Archives for May 2013

Refurbished Mandela Centre

Johannesburg - The newly refurbished Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory will soon be officially opened for South Africans and the globally community to view and enjoy the legacy of the formidable life and times of former President Nelson … [Read more...]

Construction of MeerKat kicks off

Cape Town – The construction of the 64-dish MeerKat satellite dishes – a precursor of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project – had commenced, the Minister of Science and Technology Derek Hanekom said on Thursday. … [Read more...]

Tourism marketing reaching consumers

Durban - Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk has announced that through South Africa’s marketing efforts in tourism they have reached over one billion consumers. … [Read more...]

Mokoka takes Two Oceans Half

Despite the gale force South Easterly winds a record of 13 765 runners enjoyed finishing the Old Mutual Two Oceans half-marathon at the University of Cape Town fields. The 6 and 6.10 starts appears to have favoured the 21,1 km participants … [Read more...]

Shange sets sights on SA Record

Thursday, 2 May 2013 – The 23 year old Lebogang Shange from Central Gauteng not only won the SA Championships, but travelled to Mauritius less than a week later where he also won the Africa Race Walking Championships.  As the Africa … [Read more...]

SARS collects R814bn in taxes

Pretoria – In what Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan today described as a “remarkable achievement”, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) exceeded its target when it collected more than R814 billion in taxes for the 2012/13 fiscal … [Read more...]

NDP a vision to boost growth

Johannesburg – Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has singled out the National Development Plan (NDP) as a vision for his department to boost economic growth and to eliminate poverty through creating jobs. “The NDP is our vision … … [Read more...]

Dti promotes trade in Algeria

Pretoria – Trade and Industry (dti) Deputy Minister Elizabeth Thabethe is in Algeria to expose South African companies to trade opportunities on the continent. “The trade mission is also expected to expose South African companies to … [Read more...]

Impressive tourism figures

Pretoria – The tourism industry has been congratulated on the impressive tourism figures which show that South Africa continues to be an attractive international tourism destination. Tourism is one of the country’s six job drivers in … [Read more...]

South Africa a major sporting destination

Pretoria – South Africa has once again proved to the world it is a destination of choice for major sporting events after hosting a successful Africa Nations Cup (Afcon), says South African Football Association (Safa) President, … [Read more...]