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Source: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) |

Opportunities abound for foreign investment in Africa’s hospitality sector

The emerging markets are set to post faster growth in revenue than their counterparts in developed countries, making them integral to the expansion strategies of some of the world’s leading hotel developers

The hospitality sector in Africa’s emerging markets looks set to profit from foreign investment and an influx of foreign travellers. The emerging markets are set to post faster growth in revenue than their counterparts in developed countries, making them integral to the expansion strategies of some of the world’s leading…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

President Zuma Congratulates Team South Africa on Their Performance at the IAAF Championship

Team South Africa accomplished three gold medals through Mr Wayde van Niekerk who won in the men’s 400m race; Mr Luvo Manyonga who won in the men’s long jump and Ms Caster Semenya who won in the women’s 800m race last night

President Jacob Zuma has congratulated Team South Africa, who won six medals during the IAAF World Championships 2017 held in London, in the United Kingdom for their outstanding performance that earned South Africa a third place in the medals table of the championship.  “We wish to heartily congratulate our Team…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy |

Durban - An exhibition on Italian industry arrives in South Africa

The exhibition will be opened at 5:30 p.m. on 17 August at the Art Gallery of the University of Technology of Durban

The traveling exhibition “50+! Il Grande gioco dell'industria. Oggetti che hanno fatto la storia dell'impresa italiana” (“50+! The Great Industrial Game. Objects that have made the History of Italian Industry”), illustrating the history of Italian business through 50 objects, will soon be displayed in Durban, in South Africa. The exhibition…

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

Polokwane Executive Mayor Nkadimeng to Lead Dialogue on Women Economic Empowerment

Members of the media are invited to cover and participate in the Women Economic Empowerment Roundtable that will be hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in partnership with Radio Turf

Members of the media are invited to cover and participate in the Women Economic Empowerment Roundtable that will be hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in partnership with Radio Turf. The Executive Mayor of Polokwane, Councillor Thembi Nkadimeng, will be one of the panellists who will…

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

AGOA Support Industrialisation and Regional Value Chains in Sub-Saharan Africa

AGOA is a unilateral Act of Congress that was introduced in 2000 to provide duty-free quota-free treatment for over 6 000 tariff lines into the United States market

The African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) is a cornerstone of United States (U.S.)-Africa trade relations and has facilitated mutually beneficial trade and investment relations between eligible African countries and the U.S. Total trade between the Sub-Saharan Africa and the U.S. stood at $33 bn in 2016. Through AGOA, non-energy exports from…

Source: African Union Peace and Security Department |

Press Statement of the 706th meeting of the PSC on the theme: “Child Soldiers/Out of School Children in Armed Conflict in Africa”

Council and participants expressed particular solidarity with children from Member States affected by terrorism and violent extremism including those in the Lake Chad Basin Region, the Horn of Africa region, the Sahel region and in North Africa

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), dedicated its 706thmeeting held on 26 July 2017, to an Open Session on the theme: “Child Soldiers/Out of School Children in Armed Conflict in Africa”. Council and Participants took note of the opening statements made by the PSC Chairperson,…

Source: U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa |

U.S. Embassy Welcomes New Consul General to Cape Town: Virginia Blaser

Prior to her arrival in Cape Town, Consul General Blaser served over a decade as a three-time Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d’Affaires in Mauritius, the Seychelles, Uganda and Tanzania

The U.S. Mission to South Africa is pleased to announce the arrival of the new Consul General to lead the Consulate General in Cape Town. U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Jessica Lapenn welcomed Consul General Virginia Blaser to the country on August 6, 2017. “Consul General Blaser brings extensive experience from across the…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

President Zuma to Receive President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of the Republic of Liberia

South Africa and Liberia maintain good diplomatic and political relations since the attainment of freedom and democracy in South Africa

President Jacob Zuma will on Friday, 11 August 2017, host the President of the Republic of Liberia, Her Excellency President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for a State Visit to South Africa, in Pretoria. The visit is an important vehicle for economic growth and cooperation between the two countries and will further…

Source: UN Information Centre in Pretoria (UNIC) |

The United Nations stands with South Africa’s women

While women in South Africa have indeed made great strides in achieving gender equality –South Africa has one of the highest proportions of female parliamentarians in the world – challenges still remain including systemic barriers that hinder women from attaining equality

The United Nations in South Africa extends its warm wishes to the women of South Africa on the commemoration and celebration today of National Women’s Day. This year marks the 61 st anniversary of the Women’s March that took place on 9 August 1956 – a day in which almost…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy |

South Africa - Rosetta Messori, Italian photographer and artist in Pretoria

During the celebrations of the Women's Month in South Africa, the Italian artist and photographer Rosetta Messori will present her works in Pretoria

During the celebrations of the Women's Month in South Africa, the Italian artist and photographer Rosetta Messori will present her works in Pretoria. Taking place from 14 to 18 August 2017 at the Vavasati International Women's Festival, the exhibition will be sponsored by Pretoria's South African State Theatre, with the evocative title 'Flowers…