Inspire Gauteng Expo: a catalyst for growth
The Inspire Gauteng Expo trade and investment conference was aimed at showcasing the many different investment and growth opportunities available in Gauteng’s vibrant and...
Press release: South Africa ranked among top countries for FDI and remains an attractive...
Brand South Africa welcomes South Africa’s performance in the 2017 A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index, as well as in the Africa...
BRICS Development Bank officially opens for business
The New Development Bank (NDB), operated by the BRICS grouping of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, has formally opened for business. According to the National Treasury, the country's role in the bank will strengthen its position as a financial centre for the continent.
Halaal food park on cards for South Africa
The government of the Western Cape has plans to establish a R1-billion halaal agri-processing food park to capitalise on the multitrillion-dollar global halaal market. The park will be a cluster of manufacturing and service firms in the halaal industry.
Gibela on track for South African factory
Construction on the Gibela industrial complex in Gauteng is to begin later this year, says the rail transport consortium. Once fully operational, it will produce 62 trains a year. Local suppliers are crucial, and the facility will help to spark industrial growth in the region.
South Africa moves to unlock ‘blue economy’
Teams of representatives from the government, business, labour, civil society and academia have begun working on plans to unlock the economic potential of South Africa's oceans, in the first activation of a new initiative, dubbed Operation Phakisa, that was launched by President Jacob Zuma on the weekend.
Free wi-fi for South Africa’s taxi commuters
South African commuters using the country's most popular form of public transport - the minibus taxi - will now be able to update their Facebook status, check their e-mail and surf the internet through a free wi-fi connection on their way to work.
Mobile data ‘revolution’ in Sub-Saharan Africa
Mobile broadband is the primary way sub-Saharan Africa consumers access the internet, Swedish company Ericsson points out in its latest report on mobility in Sub-Saharan Africa. It predicts that there will be 930-million subscriptions in the region in just five years time.
Increased confidence in govt support for SMEs
South African government support programmes for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are receiving better approval ratings from their users, according to a new survey by technology market researchers World Wide Worx.
SA comedian signs movie deal at Cannes
South African comedian David Kau clinched a deal with US company Archstone Distribution the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday for his upcoming movie Sekwankwetla, about a South African township superhero who can fly - but no more than 10 centimetres high.
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