SA Companies to Look for Trade Opportunities in Russia – 12 September 2017

Local companies have been urged to look for trade opportunities in the Russian market. Minister Plenipotentiary at the South Africa Embassy in Russia, Henry Short, on Monday told the South African business delegation, which is currently participating in the 2017 World Food Moscow International Exhibition, to search for potential trade opportunities. The 20-member business delegation…

Refocused EPWP to address Unemployment in North West – 12 September 2017

The North West province will focus its attention on the existing Extended Public Works Programme (EPWP) in efforts to root out unemployment among youth, says Premier Supra Mahumapelo. Addressing the three-day Villages, Townships and Small Dorpies (VTSD) Skills Development Lekgotla in Potchefstroom, Premier Mahumapelo said the province will refocus the EPWP programme from being mainly about…

Remembering Biko – 11 September 2017

South Africans are using the month of September to remember, celebrate and preserve the legacy of Black Consciousness Movement leader, intellectual and liberation struggle hero, Stephen Bantu Biko. Biko died in custody as a result of police brutality on 12 September 1977. This year, the country marks the 40th anniversary of his passing. To commemorate…

SA, Veitman to Boost Trade – 11 September 2017

South Africa and Vietnam have agreed to agree to fast track trade relations. This emerged during Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane’s working visit to Hanoi, Vietnam. Minsiter Nkoana-Mashabane met the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Phạm Bình Minh. Minister Nkoana-Mashabane and Minister Pham Bình discussed various ways of strengthening…

SA introduces New Rules for Zim permit holders – 11 September 2017

The South African government has announced new regulations for the new four-year, non-renewable permit for nearly 200 000 Zimbabweans working and studying in South Africa. The new permits, known as the Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP), will replace the current Zimbabwean Special Permit (ZSP), the Department of Home Affairs announced on Friday. The initial Special Dispensation…