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South Africa lobbies the US to extend Agoa

South Africa is lobbying the leaders of the US Senate and House of Representatives to extend the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa). Agoa gives qualifying countries like South Africa duty-free market access to the US.

South Africa lobbies the US to extend Agoa

South Africa is lobbying the leaders of the US Senate and House of Representatives to extend the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa). Agoa gives qualifying countries like South Africa duty-free market access to the US.

What makes South African cities competitive?

When it comes to their competitiveness, South Africa's biggest cities fare well against other emerging metros. But they have a tough battle to reach the same levels as some of the world's most developed regions. Yet Cape Town, Johannesburg, Nelson Mandela Bay and Durban have plenty of strengths in their favour.

South Africa must work hard to raise rankings internationally

South Africa places highly in several international rankings on competitiveness and governance, but some sticking points keep it back, most notably that it is a country of economic extremes. The National Development Plan aims to overturn this status and bring equality; such a change will have a knock-on effect on competitiveness.

Youth employment a priority for SA, Nene tells IMF

Tackling youth unemployment is top of the agenda for the South African government as it tries to eradicate the triple challenges of unemployment, poverty and inequality, said Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene at an IMF discussion session

SA labour law compares well globally: report

South Africa's labour law - often criticised for being unduly rigid and restrictive - is in fact on par with many developed countries, according to a new report comparing labour legislation governing redundancies and restructuring in 23 countries around the world.

Liliesleaf remembered 50 years on

11 July 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the raid on Liliesleaf Farm - the day the South African police swooped on the hideout of key members of the African National Congress's struggle against apartheid.

Insights into doing business in South Africa

A Group of journalists from the United Arab Emirates are on a fact-finding mission to South Africa to learn more about the country’s economy and business environment.
Media tour boosts China-Africa link

Journalists get close-up on business in SA

Journalists from the Middle East, visiting the country as guests of Brand South Africa, are introduced to the constructive role businesses play in reaching SA's economic growth, development and transformation goals.

SA a stable democracy: Motlanthe

South Africa is politically and economically stable and investors should not be put off by debate about the country's policies, which is natural in a fledgling democracy, says Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.