investments

New broadband network to launch

Broadband Infraco, the state-owned ICT enterprise formed in 2006, will introduce its long-awaited internet services to the South African market in November 2010.
Main One boosts Africa’s broadband

New global plan to fight TB

The fight against TB has been re-energised in South Africa and around the world with a new campaign launched recently in Johannesburg.

New global plan to fight TB

The fight against TB has been re-energised in South Africa and around the world with a new campaign launched recently in Johannesburg.
African TB nurses lauded

Chancellor House to honour icons

Chancellor House, the Johannesburg building where Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo set up their first law practice in the 1950s, is to be restored.

China-Africa trade ‘to top $100bn’

Beijing says its trade with Africa is on track to top US$100-billion this year as it benefits from investments in mines, farms and factories on the continent, Chinese state media reported on Sunday.

GMSA’s R1bn manufacturing investment

General Motors South Africa has announced an investment of over R1-billion in its Struandale, Port Elizabeth plant to enable the company to build the new generation Chevrolet Spark, Chevrolet Corsa Utility and Isuzu KB vehicles for local and international markets.

Development goals on track

Many sub-Saharan African countries are off-track to achieve the UN's Millennium Development Goals, but there have been pockets of success: Ghana is set to become the first country in Africa to halve poverty and hunger before 2015, while primary school enrolment in Ethiopia has increased by more than 500% since 1994, according to the Overseas Development Institute (ODI).

Wal-Mart makes offer for Massmart

US-based multinational retailer Wal-Mart Stores has made a non-binding proposal to acquire Massmart Holdings, owner of brands like Game, Dion Wired and Makro, valuing the South African company at around R30-billion (US$4.2-billion).

Sub-Saharan Africa ‘turning HIV tide’

Twenty-two of the most affected countries in sub-Saharan Africa have reduced new HIV infections by more than 25%, according to new data from UNAids which cites South Africa as a country making "good progress" in its Aids response.

Heritage Month

On 24 September 2010, South Africa celebrates national Heritage Day to highlight and promote our cultural expressions and diverse heritage, which together contribute to building our nation.  During the 2010 Heritage Month, government will celebrate the successes of the 2010 FIFA World Cup as part of South Africa’s heritage. The theme for this year’s celebrations is Celebrating 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup successes: our heritage. The national celebrations will take place at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban, KwaZulu Natal on 24 September 2010.