Inaugural export symposium for EC
A total of 200 export industry delegates and 27 exhibitors are billed to attend the first Eastern Cape Export Symposium and Exhibition at the Abbotsford Christian Centre in East London between the 27 and 28th of March. An initiative of the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) in partnership with... Read more
Government plans to protect wetlands
Eastern Cape Finance, Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism MEC, Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane said the national and provincial government is increasing efforts to rehabilitate nine wetlands across the province as part of the national biodiversity plan. Speaking at the provincial Wetlands event, Mabuyane said government investing R18 million into... Read more
SA social entrepreneur shortlisted for global investment
South African social entrepreneur among those shortlisted for the 1 million-dollar Hult Prize. More than 200,000 student-led social entrepreneurship start-ups have been battling it out for the world-renowned Hult Prize – a $1 million seed investment given out annually to innovative youngsters with solutions to some of the globe’s... Read more
Petrol price to increase on Wednesday
Consumers are in for a shock at the pumps as the price of petrol is set to increase by 74 cents a litre from Wednesday. The Department of Energy on Monday announced fuel hikes of 74 cents a litre for both grades of petrol 93 (ULP and LRP) and 95... Read more
Rebuilding our continent’s reputation
Investments in African businesses grew by almost 300% in the past year.1 The growth in business opportunities and investments proves that confidence in the continent is rising. “With the many positive changes afoot, it is important to take stock of some of the challenges, changes, and trends that we... Read more
Efforts to boost investment in SA
A roundtable on the margins of the upcoming annual Investing in the African Mining Indaba is set to boost South Africa’s investment potential. The Departments of Trade and Industry, Mineral Resources and Brand South Africa will host an investment roundtable on the margins of the annual indaba as part... Read more
Port of East London celebrates the docking of longest vessel in port history
Last year, East London welcomed the widest and the biggest vessels in this city’s history and in 2019, the record-breaking momentum continued with the successful docking of the longest vessel at the Port of East London today. The Zen Hua 20, is equivalent to two and a half rugby... Read more
ILO report calls for human-centred future of work
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) Global Commission has called for a human-centred agenda for a decent future of work. The call is contained in the commission’s report released on Tuesday. The release of the report serves as a precursor for the annual meetings of the World Economic Forum (WEF),... Read more
SA positions itself to attract investment
President Cyril Ramaphosa says government has prioritised several key reforms aimed at attracting investment into minerals and petroleum exploration, tourism and agriculture. The President said this during a question and answer session in the National Assembly on Tuesday. ANC MP Bhekizizwe Radebe had asked the President what government would... Read more
SA investment climate is improving
Foreign investment, if targeted and nurtured, can drive economic growth and in turn contribute to much-needed job creation and economic inclusion for all, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. The Minister was addressing the South African Investment Seminar on the margins of the first China International Import Expo... Read more

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