Economic situation may cost lion lives

Sixteen lions on a South African game reserve are facing death because of a shortage of funds to feed them. The SanWild sanctuary, in Limpopo province, has issued an urgent appeal for donations to save the three prides of 14 adults and two cubs.

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Economic forecast South Africa: steady growth

South Africa is likely to show stable growth in the next five years. The country’s growth may seem moderate, when compared to other African countries. But relatively strong consumer spending power, a large market and a stable, diverse economy makes South Africa an attractive market in an African context.

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Top 15 growing economies: 10 from Africa

As the global economy totters from crisis to crisis, Africa is fast becoming a magnet for investments and a safe haven for international capital.

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African agriculture can contribute to world growth

A new report says African agriculture can contribute to sustained global economic growth. But it says there must first be greater investment in farming, markets and social development. The Montpellier Panel, made up of European agricultural experts, is calling for “growth with resilience” in Africa.

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