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Africa must look for partnerships

Africa needs to form partnerships with the developed nations in order to realise the continent's goal to industrialise, International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said .

By Chris Bathembu 5 Aug 2014

Grindrod moots 'much cheaper' trains

Grindrod's diesel-electric locomotive‚ which the company said was the cheapest in the world‚ could pit the logistics group as a competitor against state rail utility Transnet and global rolling stock manufacturers such as General Electric and Electro-Motive Diesel.

By Razina Munshi 28 Mar 2014

Zuma calls for increased trade between SA, DRC

President Jacob Zuma says South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) must explore ways to stimulate trade and investment between the two countries.

31 Oct 2013

Dodgy deal puts SA troops at risk

A series of damning military reports highlights alleged multimillion-rand tender irregularities said to have endangered thousands of South African troops battling rebels across Africa.

2 Oct 2013

Countries are barriers to infrastructure projects

The biggest barrier to implementing regional infrastructure projects in Africa are the countries themselves, the Infrastructure Africa conference heard in Sandton on Tuesday (16 July).

18 Jul 2013

Africa to fund rapid response forces

Africa will not rely on funds from former colonial powers to support the establishment of an interim rapid reaction force to respond to coups on the continent, President Jacob Zuma said on Wednesday (19 June).

20 Jun 2013

DRC gets 1,300 SA troops

Tight security has been thrown around the deployment of more than 1,000 heavily armed South African troops to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

By Graeme Hosken 18 Jun 2013

Troops return to CAR region

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula confirmed last week that South Africa had deployed troops to countries neighbouring the Central African Republic to assist with the withdrawal of SANDF forces in the CAR. She was speaking to journalists at the Cape Town Press Club.

27 May 2013

Time to unlock Africa's travel potential

The South African Tourism Indaba should expand its platform by attracting even more exhibitors and buyers from the African continent, Tourism Minister Marthinus Van Schalkwyk said on Sunday (12 May).

14 May 2013

State should own 50% of all Africa's mines

African governments should own at least a 50% of any new mining venture in order to ensure that the country gets more of the revenue from mining projects.

By Paul Vecchiatto 13 May 2013

Germany praises SA's role in Africa

Germany's Foreign Affairs Minister Guido Westerwelle praised South Africa on Monday (29 April) for its interventions in strife-torn countries on the African continent.

30 Apr 2013

Political points from deaths claims minister

Opposition parties were accused on Tuesday (23 April) of seeking to score political points from the death of South African soldiers in the Central African Republic (CAR).

24 Apr 2013

Taxes hammering Africa's aviation

Government policies towards aviation in Africa tend to see it as an "elite" product‚ rather than as a critical component of the continent's economic infrastructure.

By Bekezela Phakathi 22 Apr 2013

Loss of commercial farmers hurts SA

It is "worrisome" that South Africa is losing many of its commercial farmers to countries to the north of it, academic and businesswoman Mamphela Ramphele said on Sunday (24 March).

25 Mar 2013

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