SA man scoops business ‘Oscar’

Bill Lynch, who built Imperial into South Africa's largest transport and mobility conglomerate after arriving in the country 35 years ago with little money and no job, has been named 2006 Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur Of The Year.

Good times in SA: Financial Times

Describing South Africa as "a country enjoying the benefits of high commodity prices, solid growth and low interest rates", a special report by London's influential Financial Times has expressed qualified praise for SA's economic successes.

‘Dirty’ money: SA casts net wider

With the compliance of South Africa's banking institutions largely secured in the fight against money laundering and the sponsoring of terrorism, South Africa's Financial Intelligence Centre is set to focus on the country's casinos and estate agents as it expands its operations.

South Africa hits platinum jackpot

With 77% of the global platinum supply, South Africa is set to reap the rewards of record demand for the metal as vehicle manufacturers install more pollution-control devices, according to Johnson Matthey, the world's largest distributor of platinum group metals.

L’agriculture sud-africaine

La biodiversite de l’Afrique du Sud et un littoral de 3000 kilometres de long desservi par sept ports commerciaux favorisent la culture d’une large gamme de produits marins et agricoles, des arbres a feuilles caduques, citrons et fruits subtropicaux jusqu’aux cereales, laine, fleurs coupees, betail et gibier.

Cape olive oil among world’s best

Fine wines have been produced in the Western Cape province for centuries, but few know that the region is slowly making inroads into the global market for another exclusive liquid - olive oil.

Knighthood for SA businessman

Donald Gordon, South African property and insurance magnate, philanthropist and sponsor of the arts, has been named in the Queen's birthday honours list for his contibution to the arts and business.

Rand Show: family fun, shop fest

The Rand Show has been hailed as the most consistently successful consumer exhibition in Africa. The organisers reckon up to half a million people will turn up for this year's event - and they've lined up a stunning range of entertainment and shopping opportunities for visitors.

‘Make sure your doctor’s for real’

The Health Professions Council of SA has urged the public to be on the look-out for bogus doctors, reminding people that medical practitioners not registered with the council are breaking the law.

SA, Tunisia forge closer ties

President Thabo Mbeki has wrapped up a two-day visit to Tunisia with the signing of three cooperation agreements on jobs, culture and health.