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09 Jun 2017
 
 
Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative just a bedtime story?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
‘Once upon a time several routes led from China to central Asia and to Europe. It was called the Silk Road. People put things on camels and crossed the desert to trade with other people. Then...
 
 
26 May 2017
 
Why no lift-off for Africa’s branch of the BRICS bank?
SAIIA
The BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) would open its Africa Regional Centre (ARC) in Johannesburg in March 2016, South Africa’s then finance minister Pravin Gordhan confidently announced in February...
 
 
08 Feb 2017
 
Enormous global demand on way for copper, platinum, zinc – Friedland
MINING INDABA
Enormous global demand is building up for copper, platinum and zinc, driven by new technology, mitigation of health risks in hospitals and agricultural augmentation, Ivanhoe Mines executive...
 
 
24 Nov 2016
 
KZN: Premier Willies Mchunu on KwaZulu-Natal being voted best province
STATEMENT
KwaZulu-Natal Premier Willies Mchunu has been congratulated by delegates attending the 9th Global Conference on Health Promotion in Shanghai after the news that the provincial government has been...
 
 
18 Nov 2016
 
KwaZulu-Natal hosts wreath-laying ceremony at grave of Mam Nyembe in Wentworth Cemetery
What's On
The Leader of Government Business Sihle Zikalala has been sworn in as the Acting Premier in Pietermaritzburg today. “KwaZulu-Natal Province is in good hands. I have no doubt that Zikalala will do a...
 
 
09 Nov 2016
 
 
 
Safe-haven gold outperforms as Trump’s election spooks financial, equity markets
GOLD
While gold outperformed as a safe haven after Donald Trump’s worrying election as the forty-fifth president of the US, financial and equity markets were frightened into falls along with emerging...
 
 
27 Oct 2016
 
 
 
Wits ranks 222 globally, 2nd in Africa
EDUCATION
The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) has been ranked the second best academic institution in Africa and 222nd globally according to the 2016/17 Best Global Universities (BGU) ranking by...
 
 
09 Sep 2016
 
06 Sep 2016
 
SA: Paul Mashatile: Address by ANC Gauteng Provincial Chairperson, at the Extended Provincial Executive Committee meeting, Johannesburg (02/09/2016)
Topics
Prior to expressing some thoughts on the challenges facing the ANC and the liberation movement currently, allow me to seize this opportunity to express our heartfelt condolences to the families of...
 
 
05 Aug 2016
 
Embassy of Brazil PTA: Representing the African continent, Johannesburg joins cities around the world and goes green and yellow to celebrate the Eve of the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games Rio2016
STATEMENT
In a partnership with the Embassy of Brazil in Pretoria, the City of Johannesburg celebrated yesterday night, August 4th 2016, the eve of the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games Rio 2016, by...
 
 
01 Aug 2016
 
DIRCO: Minister Nkoana-Mashabane concludes visit to China
STATEMENT
International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has concluded her visit to the People's Republic of China, where she co-chaired the Co-ordinators' Meeting of the Forum on...
 
 
21 Jul 2016
 
NT: Statement on New Development Bank
STATEMENT
Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, led a delegation of the South African Government to the First Annual Meetings of the New Development Bank (NDB), in Shanghai, China on 20 to 21 July 2016. The...
 
 
15 Jul 2016
 
 
 
Davies says Brexit risk for South Africa does not lie in trade arena
TRADE RELATIONS
South Africa’s Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies has formally written a letter to the British High Commissioner seeking a meeting regarding the implications of the recent Brexit vote on...
 
 
14 Jul 2016
 
Private investment key to rejuvenation of world cities, including Joburg
URBAN RENEWAL
Private sector participation is the “single most crucial component” in rejuvenating decaying urban areas, a new World Bank report, which includes Johannesburg as a case study, shows. Published in...
 
 
07 Jul 2016
 
dti: Minister Davies to attend the G20 Trade Ministers meeting in Shanghai, China
STATEMENT
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies has left for Shanghai, China to attend the G20 Trade Ministers meeting to be held on 9-10 July 2016. A G20 Trade and Investment Working Group...
 
 
 
                       
 
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