Cape film boost for economy

The Western Cape film industry contributed R3.5-billion to South Africa's gross domestic product in 2006/07, a new study finds. It also created around 8 500 jobs in the province and over 300 000 tourist "bed nights" across the country.

Onychek – luxurious African brands all on one site

Made in Africa will be the fashion world’s next leading destination for all things luxurious if Onychek gets its way. Ray Maota The fashion world’s next...

New fuel formula kicks in

Motorists are set to benefit from the new fuel pricing formula which comes into effect this week, and will pay about R1-billion less per year than they would have under the old system.

South Africa hits platinum jackpot

With 77% of the global platinum supply, South Africa is set to reap the rewards of record demand for the metal as vehicle manufacturers install more pollution-control devices, according to Johnson Matthey, the world's largest distributor of platinum group metals.

Increased confidence in govt support for SMEs

South African government support programmes for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are receiving better approval ratings from their users, according to a new survey by technology market researchers World Wide Worx.

JSE equity market data now available via Google

South Africa's Johannesburg Stock Exchange - one of the top 20 exchanges in the world in terms of market capitalisation - has teamed up with Google Finance to enable local and international and investors to track JSE equity market data online.

Govt grants for entrepreneurs

The department of trade and industry has launched a Competitiveness Fund that provides financial support to qualifying entrepreneurs, allocating grants that cover up to 50% of their running costs.

South African film industry eyes closer ties with Hollywood

Following Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies' visit to Hollywood last week, the government will be leading a delegation of South African film makers to Los Angeles to engage with the major studios, the minister announced on Tuesday.

South Africa moves to grow bio-economy

The government has launched an updated bio-economy strategy that seeks to harness partnerships with industry and academia in order to accelerate the development of bio-based services, products and innovations in South Africa.

Ndalo Media secures landmark South African publishing licence for Elle magazines

In a milestone for South African publishing, Ndalo Media, publisher of the popular Destiny magazine, will be the new local publishers of international fashion...