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.

 

Department of Human Settlements

Houses for everyone

Housing is at the forefront of the national agenda for delivery and the government is taking overall responsibility for providing houses to all.
SA-born scientist wins Nobel Prize

SA-born scientist wins Nobel Prize

South African born and educated molecular biologist Sydney Brenner and two of his colleagues have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine for their research into the genetic development of organs and the "programmed death' or "suicide' of cells.

Research opportunities

South Africa spends around R5-billion a year on research and development and is recognised as a world leader in several fields, including organismic biology, earth sciences, astronomy and clinical medicine.
SA crafts industry keeps growing

SA crafts industry keeps growing

Worth an estimated R3.4-billion a year, the South African crafts industry is providing an income for many who would otherwise be out in the cold, as displays at the recent World Summit showed.
New hot-house for African science

New hot-house for African science

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, a state-of-the art educational centre that seeks to create a new generation of African mathematicians and scientists, has opened its doors in Cape Town.
SA cities join hands for growth

SA cities join hands for growth

With 70-75% of South Africans expected to be living in urban areas by 2030, the economic sustainability of the country's cities will be crucial to its overall economic growth. A new initiative responds to the challenges.
Marula breaks into beauty market

Marula breaks into beauty market

The beauty industry is one of the most competitive on the planet. Companies spend huge amounts researching and developing new products. You would think that rural African communities would be the last to benefit ...
Enter the Afri-Can Guitar

Enter the Afri-Can Guitar

A South African company that manufactures performance-quality guitars from oil cans is establishing a presence in overseas markets, marketing a unique blend of modern guitar technology and African tradition and innovation.
Sun

Sun, surf & surgery

Attracted by the country’s world-class surgeons, spectacular tourist destinations and favourable exchange rate, foreigners are flocking to South Africa for affordable operations and luxurious post-operative holidays.
Satellite centre scores with Nasa

Satellite centre scores with Nasa

US-based technology giant Lockheed Martin has selected South Africa’s CSIR Satellite Applications Centre as a critical ground support station for two of Nasa's deep space research missions.

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