Eskom pre-qualifies power producers

State company Eskom has pre-qualified 27 national and international developers as South Africa looks to secure up to 4 500 megawatts of additional electricity from private producers.

SA business ‘to help rebuild Zim’

South African businesses were ready to start investing in Zimbabwe, Business Unity SA president Patrice Motsepe said after a high-level meeting between a South African business delegation and the Zimbabwean government in Harare last week.

Afrox breaks ground on R300m Coega project

Industrial gas company Afrox has broken ground on the site of a R300-million air separation unit at the Coega industrial development zone in the Eastern Cape. The 150-ton per day unit will produce a variety of industrial gases for the automotive, food processing and medical sectors.

Vodacom trials location-based ads

Cellular operator Vodacom and its retail partners are trying out a new advertising offering - the first of its kind in South Africa - that targets users within a 10km radius of stores carrying advertised products and provides directions if they want to make purchases.

SA, US firms in agri-tech hub deal

US hybrid seed producer DuPont Pioneer has acquired majority ownership of South Africa's Pannar Seed as the two companies move to advance agricultural research and innovation on the continent. DuPont will invest R62-million over five years to establish an Africa technology hub.

Brand South Africa and Absa Host an Investment Seminar at the 2019 World Economic...

JOHANNESBURG, Thursday 24 January 2019 – Today, Brand South Africa together with Absa Bank hosted a South Africa (SA) Investment Seminar on the margins...

New Act gives consumers more clout

International firms exporting to South Africa will have to comply with the country's new Consumer Protection Act, which puts the onus on suppliers to prove that their products are not defective if product liability damages claims are brought against them.

SA Premier Business Awards open for entries

The second annual South African Premier Business Awards, a showcase of the best businesses, products and services that South Africa has to offer, is now open for entries.

SA, Brazil trade ‘still largely untapped’

There is huge untapped potential in trade and investment between South Africa and Brazil, Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Elizabeth Thabethe told business people in Sao Paulo this week.

Sasol leads Karoo shale gas mission

South African petrochemicals giant Sasol, Norway's Statoil and US firm Chesapeake Energy Corporation have been awarded a permit to prospect for shale gas - a potentially "game-changing" source of clean natural gas - in the country's Karoo Basin region.