Prime Minister announces ambition for UK to be largest G7 investor in Africa by 2022
The ambition was announced alongside a range of measures to boost trade between the UK and Africa and encourage UK investment in the region, including the creation of a new Africa Investors Board The government has set a new ambition for the UK to be the largest G7 investor... Read more
Unravel the myths
A case study published by Harvard Business School argues that there are quite a number of things people get wrong about men and women in the work place. The case study looks at the popular myths that have been said about men and women in the past years. Some... Read more
UAE pledges to invest $10bn in SA
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has committed to invest US $10 billion in key sectors of South Africa’s economy, including tourism and mining, to support the sustainable development of the country. The announcement follows Friday’s State visit by President Cyril Ramaphosa, who met with his counterpart, Sheikh Khalifa bin... 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
President Ramaphosa invited to G7 Summit for oceans protection
President Cyril Ramaphosa will this weekend participate in the G7 Leaders’ Summit Outreach, the Presidency said on Wednesday. The President has been invited by the host of the G7 Leaders’ Summit, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, under the theme ‘Healthy, productive and resilient oceans and seas, coasts and... 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 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
Good prospects for Special Economic Zones to attract FDI
The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) is optimistic that South Africa’s Special Economic Zones (SEZs) will attract foreign direct investment (FDI). The dti this week concluded an investment roadshow to Shanghai, China. Led by Deputy Minister Bulelani Magwanishe, the roadshow was aimed at wooing investors to South African... Read more
Nene appointed to chair New Development Bank
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has been appointed as Chairman of the New Development Bank (NDB) Board of Governors. The Finance Minister’s appointment was made at the third annual meeting of the NDB Board of Governors (BoG) and the 14th meeting of the NDB Board of Directors (BoD) was held... Read more
SEZ practitioners to attend special training in China
A group of 50 Special Economic Zones (SEZ) practitioners and supporting sector specialists are to attend a special training in Tianjin, China, that gets underway later this week, said the Department of Trade and Industry (dti). The group of practitioners and supporting sector specialists from the dti, provincial departments... Read more