SA Vows to Build SADC brand – 21 August 2017

President Jacob Zuma, who has taken over as the chairperson of SADC, intends to grow intra-regional trade, which remains under 20%, and build the regional brand towards diversifying and expanding value chains. President Zuma took over the chairpersonship of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) on Saturday during the 37th SADC summit, which is underway in…

SA to Advance Development, Continental Industrialisation – 17 August 2017

South Africa says it will use its position as the incoming chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to advance development and continental industrialisation. “South Africa will use its position to strategically advance the country’s national interests as outlined in the National Development Plan, drive regional and continental industrialisation and integration to boost the…

SA makes strides in Women Empowerment – 17 August 2017

As the country celebrates Women’s Month, Cabinet has acknowledged South Africa’s achievements in the field of women empowerment, following the country’s first democratic elections. Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo said prior to 1994 parliament had a mere 2.7% representation of women, and following the first democratic elections, women representation in the National Assembly stood at 27.7%.…