Presidential envoy happy with investment mission to Japan
Presidential investment envoy Phumzile Langeni says she is satisfied with progress in the Department of Trade and Industry’s investment mission to Japan. “We are having fruitful engagements with government and the private sector, and they are both very open to us. The discussions are frank and constructive as we... Read more
Russia a major destination for SA fresh produce exports
Russia continues to be an important market for South African fresh produce, says the Fresh Produce Exporters’ Forum (FPEF). “Russia continues to be an important market for us, as 10% out of 2.7 million tons of fresh fruit exported from South Africa goes to Russia,” said the forum’s CEO,... Read more
SA, Saudi Arabia solidify bilateral relations
International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and her Saudi Arabia counterpart have reaffirmed the importance of the two states solidifying already strong bilateral relations in all fields. Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Kattan, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for African Affairs, and Sisulu reached the agreement during a meeting held... Read more
South Africa, China lift ties to a new level
South Africa and China have entered into several agreements that will enable economic growth and educational opportunities, the Presidency said on Monday. One agreement signed during the state visit by President Cyril Ramaphosa – on investment and trade promotion between the two countries – carries a monetary value of... Read more
FOCAC to set new path for China-Africa cooperation
As African leaders gather in Beijing for a summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), expectations are high for the two countries to strengthen their already solid friendship and further enhance pragmatic cooperation to bring tangible benefits to the Chinese and African people. The summit, scheduled to kick... Read more
Trade and Industry Committee Notes Positive Progress made at South African Bureau of Standards’ (SABS’s)
The committee heard that the forensic investigation is further delayed due to a possible conflict of interest by the appointed forensic auditors  Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry today held a follow-up meeting regarding the South African Bureau of Standards’ (SABS’s) forensic investigation pertaining to alleged irregularities emanating... Read more
SA companies explore opportunities in Peru
Local companies are to explore trade and investment opportunities in Peru as part of the Department of Trade and Industry’s (dti) Outward Selling Mission to that country. Minister Rob Davies said the mission forms part of the dti’s efforts to strengthen bilateral trade relations and increase trade and investment... Read more
SA, UK to cement economic relations
President Cyril Ramaphosa is on Tuesday expected to host the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Theresa May, who will be in the country for a working visit. “The working visit by Prime Minister May seeks to further cement economic relations built up over several decades,” the Presidency said in a... Read more
SA to participate in 38th SADC Summit
President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead South Africa’s delegation to the 38th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in Windhoek, Namibia. The summit will take place from 16-18 August 2018 under the theme ‘Promoting Infrastructure Development and Youth Empowerment for... Read more
SA, DRC strengthen relations
Bilateral relations between South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) formed part of discussions between the two countries’ Heads of State on Friday. “The Heads of State exchanged views mainly on the following three points: bilateral relations between the two countries, the evolution of the political, electoral... Read more