Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

South Africa: The Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Dr. Siyabonga Cwele to Lead the Department’s Imbizo in Majwemasweu, Free State

The Minister is expected to use the visit to the district to update the councillors on the progress in the payment of social grants

The Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Dr Siyabonga Cwele will lead the Department’s Imbizo in Majwemasweu, Free State on Wednesday, 18 July 2018. The Department has partnered with the Lejweleputswa District Municipality and the Masilonyana Local Municipality to monitor the implementation of the card swap programme for social grants…

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Source: GE |

GE Power Releases Whitepaper on Digitization of Energy Transmission & Distribution in Africa

Smart grids will play a key role in the region’s transition to a sustainable energy system through facilitating smooth integration of new energy sources

GE Power Releases Whitepaper on Digitization of Energy Transmission &  Distribution in Africa: •White paper highlights future of smart energy in Sub-Saharan countries, its challenges and opportunities •Discusses role of smart technology to transform grids and the way energy is generated, distributed, traded, managed and stored •Underscores necessary steps to…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

South Africa: Remarks by The Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu, on the Occasion of the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Youth Summit

Remarks by The Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu, on the Occasion of the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Youth Summit: Programme Director; Chairperson of the National Youth Development Agency, Mr Sifiso Mtshweni; Honoured guests; Ladies and gentlemen   Addressing young people in 1995 on…

Source: Afrimart |

Afrimart, First Made in Africa B2B Pan-Continental E-Commerce Platform launched!

Afrimart is designed to create new business opportunities for African Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs), general merchants and service providers on the quest for growth and expansion by creating visibility and accessibility to African buyers and suppliers

Pan-Africa’s pioneer Business to Business (B2B) e-commerce platform for made in Africa products, AFRIMART (www.Afrimart.com), has officially taken off today, offering prospects of catapulting the otherwise less exploited intra-Africa trade to higher heights of growth.     Afrimart is a one-stop-shop for all things African; the first Pan-African B2B-focused marketplace…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

South Africa: Address by The Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mr Buti Manamela, to the 4th Brics Youth Summit Zebula Estate, Bela-Bela, Limpopo

Programme Director Chairperson of the 4th BRICS Youth Summit, Mr Sifiso Mtsweni Heads of Delegation of all member countries Delegates Guests Ladies and Gentlemen:   It is my pleasure to join you and to be part of this historic fourth BRICS Youth Summit.The sustainability of BRICS as an alternative development…

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

Township and Rural Economies to Come Under Spotlight at National Summit in East London

More than 1000 delegates from across the country will converge in the Buffalo City to exchange ideas, knowledge and expertise on the mechanisms, interventions, models and best practices that will take entrepreneurial activities in the townships and rural areas to a higher level

The transformation of the country’s rural areas and townships into beehives of productive economic activities and manufacturing will come under the spotlight at the national summit in East London this week. The National Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Rural and Township Economy Summit will take place at the East London International…

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

South Africa business delegation arrives in Angola for Trade and Investment mission

These companies represent the aerospace and defence, built environment professionals, mining products and services, and infrastructure sectors. The mission will include a trade and investment seminar, targeted business-to-business meetings and sector-specific site visits

The South African business delegation has arrived in Luanda, Angola for a five-day Trade and Investment Mission that is led by the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe. The mission will take place from today until 21 July 2018. While addressing the business delegation on their arrival,…

Source: United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) |

Egypt: “From Cotton Seeds to Clothing Project” to Launch ZDHC Training on Introducing Chemical Management and Top 10 issues & Best Practices

Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) academy is a globally-renowned program supporting the management and implementation of safer and more transparent, preventive and integrated approaches to chemical discharge practices

 In the framework of its “From Cotton Seeds to Clothing” project, funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, UNIDO Egypt will implement, in coordination with the Egyptian Ministry of Trade and Industry, a two-day training workshop on Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC), in collaboration with the relevant Export…

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

Minister Davies Pushes for Exemption from the United States’ Section 232 Duties on Imports of Steel and Aluminium from South Africa

Minister Davies also expressed his concern on the on-going Section 232 investigation on automobiles and auto components

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies has reiterated that South Africa’s steel and aluminium does not pose any threat to the US national security. Minister Davies said this during bilateral meetings in Washington DC with the United States Trade Representative Ambassador Robert Lighthizer and the Secretary of…

Source: European Parliament - The President |

Tajani visit to Niger: we must support and expand Niger’s well-functioning model to reduce irregular migration flows

A delegation of representatives from European entities including the European Commission and European Investment Bank, as well as international organisations, such as UNIDO, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, together with European private sector representatives, will accompany President Tajani

“Niger plays a key role to drastically reduce irregular migrants’ flows to Libya and the EU. My visit to Niamey aims at strengthening our partnership with this country, discussing how the EU can promote investments and make more funds available. I will also meet representatives from the Sahel and Sahara…