Research conference to find ways to drive the economy

With the theme "Driving South Africa’s Industrial Development Agenda", South Africa is to host its first Economic Research Advisory Network conference in East London later in March to find ways to boost the country's economy.

Increased internet access in South Africa

The number of internet users in South Africa is expected to increase because of more smart devices in the market. The most usage will come from people watching videos on their smartphones, and an estimated 43 billion minutes will be watched online by 2019.

South Africa is top for affordable financial services

Three-quarters of adult South Africans have bank accounts, and women generally have equal access to formal financial services. Several mobile money payment systems, initiatives to digitise government transfers, and an extensive banking infrastructure all support financial inclusion.

South Africa scores for global integration

South Africa's economy is more connected to the global economy than its peers in the rest of sub-Saharan Africa, according to the latest Visa Africa Integration Index, which aims to foster economic openness and facilitate growth from greater cross-border interaction between the 11 countries included in the study.

South Africans among Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 young entrepreneurs

The influential Forbes Africa business magazine unveiled its annual 30 Under 30 young African entrepreneurs on 1 June 2017. The list features up-and-coming small...

Brand South Africa collaborates with academia on the future of marketing education

A Brand South Africa presentation at a recent gathering of marketing academics highlighted the importance of the relationship between nation branding and future of...

Energy-efficiency project saves King Shaka airport R2.7m

Simple energy-saving measures implemented by the National Cleaner Production Centre at King Shaka International Airport have cut electricity usage at the Durban airport over the past three years by 1.9 GWh. That's enough energy to power 225 South African middle-income homes for a whole year.
South African biofuel project recognised for sustainability

South African biofuel project recognised for sustainability

In recognition of its sustainable properties, Project Solaris has received certification from Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials. It's a stamp of approval for reducing greenhouse gases, developing a rural area, and safeguarding the natural environment.

Innovative software tackles climate change and rainwater harvesting in Mozambique

A mobile app, designed by a Mozambican civil engineer, uses real-time climate data to help farmers in the region harvest rainwater more effectively. The...

Poverty levels in South Africa dropping: 2014 SA Stats report

Poverty levels dropped in South Africa between 2006 and 2011, reaching a low of 20.2% for extreme poverty and of 45.5% for moderate poverty, according to the Poverty Trends in South Africa report released by Statistics SA on Thursday.