Trade with South Africa

Durban's first black female deputy harbour master talks about her job

Pinky Zungu dreamt of becoming an airline pilot, but she has found that piloting a ship is something she could do forever. And she has done such a good job of it that Transnet National Ports Authority has appointed her its first black female deputy harbour master.

Pinky Zungu Pinky Zungu, deputy harbour master, Transnet National Ports Authority

Small travel businesses in the spotlight at SA's 2016 Tourism Indaba

South Africa's annual Tourism Indaba, in Durban this weekend, is to showcase 70 of the industry's hidden gems - small businesses with big growth potential.

The Southern African Development Community

Quick profiles of the 15 member countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), which strives for regional integration to promote economic growth, peace and security in the southern African region.

South Africa calls for more trade with China

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa and Africa must ensure structural transformation of their trade with China, to export more value-added and labour intensive products, and to move away from their dependence on raw materials exports.

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