Business

10 best African countries for doing business 2019

Five SADC countries are ranked in this year’s Doing Business index. The index, released in May, is a ranking system created by the World Bank Group to indicate the regularity environment of businesses. A higher ranking, which is indicated by a lower numerical value, specifies a stronger protection of property rights, and vice versa. ...Read More

Proposed superhighway set to drive digital SADC

JOHANNESBURG - THE SADC superhighway, a proposed fibre project for the region, is poised to enhance competition in local economies and drastically reduce the cost of telecommunications. ...Read More

Divisive tax latest twist to plummeting Angolan economy

THE controversial introduction of Value Added Tax (VAT), a move government is pushing through to boost tax collection from consumption amid decreasing revenues of oil, is the latest turn to a freefalling Angolan economy. ...Read More

Lesotho bearing brunt of rising SA maize prices

PRICES of the staple maize meal in Lesotho have reached a five-year high as the country grapples with increasing grain prices in neighbouring South Africa. ...Read More

Bots to enact law to root out corruption, woo investors

Gaborone - Presidential Affairs Minister Nonofo Molefhi has proposed a bill which will make it compulsory for Members of Parliament and other high profile public servants to declare assets and properties at their disposal. ...Read More

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