Jobs, construction boom at Coega
Building projects at the Coega Industrial Development Zone outside Port Elizabeth have injected over R1.2-billion into South Africa's Eastern Cape construction industry over the past two quarters, creating over 2 500 jobs, says the state-owned Coega Development Corporation.
South Africa moves to stabilise mining
Key players in South African mining, during a meeting chaired by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe in Pretoria at the weekend, agreed on a draft plan to ensure the long-term sustainability of the sector.
SA cities to get own domain names
In the near future, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban may have their own top
level domain names on the internet, which could spark innovative ways of promoting
business and tourism in South Africa's main centres. The suffixes dotJoburg,
dotCapetown and dotDurban will be launched later this year.
Obama visit to highlight SA, US ties
South Africa's growing importance in regional and international affairs as well as its relations with the United States will come under the spotlight when US President Barack Obama visits the country later this month.
Repay SA, US tells lobster poachers
The government has welcomed a New York court's decision that South Africa be paid US$22.5-million (about R225.4-million) by three men convicted of importing illegally harvested rock lobster into the US.
Junior Boks edged in JWC semi-finals
South Africa's defence of their IRB Junior World Championship title was ended at
Stade de la Rabine in Vannes, France on Tuesday evening by Wales, who scored a
last-minute try and conversion to edge the Junior Boks 18-17 in the semi-finals.