Brics to draw up roadmap for economic cooperation

The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, meeting at the sixth Brics summit in Fortaleza on Tuesday, agreed to advance discussions on a roadmap for closer economic cooperation within the emerging market grouping.

South Africa to host Africa branch of Brics bank

The leaders of the Brics emerging market bloc have signed an agreement paving the way for the establishment of a New Development Bank, to be headquartered in Shanghai, China, as well as an African regional centre of the bank, to be located in South Africa.

South Africa hands Brics baton to Brazil

South Africa was set to hand over the chair of the Brics grouping at the start of the sixth Brics summit in Fortaleza on Tuesday. President Jacob Zuma is leading a high-level South African government and business delegation to the two-day summit.

South Africa to lobby to host Brics bank

South Africa will put forward a strong case at this week's Brics summit in Brazil for the proposed Brics development bank to be located in Johannesburg, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on Friday.

Sasol begins study for gas-to-liquids plant in Mozambique

South African petrochemicals giant Sasol has teamed up with Mozambican state oil company ENH and Italian multinational Eni to conduct a pre-feasibility study for a gas-to-liquids plant in Mozambique, based on future production from one of the world's largest gas finds of the last decade.

Zuma to lead South African delegation to Brics summit

President Jacob Zuma will lead a high-level South African delegation to Brazil next week for the sixth Brics summit. Progress towards the establishment of a Brics-led Development Bank is set to be high on the summit's agenda.

Woolworths set to acquire Australia’s David Jones

South African retailer Woolworths is set to buy Australian department store chain David Jones for R21.4-billion (A$2.1-billion), in a deal that will create a leading southern hemisphere retailer with 1 151 stores across 16 countries.

Climate change report shows cities working together

National governments may be dithering, but the leaders of some of the world's megacities are proving that concrete action can be taken to prevent catastrophic climate change. The C40 Cities' latest Climate Action in Megacities report stacks up exactly what has been done.

‘Huge potential’ for BRICS science collaboration

Biotechnology, space science and renewable energy offer "real opportunities for extensive cooperation" between the BRICS countries, Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom said at the first BRICS Science, Technology and Innovation Ministerial Meeting outside Cape Town on Monday.

SAA wins 4-star rating for 12th year running

South African Airways has been awarded a 4-Star Airline rating by global independent airline rating firm Skytrax for the 12th year running. SAA is the only carrier in Africa to have achieved this rating.