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Smarter mobility key to a sustainable South Africa

Smarter mobility key to a sustainable South Africa

11/09/2019 - 13:19
The World Economic Forum has revealed that by 2050, 70% of the world’s population will be living and operating in urban areas. Considering the resultant congestion and air pollution, which are already challenges requiring mitigation in 2019, mobility and energy should be top of mind for those making the shift towards cities of the future.  read more
SA entrepreneur scoops top innovation award

SA entrepreneur scoops top innovation award

12/05/2016 - 14:48
Johannesburg - South African entrepreneur Nneile Nkholise on Wednesday won the Africa Top Women Innovators Challenge 2016 at the opening day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa in Kigali, Rwanda. read more
Dim outlook for SA, warns World Bank

Dim outlook for SA, warns World Bank

03/02/2016 - 10:17
Johannesburg - The World Bank added its voice yesterday to a plethora of forecasts of dismal economic growth of less than 1 percent that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has promised to disprove when he tables his Budget. read more
WEF: Next industrial revolution to cut 5m jobs

WEF: Next industrial revolution to cut 5m jobs

19/01/2016 - 09:55
Paris - The latest industrial revolution will not only bring us 3-D printing and biotechnology advances, but the loss of five million jobs in the next five years, according to a report prepared for the Davos forum of business and political elites. read more
Fourth industrial revolution is upon us

Fourth industrial revolution is upon us

15/01/2016 - 11:58
Are we on the brink of a fourth industrial revolution? Before answering the question, it’s worth reminding ourselves of what the first three did. read more
Global focus on SA policies

Global focus on SA policies

26/01/2015 - 09:51
Davos - This has been my eleventh consecutive visit to the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting. During that time, South Africa has moved from zero to hero and, this year, back to zero. read more
UNI Global Union calls for a new Magna Carta - Sitzerland

UNI Global Union calls for a new Magna Carta - Sitzerland

22/01/2015 - 14:44
Davos - On the eve of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Philip Jennings, the General Secretary of UNI Global Union said an avalanche of reports from Oxfam to the ILO and the World Economic Forum all point to the fault lines in our global economy. read more
No rate rise likely as inflation slows

No rate rise likely as inflation slows

22/01/2015 - 13:33
Inflation slowed last month amid lower fuel prices and a slower pace of increase in food prices — almost guaranteeing that interest rates would remain unchanged next week. read more
Corruption and labour killing SA’s competitive edge

Corruption and labour killing SA’s competitive edge

04/09/2014 - 11:02
The latest competitiveness index by the World Economic Forum paints a bleak image of South Africa’s ability to compete, globally. read more
Digital divide stalling growth in emerging markets

Digital divide stalling growth in emerging markets

29/04/2014 - 10:51
The World Economic Forum has declared that the increasing digital divide between the connected and the under connected nations across the globe is stalling the progress of emerging and developing nations. read more
Ghana slips 11 places in global competitiveness report

Ghana slips 11 places in global competitiveness report

11/09/2013 - 09:35
The environment for doing business in Ghana in 2012 was far better than this year; that is according to the Executive Opinion and Global Competitiveness Report.  read more
Zambia ranked 7th competitive economy in Africa and 93rd in the World

Zambia ranked 7th competitive economy in Africa and 93rd in the World

09/09/2013 - 10:28
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has ranked Zambia as one of the top 10 most competitive economies in Africa for 2013. read more
R900m pledge for digital jobs in Africa

R900m pledge for digital jobs in Africa

10/05/2013 - 08:35
The Rockefeller Foundation will pledge close to US$100 million (R900m) to create digital field jobs in Africa, it was announced at the World Economic Forum on Africa on Thursday (9 April).  read more
World economy, conflicts top Davos agenda

World economy, conflicts top Davos agenda

22/01/2013 - 07:54
Geneva - Reviving the global economy and the conflicts in Syria and Mali will top the agenda as world leaders and business chiefs meet this week in the Swiss ski resort of Davos for its annual gathering of international power brokers. read more
SA business environment weak – global survey

SA business environment weak – global survey

02/11/2012 - 08:57
South Africa’s business environment has been ranked as the country’s weakest area in a new survey published by the World Economic Forum. read more
Zuma: State not main job creator

Zuma: State not main job creator

27/01/2012 - 07:37
Johannesburg - The state is not the primary job creator in South Africa, President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday.  read more
Experts' confidence in economy dismal

Experts' confidence in economy dismal

17/11/2011 - 08:38
Johannesburg - Seventy percent of international experts have a pessimistic outlook on the global economy, according to a new survey conducted by the World Economic Forum (WEF). In addition, 60% expressed little confidence in government leaders to deal with global risks. read more
Will manufacturing shift from China to Africa?

Will manufacturing shift from China to Africa?

11/05/2011 - 09:43
In 2000, when William Hickey, president and CEO of US-based packaging company Sealed Air, took a long-term view on the future of his company, he predicted that by 2050 Africa would have replaced China as the world’s manufacturing hub. read more
'Forum for gangsters'

'Forum for gangsters'

09/05/2011 - 13:50
An activist group labelled the World Economic Forum (WEF) a platform for gangsters wanting to advance their own personal agendas. read more
Africa must be integrated into global markets - WEF

Africa must be integrated into global markets - WEF

04/05/2011 - 11:54
Africa must become integrated into global markets to sustain a faster pace of economic growth and to create jobs for millions of unemployed people, officials from the World Economic Forum (WEF) said today. read more