2015

Beneficiation ‘an opportunity for BRICS’

Beneficiation is a more effective way of building revenue than raising taxation, and BRICS countries should develop their own industries instead of simply handing over their wealth, industry leaders said at the fifth BRICS summit in Durban on Tuesday.

South Africa, China strengthen ties

The signing of agreements in various fields would strengthen the already cordial ties between South Africa and China, President Jacob Zuma said during the state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping in Pretoria on Tuesday.

South Africa steps up fight against TB

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe handed over six state-of-the-art tuberculosis (TB) testing machines at Pollsmoor Prison in Cape Town on Monday as South Africa stepped up its efforts to fight TB in prisons, mines and schools across the country.

SA now making, assembling 50% of taxis

South Africa has made significant progress in localizing the manufacture and assembly of minibus taxis, with up to half of all taxis bought now made or assembled in the country, says Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel.

South Africa’s industrial policy plan approved

The Cabinet has approved the 2013-2015 Industrial Policy Action Plan outlining government initiatives to accelerate the industrialisation of the South African economy.

SA must contain debt levels: Gordhan

While South Africa has shown itself capable of reducing its public debt in the past, the country's current debt levels render it vulnerable to economic shocks, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Bloodhound brings world focus to South Africa

There’s more to the Bloodhound SSC than just mind-boggling speed – the project is aimed at inspiring a new generation of scientists, and a Northern Cape community is benefiting through job creation, better communications infrastructure, and tourism.
SKA: who gets what

South Africa gears for digital TV switch

Communications Minister Dina Pule launched the demonstration of South Africa's digital terrestrial televison (DTT) technology in the Northern Cape on Wednesday, ahead of the December launch of the country's migration from analogue to digital TV broadcasting.

India’s Wipro to expand in South Africa

India-based ICT and business process outsourcing company Wipro Technologies plans to set up a strategic delivery centre in South Africa that will create job opportunities for about 1 000 skilled professionals over the next three years.

ICT ‘to drive African economic growth’

Mobile phone, internet and social media use in Africa is expected to continue surging over the next five years, significantly boosting the continent's growth prospects, Standard Bank Group analyst Simon Freemantle says in a report about trends set to change Africa.