Trade unions in South Africa

South Africa's trade union movement, the largest and most disciplined on the continent, has played an influential role in determining labour market and industrial relations policies in the country.

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Thomas Piketty to deliver Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture

Renowned French economist Thomas Piketty will deliver the 13th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture on 3 October 2015 at the University of Johannesburg's Soweto Campus. His book Capital in the Twenty-First Century has been a worldwide sensation.

Youth and finance are priorities at World Forestry Congress

Financing was a priority topic at the World Forestry Congress in Durban this week. Another was the youth and their vital role in planning and managing forestry and agriculture. The theme, investing in a sustainable future, was debated by delegates from around the world.

Ramaphosa to boost South Africa's ties with Iran

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to visit Iran to re-establish trade ties and formally authorise the formation of the Iran and South Africa Joint Business Council. South African exports to Iran fell from R1.5-billion in 2007 to R250-million in 2014; oil imports also declined.

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South African finance and economy news.


Modern transport, expanding energy, sophisticated telecommunications.

Key sectors

Economic sectors with particularly high growth and investment potential.


Macroeconomic policies, regulatory institutions, financial controls and more.


Jobs, skills, urban and rural regeneration, government-business partnerships.

Economy overview

South Africa has the most advanced, broad-based industrial sector on the continent.

Global ratings

Recent international reports support South Africa's strengths as an investment destination.

Success stories

SA companies and products making their mark globally.