Six South African entrepreneurs on 2015 Forbes list

Forbes has named its 30 under 30 - its list of the 30 most promising entrepreneurs in Africa under the age of 30. Six are from South Africa, but all are "entrepreneurs with fresh ideas". They were nominated by readers, and judges looked at business size, location, struggles and determination.
BMW celebrates one million 3-Series built in SA

BMW celebrates one million 3-Series built in SA

The one-millionth 3-Series sedan rolled off the assembly line at BMW's plant in Rosslyn, Pretoria this week. The factory remains "a vivid example of a successful market entry through local production", says Harald Kruger, the chief executive of BMW South Africa.

Economic boost for Saldanha Bay

A R9.65-billion private-public investment at Saldanha Bay, on South Africa's West Coast, aims at improve the deep-water port's ability to service to offshort oil and gas industry, the Transnet National Ports Authority announced on Monday.
DTI incentive helps abalone farmer meet demand

DTI incentive helps abalone farmer meet demand

A company that farms abalone in Hermanus in the Western Cape, exports 275 tons of abalone a year to the Far East. Using funds from a Department of Trade and Industry aquaculture incentive, Abagold will soon push up exports to 500 tons, creating more than 100 new jobs in the process.
South Africa’s Oh-lief baby care range gets rave reviews

South Africa’s Oh-lief baby care range gets rave reviews

Organic and natural products are seeing a revival as consumers want to know what’s in their food, toiletries and medicine. Local baby care range Oh-lief is capitalising on this trend to reap local and international success.
South African craft beer a winner in Germany

South African craft beer a winner in Germany

As craft beers become increasingly popular in South Africa, local brewers are raising their game. Stellenbosch brewery Stellenbrau's Craven Craft Lager beat some 38 finalists from around the world to win the prize for best lager at the 2014 Global Craft Beer Award contest in Germany.
Top marks for South African wines in US

South African brandy named world’s best

KWV's 12 year Barrel Select Brandy was named Worldwide Best Brandy, winning the 2014 Worldwide Brandy Trophy Award at the prestigious International Wine & Spirit Competition awards ceremony in London on Monday.
R3bn solar plants unveiled in Northern Cape

South Africa enters solar power world top 10

South Africa has now connected more than half a gigawatt of utility-scale solar power, moving into the world top 10 of countries harnessing renewable energy from the sun, according to the latest figures from utility solar authority Wiki-Solar.org.
Aircraft technology: SA delivers

South African firm wins another Airbus A400M contract

South African company Denel Aerostructures has won its fourth contract to manufacture parts for the Airbus A400M military transport aircraft. The company is the only tier 1 supplier of parts for the giant military airlifter outside of Europe.
Latest big diamond from SA 'could fetch record price'

Latest big diamond from SA ‘could fetch record price’

An exceptional 122.52-carat blue diamond discovered at South Africa's celebrated Cullinan mine - source of the largest uncut diamond ever found, and the world's most important source of blue diamonds - could fetch a record price, an analyst predicts.