The dozen agencies that keep the country moving

Transport is the heartbeat of South Africa’s economic growth, ensuring goods and people move swiftly and safely to their destinations. We list the 12...

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.

Algeria ready to strengthen trade and industry ties with South Africa

Algerian ambassador to South Africa Abd-El-Naceur Belaid called for stronger economic partnerships between Algeria and South Africa at an Algeria-South Africa trade and investment...

Iron Lady of manganese takes on mining’s big boys

Daphne Mashile-Nkosi is the owner of a multimillion-rand manganese mine in the arid Northern Cape town of Hotazel and one of a handful of women in South Africa's mining industry. Battle-hardened by her experiences in the struggle against apartheid, she's not afraid to tackle those who stand in her way.

South Africa’s new plug standard explained

22 August 2016 South Africa’s current triangular electrical plug/socket standard is set to be replaced over the next 10 to 50 years with a more effective...

SKA South Africa unveils ‘First Light’ image from outer space

CD Anderson The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope project, near the town of Carnarvon in the remote Northern Cape, revealed the first image of...

South African showroom opens in Atlanta

The Department of Trade and Industry has launched a permanent showroom for South African lifestyle products, crafts, clothing and textiles in Atlanta in the United States.

Record year for South African wine exports

The South African wine industry topped its previous export record by 26% in 2013, with a bumper local harvest helping local wine makers both to fill the gap created by a poor European harvest and to make inroads in new markets.

R23m upgrade for Cape port

The South African Port Operations will spend R23-million to acquire four new straddle carriers to increase container terminal capacity at the Cape Town port.

Kudos for African craft merchant

Online catalogue business Hannafrica has tapped into the West's insatiable appetite for African crafts to become a South African export success story.