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South Africa leads the Digital Quality of Life (DQOL) Index

The Digital Quality of Life Index (DQL), following an assessment of digital connectivity in 117 countries around the world, has ranked South Africa first on the continent, and 66th globally, in the Digital Quality of Life (DQOL) Index. It is followed by Mauritius (68th) and Morocco (71st)....
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South Africa: GDP down by 0.7

South Africa's economy remains "fragile" with GDP falling 0.7% in the second quarter, after two consecutive quarters of growth. "The devastating floods in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN, south-east) and (electricity) load shedding have contributed to this decline, weakening an already fragile national economy that had just returned to a pre-pandemic level," explains...
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South Africa: $107bln collected in taxes in 2021/22 fiscal year

South Africa collected 1.564 trillion rand ($107 billion) in tax revenue in the financial year ended March 2022, slightly higher than the budget estimate of 1.547 trillion rand, the revenue service said. The South African Revenue Service (SARS) said revenue collections have been buoyed by a strong economic recovery that...
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South Africa: Economy hit 1.2% growth in Q4 of 2021

South Africa’s economy expanded in the final quarter of last year driven by a recovery in agriculture and manufacturing, data shows a boost for President Cyril Ramaphosa who is battling to ignite growth. Statistics indicate that gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 1.2% quarter on quarter in the last three...
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South Africa: Shoprite reports 20% increase in annual profit

South Africa's largest grocery retailer, Shoprite Holdings, reported a 20.3% increase in annual profit and said it hopes to sell its assets in Madagascar and Uganda this fiscal year.Grocery retailers were among the businesses that benefited from the early start of the COVID-19 pandemic closures, as people stockpiled essential products....

Cart’Afrik : “The Covid in the North-South relations”

Despite rising numbers due to second waves across the continent, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Africa, is still within manageable proportions. This is especially true if the exceptionally high infection rate in South Africa, with about 40 per cent of cases on the continent  is suspended for the calculations....

Interview with Rémy Rioux: « an All-Africa approach »

Rémy Rioux, who has been CEO of the French Development Agency since 2016, is heading an institution that has never mobilized as much funds (12.1 billion euros of commitments in 2020) to finance the climate and social sectors in emerging countries, particularly in Africa. With nearly 50% of the financial...

Annecy Festival: African animation in the limelight!

African animation will be in the spotlight at the next edition of the Annecy Festival that will take place from June 14 to 19, 2021. That spotlight confirms the made in Africa animation. By DBM  The 45th edition of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival takes place from June 14...
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