For Africa to flourish, foreign investors must help homegrown businesses become manufacturers and exporters.
With South African temperatures rising at twice the global average rate, drought is ruining crops - in turn killing animals which fuel the safari industry.
Turning a problem into a business opportunity, this entrepreneur wants you to spend your next holiday on his floating island made from trash.
In a study of 146 countries from 1950 to 2014, on average GDP per capita grew by 1.53% in the year after countries transitioned from incumbents with a non-economic backgrounds to one with...
Providing everyone with quality healthcare in resource-strapped countries will mean innovative 'low cost' use of private-sector suppliers.
Today, there are almost a million fewer deaths from HIV/AIDS than when they peaked in the mid 2000s. But there's a shortfall in funding.
Every day more than 800 women die from preventable causes during pregnancy and childbirth. But these needless deaths could ended by 2030, for the cost of 46 military aircraft.
SistaazHood, a group of transgender, homeless, sex workers in South Africa, has become a growing voice on issues from the legalisation of sex work to better access to healthcare.
Cities across the world are increasingly turning to advanced forensic tool systems to tackle rising levels of crime - but is this only pushing crime into poorer areas?
A study in South Africa has highlighted how unhealthy ageing takes its toll on health and income. But strong social policies can promote healthy ageing and protect the economic well-being...
Farmers are trying everything to rid their land of this invasive prickly cactus, which destroys grass and makes animals sick. However, it can be used to make biogas, juice, wines and oils.
A hard-won free-trade deal and a massive youth population - will these factors make this 'Africa's century'? And what about gender-based violence and the gig economy. Key moments from the...
A new breed of digitally literate micro-entrepreneurs will be best placed to take advantage of tech platforms to exploit gaps in the market.
The World Economic Forum on Africa 2019 takes place in Cape Town from 4-6 September.
Protests have erupted across South Africa against gender-based violence in the country. People have taken to the streets to voice their anger that not enough is being done to protect women.