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October 20, 2017

South Africa participates in ACP ministerial meeting

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies and his deputy Bulelani Magwanishe will today participate in the 20th African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) ministerial meeting in Belgium.

The ACP Ministerial Committee and the 15th Joint ACP-European Union (EU) Ministerial Trade Committee meeting (JMTC) gets underway in Brussels today.

This week’s JMTC will exchange views on the future of multilateralism in light of recent pronouncements by some major global trade players, bearing in mind the redrawing of international trade partnerships, said the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) on Wednesday.

Another issue to be discussed at the meetings will be the Economic [...]

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October 5, 2017

5 reasons why you must list your business in an online directory

For those who are wondering why online business directory is important, here is a key take that will give you a cue why targeted business listing is necessary for your business – According to the Local Search Association, almost 8 out of 10 people will look into an internet directory when they are in need of a particular service. It is these 8 out of 10, who look into an online directory, who are likely to turn into potential clients coming with the positive intention to purchase. This indirectly means, you know there are certain segment of searches that will convert into leads, and you need to ensure that they find the right direction to reach your site instead of turning towards [...]

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October 5, 2017

SADC looks to diversification to grow regional economy

Partnering with the private sector will unlock avenues that southern African governments alone cannot attain, says President Jacob Zuma.

“The diversification of our economies and industrialisation will ultimately put the region on its rightful path as a global economic player,” said President Jacob Zuma, who is also the chair of the SADC regional bloc, on Tuesday.

Tshwane assumed the chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in August, with its tenure theme being ‘Partnering with the private sector in developing industry and regional value-chains’.

Through this theme, Tshwane seeks to build momentum and continuity in the collective aspiration [...]

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September 18, 2017

Lesotho to receive security support

The SADC Double Troika Summit of Heads of State and Government has approved the deployment of a contingent force comprising of military, security, intelligence and civilian personnel who are expected to support the government of Lesotho.

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Double Troika Summit of Heads of State and Government was held in Pretoria on Friday to discuss the political and security issues of Lesotho. The summit was chaired by President Jacob Zuma as the Chairperson of regional bloc.

“In the interim, the summit approved an expanded mandate and composition of a total of 34 members of the oversight committee to include military, security, [...]

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