Africa Risk Reward Index

Zambia - August elections a pivotal moment

Posted by Zaynab Mohamed on Jul 28, 2021 3:00:25 PM

The Zambia national elections that will be held on August 12 is the most unpredictable election since the country’s independence. Deteriorating...

Africa Country Insight: Nigeria

Posted by Jacques Nel on Jul 23, 2021 12:41:51 PM

Africa’s largest economy is recovering, but on some shaky macroeconomic fundamentals. Both price inflation and unemployment remain elevated....

Africa is a key source of the minerals that will be central to the green energy transition. The level of proven reserves means that the continent...

Country Insight: South Africa

Posted by Pieter du Preez on Jun 29, 2021 6:24:48 AM

South Africa was particularly hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic as the government imposed strict containment measures. As such, the economy...

The South African government has been struggling to rein in the public sector wage bill in the past. This seems to be the case again this year as...

Academic work has established that a mature workforce (one in which the 40-49-year-old cohort is large) has a positive impact on overall economic...

The mineral-rich African continent may be best known for its wealth of oil, gold, and diamonds, but the region also hosts significant copper...