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Emiratis urged to invest in South Africa

There are many South Africans living and working in the United Arab Emirates, and 200 South African companies operating in the Gulf state. Given this huge scope for trade and investment between the countries, Brand South Africa will be in Dubai to show the nation's potential to Emirati business.

Jeweller Kevin Friedman gilds the ordinary

Jewellery artist Kevin Friedman believes that if something "has beauty, it deserves to exist". He finds the beauty in the ordinary, then embellishes it with the sparkle of diamonds, to the coveted acclaim of the luxury goods market and his fellow artists.

Education, empowerment on this week’s Play Your Part TV

This Sunday's episode of the Play Your Part TV series looks at South Africans who are making their mark in the fields of education and empowerment.

De Beers awards first contract for R20bn mine expansion

Construction company Murray & Roberts has become one of the first beneficiaries of diamond giant De Beers' R20-billion expansion of its Venetia mine in South Africa, winning a R2.6-billion contract to develop the shafts, tunnels and associated infrastructure for the new underground operation.

Travelling the Mandela Route

Nelson Mandela was born and raised in rural Eastern Cape. It is here that he learned about politics at the knees of his tribal elders, and it is here that he retired from active politics as he aged.
Mandela exhibition goes to Paris

Revenue from beneficiation

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 told delegates to the fifth BRICS summit under way in Durban.
Brics journos get to know SA

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.

Nigerian banking guru is number one

Nigeria's Central Bank governor, Mallam Lamido Sanusi, has been voted Africa's Person of the Year 2011 by Forbes Africa, beating two Nobel laureates, a former president and the richest man in Africa.
Top award for Nigeria’s bank chief

Building a thriving nation brand

The International Marketing Council of South Africa took bold steps towards positioning the country as a globally competitive nation with a stakeholder summit on 31 May 2011 in Johannesburg.
South Africa is Africa's top nation brand