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Parliament welcomes new visa regulations, calls for immigration reforms

CAPE TOWN, September 26 – The chairperson of the portfolio committee on home affairs, Hlomani Chauke, on Wednesday welcomed the broad visa-related reforms announced by the minister of home affairs, Malusi Gigaba. Gigaba on Tuesday announced the amendments to visa requirements for business people from two BRICS countries, India and China, that require visas. They will soon be […]

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BRICS grouping establishes itself as global brand – Brand SA

JOHANNESBURG, July 25  – The BRICS alliance has become a distinct global brand with the five developing nations becoming advocates of free global trade, globalisation and promoters of protection for the environment in light of global climate challenges, host country South Africa’s national marketing agency said at an annual summit on Wednesday. Brand South Africa said […]

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#BRICS: SA signs $14bln trade agreements with China

PRETORIA, July 24 – President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday that the South African government had signed several agreements, including memorandums of understanding (MOUs) on investments, amounting to R14.7 billion with China. Various government departments signed agreements with the Chinese government in areas, such as the simplification of visas, while State-owned enterprises such as Eskom […]

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South Africa seeks to strike trade balance at BRICS Summit

JOHANNESBURG, July 19  – South African government will be working to tackle the trade imbalance and also address complimentary trade between it and its BRICS partners at the crucial upcoming Summit next week, officials said on Thursday. Lerato Mataboge, deputy director-general at the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), said that South Africa’s largest export […]

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President Ramaphosa to host SA BRICS stakeholders breakfast meeting

JOHANNESBURG, July 6  – President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Friday host a BRICS stakeholder round-table meeting with South African business people. In a terse statement, the Presidency said the meeting this morning will be held in Pretoria at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guest House would discuss the preparations and policy imperatives for the forthcoming BRICS Summit […]

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Buffalo City Metro Municipality ready to host BRICS meetings

EAST LONDON, June 27 – The Buffalo City Metro Municipality on Wednesday said it was ready to host the three-day international BRICS meetings. The meeting will start in East London tomorrow. BRICS countries include Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Municipal spokesperson Samnkelo Ngewnya, said the meetings will discuss the local government cooperation and […]