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Heineken begins construction of Mozambican brewery

December 4 2017 – INTERNATIONAL brewer Heineken Holding on (today) Monday laid the foundation stone of its first brewery in Mozambique, a $100 million investment which incorporates the latest technologies. Located in the province of Maputo, between the Marracuene and Manhiça districts, the brewery will have a production capacity of 0.8 million hectoliters and will brew high quality beers for ... Read More »

SA and DRC to remove trade barriers

November 11 2017 – SA and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have committed to remove hurdles that hinder business interactions between business people of the two countries, the trade and industry department (dti) said on Saturday. The agreement and commitment emanated from discussions held during this week’s Investment and Trade Initiative (ITI) seminar, organised by the dti and hosted ... Read More »

SA to upgrade ports of entry to boost regional trade – Gigaba

October 25 2017– South African Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba on Wednesday said government was planning to upgrade the country’s key ports of entry in a bid to improve regional trade and curb slow economic growth. Gigaba said that there were many opportunities across the Sub-Saharan African region that South African companies could capitalise on as the region’s growth outlook had ... Read More »

Jozi most visited African city

October 10 2017 – SA’s most-populated city, Johannesburg, has emerged as the most popular destination city in Africa in 2016 followed by Cape Town, according to the annual Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index released on Tuesday. The Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index showed that Johannesburg welcomed 4.57 million international overnight visitors in 2016, a 24 percent increase on the previous ... Read More »

Africa has great business potential – Trump

September 21 –  THERE is great potential in Africa, says US President Donald Trump at a working lunch with African leaders at the 72ndSession of the UN general assembly (UNGA) in New York. Leaders from Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda, and South Africa were told that he foresaw partnerships between the US and Africa for promoting prosperity and ... Read More »

New Development Bank to benefit Africa – Zuma

August 17  2017  –THE  New Development Bank (NDB) was set to benefit infrastructure projects on the African continent as a whole, and having a permanent regional centre showed commitment to that undertaking, says President Jacob Zuma. Speaking at the launch of the African Regional Centre of the NDB in Sandton, Zuma says “We are therefore happy to know that the ... Read More »

Zimbabwean woman arrested for smuggling rhino horns at Jozi airport

August 11 2017 – A ZIMBABWEAN  woman  has been arrested at the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, for smuggling and the illegal possession of two rhino horns, says the environmental affairs department said on Friday(yesterday) “The 30-year-old  woman was arrested after suspicious items were noticed by private security personnel during scanning of her check-in luggage and reported to customs ... Read More »

Ghana’s industry inflation declines

July 26 2017  — THE  Producer Price Index (PPI) announced here on Wednesday by the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) declined 0.1 percentage points to 3.6 percent year-on-year for June 2017 in Ghana, relative to the 3.7 percent recorded for May 2017. Acting Government Statistician Baah Wadieh explained that the slight dip in the PPI was due to a base-drift effect ... Read More »

Concern over rise in Zim political violence

July 19 2017 ‑ ZIMBABWEAN civic society organisations have raised concern over the “rise in political intolerance” in the country following the torching of MDC-T vice-president Elias Mudzuri’s near the city centre in the capital Harare yesterday, and the destruction of a perimeter wall at the house of the opposition party’s councillor, Wilton Janjazi, in the Kuwadzana high-density suburb. ZimRights said it ... Read More »

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