SADC working towards boosting mutual trade
Southern African Development Community countries are putting shoulder to the wheel to strengthen the comparative and competitive advantages of the region’s economies to stimulate intra-SADC trade. Despite persistent efforts to boost trade within the region through the SADC Free Trade Area, the value of intra-SADC trade has remained very... Read more
SADC predicts good seed production
Despite the negative effects of last year’s El Nino-induced drought, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) predicts a surplus in seed production. “The impression now is that in terms of seed production, we are much better. Yes there will be challenges here and there but in general as the... Read more
SA, Zambia must fulfil trade commitments
Zambian Finance Minister Felix Mutati says South African and Zambian companies must build on the commitments made by the Heads of State of the two countries. Speaking at the start of a two-day Trade and Investment Mission organised by the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) in Lusaka, Minister... Read more
Sustainable electricity development key to Africa’s growth
Africa must rethink the way it approaches electricity production if it is to realise its industrial and economic growth imperatives, says Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown. The Minister on Tuesday said electricity is the cornerstone of any economy, and the design of electricity systems on the continent must be... Read more
Mandela Day: Do your bit to make a difference
With the world marking Nelson Mandela International Day today, ordinary citizens and Cabinet Ministers are going out into communities to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate. Every year on 18 July, South Africans and the global community honour South Africa’s late former President and international... Read more
Make a change this Mandela Day
Brand South Africa has called on all South Africans to play their part and act against poverty and unite to make a change in society on International Mandela Day. To honour the late Mandela’s epic struggle, setbacks, renewed hope and ultimate triumph – the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed... Read more
Africa to launch single air transport market in 2018
An African single air transport market will be launched in January 2018, with 40 plus countries expected to be signatories by then. So far, 20 African countries out of 55 have subscribed to African single air market. This was announced by David Kajange, the Head of the Transport and... Read more
Major leap for Africa at G20 summit
The G20 Leaders’ Summit, which concluded in Hamburg, Germany, on Saturday, has recorded positive outcomes for global development, with significant benefits for the African continent. The office of South African President Jacob Zuma on Sunday said critical developmental issues were tabled at the summit, which brought together leaders from... Read more
SA signs tripartite free trade area agreement
New report shows surprising Chinese business footprint
Through a study conducted across eight countries that together make up about two-thirds of Sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP, the report finds that there are already over 10,000 Chinese firms operating in Africa—four times the previous estimate China is Africa’s largest economic partner. Yet it has been a challenge to understand... Read more