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South Africa reports on energy investments

South Africa reports on energy investments

South Africa has reiterated its commitment to the development of the energy sector as one of the most vital keys to easing constraints to economic growth. The expansion of the nuclear energy will be implemented over the next decade, adding to the R83-billion already invested in Eskom.
Western companies look to Africa for investments

Western companies look to Africa for investments

Western investors, facing stagnant economic growth at home, are looking to invest in African markets which promise high returns.

Finance vehicle boosts job creation

In its annual results, the parastatal Industrial Development Corporation recorded that its funding had created or saved over a hundred thousand jobs in the past five years – no mean feat in the present tough economic climate.
IDC fund helps companies go green

South Africa: the new reality

$500m fund for African infrastructure

The African Infrastructure Investment Fund 2, which focuses on infrastructure equity investments in sub-Saharan Africa, has announced its final close with commitments of US$500-million secured from institutional investors.

Brand SA searches its soul, realigns its goals

imc_newlogo_frnt Africa's most valuable nation brand, South Africa, continues to search its soul and look towards enhancing its international reputation and increasing its brand equity as it aims to stay relevant and strong in the current competitive economic environment, where only nations with a strong dose of credibility and competitiveness can survive. Brand SA stakeholders hosted a summit today, Tuesday, 31 May 2011, in Johannesburg to relook at strategies aiming at moving the country forward.

Trade fair to boost SADC-China ties

The Southern African Development Community is expecting its biggest ever investment of Chinese money in the region when representatives from China’s major industries travel to South Africa in May 2011 for a trade forum.
South Africa at 2011 BRICS summit

Closing criminals' mobile networks

Tracking investments on your mobile

South African financial services group Stanlib has launched Stanlib Mobile, an application that will enable clients and intermediaries to view their full investment portfolios via their mobile phones.
Mvelaphanda moves into platinum

Dutch group invests in SA mining

Dutch pension fund manager Algemene Pensioen Groep has committed US$250-million of equity capital to resources group Pallinghurst for investments in mining, $200-million of which has been earmarked for South Africa.

Boost for SA motor trade

Two major investments into South Africa’s motor industry were announced at the end of October. The local operations of Marcopolo and Volkswagen are to pump a total of R3.1-billion into their respective manufacturing plants.

Vodacom's R5.6bn African expansion

BT unveils R27m empowerment deal

UK-based multinational telecoms company BT has unveiled an empowerment deal under which Sekunjalo Investments will acquire a 30% stake in the company's South African business for R27-million.


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