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DTI director: improving policy environment will benefit SA
DTI director: improving policy environment will benefit SA

SA should aspire to having an enabling policy environment to attract foreign direct investments, green economy director at the Department of Trade and Industry Annelize van der Merwe says. "We believe that with the right policy environment and with an enabling environment, that we will actually be able to reach the investment levels we were at before," Van der Merwe said.

28 Aug 2015 11:17

Application for PE fish farm referred back to DEA
Application for PE fish farm referred back to DEA

BEE Molewa, the minister of environmental affairs, announced that the application by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) regarding the development of a fish farm in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, has been referred back to the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) for consideration.

28 Aug 2015 08:03



[SA Innovation Summit] Reimagining the future
[SA Innovation Summit] Reimagining the future

"It ain't about us, it's about creating a space for our children to flourish. We have a responsibility to the future," says Gavin Mageni, Head of the SABS Design Institute (@SABS_Design).

By Nicci Botha 27 Aug 2015 11:29

[SA Innovation Summit] Emerging companies insights: Where do we stand?
[SA Innovation Summit] Emerging companies insights: Where do we stand?

In a good news, bad news scenario, people would rather hear the bad news first. And in the case of emerging entrepreneurial businesses in South Africa, local is not so lekker, say Maija de Riijk-Uys and Alexandra Fraser of PwC Accelerator and Silicon Cape respectively.

By Nicci Botha 27 Aug 2015 09:13

WWF-SA concerned about government's INDC to the UNFCCC
WWF-SA concerned about government's INDC to the UNFCCC

WWF South Africa has expressed its concern about the vague and defensive position taken by the South African government in its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the 21st United Nations Climate Change Negotiations Conference (UNCCNC).

26 Aug 2015 11:36

Free trade agreement to offer limitless opportunities
Free trade agreement to offer limitless opportunities

PRETORIA: Once established, the Continental Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) will offer "limitless opportunities" to world markets such as Japan, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

26 Aug 2015 09:39

R1m windfall for Lavender Hill school library and hall
R1m windfall for Lavender Hill school library and hall

Levana, an impoverished primary school in Lavender Hill, received a gift of R1m to build a library and school hall. In a ceremony held in the school playground, headmaster Andre Lamprecht was handed a cheque by The Albert Wessels Trust that will dramatically impact the entire community.

25 Aug 2015 11:34

Legal action threat on R6m paid for 2010 bus system publicity
Legal action threat on R6m paid for 2010 bus system publicity

City manager Mpilo Mbambisa and five other Nelson Mandela Bay municipal officials have been given an ultimatum: recover R6-million paid to businessman Fareed Fakir for marketing and communications, or face legal action.

24 Aug 2015 11:00

Help-for-farmers plan withers on vine
Help-for-farmers plan withers on vine

After promising to revitalise Gauteng's economy by helping small-scale farmers, the provincial department of economic development, agriculture and rural development has yet to give support to a single farmer.

24 Aug 2015 10:45

Mall to be built in KZN
Mall to be built in KZN

PRETORIA: Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has announced that international property investor, Investec Property, will build a 85,000m2 shopping centre at the Cornubia housing project in KwaZulu-Natal.

24 Aug 2015 10:43

Deputy President in Japan
Deputy President in Japan

PRETORIA: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is in Japan on an official visit to promote South Africa as a preferred destination for foreign direct investment and trade. The Deputy President arrived in Tokyo on Saturday supported by a high-level ministerial delegation and captains of industry.

24 Aug 2015 08:57

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Cape Town collaborates with Dutch government to save water

Cape Town's water consumption are set to come under the microscope as the city's participation in a collaborative research project with the Dutch government and the Centre of Expertise has been approved by council.

24 Aug 2015 07:58