SA, Ghana upgrade relations
Relations between South Africa and Ghana will experience a new impetus as the two countries have upgraded their relations to a Bi-National Commission (BNC). The BNC, which will be led by President Cyril Ramaphosa and his Ghanaian counterpart President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, will meet bi-annually alternating between Accra... Read more
SA welcomes new ambassadors
President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed nine new ambassadors to South Africa. The President said the new ambassadors will assist to strengthen relations between their respective countries and South Africa. The ambassadors hail from afar afield as Angola, Austria, Burkina Faso, the Republic of Congo, Indonesia, Jamaica, the Republic of... Read more
SA signs Africa Continental Free Trade Area agreement
South Africa has signed the African Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement with the African Union, which will pave the way for the country to benefit from inter-regional trade within the African continent. “This agreement is an important step towards South Africa’s participation in a market of over one billion... Read more
SA eyes opportunities in China
With South Africa due to host the BRICS Summit next month, the country is keen to collaborate with and explore investment opportunities and partnerships with Chinese companies, says Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Bulelani Magwanishe. Speaking at the reception of a Chinese business delegation at the Chinese Embassy in... Read more
Trades that pave way to prosperity
Every new house that is built or water, electricity or sewerage line connected in your area is a future job opportunity for a buddying young artisan. As our residential and industrial areas expand there is a greater demand for the technical skills of artisans to service their needs. These... Read more
Ministers lay BRICS foundation for July summit
The five major emerging economies — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) grouping — ended their meeting on Monday with a common voice on major issues on the international agenda. From increased BRICS cooperation, security, economic, financial and sustainable development spheres, the grouping’s foreign affairs ministers, who... Read more
SA, Saharawi Presidents to forge greater relations
President Cyril Ramaphosa will this week host the President of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, President Brahim Ghali, for a working visit. It is expected that the two Heads of State will on Tuesday review bilateral cooperation between the two countries and exchange views on issues of common interest... Read more
Dti participates in AU trade meeting
South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry (dti) participated in the sixth African Union Ministers of Trade (AMOT) meeting in Senegal, which took place on Sunday. The meeting considered, among others, the legally scrubbed Annexes of the Protocols to the Agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (Caftan),... Read more
SA to host successful BRICS Summit
Plans are underway to ensure the successful hosting of the 10th BRICS Summit in July, Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane said on Thursday. “Plans are underway to ensure the successful hosting of the Summit,” said the Minister. In a statement, Mokonyane said South Africa has made headway on media coordination... Read more
SA, Kenya advance trade relations
South Africa and Kenya are working hard to boost trade and investment, says South Africa’s High Commissioner to Kenya, Koleka Mqulwana. Speaking at a trade and investment seminar in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, Mqulwana said the two countries are working to level the balance of trade by enhancing bilateral... Read more