BRICS Deputy Ministers meet to discuss Middle East, North Africa
The Fourth Meeting of the BRICS Deputy Ministers on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region kicked off in Pretoria on Tuesday morning. The meeting, which is chaired by International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers, is expected to discuss the current situation in these two regions,... Read more
Coega puts the EC on the map with global investment attractions
EC Premier and the Governor of Zhejiang province recognizes the endless opportunities for investors available in Coega  Eastern Cape Premier, Hon. Phumulo Masualle, and the Governor of Zhejiang Province in the People’s Republic of China, Honorable Che Jun were hosted by the CDC for a presentation on the special... Read more
SA participates in UN space conference
Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Bulelani Magwanishe is this week leading a delegation to the United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNISPACE+50), which gets underway today. The Deputy Minister is leading a delegation to the UNISPACE+50 Symposium in Vienna, Austria. The symposium will run until... Read more
Women best placed to join the gig economy
The sharing economy, the gig-economy, the on-demand economy or the platform economy, freelancing has evolved into a wonderful opportunity for women who are looking for a way to find that elusive work life balance and better accommodate their families, says Lynette Van Locherenberg, Head of 1st for Women Insurance.... 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
Opportunities for entrepreneurial youth
Young graduates with an entrepreneurial spirit will get the opportunity to develop their skills and move from “job seekers” to “job creators” at the Ekurhuleni West Centre for Entrepreneurship Rapid Youth Incubator. Minister of Small Business Development, Lindiwe Zulu, is expected to launch the Entrepreneur Rapid Youth Incubator in... Read more
Reserve Bank releases Mandela banknote design
The Reserve Bank on Wednesday released the designs of its first commemorative banknote series of democratic South Africa’s founding father, Nelson Mandela. The central bank said it had decided to release the design of the commemorative notes following breaches of the banknotes that cover all denominations – R10, R20,... 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
R1billion investment to create jobs
Cabinet has welcomed the launch of a factory that is expected to create jobs in East London in the Eastern Cape. “This R1-billion investment will create 1 000 new quality jobs in addition to the existing workforce of 450, mostly youth and women,” Cabinet said in a statement on... Read more
Think before you buy!
Consumers will have to tighten their belts in the months ahead, following the release of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures today. “I would think that consumers should be a bit cautious and not necessarily go out and buy big ticket items at this stage. If you can... Read more