Coega’s African footprint growing
With the month of May celebrated as Africa Month, the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) has identified the rest of the African continent as an important market for sustainable growth, consistent with its strategic plan 2020-2025, but also as part of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, said... Read more
SA companies to sample Asian food market
Gauteng businesspeople say they are ready to access the Asian market and secure opportunities during the 44th Foodex Trade Fair. The companies, which are amongst the 30 companies that received financial support from the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), will participate in the trade fair from 5-8... Read more
Frontier vibe still driving SA advances: FT
The Financial Times published on a first-ever special report on Innovation in South Africa. Africa editor David Pilling in his lead article writes that “homegrown innovators are fighting the brain drain and finding ways past a funding squeeze.” The six-page edition casts a bright light on South African technology,... Read more
Internet Society Partners with Facebook to Expand Internet Connectivity in Africa
Currently, 42% of countries in Africa lack IXPs, which means that most of their domestic Internet traffic is exchanged through points outside their respective country The Internet Society (, a global non-profit organization dedicated to the open development, evolution and use of the Internet, today announced that it is... Read more
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
SA companies to invest $500m in SADC region
South African companies have pledged to invest $500 million in countries in the South African Development Community (SADC), President Cyril Ramaphosa announced at the weekend. President Ramaphosa made the announcement at the conclusion of the two-day 38th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the SADC... Read more
SADC should push for industrial growth
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) needs to continue pushing for industrial growth and development in the region, says President Cyril Ramaphosa. With the help of the private sector, the region must also put special focus on developing skills in agro-processing, mineral beneficiation, energy and pharmaceuticals. This will enable... 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
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
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

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