity for property investors?