President Zuma to host Senegalese President Sall

Oct 24 , 2017

President Jacob Zuma is expected to host the President of the Republic of Senegal, Macky Sall, in Cape Town next week. President Sall will be in the country for a State visit.

“South Africa and Senegal enjoy cordial bilateral political, economic and social relations underpinned by strong historical ties dating back to the years of the liberation struggle.

“The visit of President Macky Sall takes place after the successful commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Dakar Talks in June 2017, which were held in Senegal. The Dakar Talks are widely considered to have paved… read more

African Airbnb hosts made R1.8 billion this year

Oct 20 , 2017

In the last year, home owners in Africa who listed parts of their house or the whole dwelling on the app-based hospitality booking service Airbnb have made nearly $140 million (R1.8 billion) in profit.

A report on the global economic impact of Airbnb was released by the global tech company this week. It shows Africa now has over 100 000 listings across… read more

Get your slice of the $45bn World Bank pie

Oct 03 , 2017

The World Bank has urged South African companies to stake a claim to the $45 billion that the group has set aside for projects on the African continent.

Speaking at a seminar on doing business with the World Bank on Friday, Executive Director of the World Bank Group representing Angola, Nigeria and South Africa, Bongi Kunene, urged local companies to make use of opportunities presented by the group.

“This seminar provides a perfect opportunity for us to share with the private sector opportunities that are available in the World Bank Group. We have raised $72 billion for… read more

Zulu museum named as Africa’s best building

Oct 02 , 2017

A museum built in Durban to celebrate Zulu heritage has won the first Africa Architecture Awards.

uMkhumbane Cultural and Heritage Museum in Cato Manor‚ built for R75-million in 2016 and designed by Choromanski Architects of Durban‚ was unveiled as the $10‚000 (R135‚000) winner on Thursday night at the new Zeitz… read more

Africa must unite to make Paris Agreement work

Sep 20 , 2017

President Jacob Zuma has urged the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change to work closely together to make the Paris Agreement a success.

“Climate change is a global challenge that requires no one to be left behind. The whole world affirmed this in Paris and Marrakech when the Paris Agreement entered into force on the… read more

Africa a continent of great opportunity

Sep 04 , 2017

Africa is the current frontier for growth and prosperity and the opportunities from an investment perspective are limitless, says President Jacob Zuma.

The President was addressing the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Business Council Special Session for South Africa held on the margins of the 9th BRICS Summit, Xiamen, China, on Sunday.

President Zuma reiterated that Africa remains a continent of great opportunity with lots of potential.

“Despite the recent challenges, Africa’s household consumption and business spending are both growing strongly,… read more

Acer Africa launch online store

Aug 28 , 2017

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South Africa pledges R8 million for Sierra Leone

Aug 25 , 2017

South Africa has pledged R8 million to assist Sierra Leone following deadly mudslides, International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said on Wednesday.

“We are announcing an initial financial contribution of R8 million for humanitarian assistance through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). This contribution is for the provision of materials for temporary shelters, medical supplies and food aid,” said the Minister.

The WFP, which has the requisite expertise and experience to execute… read more

SA to participate in World Tourism Conference

Aug 25 , 2017

Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa will lead a South African delegation comprising of public and private sector tourism experts to attend the 41st Annual World Tourism Conference in Kigali, Rwanda.

The conference, which takes place from 28 to 31 August 2017, is expected to attract government leaders, international investors and travel professionals from the United States, Europe and Africa to explore how tourism can be utilised as an engine for economic growth and job creation.

Minister Xasa will also attend the inaugural Council of Tourism Ministers meeting… read more

Launch of Kutunse radio telescope significant move for science

Aug 23 , 2017

The launch of the Ghana Radio Astronomy Observatory is crucial not only to Ghana but to the international science community.

On Thursday, South African Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor will join Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo to officially launch the radio telescope, which was repurposed from a communications antenna over the past few years.

In an interview with SAnews in Accra shortly after a technical briefing ahead of Thursday’s launch, Anita Loots, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) South Africa Head: Office of Africa Planning, said… read more