SA companies hopeful of trade opportunities in Peru
Finding investors and exploring trade opportunities are the prime objectives of South African businesses who are participating in the Department of Trade and Industry’s (dti) Outward Selling Mission to Peru. The mission kicks off today in Lima. “Our objective is to find businesspeople who can invest in our company,... Read more
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
Ramaphosa, May identify key investment areas
President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa and the United Kingdom have identified key sectors for investment aimed at boosting economic growth and development. The President on Tuesday hosted UK Prime Minister Theresa May at Tuynhuys in Cape Town. May is in the country on a working visit. Accompanied by... 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
Gauteng strives for 50/50 women in senior management
Gauteng Premier David Makhura has issued a directive that qualified women must be appointed to vacant senior management positions in an effort for the province to meet its 50/50 target. “We don’t want any department in Gauteng to have a senior management team that has less than 50% women,”... Read more
Women of CCBSA get connected to ‘virtual village’
WOMEN of Coca-Cola Beverages SA have joined a growing ‘virtual village’ of their sisters as the company launches a women’s network called ‘Women@CCBSA’, in commemoration of Women’s Month. Through Women@CCBSA, the company seeks to connect women to each other and also have a shared resource of tools, case studies... Read more
Home education policy gets green light
The Council of Education Minister’s (CEM) has approved the Home Education policy for promulgation by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. This approval comes after a lengthy consultation process that spanned almost four years. The policy provides reviewed guidelines for the Home Education programme which is an alternative to attending... 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 companies to seek opportunities in Angola
Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Bulelani Magwanishe is expected to lead a business delegation on a trade and investment mission to Angola. Speaking ahead of Monday’s investment mission, Magwanishe said the mission grants the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) the prospect of continued economic collaboration and partnerships... Read more
SA on investment drive in Middle East
President Cyril Ramaphosa, who has concluded his working visit to Nigeria, will continue with his three-nation visit which will now take him to Saudi Arabia on Thursday. During his visit in Saudi Arabia, President Ramaphosa is scheduled to meet with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman... Read more