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

South Africa and Iran to Host Business Forum in Pretoria

The business forum will address amongst others trade, investment, economic development and industry related issues

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) together with their Iranian counterparts will host the South Africa-Iran Business Forum at the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) offices in Pretoria on Monday, 23 October 2017 from 9am. The forum will be held on the margins of the Joint…

Source: UN Information Centre in Pretoria (UNIC) |

The United Nations in South Africa opens exhibition at Apartheid Museum

The exhibition, which was organized in partnership with the museum and Brand South Africa, showcases the UN’s contribution in the fight against apartheid

The United Nations in South Africa yesterday launched its exhibition, “The Role of the United Nations in the Struggle for Freedom in South Africa” at the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg. The exhibition, which was organized in partnership with the museum and Brand South Africa, showcases the UN’s contribution in the…

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

South African Businesspeople Relish Prospects of Exporting to Russia

The businesspeople will be participating in the 10th Investment and Trade Initiative (ITI) to Russia from 24-27 October 2017

A group of twenty businesspeople who will be departing for Novosibirsk, Russia on Sunday are relishing the prospects of exporting their goods and services to Russia and contributing in increasing trade between South Africa and the European country. The businesspeople will be participating in the 10th Investment and Trade Initiative…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

President Zuma Appoints New Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) Board Members

The three new members are: Mr. Ronald Lamola, Ms. Martina Della-Togna and Ms. Nombeko Mbava

President Jacob Zuma has appointed three new members of the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) Board. The three new members are: Mr. Ronald Lamola, Ms. Martina Della-Togna and Ms. Nombeko Mbava.   Mr. Lamola is currently a member of the finance committee in the Tshwane University of Technology Governance Council.…

Source: Statistics South Africa |

New Statistician-General and Head of Statistics South Africa is appointed

His appointment will take effect from the 1st of November 2017

Minister in the Presidency, Mr. Jeff Radebe, today announced the appointment of the new Statistician-General and Head of Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), Mr. Risenga Maluleke. His appointment will take effect from the 1st of November 2017 when Dr. Pali Lehohla’s tenure expires at the end of October. Maluleke has…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Singapore |

Visit by Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman to South Africa, 17 to 19 October 2017

Dr. Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman attended the 17th Council of Ministers Meeting of the Indian Ocean Rim Association in Durban, South Africa on 18 October 2017

Senior Minister of State (SMS), Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman attended the 17th Council of Ministers Meeting (COMM) of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) in Durban, South Africa on 18 October 2017. The 17th COMM reviewed the progress by IORA and discussed…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

President Zuma sends condolences to Portugal following tragic fires

On behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa, President Jacob Zuma has extended the country’s condolences to the Republic of Portugal following tragic fires ravaging parts of the country that have claimed the lives of many and destroyed property and land. This is especially sad coming so…

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

State of Readiness Media Briefing for the O.R Tambo Centenary Celebrations

The Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on O.R Tambo centenary celebrations chaired by Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe will hold a media briefing to provide status on the upcoming centenary celebration. Details are as follows:- Date: Friday, 20 October 2017 Time: 10h00 Venue: Tshedimosetso House, 1035…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry to Travel to South Africa for Africa Oil Week

Secretary Perry will also participate in a DOE-led workshop on Sharing Natural Gas Development Experiences and meet with African energy ministers

Next week, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry will travel to South Africa to represent the United States at Africa Oil Week. During his time in Cape Town, the Secretary will provide remarks on U.S. oil and gas development, highlighting the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) commitment to bilateral energy partnerships…