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A just energy transition for Africa?

February 16, 2022

The continent’s transition away from fossil fuels is fraught with difficulty, not least if the overall aim is both a cleaner and fairer future. 

Investec outruns its rivals in South Africa

September 1, 2021

Investec topped the South Africa performance rankings and climbed up 63 places in the overall Top 1000 ranking. Its ‘Big Four’ peers fared less well.

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South Africa’s banks count costs of unrest

July 30, 2021

Looting and arson forced the closure of hundreds of branches and caused widespread damage to ATM infrastructure.

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South Africa’s banks squeezed by competition and pandemic

June 2, 2021

New challenges have forced leading commercial lenders to innovate to hold onto market share.

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South African banks’ loan books merit scrutiny amid Covid crisis

April 21, 2021

Loan portfolios have been skewed towards unsecured lending over the last decade.

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Financial services FDI to South Africa surges despite pandemic

March 22, 2021

Total financial services capital investment into South Africa rose 41% last year, while Nigeria saw a 57% drop.

Can South Africa’s banks ride out economic storm?

September 22, 2020

South Africa has been hit hard by Covid-19, which has had a dramatic impact on its GDP.

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Standard Bank Group CEO on a post-crisis Africa

August 10, 2020

Standard Bank Group chief executive Sim Tshabalala on how the Covid-19 crisis is accelerating the adoption of digital banking services.

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The Banker's Best-performing Banks ranking: BRICS countries

January 2, 2020

Which banks across Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have performed the best in The Banker’s newly introduced ranking that measures a lender's performance across various key criteria? 

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South Africa CBG looks to build on banks' resilience

May 1, 2019

The governor of South Africa’s central bank tells The Banker about the challenging position the country finds itself in and the impressive performance of its banking sector.

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