SADC free trade area launched

Eight years of work has come to fruition with the launching of the long-awaited regional free trade area during the Southern Africa Development Community summit in August 2008.

Japanese Seminar to look at South African investment opportunities

Johannesburg, 25 January 2017 – The Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO), in cooperation with the Embassy of Japan in South Africa and the Japanese...

South Africa and Italy forge stronger ties

South Africa has made inroads into renewing and increasing relations with Italy, as well as finding new trade and diplomatic opportunities between the two countries, following a visit to Rome this month by Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane. Bilateral trade hit a six-year high in 2014.

Free trade area to link Cape and Cairo

A market of over 600 million people with a combined gross domestic product of more than $1- trillion will be created with the launch of the Tripartite Free Trade Area in June. It will link consumers across Africa, from Egypt to South Africa.

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.

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa arrives in Davos

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in Davos, Switzerland, to lead the South African delegation at the World Economic Forum 2018.Davos, Switzerland - The...

African Union choose new chairperson

Chadian Foreign Minister Moussa Faki Mahamat has been chosen as the new chairperson of the African Union Commission. Mahamat replaces South Africa’s Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.CD...

China-Africa trade to soar

According to a recent report released by China’s General Administration of Customs, bilateral trade between China and Africa will exceed $100-billion in 2008, two years earlier than expected.

BRICS Development Bank officially opens for business

The New Development Bank (NDB), operated by the BRICS grouping of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, has formally opened for business. According to the National Treasury, the country's role in the bank will strengthen its position as a financial centre for the continent.

Durban’s first black female deputy harbour master talks about her job

Pinky Zungu dreamt of becoming an airline pilot, but she has found that piloting a ship is something she could do forever. And she has done such a good job of it that Transnet National Ports Authority has appointed her its first black female deputy harbour master.