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As South Africa's economic heart, Gauteng is often overlooked as not only Africa's gateway but as an exciting tourism destination in its own right. But the ever-enigmatic province holds countless secrets that visitors will be both surprised and delighted to discover. In the hustle of daily life, Gauteng's tremendous…
The province accounts for a growing number of domestic tourists in 2008, coming second only to KZN, while the Wild Coast along both provinces was labelled as the next successful tourism region by Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk at a recent tourism launch in Port Elizabeth.
As smoking laws place more restrictions on when and where one can smoke, electronic cigarettes are becoming the preferred alternative, offering smokers the opportunity to cut down on the harmful chemicals that they inhale and emit while successfully avoiding prosecution. Smokers of tobacco cigarettes in South Africa will once again…
FASSET (the labour department’s Seta for finance, accounting, management consulting, and other financial services) launched the ‘Making Best Practice Count’ awards in recognition of organisations that engage in Best Practice when it comes to skills development in South Africa. The award runs in tandem with the Department of Labour National…
Mpumalanga - 167 farmers have received training to take part in the production of biofuel, with the aim of creating alternative fuel for South Africa and employing 4150 people when the project is in full production. Currently, 83 of these 167 farmers have benefited from the biofuel initiative. The remaining…
As a result of the global recession, South Africa’s manufacturing sector has experienced a 13.7% contraction year on year. In spite of this drop in production, the industry could see an optimistic turnaround in the fourth quarter, bringing with it new opportunities and renewed growth for South Africa’s economy. The…
South Africa has been identified as one of the key markets for global investors, moving up to 4th position, according to new research published by UK Trade & Investment Addressing the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Emerging Markets, the UK Secretary or State, Lord Mandelson revealed the findings of a new report…
Fifteen companies from Northern Ireland in the UK are in South Africa at the end of the month for 2 weeks of business. The delegation will be exploring opportunities for trade, joint ventures and technology transfer with South African businesses. The delegation, organised by Invest Northern Ireland, a UK regional…
Promoting mental health in scarce-resource contexts: Emerging evidence and practice (HSRC Press) is a recently published new book which calls for greater attention to be paid to mental health in the quest for human development and self-reliant, sustainable communities. The book will be launched on Wednesday 24 March at 6pm…
The Alliance of Youth NGO (AYONGO), an umbrella body of youth NGOSs in South Africa, hereby wishes to condemn the attack on the National Development Agency (NDA) and National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF) by a group of non-profit organisations which are: Inyathelo - The South African Institute for Advancement,…
The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) welcomes recent rulings against a giant in the tobacco industry by the Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa (ASA) and Judge J Phatudi in the North Gauteng High Court. In response to various complaints received from the public, the ASA ruled that the…
The continuing increase in greenhouse gases worldwide will have a devastating impact on Africa’s agricultural production, reducing it by 50% by 2020, a grim prospect that requires local government across Africa to take action in the preservation of the environment for the future. Research by the Intergovernmental…

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