The Namakwa Special Economic Zone: A Groundbreaking Economic Initiative in Northern Cape, South Africa

The Namakwa Special Economic Zone (NamSEZ) promises to be a transformative economic project that will bolster the Northern Cape’s economy. Currently, the province does not have a designated Special Economic Zone, and the NamSEZ aims to fill that gap. The government’s commitment to transparency and inclusivity in the project’s development is evident, with a recent public participation meeting in Pofadder and a notice in the government gazette calling for public engagement and comments.

South Africa and China Forge Stronger Economic Ties

South Africa’s Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition Ebrahim Patel and China’s Minister of Commerce Wang Wentao recently met in Pretoria to discuss trade, investment, and job creation. The aim of the talks was to increase trade and change its composition, while also strengthening economic ties.

A Triumph for Water and Sanitation: City Achieves 95% Capital Spend on Infrastructure and Development

The City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Directorate has achieved an incredible feat, having spent 95% of its R2.385 billion capital budget in the 2022/23 financial year. This impressive achievement highlights the City’s dedication to investing in infrastructure and ensuring access to highquality drinking water and dignified sanitation, particularly for those living in informal settlements.

A Tale of Survival and Teamwork: The Rescue of a Stranded Trail Runner in Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

In the beautiful setting of the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve, a 42yearold trail runner found himself in a perilous situation that required immediate assistance. Wian Koch had embarked on a solo adventure, intending to run and hike the Twin Peaks route. However, his journey took an unexpected turn, leading to a remarkable display of teamwork and dedication from a group of professionals and volunteers.

Table Mountain National Park Marine Protected Area: A Dive into the Heart of the Great African Sea Forest

The Table Mountain National Park Marine Protected Area – Heart of the Great African Sea Forest is a captivating short film that takes viewers on a mesmerizing underwater journey beneath the waves of Table Mountain National Park’s extensive 127km coastline. The documentary showcases the beauty of the underwater world and highlights the importance of marine protected areas (MPAs) for preserving ecosystems.

A Tribute to the Late Muraad ‘Junior’ Kitching: A Pillar of the Woodstock Football Community

Last week, the Woodstock community lost one of its most beloved figures, Muraad ‘Junior’ Kitching. Despite facing poverty, drug abuse, and gang violence, Junior rose above it all and became a respected member of the community. Unfortunately, his life was cut short by a brutal shooting on Women’s Day, leaving behind a wife, son, and daughter who adored him.

A Symphony of Art and Shopping: Somerset Mall’s Transformative Makeover

Somerset Mall, located in the scenic Helderberg region of Western Cape, has been a favorite shopping destination for many years, offering a diverse range of retail and dining options. However, in a bid to keep up with changing consumer demands and preferences, the mall has embarked on a significant redevelopment project that aims to enhance its overall tenant offering and aesthetic appeal.

The Twisted Tale of Mirror Trading International’s CEO

Mirror Trading International (MTI) CEO Johann Steynberg has been in the news recently for all the wrong reasons. Sentenced in Brazil for using a forged identity document, Steynberg’s story is a cautionary tale of deception, broken promises, and the darker side of the crypto world.

Cape Town’s Golden Arrow Bus Service Plans to Go Electric

Cape Town’s Golden Arrow Bus Service (GABS) is taking steps towards a sustainable future by introducing 60 electric buses each year, starting in 2024, with the goal of replacing its entire fleet of 1,100 dieselpowered vehicles. This shift towards electric propulsion not only helps the environment but also saves costs for the company in the long run.

A Story of Courage, Hope, and Activism: The Jenna Lowe Story

The documentary Get Me to 21: The Jenna Lowe Story tells the emotional journey of Jenna Lowe, an inspiring activist who was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension (PH). This rare and lifethreatening disease did not stop Jenna from raising awareness and initiating the iconic #GetMeTo21 social media campaign in 2014.

Strengthening Global Partnerships: South Africa to Host BRICS Inward Buying and Investment Missions

South Africa, represented by the Department of Trade, Industry, and Competition (the dtic) and the South African BRICS Business Council, is set to host Inward Buying and Investment missions from Brazil, Russia, India, and China. The initiative aims to foster economic collaboration and attract foreign investment to the country. The missions are scheduled to take place from August 13 to 23, 2023, in various South African provinces, as part of the BRICS Summit Business program.

Minister Maropene Ramokgopa to Participate in Township Economy in BRICS Dialogue

The Township Economic Commission of South Africa (TECSA) and the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) BRICS Directorate are cohosting the Township Economy in BRICS Dialogue on August 15, 2023, in Orlando West, Soweto. Minister Maropene Ramokgopa will attend the event, which is the first of its kind, just a week before the muchawaited 15th BRICS Summit in Sandton, Johannesburg.

Lindiwe Zulu: A Journey of Triumph, Controversy, and Resilience

Minister Lindiwe Zulu: A Political Journey Defined by Achievements, Challenges, and Public Perception Introduction to Minister Lindiwe Zulu Minister Lindiwe Zulu, a prominent figure in South African political landscape, currently holds the role of Minister of Social Development. She is also a steadfast member of the National Executive Committee and the chairperson for the African National Congress’s Subcommittee on International Relations. Born and educated in Swaziland, Zulu’s political journey began in the wake of the 1976 student uprising, leading her to join the African National Congress (ANC). Her time in exile took her to Morogoro, Tanzania, and later Russia, where

Journeying Heartstrings: George to Cape Town Unveiled

Discover the Best Ways to Travel from George to Cape Town: Fly, Drive, or Take a Bus/Train – Your Ultimate Guide! Introduction to Traveling from George to Cape Town Tucked away on South Africa’s renowned Garden Route, George is a charming city, rich in history and surrounded by natural beauty. A few hundred kilometers away, Cape Town, the country’s legislative capital, offers a vibrant blend of culture, stunning landscapes, and iconic landmarks. The journey from George to Cape Town is one that many undertake, whether for business, pleasure, or the simple joy of travel. The distance from George to Cape

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