Doing business with SA
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.
Information technology is strengthening civil society in South Africa, fostering new
relationships and empowering communities. Now a new platform, the Tipfuxeni Project,
connects South African NGOS with international funders.
The recently released framework for implementing the National Development Plan will help tackle domestic obstacles to growth in South Africa, drive growth in productive sectors of the economy, and cut down on red tape hampering investment, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.
The government is working on a set of regulations that will ensure that shale gas exploration does not threaten South Africa's environment or compromise research projects linked to the Square Kilometre Array, says Mineral Resources director-general Thibedi Ramontja.
The Coega Development Corporation has announced plans to develop a R2-billion aqua-farming facility on 300 hectares of land at the Coega industrial development zone outside Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape.
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