SMA Solar opens state-of-the-art factory in Cape Town

The German company's multimillion-rand solar inverter manufacturing plant would contribute to establishing South Africa as a hub for renewable energy and other green economy industries, the Department of Trade and Industry said.

Germany commits R5.9bn to SA development

The German government has signed five agreements committing €414.26-million (about R5.89-billion) to development projects in South Africa. This will bring Germany's total financial and technical aid to South Africa to about R14.4-billion since 1992.

Ciolek wins stage, leads in Germany

Gerald Ciolek won not only the third stage but also took over the lead at the International Bayern Rundfahrt on Friday, giving South Africa's Team MTN-Qhubeka its first yellow jersey of the cycling season.

World Cup ticket frenzy

South Africans are lining up in their thousands to buy tickets to the long-awaited 2010 Fifa World Cup, with around a third of 1 635 136 first-phase ticket applications originating from the host country.