SA launches most advanced nanosatellite

South Africa has successfully launched into space the continent’s most advanced nanosatellite to date – the ZACube-2. The ZACube-2 will provide cutting edge remote sensing and communication services to South Africa and the region. “This satellite will help us monitor our ocean traffic as part of our oceans economy and also monitor veld fires and provide near real-time fire information […]


SA, Tunisian businesses urged to increase trade

Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Bulelani Magwanishe has urged Tunisian and South African business people to increase trade with one another. Speaking at a South Africa-Tunisia business seminar in Tunis on Monday, the Deputy Minister said the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) is leading an Outward Trade and Investment mission to Tunisia, as part of efforts to increase trade. […]


SA companies hopeful of conquering Tunisian market

At least two companies are confident of acquiring new markets during the Department of Trade and Industry’s (dti) Outward Trade and Investment mission to Tunisia. Managing Director of Resulta Exporters, Eric Juncker, says he is confident he will acquire new customers and secure a distribution agency for his products. “We already have a small presence in Tunisia through a client […]


SA reiterates Palestine support

As the world observes United Nations International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people, the South African government has announced its renewed commitment to a just and lasting solution to the question of Palestine. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) said the prolonged Palestinian struggle against dispossession and the fragmentation of the […]


TWIMS set to boost SA manufacturing

The launch of the newly established Toyota Wessels Institute for Manufacturing Studies (TWIMS) is set to boost South Africa’s manufacturing sector. The R56 million TWIMS, launched by Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies on Monday, is set to develop world class capabilities and drive African industrialisation. “We are looking forward to this institution contributing to the manufacturing sector as a […]


SA sends condolences after deadly DRC explosion

The South African Government has conveyed condolences to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), after dozens were killed when an oil tanker collided with a bus at the weekend. According to media reports, over 60 people died and about 100 sustained second-degree burns when the tanker truck caught alight in an accident on Saturday. The accident happened on an arterial […]