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Archive for January, 2017

SOUTH AFRICAN VISA APPLICATION NOW THROUGH VFS OFFICES – WAFI MALL

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“All applications for visas to South Africa must henceforth as of the 1st February 2017 be submitted through VFS offices in Wafi Mall, Dubai, between 9:00 – 17:00. click here:

Only long term visas/permits must still be submitted at the South African Consulate General, Dubai.”

 


Minister Thabane Zulu, Director-General, Department of Energy, Republic of South Africa, at the Africa Energy Forum discussing strategies to increase South Africa’s base load

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Emirates Business Expo – Sandton, South Africa

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WEF: In defence of Davos by Tim Cohen

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Laurie Dippenaar: SA punches above its weight at Davos. Picture: FREDDY MAVUNDA

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South African president says ANC ready for female leader

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Johannesburg: South African President Jacob Zuma has said the ruling ANC party is ready for its first female leader, days after his former wife was named by the party’s influential women’s league as its choice to succeed him.

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who has four children with President Zuma, is the head of the African Union Commission and a leading candidate to take office as president at the 2019 general election.

Zuma is expected to step down as African National Congress (ANC) party leader at the end of this year. His successor is likely to become national president at the election.

Dlamini-Zuma, 67, has not declared her candidacy, but the ANC women’s league last weekend gave her a major boost by publicly declaring its support.

“It is no longer a discussion in the ANC whether a woman can take a high leadership position or not,” Zuma said.

“The ANC is ready for that’ in fact the party has been ready for some time.

“It will depend on the integrity that she possesses and whether members see her fit for the position.”

Zuma, 74, who has been engulfed by corruption scandals and poor economic data since he came to power in 2009, completes the maximum two terms in office as national president in 2019.

In August, the ANC – which came to power in 1994 under Nelson Mandela after the end of apartheid – recorded its worst-ever election results at local polls.

Among Zuma’s other possible successors are deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa and ANC treasurer-general Zweli Mkhize. http://gulfnews.com/news/africa/south-africa/south-african-president-says-anc-ready-for-female-leader-1.1960941

 


SABCO AGM

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Please come and join us for our AGM where we’ll reflect on our achievements of 2016 and new outlook for 2017

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Cape Town ranked among top cities for foreign direct investment

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Cape Town – Cape Town has been listed as one of the top cities worldwide on the Global Cities of the Future winners 2016/17 for foreign direct investment (FDI) strategy.

This is according to Foreign Direct Investment (fDi) Intelligence, a division of the Financial Times.

Cape Town has been ranked 21st for its FDI strategy and is the only African city listed in this category by fDi Intelligence. Other cities listed include Edinburgh, Hong Kong and Chicago.

“This accolade is indeed a massive feather in Cape Town’s cap as it recognises all the ongoing efforts being made by the City and its private sector partners to ensure that Cape Town is on the international map for business and investment,” Cape Town’s Executive Deputy Mayor, Alderman Ian Neilson, said in a statement. Read more

 


Five top SA entrepreneurs making waves

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Cape Town – Fin24 interviewed a number of entrepreneurs in 2016 and some of them were just extraordinary.

We’ve picked five of these stories to inspire you. read more:


Happy New Year

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Happy New Year