R1bn metal coating plant opens in SA

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies stressed the importance of the steel industry to South Africa's economic development as he officially opened Mauritius-based Safal Steel's new R1-billion metal coating facility in Cato Ridge, KwaZulu-Natal.

COP 17 solar geyser campaign a success

Over 8 500 solar geysers were installed across South Africa during the two-week UN climate summit (COP 17), surpassing the initial target of 8 000, thanks to pledges made by individuals and companies.

Men urged to stand up against abuse

As South Africa prepares to mark 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children, human rights activists have called on men in the Eastern Cape to stand up against rape, "corrective rape" and child molestation.

Housing from industrial by-products

Using by-products of mining and manufacturing, a group of South African companies has devised a more cost- and time-efficient way of easing the country's affordable housing backlog.

African Guernica: life becomes art

The nimble fingers of the women of the Eastern Cape’s Keiskamma Trust have once again produced a one-of-a-kind tapestry, this time an Aids-inspired interpretation of Picasso’s Guernica.
Chair to unleash SA dreams

Community’s future in berry farming

A once-dispossessed community in KwaZulu-Natal now have their ancestral land back after 45 years, and are using their land to grow raspberries and strawberries.
SA's burgeoning berry industry

‘Full Moon Fever’ for Africa’s SKA bid

South Africa has launched a "Full Moon Fever" campaign as part of a series of events leading up to the announcement of the host of the €1.5-billion Square Kilometre Array - arguably the country's most important contest since its successful bid to host the 2010 Fifa World Cup.

Durban’s plan to offset COP 17 footprint

An estimated 15 000 tons of CO2 is expected to be produced during the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference, but Durban has a plan to offset the event's carbon footprint in full - and then some.

Australian exploration firm lists on JSE

Australian minerals exploration and development company Ferrum Crescent, which has sole operations in South Africa's Limpopo province, has secured a secondary listing on the JSE's main board.

Media tour boosts China-Africa links

A group of Chinese journalists are touring Africa to investigate investment opportunities, share lessons from existing Chinese businesses on the continent and strengthen mutual understanding between African and Asian cultures.