Global recognition for South African lab

The National Health Laboratory Service has been nominated for the European Quality awards in the health care category, in recognition of its high standards and leading position in pathology and diagnostic services. The winner will be announced in Switzerland this week.

South Africa names Brics bankers

Tito Mboweni will be the non-executive director of the board of governors of the Brics New Development Bank, which will be open for business by the end of the year. Leslie Maasdorp has been nominated as vice-president of the bank, which will have its headquarters in Shanghai.

Media freedom is key to global sustainability

Quality journalism enables citizens to make informed decisions about their society's development, exposing injustice, corruption, and the abuse of power, UN bosses said in a joint statement issued to mark this year's World Press Freedom Day.

South Africa’s AECI heads for Australia

JSE-listed explosives and specialty chemicals company AECI has signed a five-year deal with Theiss, the world's largest mining contractor. The partnership has the potential to be a game changer for the Australian mining industry, Theiss said on Monday.

South African innovation sets pace for mining industry

The adoption of new technologies in the mining sector and innovation around robotics and mechanisation is helping to enhance South Africa's global competitiveness, writes Brand SA board member Rick Mennell.

New collaboration takes Africa to Switzerland

By working with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, a leading European university in the field of innovation and natural sciences, the University of Cape Town aims to ensure that there is an African voice in the global debates around issues such as health and urbanisation.

G20 leaders meet to discuss global economics

The G20 Leaders’ Summit taking place in Australia from 15 to 16 November will focus on finding ways to lift member economies out of the current economic doldrums. South Africa will also use the BRICS meeting on the sidelines of the summit to discuss issues of concern to South Africa and the rest of Africa.

Brics bank ‘will boost Africa’s infrastructure drive’

The new Brics development bank, through its Africa branch in South Africa, will mobilise resources for "transformational" infrastructure development projects that will boost the continent's integration, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

Brics bank will change global economics: Zuma

South African President Jacob Zuma has hailed the establishment of a Brics development bank as "an everlasting legacy that will change the face of global economics and the face of all the developing world for the better".

Brics bank will change global economics: Zuma

South African President Jacob Zuma has hailed the establishment of a Brics development bank as "an everlasting legacy that will change the face of global economics and the face of all the developing world for the better".