Doing business with SA

Growing hazelnuts spells a sweet deal for South Africa’s export market

The Ferrero Group’s hazelnut operations in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province are promising to create jobs and boost local exports, making the country a strong contender in the hazelnut market.


Three African currencies to trade on SA exchange

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange, the largest and most liquid on the continent, has listed three African currencies on a new foreign exchange futures platform on Friday. The JSE said this would offer investors exposure to African economies in a relatively risk-free manner.


South Africa’s Standard Bank ‘Most Innovative Investment Bank in Africa’

South Africa’s banking sector compares favourably with those of industrialised nations. It is also leaping ahead on the continent, playing a role in key deals in its mining and metals, oil and gas, and power and infrastructure sectors.


Italy looks to South Africa for opportunity

If you want to be serious about Africa, do your homework, Alec Erwin, South Africa's former trade and industry minister, reportedly told a gathering of more than 100 top chief executives, economists and political leaders from South Africa and Italy, gathered in Cape Town to discuss investment opportunities.


Special economic zone for SA's plantinum belt

A special economic zone is to be established in the Rustenburg platinum belt in the North West to help develop industries that use the precious metal, such as jewellery, catalytic converters and fuel-cell technology, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies announced ​last week.

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