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.

 

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.

Online educational resources

Looking for a new school for your children, extra learning materials, past exam papers, help with research projects, or a job in teaching? Our directory of online educational resources is here to help.
Local laser company leads the way

Local laser company leads the way

A South African company that pipped overseas firms for a contract to produce high-tech laser systems for the US National Aeronautics and Space Agency (Nasa) made its breakthrough after being discovered on the Internet.
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.

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