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April 25, 2019

President Ramaphosa in Egypt for AU summit

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa is in Egypt for an emergency African Union (AU) Troika Summit convened to discuss the political and security situations in Sudan and Libya.

President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi, as the Chairman of the AU, called the emergency summit to be attended by regional partners in Sudan, with the participation of counterparts from South Africa, Chad, Djibouti, Rwanda, Congo and Somalia.

The summit will also be attended by the AU Commission Chairperson Moussa Mahamat Faki, who is expected to report on the AU initiatives undertaken to resolve these crises. Faki recently concluded a visit to Sudan.

On 11 April, Sudan’s [...]

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April 24, 2019

GLOBAL LUXURY INDUSTRY SHIFTS GAZE TO AFRICA

The fifth annual Condé Nast International (CNI) Luxury Conference kicked off in Cape Town yesterday, bringing some of the biggest names in global luxury to African soil – from Gucci, Pucci and Tiffany & Co., to Estée Lauder Companies, Salvatore Ferragamo and Naomi Campbell herself.

Emceed by Jo-Ann Strauss, this year the event sought to explore the promise and value of the African market for the global luxury and fashion industry, and the power of the continent as a creative, manufacturing and retail hub.

“Africa, the eyes of the planet gaze on the continent’s second largest continent, with more and more brands looking to establish their presence here,” said [...]

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April 23, 2019

MAKERSPACES ARE CO-WORKING INSTITUTIONS AS WELL

Co-working is a self-directed, collaborative, flexible and voluntary work style that is based on mutual trust and the sharing of common core values between its participants. In these co-working environments, one tends to find people from the same industry or background sharing the space, whereas in a makerspace it is quite common to find people from totally different industries and backgrounds working in unison. For example, on one side of the workshop, Craig is assembling his composting mulching machine, when Johan walks in to use the 3D printers to build a part for his company’s latest prototype.

A makerspace can also be an extension of a user’s own workshop [...]

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August 1, 2018

INVEST IN SA DEPUTY MINISTER URGES

South Africa’s Deputy Trade and Industry Minister (DTI) Bulelani Magwanishe has invited Indian pharmaceutical companies to invest in the South Africa in order to contribute to the growth of the country’s economy, the ministry said on Monday.

“We have launched a major investment recruitment drive of $100 billion (over a trillion Rand) in the next five years. Our visit to India prioritises investment in the pharmaceuticals, medical devices and consumables. These are the main sectors that we have identified for growth,” Magwanishe said addressing potential investors at a pharmaceutical sector engagement session.

“These provide unlimited opportunities for the Indian [...]

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