Africa In The News

SA joins BRICS space programme

PRETORIA, JULY 4 – South Africa has joined a BRICS space programme, the first substantive project in the field of space cooperation between the BRICS member countries. A statement from the South African National Space Agency (Sansa) on Tuesday said that the country had joined the the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB), the State Space Corporation […]

Business In The News South Africa

SA records trade surplus of R9.5 bln for May – SA Revenue Service

CAPE TOWN, June 30 – South Africa registered a trade balance surplus of R9.5 billion for May this year, according to trade statistics released by the South African Revenue Service (Sars) on Friday. The stats, which include trade information with Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland, shows a year-to-date improvement in the trade balance. Between January […]

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More billions in municipal coffers: StatsSA

PRETORIA, June 28 – The revenue collected by municipalities across South Africa increased by R27 billion in the financial year ending June 2016, in comparison with the previous year, according to the Financial Census of Municipalities results released by Statistics South Africa on Wednesday. The report, released by Statistician-General Pali Lehohla in Pretoria, showed that […]

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Zim policies under spotlight at Joburg summit

JOHANNESBURG, June 23– Hurdles faced by South African business people when doing business in Zimbabwe are in the spotlight at the three-day Zimbabwe-South Africa Investment Conference taking place in Sandton, Johannesburg. On Thursday, Zimbabwean Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa arrived in Johannesburg for the conference which kicks off on Friday. “Any policy that an investor wishes […]