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South Africa: Mandarin Trainees Head to China

Pretoria — The first group of frontline tourism staff to be trained in Mandarin have completed the initial phase of their training and are heading to China for cultural learning experiences. The trainees received certificates from Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom at a ceremony held in Johannesburg on Tuesday. The 20 trainees were selected for specialised training from establishments frequented by …

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China, South Africa to cement cooperation, party-to-party exchanges

Visiting Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao said Tuesday that China is ready to deepen cooperation and party-to-party exchanges with South Africa. China and South Africa, both of which are major emerging and developing countries as well as members of the BRICS cooperation mechanism, are seeing their bilateral ties gain increasing global influence and strategic importance, Li said during a meeting …

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South Africa: Committee Hosts Young Chinese Diplomats, Calls for Deeper Relations

The Portfolio Committee on International Relations and Cooperation has called for a deeper relationship with China following a meeting with young diplomats from that country. The Acting Committee Chairperson, Mr Bheki Radebe, said it was important that South Africa enhances its relationship with China in all facets of human development to combat poverty. “The number of exchange programmes in the …

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South Africa Chosen for Huawei’s Seventh Global Innovation & Experience Centre

China’s largest telecommunications and technology company Huawei have launched the first ever Huawei Innovation & Experience Center in Africa. The exciting Innovation center based in South Africa is set to enforce the digital revolution in Africa, edging them closer and closer to playing a key role in the global knowledge economy. The centre is certainly a cornerstone to the digital …

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Huawei employ 1000 new young people in South Africa

The Chinese built multinational networking and telecommunication equipment service Huawei has had an outstanding influence and partnership with the African continent and particularly with South Africa. On top of the 1200 people Huawei employ in South Africa the Pretoria government and Huawei have today sealed another deal ensuring that 1 000 young South Africans will be trained in information and …

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Chinese built – WeChat set to target wallet technology in South Africa

In November last year, WeChat Afirca owned by Chinese internet giant Tencent launched its groundbreaking wallet tech. Wallet tech allows virtual payments and transactions via cards verified by Visa and MasterCard. Following the launch of WeChat’s wallet tech it was announced by Brett Loubser, WeChat’s head of Africa that one of their key goals this year is to continue to …

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Huawei and South Africa hand in hand for the fourth industrial revolution

Huawei MD of Enterprise Business Group SA, Du Min, spoke about focusing on ICT Infrastructure and System for a Better Connected South Africa, at the China – South Africa Roundtable. “The evolution in the ICT industry has shown us amazing possibilities, we saw it grow from Mechanization, Electrification, and Automation, now it is just a matter of connecting ‘things’ and …

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SA, China ink R94 billion worth of agreements

By – SAnews.gov.za Pretoria – Relations between South Africa and China were further cemented on Wednesday when the two countries signed 26 agreements worth R94 billion. The agreements were signed at the Union Buildings, where President Jacob Zuma hosted his Chinese counterpart President Xi Jinping, who is on a State visit ahead of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Summit …

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SA to study Chinese state-owned enterprises

By- SAnews.gov.za Pretoria – As part of his official visit to China, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will today address the South Africa-China state-owned enterprises seminar in Beijing. The objective of the official visit is to study how Chinese state-owned enterprises are used to promote economic growth while addressing the challenges of poverty and unemployment, the Presidency said on Wednesday. Deputy …

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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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