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SA increasing efforts on climate change

South Africa is scaling-up its current ambitious efforts to address climate change, says Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom. “We are encouraged by successes achieved thus far. These include our Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPP), which has unlocked in excess of US $14 billion for power generation. This includes $3.74 billion in foreign direct investment,” Hanekom said. The Minister […]

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SA deposits instrument ratifying TFTA

South Africa has deposited the instrument of ratification of the Agreement establishing the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA), says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. The instrument of ratification was deposited on the margins of the 7th African Union Meeting of Ministers of Trade (AMOT) meeting taking place in Cairo, Egypt, which got underway on Wednesday. The TFTA comprises three […]

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SA to participate in ACP Ministerial meeting

International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers will today travel to Brussels, Belgium, to participate in the 108th Session of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group (ACP) Council of Ministers scheduled from 12 – 14 December 2018. The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) said the session is the first ACP Ministerial meeting since the commencement of negotiations […]

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SA to partake in IATF

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies is due to attend the Inaugural Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF), which gets underway in Cairo, Egypt, on Tuesday. A delegation of over 40 South African businesses will participate in the IAFT. “The IATF will provide a platform to promote trade, investment, exchange of market information and opportunities among countries in the continent. Furthermore, this […]

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Tunisians protest Israel outside office of Jewish minister

Demonstration at Tourism Ministry urges Tunis to reject normalization with Israel TUNIS, Tunisia — Dozens of pro-Palestinian demonstrators staged a protest in Tunisia’s capital against Israel and its policies toward the Palestinians Saturday. The protest was held outside the Tourism Ministry. The country’s newly named tourism minister, Rene Trabelsi, is Jewish, only the third Jewish person to ever be named […]

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SA to commemorate anti-corruption day

The Public Service Commission (PSC) is set to join the world in commemorating the 2018 International Anti-Corruption Day on Monday. The PSC which is tasked and empowered to, amongst others, investigate, monitor, and evaluate the organisation and administration of the Public Service will commemorate the day under the theme: “Working together to enhance an environment where the rule of law […]

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SA wants to be involved in investors’ value chain

Investors must give South Africans an opportunity to make an input into the value chain so that it does not just remain the consumers of services, says Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams. “If our people are not considered in the value chain, then the investments are not helping us. We take pride when investors give us an opportunity to participate in […]

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Government welcomes Fitch rating

Government has noted rating agency Fitch’s decision to affirm South Africa’s long term foreign and local currency debt ratings at ‘BB+’ and maintain the stable outlook, National Treasury said on Thursday. Fitch’s outlook assessment this week kept South Africa’s foreign and local currency credit ratings below investment grade. According to Fitch, the ratings affirmation and stable outlook are based on […]

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President to proclaim National Minimum Wage date

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Friday proclaim the effective date for the National Minimum Wage at a ceremony with stakeholders in Kliptown, Soweto. This occasion will acknowledge the contributions made by representatives of government, business, labour and community under the auspices of the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) to achieve the consensus that produced a national minimum wage […]