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South Africa lobbies the US to extend Agoa

South Africa is lobbying the leaders of the US Senate and House of Representatives to extend the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa). Agoa gives qualifying countries like South Africa duty-free market access to the US.


South Africa takes up citrus black spot issue at WTO

South Africa is tackling threats to its large citrus export market, aiming to keep the country’s R6-billion citrus industry export competitive.


Nene announces tough measures in Medium Term Budget to revive SA economy

In his 2014 Medium Term Budget, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has announced across-the- board budget cuts, job freezes and tax increases to try and curtail run-away government spending and revive sluggish economic growth.


Annual Nelson Mandela Children’s Parliament calls for children’s ombudsman

Some 108 children got their chance to speak truth to power as members of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Parliament this week, calling for stricter policing of child right’s violations.


Youth employment a priority for SA, Nene tells IMF

Tackling youth unemployment is top of the agenda for the South African government as it tries to eradicate the triple challenges of unemployment, poverty and inequality, said Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene at an IMF discussion session


SA’s FirstRand spreads its investment footprint in Africa

Africa’s current economic growth is providing impetus for South African financial services provider FirstRand to invest in real property across the continent.

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