SA, Senegal rev up business connections
President Jacob Zuma says the South Africa-Senegal Business Forum must actively seize the opportunities created by the bilateral relations between the two countries, to increase trade opportunities. The President was addressing the forum on Tuesday, which met in Cape Town to discuss efforts to increase trade and investment between... Read more
Trade contributes to 15% of GDP
Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) has revealed that not only did the trade industry contribute to 15% of South Africa’s 2015 GDP, but it is also the biggest employer in the formal business sector. A report released on Thursday by StatsSA shows that the trade industry contributed to 22% of... Read more
SA, Russia seek sustainable growth for platinum sector
Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has called on South Africa and Russia to work together to look at ways of ensuring demand sustainability in the platinum group metals industry in the face of falling commodity prices. “Being the two largest producers of these metals, in particular, platinum and palladium,... Read more
SA, Senegal pleased with bilateral relations
Senegal President Macky Sall on Tuesday said he was happy with the bilateral relationship that exists between South Africa and his country. “We are generally happy with the state of our bilateral relations,” he said. South Africa and Senegal enjoy cordial bilateral political, economic and social relations underpinned by... Read more
ASEAN region steps up bilateral trade, investment with SA
The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), marking its 50th anniversary this year, is actively stepping up its efforts to boost bilateral trade and investment ties with South Africa. The first joint Singapore-Malaysia business mission to South Africa next month will see 14manufacturers, led by the Singapore Manufacturing... Read more
SA, Zambia meet to strengthen relations
International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane is in Lusaka, Zambia, for the second session of the Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC). Minister Nkoana-Mashabane is co-chairing the session with her Zambian counterpart, Harry Kalaba, ahead of President Jacob Zuma’s two-day State visit. The JCC is a structured bilateral mechanism,... Read more
SA cements relations with Tunisia
South Africa has reaffirmed its commitment to building strong ties with Tunisia at a business forum hosted in Tunis on Monday. SA Ambassador to Tunisia, Harold Hoyana, South Africa has made a concerted effort to promote trade and stimulate investment between the two countries. The Department of Trade and... Read more
SADC looks to diversification to grow regional economy
Partnering with the private sector will unlock avenues that southern African governments alone cannot attain, says President Jacob Zuma. “The diversification of our economies and industrialisation will ultimately put the region on its rightful path as a global economic player,” said President Jacob Zuma, who is also the chair... Read more
SA, Algeria strengthen foundation for trade links
South Africa and Algeria are working towards building lasting economic partnerships. Addressing a business forum that was held in Algiers in the North African country, South Africa’s Ambassador to Algeria, Dennis Dlomo, said the two countries are working methodically to translate political partnerships into tangible actions in various areas... Read more
SA, Turkey commit to grow trade, investment
South Africa and Turkey have committed to strengthening trade and economic relations to increase two-way bilateral trade and investment. The commitment was made on the last day of the third session of South Africa-Turkey Joint Economic Commission (JSE) that was addressed by Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies... Read more