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London-based investment holding company Lonrho and British entrepreneur Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou's investment business, the easyGroup, have joined forces to open their first African budget hotel in Johannesburg.
British wastewater treatment company Bluewater Bio has entered the South African market through an agreement with local firm Headstream Water Holdings - and the two are eyeing sub-Saharan expansion within the next 12 to 18 months.
The favourable exchange rate, a number of major sporting events, anticipation of the 2010 Fifa World Cup and South Africa’s reputation as a value-for-money destination are all helping to attract increasing numbers of UK tourists to the country.
South Africa's revitalised drive against HIV/Aids has received a £15-million (around R230-million) boost from the British government.
Over a hundred years later, black South Africans who died in the Anglo-Boer War are finally to be honoured, as part of an agreement between the UK and South Africa to renovate and maintain the graves of some 25 000 Commonwealth soldiers who lost their lives in the war.
British singer/songwriter Elton John has opened a care centre in Eldorado Park, Johannesburg that runs life skills projects for orphaned, abused and neglected children.