BRICS Ministers to meet ahead of summit
International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu will next month host the second formal meeting of the BRICS Foreign Affairs Ministers. The meeting will be held on 4 June in Pretoria in preparation for the 10th BRICS Summit taking place in July. “It is expected that the ministers will... Read more
SA heads to VivaTech
South Africa is set to participate in the Viva Technology Conference and Exhibition (VivaTech) which is dedicated to innovation and digital transformation focused on start-ups. Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies will lead a South African business delegation exhibition that will take place in Paris, France, from Thursday until... Read more
China mission to attract investors to Special Economic Zones
The Department of Trade and Industry will this month embark on an investment roadshow to Shanghai, China, aimed at wooing investors to the South African Special Economic Zones (SEZs). Led by Deputy Minister Bulelani Magwanishe, the roadshow scheduled for 26 – 31 May will give representatives of the South... Read more
SA issues new bonds in international markets
 South Africa has issued two new bonds in the international capital market, National Treasury said on Wednesday. “On 15 May 2018, the Republic of South Africa successfully placed US$2 billion in notes maturing in 2030 (12-year) and 2048 (30-year) in the international capital markets through an intra-day execution,” said... Read more
Local companies urged to show-off their best in China
South Africa’s Trade and Industry representative Thulani Mpetsheni has urged local companies to put their best foot forward at the SIAL China International Trade Fair for Food that gets underway today. This as a group of 23 local companies led by the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) are... Read more
SA companies participate in Algeria trade fair
The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) is leading a group of companies that will participate at the Algiers International Trade Fair that gets underway today in Algiers, in Algeria. “The Algiers International Trade Fair is one of the most strategic platforms for foreign companies to reach Algerian buyers... Read more
SA companies participate in Algeria trade fair
The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) is leading a group of companies that will participate at the Algiers International Trade Fair that gets underway today in Algiers, in Algeria. “The Algiers International Trade Fair is one of the most strategic platforms for foreign companies to reach Algerian buyers... Read more
SA, Japan to fast-track economic growth
The Japan-Africa Public-Private Economic Forum is expected to accelerate the promotion of private sector led economic growth by encouraging networking among African and Japanese companies. President Cyril Ramaphosa will this evening deliver the keynote address at the forum, currently underway in Sandton, Johannesburg. The forum, hosted by South Africa,... Read more
SA disappointed at US steel tariff decision
South Africa has expressed disappointment at not being granted exemption from the US Section 232 steel and aluminium tariff duties. On Monday, US President Donald Trump signed Proclamations granting permanent country-exemptions to a select number of countries and extended by one month the Section 232 steel and aluminium tariff... Read more
BRICS agrees to strengthen cooperation
BRICS member countries have agreed to strengthen cooperation and mutual assistance to facilitate trade between bloc countries and other developing countries. BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) customs administrations are in Durban for the 10th Annual BRICS Customs Experts Technical Working Group hosted by the South African... Read more