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South Africa hosts its first women in manufacturing conference

The importance of women in manufacturing and their experience in a male-dominated industry were among the topics discussed at the first Women in Manufacturing,...
International film productions boost South African economy

International film productions boost South African economy, skills, says DTI

The international film industry has spent R15-billion on productions in South Africa since 2004, and a recently completed US TV series shot in Cape Town has highlighted one of the country's new economical strengths: beating Hollywood at its own game.
South Africa looks to mining's future

South Africa looks to mining’s future

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane opened the Investing in African Mining Indaba this morning on a sombre note, saying it comes when mining is in its "winter season". But said he had met one on one with stakeholders and was certain there were ways they could revive the industry.
Made in Africa: eight African cars

Made in Africa: eight African cars

While Africa is one of the new frontiers for global automakers and automotive industry investors, there are a number of local car companies - some new, some more established - which are getting attention for building quality motor vehicles for local and global markets.
Who is South Africa sending to Davos?

Who is South Africa sending to Davos?

The World Economic Forum will take place in Davos-Klosters, in Switzerland from 20 to 23 January. South Africa will be represented by the president, flanked by numerous ministers and prestigious business and industry leaders. We take a look at who will be jetting to the Swiss village.
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South Africa, China sign trade and industry deals

China and South Africa signed 26 agreements worth R94-billion on 2 December 2015 at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, taking bilateral co-operation between the two nations to a higher level
South Africa backs budding artists

South Africa backs budding artists

South Africa's Department of Arts and Culture says art and music can help the country as a whole, through encouraging its young citizens to hone their artistic skills to keep them from turning to a life of crime. Sectorial and provincial consultations taking place throughout the country.

From Nollywood to New Nollywood: the story of Nigerian film’s runaway success

Nollywood is Africa's first economically viable film industry and one of the greatest explosions of popular culture ever seen on the continent. Nigerian film, long known for B-grade fare, is now producing high-quality movies able to compete internationally - allowing Africans to tell their own stories to the world.

South Africa’s musos dish on being a woman in music

It's tough being a woman in any industry; women are treated differently and some say they need to work twice as hard. Singers like Toya Delazy speak about the women who inspired them, and share their experiences in the music industry.

Gugulethu winemaker toasts success

Gugulethu winemaker toasts success

In South Africa's townships, wine was associated with cheap liquor, says winemaker Nondumiso Pikashe. People saw it as the favoured drink for old men who wanted to get drunk quickly, but she saw a different side and today runs the successful, 100% female owned Ses'fikile wines.

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