M-Pesa at 10: How Africa become the leader in mobile money
M-Pesa, the world’s largest mobile money network, has enabled millions of Africans to gain access to safe and secure banking solutions. The idea has...
International call centre opens in Durban
CCI Call Centres has opened a R200-million call centre in Umhlanga. The company now has three facilities in South Africa, employing more than 4 000 people, from where it services some of the UK's leading brands in the mobile, technology, telecommunications and financial sectors.
Empower Shack low-cost housing project nominated for UK design prize
An innovative, low-cost housing solution that could help to alleviate South Africa's housing shortage has been long-listed for the Royal Institute of British Architects...
New electric car to hit South African market
South African-born entrepreneur and Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has revealed the latest model of the electric car from his company, Tesla. He tweeted that it would also be available in South Africa. The Model 3 can travel up to 346 kilometres on a single charge.
South Africa, China sign trade and industry deals
China and South Africa signed 26 agreements worth R94-billion on 2 December 2015 at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, taking bilateral co-operation between the two nations to a higher level
DTI: first stop for exporters
The main government body tasked with assisting exporters and marketing South African exports internationally is the Department of Trade and industry.
South Africa can be a technology leader
The country – and the rest of the continent – has the potential to be a disruptor, by using ICT and the size of...
‘Huge potential’ in SA’s agro-processing industry, says DTI.
The R49-billion agro-processing sector has the potential to make a big dent in both South Africa's trade deficit and its unemployment figures, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said during a meeting with CEOs of the country's food processing industry on the weekend.
Fast facts on investing in South Africa
South Africa’s sophisticated banking system, diverse manufacturing base and wealth of natural resources make it one of the best emerging market investment destinations. Its...
BRICS Development Bank officially opens for business
The New Development Bank (NDB), operated by the BRICS grouping of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, has formally opened for business. According to the National Treasury, the country's role in the bank will strengthen its position as a financial centre for the continent.