FOCAC to set new path for China-Africa cooperation
As African leaders gather in Beijing for a summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), expectations are high for the two countries to strengthen their already solid friendship and further enhance pragmatic cooperation to bring tangible benefits to the Chinese and African people. The summit, scheduled to kick... Read more
Trade and Industry Committee Notes Positive Progress made at South African Bureau of Standards’ (SABS’s)
The committee heard that the forensic investigation is further delayed due to a possible conflict of interest by the appointed forensic auditors  Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry today held a follow-up meeting regarding the South African Bureau of Standards’ (SABS’s) forensic investigation pertaining to alleged irregularities emanating... Read more
SA companies explore opportunities in Peru
Local companies are to explore trade and investment opportunities in Peru as part of the Department of Trade and Industry’s (dti) Outward Selling Mission to that country. Minister Rob Davies said the mission forms part of the dti’s efforts to strengthen bilateral trade relations and increase trade and investment... Read more
SA, UK to cement economic relations
President Cyril Ramaphosa is on Tuesday expected to host the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Theresa May, who will be in the country for a working visit. “The working visit by Prime Minister May seeks to further cement economic relations built up over several decades,” the Presidency said in a... Read more
SA to participate in 38th SADC Summit
President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead South Africa’s delegation to the 38th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in Windhoek, Namibia. The summit will take place from 16-18 August 2018 under the theme ‘Promoting Infrastructure Development and Youth Empowerment for... Read more
SA, DRC strengthen relations
Bilateral relations between South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) formed part of discussions between the two countries’ Heads of State on Friday. “The Heads of State exchanged views mainly on the following three points: bilateral relations between the two countries, the evolution of the political, electoral... Read more
10th BRICS Summit, a festival of bilaterals
The 10th BRICS summit, which concluded on Friday in Johannesburg was a festival of bilaterals, said President Cyril Ramaphosa. “The BRICS is a gathering of countries and when we include the non- members through the BRICS Outreach session and the BRICS Plus- it is like a festival of bilaterals... Read more
SA to host China
President Cyril Ramaphosa will host the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, on a State visit to South Africa. “The State visit takes place within the context of strengthening strategic and historic political, economic, social and international cooperation partnership between South Africa and China,” the Presidency... Read more
Calls for BRICS media to tell the story of developing countries
The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) has called on the media in BRICS countries to explore media partnerships in order to better tell the stories of developing economies to their citizens. Donald Liphoko, a chief director at GCIS, said this when he participated in a panel discussion at... Read more
President Ramaphosa kicks off working visit in Nigeria
President Cyril Ramaphosa will this morning meet with his Nigerian counterpart President Muhammadu Buhari and participate at the 2018 Annual Meeting and 25th Anniversary Celebrations of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank). Afreximbank is the foremost pan-African multilateral financial institution devoted to financing and promoting intra- and extra-African trade. The... Read more