At one point, it looked like the games could be cancelled. But the carnival spirit has prevailed.
The UK's obsession with ramping up prices for one of life's essentials could bring the economic roof down.
The prevailing political fights over control of state-owned enterprises in South Africa has the potential to have a deep impact on the economy, and the quality and direction of the development state.
A change of attitude which comes with some deep introspection by South African business leaders can help address some of the country's key socioeconomic challenges.
The African trade and integration spaces are seeing significant improvements and gathering even more momentum in the face of Brexit. Sarah Logan looks at the driving factors.
Money and resources in Latin America often don't reach those who need them most – and criminal gangs are on hand to take advantage.
The Chinese £1bn investment in Sheffield, a former mining town in northern England, comes with valuable lessons about how Africa can maximise economic value in its dealings with China.
Non-stop public transport might suit the 24-hour party people, but it could have rougher consequences for others.
South Africa has claimed back its status of the largest economy in Africa, toppling Nigeria, due to the appreciation of the rand. What's prompted the movement?
Credit rating agencies have a poor track record when it comes to evaluating risk.
India stands to economically benefit from the introduction of a Goods and Services Tax. Australia could also cash in.
Business Briefing: Abenomics fails to address Japan’s true woes.
The Japanese government needs to improve job security and address income inequality as "Abenomics" fails to deliver.
All economic data is pointing to disappointing global growth.
A new move away from petrol power could drive the global economy further than ever before.
The South African Reserve Bank has forecast zero percent growth for 2016. Some urgent steps are needed to get the country out of this hole.
The protest by Zimbabweans against police road blocks and banned imports highlights a new political economy that is rising on the back of informalisation of the economy.
Former South African President Thabo Mbeki remains a puzzle to many of his compatriots. A new book, ‘The Thabo Mbeki I know’, will help to understand him better.
Australia will have to adapt its tourism offerings to attract of growing market with changing expectations.
Innovation is not just about taking risks, but minimising and managing them.
Not only does higher education build the economy's skills and knowledge, but that it pays for itself and much else many times over.