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Source: Oakbay Investments Ltd |

Court Rules FIC Report and Jonas Affidavit Irrelevant to Gordhan Application

Oakbay calls again for information on 72 transactions

Ronica Ragavan, Acting CEO of Oakbay Investments (http://OakbayInvestments.co.za), responds to today’s events in Court: “We are delighted that the FIC report, Deputy Minister Jonas’s affidavit and any reference to either of them have been struck from the Finance Minister’s application. As the Court agreed, the report and the Jonas affidavit…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

Roadshow to China to Attract Investments to SEZs will begin in May

Minister Davies added that China was not only South Africa’s largest trading partner, but it has also emerged in recent years as a significant investor in both infrastructure and industrial projects in South Africa

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies says the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Strategic Cooperation that was signed by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) and the Bank of China in Sandton today, will bear immediate fruits when a roadshow is undertaken to China to…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Higher Education Committee Conducts Oversight Visit in Limpopo

The Committee will also visit Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges – and during the visit meetings will be held with various stakeholders in the sector

The Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training will this week undertake a week-long oversight visit in Limpopo, where the Committee will, among other things, visit both the University of Limpopo and the University of Venda. The Committee will also visit Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges –…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

South Africa and Oman Commit to Enhance Trade Relations

Total trade between the two countries remained fairly consistent over the last five years and stood at R 5.9 billion in 2016, with Oman enjoying a trade surplus of R 4.7 billion, which is largely due to oil imports

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies and his Omani counterpart, Dr Ali Bin Masoud Al-Sunaidy addressed the SA – Oman Business Forum in Sandton, Johannesburg, today. The two Ministers committed themselves to ensure that overall trade and investment relations between the two countries are enhanced. The Ministers…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) |

ECA launches second generation of its country profiles

The ECA Country Profiles were originally designed in 2015 in accordance with Resolution 917 of the Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (Abuja, 2014), with the aim to provide African decision-makers with an independent analysis of their countries’ economic and social development including the progress made to achieve regional integration

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) launched today in Dakar the second generation of its Country profiles, on the margins of the African Development Week (Dakar, 23 - 28 March 2017). These reports, which offer a snapshot of economic and social development in African countries, identify policy challenges and provide…

Source: Médecins sans frontières (MSF) |

School-going TB patients speak out on crisis in adolescent TB healthcare

Adolescents fatally neglected in the response to TB and DR-TB in South Africa

As a group of Khayelitsha schoolchildren living with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) today unveils an artwork commemorating their battles against the disease, the international humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders (MSF) warns that adolescents are being fatally neglected in the response to TB and DR-TB in South Africa, and calls on the…

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Source: Sophia Genetics |

African hospitals adopt SOPHiA artificial intelligence to trigger continent-wide healthcare leapfrogging movement

Medical institutions from Morocco, Cameroon and South Africa choose SOPHiA artificial intelligence to advance clinical genomics across Africa

Sophia Genetics (www.SophiaGenetics.com), global leader in Data-Driven Medicine, unveiled today, at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) (http://APO.af/Y5udP7) in Phoenix, the list of African hospitals that have started integrating SOPHiA, the company’s artificial intelligence, into their clinical workflow to advance patients’ care…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

South Africa Committed to Work with Nigeria for a Better Africa in a Better World

This was said by the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria Mr Lulu Louis Mnguni

South Africa is committed to work with Nigeria for a better Africa in a better world. This was said by the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria Mr Lulu Louis Mnguni. Mnguni was speaking at a welcoming session for the South African business delegation which arrived in Nigeria on Wednesday,…

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Source: Greenpeace |

Funeral Procession outside the Department of Energy to highlight the impacts of Fossil Fuels

Today, activists of the BREAKFREE coalition have taken part in a funeral procession outside the Department of Energy (DoE) in Pretoria to highlight the impacts that coal-fired power stations are having on South African communities. The solemn procession depicted tombstones to which activists were chained with the message “The IRP…