The Voortrekker Monument is proving a strong draw card for Chinese tourists as it repositions itself as a symbol of the earliest struggle against colonialism, and was named the best of the best at the 2013 China Outbound Tourism and Trade Market.
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The Pretoria high court has ruled that South African Chinese may be reclassified as black. This ruling will enable the group to benefit from the country’s employment equity and black empowerment legislation.
China's largest bank, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, has offered to purchase a 20% stake in Standard Bank, South Africa's largest bank by assets and earnings, for US$5.5-billion, representing the largest foreign direct investment in the country to date.