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Dube TradePort South Africa’s newest Industrial Development Zone

Having already attracted almost R1-billion in investment, Dube TradePort is officially open for business and is set to make the balmy KwaZulu-Natal province a global supply chain hub.

South Africa’s hospitality sector ‘poised for growth’

South Africa's hospitality sector is poised for further growth in the next five years on the back of rising room rates and growing tourism numbers, with hotel occupancy rates expected to increase to 71% by 2018, according to a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Africa’s green revolution ready to grow. Just add investment

African agriculture is about to flourish, write Olusegun Obasanjo and Bob Geldof. This is one of the most fertile regions on earth, with 60% of the world’s uncultivated arable land.

Joburg is the top place to be for Africa’s youth

The first comprehensive list to measure the liveability of the world's cities from the perspectives, expectations and demands of the youth population – as voted for by the youth themselves – has rated Joburg among the top world cities, beating rivals across Africa.

Shale gas exploration ‘to be game-changer for SA’

The development of shale gas exploration is set to be a game changer for the South African economy, President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday, adding that the final regulations would be released soon, to be followed by the processing and granting of licences.

State of the Nation: all eyes on Zuma

All eyes will be on President Jacob Zuma on Thursday night as he delivers the sixth and final State of the Nation address of the current administration. SAnews features editor Chris Bathembu takes a glance at the highlights of the previous five addresses.

Homecoming Revolution expands to African diaspora

Fifteen years ago, after seven years working in London, Angel Jones felt the tug of home when she heard Nelson Mandela speak in Trafalgar Square. She came back to South Africa and, in 2003, set up Homecoming Revolution as a non-profit organisation to encourage expats to return, and smooth their trip home.

Coal India eyes opportunities in South Africa

The Department of Trade and Industry is to team up with Indian state-owned company Coal India Limited to explore opportunities in South Africa's mining industry value chain, following talks between the department and the company at the African Mining Indaba in Cape Town.

Africa ‘committed to tackling trade bottlenecks’

African heads of state are committed to tackling the infrastructure bottlenecks blocking intra-Africa trade and investment, South African President Jacob Zuma told the Bloomberg "Africa: Economic Outlook and Opportunities" conference in Johannesburg on Monday.

Infrastructure to build long-term regional prosperity

South Africa has the capacity to stimulate economic growth by enhancing infrastructure development both at home and in the rest of Africa, through its National Infrastructure Plan, writes Brand South Africa deputy chairperson Happy Ntshingila.