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SA: Minister heads to SA-Saudi Arabia Joint Economic Commission

Trade and Industry Minister, Rob Davies

Pretoria – Trade and Industry Minister, Rob Davies, will today leave for Saudi Arabia to co-chair the 6th session of the South Africa-Saudi Arabia Joint Economic Commission (JEC). Minister Davies will co-chair the South Africa-Saudi Arabia JEC with his counterpart, Dr Twafeeq Al Rabeeach. The JEC is an initiative agreed upon between the two countries to strengthen economic ties and ...

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Viettel’s Telecommunications Joint Venture in Mozambique – Movitel, SA Presented With Mobile Innovations Awards

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The only operator in Africa to win 3 prestigious international awards in 3 consecutive years Movitel, SA (movitel.co.mz/en) – a joint venture between Vietnamese telecommunications group Viettel (http://www.vietteltelecom.vn) and Mozambique’s SPI company – has just dramatically won the “Best Mobile Innovation Award” in the Mobile Innovations Awards 2014, becoming the first and the only operator in Africa to win 3 ...

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SA, Saudi Arabia explore business opportunities

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Officials from South Africa and Saudi Arabia have met to discuss further avenues of business that have not yet been fully explored between the two countries. “There are a lot of expectations from both sides… that more should be done,” South African chairman of the SA-Saudi Arabia Business Council, Dr Iqbal Surve, said at the Saudi-South Africa business forum on ...

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Madiba’s final rest

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The late former President Nelson Mandela has been placed in his final resting place, alongside his other family members, in a family grave. Traditional rituals were performed to ensure the Father of the Nation is received by his ancestors. Madiba was laid to rest a short while ago at the Mandela family farm in rural Qunu. It brings to a ...

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Nation salutes Madiba

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Salutes and tears formed part of the gestures made by South Africans as they passed the body of former President Nelson Mandela while he lies in state at the Union Buildings. People held the South African flag in their hands, while others wore it in their hair as they filed past. The mood on day two of the lying in ...

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RIP Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela 18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013

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SA seeks investment from Asia, Middle East

Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Marius Fransman

South Africa hosted the Asia-Middle East Investment Seminar in Cape Town on Thursday, with the aim of seeking investment from the regions. “We aim to cover all the provinces in due course,” Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Marius Fransman, told delegates at the seminar, which focuses on investment opportunities in the Western Cape province. Fransman urged participants to ...

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Etihad Airways and South African Airways forge strategic partnership

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James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ President and Chief Executive Officer (left), and Nico Bezuidenhout, South African Airways’ acting Chief Executive Officer (right), celebrate the new strategic partnership. Etihad Airways and South African Airways have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) allowing the two airlines to introduce a comprehensive range of codeshare and interline air services as well as explore synergy and ...

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Zuma concludes Algeria visit

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President Jacob Zuma has left Algeria after he held fruitful discussions with his counterpart President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. The one-day working visit by Zuma saw the two reaffirming their commitment to consolidate bilateral, diplomatic, political and economic relations within the framework of the Presidential Bi-National Commission (BNC). The two regional heavyweights, who already enjoy good relations, found common ground on housing, ...

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SA businesses showcase skills in Angola

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Pretoria – South Africa’s participation in the Feira Internacional de Angola (Filda) exhibition will boost bilateral economic relations between the two nations, says Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Elizabeth Thabethe. “South Africa and Angola have a long history of good political and economic relations. The contingent of businesspeople that we have brought here to participate in this popular international exhibition ...

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