Investment & Immigration

Investment & Immigration

South Africa is one of the most sophisticated, diverse and promising emerging markets in the world. Strategically located at the tip of the African continent, South Africa is a key investment location, both for the commercial opportunities within its borders and the potential it offers as a gateway to the rest of the continent - a market of some 1-billion people.

 

Technology for women in business

Technology for women in business

A government initiative called Technology for Women in Business is helping South Africa's female entrepreneurs get access to the applied science and technology they need to catapult their businesses into the big league.

Mbeki, Bush cement relations

President Thabo Mbeki welcomed US President George W Bush at a function in Pretoria on Wednesday, praising US commitment to South Africa and the continent. Bush described the SA-US relationship as "vital", saying it could help extend democracy and free markets across Africa.
SA software unveiled in UK

SA software unveiled in UK

Stellenbosch-based Swist Group Technologies launched its Oracle software offering for the Linux environment at Oracle's international AppsWorld conference in London last month - the only South African company to exhibit a developed open source product at the conference.
AltX riding stock exchange wave

AltX riding stock exchange wave

AltX, Africa's first alternative exchange for small to medium and growing companies, is riding the wave of the private sector's bullish sentiment about the South African economy with a number of important new listings.
SA's Cannes Lions winners

SA’s Cannes Lions winners

South African advertising agencies shone at the 2003 Cannes Lions Advertising Festival, scooping a total of five gold, eight silver, five bronze and three media Lions. Check out the list of winners - and view the winning ads.

Pineapple plant to boost exports

Collondale Cannery, one of only two pineapple processing factories in South Africa, has installed a R7-million plant with a new evaporator for processing pineapple juice concentrate for the export market.

ICT-E database of BEE firms

Local and foreign investors looking for black economic empowerment partners in the IT, telecoms and electronics sectors can now consult an online database of information on South African BEE companies, based on a solid, layered definition of empowerment, and growing all the time.
Exporting SA geranium oil

Exporting SA geranium oil

The geranium, historically one of South Africa's earliest exports, is bringing trade to the country once more. In a landmark deal for SA's budding bio-extract industry, half a ton of essential oil extracted from geraniums organically grown in South Africa has been exported to a major international cosmetics brand.
Small fish

Small fish, big potential

A number of endangered fish species may escape extinction thanks to a small Touws Rivier company, which has pioneered the use of a new hormone that is encouraging reproduction among fish which have resisted previous breeding attempts.
SA berries make their mark

SA berries make their mark

Think strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, gooseberries - as well as boysenberries, taeberries and currants. Chapter II Farming Enterprises is helping South African berry producers get their fruit on the world market, and creating thousands of jobs in the process.

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