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.

 

Pushing for women in science

The science and technology department has launched an advisory group to promote women's interests in the fields of science and technology.
Satellite centre scores with Nasa

SA leads world in satellite tracking

South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and The Boeing Company have inaugurated the world's first Ka band satellite-tracking facility at Hartebeeshoek, north-west of Johannesburg.
Hi-tech art from heaven

Hi-tech art from heaven

Satellite art, a new art form created by the interaction between technology and nature, has arrived on the South African scene.
Coega IDZ and deepwater port

Coega IDZ and deepwater port

The Coega Project - a multi-billion rand industrial development complex and deepwater port 20 kilometres east of the city of Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape - could soon become the logistics hub for Southern African trade.
'Zulu Tea' creates a stir in the UK

‘Zulu Tea’ creates a stir in the UK

Deep in the KwaZulu-Natal heartland is an estate producing one of the most exclusive teas in the world. And Ntingwe tea is not only creating a stir among British connoisseurs - it's also bringing employment to an underdeveloped area, and encouraging local "outgrowers" to grow tea on their own land.

Penalties for UIF defaulters

The Unemployment Insurance Fund has gone fully electronic - but less than 10% of South Africa's employers have supported its move to a database system, and complied with the law, by forwarding their employees' particulars to the Fund.
Rediscovering African starlore

Rediscovering African starlore

Africa's traditions, legends and stories about the sky are set to reach a world audience with the release of Cosmic Africa, a feature-length documentary on African-based skylore, astronomy and cosmology from pre-historical times to the space age.

KZN’s flood radar ‘nowcasters’

A KwaZulu-Natal professor and a team of researchers are developing technology that will help predict floods up to six hours in advance - buying precious response time for emergency authorities - using radar technology and computer-based mathematical techniques.
Trade centre to promote exports

Trade centre to promote exports

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.
Sun rises on Karoo tequila

Sun rises on Karoo tequila

Soon anyone visiting the picturesque Karoo town of Graaff-Reinet will be obliged to throw back a couple of tequila slammers before heading off again. The small town is set for world fame among lovers of the fiery drink as the only place outside of Mexico where tequila - marketed under the name "Agava" - is made.

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