South Africa at Davos

5 reasons to be optimistic about Africa

It is impossible not to have strong views when it comes to the debate on Africa's rise: despite solid economic growth and progress in poverty alleviation, people's views on the region's outlook remain stubbornly polarised. Elsie Kanza, head of Africa at the World Economic Forum, shares why she remains optimistic.

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Rising to the challenge of Africa's urban future

By 2030, the 18 largest African cities will have a combined spending power of $1,3- trillion. But while Africa’s growing cities are creating new markets, they are also creating infrastructure and humanitarian challenges.

SA developing reliable energy mix, Zuma tells Davos

South Africa is considering options to increase its available electricity generation capacity and to manage demand over the next six months, President Jacob Zuma told a business delegation in Davos on Wednesday.

Zuma to promote SA's plans for growth at Davos

We will market our successes and share our plans to deal with our challenges, President Jacob Zuma said as the South African delegation touched down in Davos, Switzerland, ahead of the annual WEF meeting.

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