The Rand Show has been hailed as the most consistently successful consumer exhibition in Africa. The organisers reckon up to half a million people will turn up for this year's event - and they've lined up a stunning range of entertainment and shopping opportunities for visitors.
Design Indaba 8 will be a gallery, a marketplace, a school and a theatre of the finest original South African design, covering everything from homeware and jewellery to architecture, fashion, film, multimedia and graphic design.
The first International Whale Watching Workshop, taking place in Cape Town this week, will bring scientists and managers from around the world together to develop a framework for the sustainable management of whale watching globally.
Approximately 600 environmental health experts from across the globe are attending the 8th World Congress on Environmental Health, running at the Durban International Convention Centre until 27 February.
With South African properties attracting growing local and international interest, the 2004 Hot Property Exhibition - coming to Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg - provides a consolidated marketplace showcasing properties from all over SA at one venue.
The ninth edition of the evergreen Gardenex Garden and Flower show takes place at The Dome @ Northgate from 22 to 25 April, providing a platform for local and international representatives of the flower and plant industry to exchange new ideas and technologies, while highlighting a variety of industry leaders in flora, gardening and landscaping.
A private company plans to open a trade centre in Johannesburg's inner city for local exporters to exhibit products and services to foreign trade missions and visitors, with a view to helping local companies find new overseas markets.