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BRICS Leaders to Adopt Joint Action Plans on Economy, Innovation, Customs Cooperation

MOSCOW, September 1 – The leaders of the BRICS countries are expected to adopt action plans on economy, innovation and customs cooperation at the 2017 BRICS summit in China, Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov told reporters on Thursday. “Documents to be signed after the meeting of the business council include an action plan for the […]

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Parliament has vision for integrated, prosperous Africa driven by Africans, says Mbete

Solly Makgonoto, Ogopoleng Mushi   National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete said that Parliament is committed to the vision of “an integrated and prosperous Africa”,  driven by Africans themselves as they become a force in the world. Mbete made these remarks while welcoming local and international delegates to the second African Parliamentary Budget Office Conference.   […]

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SA paralympic team wrap up world championships with two golds and silver medal

LONDON, July 24  – South Africa wrapped up their 2017 IPC Athletics World Championships on a high, with two gold medals and a silver in Sunday’s last day of competition in London. Charl du Toit raced to his second gold medal of the championships, while training partner Anruné Liebenberg secured her second silver medal of the championships, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]