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Diversification to grow regional economy via SADC

sadc diversification

“The diversification of our economies and industrialisation will ultimately put the region on its rightful path as a global economic player,” said President Jacob Zuma, who is also the chair of the SADC regional bloc, on Tuesday. [Read more…]

SA seeks bigger benefits for Africa in global economy

south africa - flagged

South Africa – With Africa beset by the double scourge of illicit financial outflows and the disparity of the global economy, President Jacob Zuma says the United Nations must play a central role in tackling both issues. [Read more…]

Economic value of trees central to NDP

Sustainable Future

The economic value of trees is central to the objectives of the National Development Plan (NDP) on job creation, building of the rural economy and the fight against security, says Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana. [Read more…]

AFB launch Business Cash Advance product

Business Cash Advance product

Consumer and business finance company afb has launched an innovative Business Cash Advance product for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Kenya. [Read more…]

Dti promotes trade in Algeria

Elizabeth Thabethe

Elizabeth Thabethe

Pretoria – Trade and Industry (dti) Deputy Minister Elizabeth Thabethe is in Algeria to expose South African companies to trade opportunities on the continent. [Read more…]

DBSA encouraged by growth strategy

Development Bank of Southern Africa

Development Bank of Southern Africa

Pretoria – The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) is encouraged by National Treasury’s commitment to its new growth strategy, its chief executive officer Patrick Dlamini said. [Read more…]

Zuma assures investors

Jacob Zuma - Davos 2013

Jacob Zuma – Davos 2013

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma has called on the South African delegation attending the World Economic forum in Davos, Switzerland, to present a united voice to assure investors that the country remains in good hands. [Read more…]

Brics to benefit African continent

South Africa Business

South Africa Business

Polokwane – The 5th Brics Summit, to be hosted in South Africa in March this year, is expected to benefit the entire African continent, says Minister in the Presidency for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation, Collins Chabane. [Read more…]

SA ready to host BRICS

BRICS 2013

Pretoria – Preparations ahead of the fifth BRICS summit to be held in Durban in March are in full swing.

The BRICS countries, which are made up of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, are likely to finalise the structure for its development bank that will fund infrastructure especially to developing countries. [Read more…]

Dti, DAFF finalise aquaculture programme

Aquaculture Ventures

Aquaculture Ventures

Pretoria – The Departments of Trade and Industry (dti) and Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) have finalised the Aquaculture Development and Enhancement Programme (ADEP) which will assist new entrants and existing aquaculture ventures. [Read more…]