Stamps to celebrate Madiba’s 100 years

The German Post and the South African Post Office have joined forces to spread the Madiba magic. The two institutions have a bilateral stamp issue on Wednesday, to commemorate the 100th birthday of the first former statesman and global icon Nelson Mandela. The photograph for the SA stamp is from

Be the legacy

With the 15 000-strong crowd packed into Wanderers Stadium hanging on to his every word, former US President Barack Obama called on the world — with emphasis on the youth — to keep the torch of Nelson Mandela’s legacy burning. Obama delivered the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg on

Spreading Madiba Magic on his special day

South Africa will come alive with activities in celebration of Nelson Mandela’s centenary tomorrow by spreading some Madiba Magic by helping charities, disadvantaged schools and advocating for peace and reconciliation. The Nelson Mandela centenary celebrations take place countrywide under the theme “Be the Legacy”, a call that induces all of

Team SA makes us proud

Brand South Africa on Monday congratulated the country’s sportsmen and women on their achievements at the weekend. Brand SA said sport has great impact on the nation brand and its attractiveness on a global stage. It said that the nation brand is not preserved by a single dimension, but rather

SA companies to seek opportunities in Angola

Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Bulelani Magwanishe is expected to lead a business delegation on a trade and investment mission to Angola. Speaking ahead of Monday’s investment mission, Magwanishe said the mission grants the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) the prospect of continued economic collaboration and partnerships with

Saudi Arabia gives SA energy sector $10bn boost

A $10 billion investment pledge into the South African energy sector by Saudi Arabia is set to enhance energy security, create capacity and reduce the cost of energy in South Africa. The pledge was made during President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State visit to Saudi Arabia, which began on Thursday. “This commitment

New process for getting police clearance certificate

To mitigate identity fraud, the South African Police Service (SAPS) is introducing a new process for obtaining a police clearance certificate (PCC). “SAPS has devised one such method to improve security measures to mitigate this risk,” SAPS said on Thursday. A police clearance certificate is a document issued by the SAPS Criminal Record and

SA participates in AGOA Forum

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies is in Washington DC in the US where the 17th Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum kicked off today. The forum said the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) will focus on the implementation of AGOA, as well as, strategies for deepening the

Afreximbank anniversary a lodestar for the AfCFTA

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the 25th Anniversary of the African Export-lmport Bank (Afreximbank) serves as an inspiration to what the continent can achieve with the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). “We have many success stories of companies and organisations that are making a great difference in the lives of

Marching for change

Men of action from all over the nation are gearing up to be part of the historic 100 Men March for no Violence against Women and Children. Supporters of the march include groupings of judges and lawyers; victim empowerment programme representatives; the clergy and  faith movements; SAPS (cadets); nurses; the