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President Jacob Zuma, addressing a business forum during his state visit to France on Thursday, invited French companies to explore South Africa's economy and the vast opportunities that it has to offer investors.
South Africa's World Cup winning Springboks returned to a heroes' welcome at the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning. As was the case with SA's victory in 1995, it was clear that the World Cup win was a triumph for the entire country as people, regardless of their colour, shared in the joy at the airport.
The Springboks booked a place in the Rugby World Cup semifinals with a hard-fought 37-20 win over Fiji in Marseille on Sunday. The upset defeats of Australia and New Zealand leaves South Africa as the sole Tri-Nations representative left in the tournament.
The French government, through the French Development Agency, is to spend 400-million (about R3-billion) over four years on infrastructure and environment development projects in South Africa.
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