German bathroom brand enters SA

Hansgrohe, a German-based producer of kitchen and bathroom fixtures and showers, has announced its entry into the South African market through the acquisition of privately held local firm Personalised Bathrooms.

Italian boost for SME mentors

Italy and South Africa have launched an exchange programme for officers of small and medium enterprise (SME) support agencies, involving a five-week course locally followed by a visit to successful businesses in Italy.

Elton John opens kids’ centre

British singer/songwriter Elton John has opened a care centre in Eldorado Park, Johannesburg that runs life skills projects for orphaned, abused and neglected children.

America’s highest award for Tutu

US President Barack Obama, presenting America's highest civilian honour to Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, said the Nobel Peace Laureate exemplified "that sense of generosity, that spirit of unity, that essence of humanity that South Africans know simply as ubuntu."

US risk manager grows African presence

Marsh, a wholly-owned local unit of US-based insurance and risk management group Marsh & McLennan, has completed its acquisition of the brokerage business of South African insurer Alexander Forbes, significantly expanding its presence in sub-Saharan Africa.

Cadbury now Fairtrade certified

Confectionery giant Cadbury has made a landmark stride towards bringing progress and stability to the lives of poor farmers in the developing world. Since becoming Fairtrade certified for its best-selling Dairy Milk brand, farmers in West Africa will now be able to secure better deals for their produce.

Moolman Pasio excels in Giro Donne

South African cyclist Ashleigh Moolman Pasio achieved a career-best eighth place in the most prestigious stage race in women's cycling, the Giro Donne, which finished in Cremona, Italy on Sunday.

CEOs Know Campaign: Why Invest in South Africa

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SA teen wows US talent scouts

South African teen performing sensation Kalon Badenhorst captured the attention of two top American music agents at an international talent showcase in Johannesburg on the weekend.

Bafana, Mexico in thrilling opener

South Africa's national team raised their game in the opening match of the 2010 Fifa World Cup on Friday, holding a Mexican side placed far above them in the international rankings to an enthralling 1-1 draw - with Siphiwe Tshabalala unleashing a blistering shot to score the first goal of the tournament.