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SA businesses take part in China Expos

By- SAnews.gov.za Pretoria – Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Mzwandile Masina has arrived in China, where he is leading a delegation of 51 companies on the fourth leg of the South African Expos in China. Deputy Minister Masina said the dti will visit the Shanghai Free Trade Zone and the Shanghai Zhanjiang Hi-Tech Park today. He will also officially open the …

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SA-China Joint Working Group to meet

By – SAnews.gov.za International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, has arrived in Beijing, in the People’s Republic of China, to co-chair the first meeting of the South Africa-China Inter-Ministerial Joint Working Group on Cooperation. The meeting is scheduled for 3-4 September 2014. During the State Visit to South Africa by President XI Jinping in March 2013, the Terms of …

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The international community continues to mourn today the passing of Nelson Mandela

By Marshall Comins and Dominykas Broga The international community continues to mourn today the passing of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first post-apartheid president and an international symbol of peace, who ushered the continent into a new era of increased awareness and equality. Inspiring millions around the world who witnessed the power of one man’s will to achieve the greater good …

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RIP Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela 18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013

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SA seeks investment from Asia, Middle East

South Africa hosted the Asia-Middle East Investment Seminar in Cape Town on Thursday, with the aim of seeking investment from the regions. “We aim to cover all the provinces in due course,” Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Marius Fransman, told delegates at the seminar, which focuses on investment opportunities in the Western Cape province. Fransman urged participants to …

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SA companies fly the flag high in China

It goes without saying that South Africans are flying the flag high when it comes to doing business abroad and the 2013 South African Expos held in China last week was indicative of this. Innovation, passion to succeed and to give back to one’s country of birth formed the elements of South African companies that recently showed off their mettle …

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SA exhibitors show off products at China’s trade fair

The annual China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT) got underway on Sunday with South African exhibitors showing off their wares. The four-day 17th annual CIFIT kicked off at a packed Xiamen International Exhibition Centre where 62 South African companies are participating in the fair. CIFIT is currently China’s only international investment promotion event aimed at facilitating bilateral investment. Of …

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China funds five centres to extend South-South ties

By Li Jiao – SciDev.Net China’s science academy is to back five centres of research excellence to extend collaboration with developing world scientists in the fields of climate, water, biotechnology, green technology and space technology for disaster mitigation. The five existing centres are housed within institutes of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and will get US$6.5 million over the …

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South African President Jacob Zuma Meets with Yang Jiechi

On February 19, 2013, South African President Jacob Zuma met with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi in Cape Town. Zuma said South Africa-China relations enjoy a strong growth momentum with broad prospects and bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership has borne fruits in various fields. Zuma said that South Africa will host the fifth BRICS summit and is looking forward to Chinese …

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China expands sponsorship of SA students

Cape Town – The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, has thanked China for expanding the number of scholarships available to South African youth to study in the Asian giant, by 200 additional places. During a meeting on Monday at the Taj Hotel in Cape Town with her counterpart, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, Nkoana-Mashabane said the South …

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