Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

South Africa: Deputy President Mabuza to Address the National Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (Bbbee) Rural and Township Economy Summit in Eastern Cape

The summit is expected to be attended by over 1 000 delegates from across the country, to exchange ideas, knowledge and expertise

Deputy President David Mabuza will tomorrow, 19 July 2018, officially open the National Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Rural and Township Economy Summit that will take place at the East London International Convention Centre in the Eastern Cape. The summit is scheduled to take place over two days between 19-20 July…

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: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

Egypt Moving Forward: Key Challenges and Opportunities

Over the next five years, around 3.5 million young Egyptians are projected to join the labor force

The most important issues that face Egypt over the coming years are tied to a rapidly growing population, the modernization of its economy, and how best to ensure a modern social safety net to protect the most vulnerable in society. Below, IMF Mission Chief for Egypt Subir Lall discusses these…

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: Embassy of the Republic of Zambia, Washington, D.C. |

Zambian Delegation Successfully Participates at the 2018 United States (U.S) African Trade and Investment Global Summit

The Zambian Delegation and Embassy staff successfully participated and showcased Zambia at the Global Summit in the United States (U.S) under the theme “Driving Trade, Unleashing Investment and Enhancing Economic Development: The Gateway to African Markets.”

Northern Province Permanent Secretary Elias Kamanga says His Excellency the President of the Republic of Zambia Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu is focused on implementing the Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP). Mr. Kamanga also said Government is determined to promoting the Northern Circuit of Zambia for investment in various sectors of…

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: Udeme Etukeyen |

Akwa Ibom - Sustainable Development in Nigeria's Prime Investment Destination

By Udeme Etukeyen

Seen from afar, Nigeria is one large African nation and the continent's most robust economy, but within the powerhouse that Nigeria represents there are several engines that drive the economy. Best known is Lagos State, which includes Nigeria's largest city and economic capital, but beyond there a less known success…

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

Experts meet to validate study on climate data sharing in Africa

At the end of the two days of rich and insightful discourse on data sharing practices, experiences, best practices, barriers and gaps, participants formulated a set of recommendations for strengthening climate data sharing in the continent

On the 10-11 July 2018, over 15 climate scientists from African Regional Climate Centres (RCCs) and National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) met to review a study report on the application of WMO resolution 40 on climate data sharing standards and protocols in Africa. The study and expert group meeting…

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

South Africa: Government Activities for the Week 16 -22 July 2018

On Wednesday, 18 July, South Africans and the world will again celebrate the birthday of South Africa’s first democratically elected President, Nelson Mandela

Government has scheduled the following briefings/activities for the week: 16 - 22 July 2018. The activities, which are aligned to the National Development Plan and outlined in the Medium Term Strategic Framework 2014-2019, are undertaken to build a better South Africa: The Minister of Communications, Ms Nomvula Mokonyane, will on…