China trumps Brazil in simmering African showdown

By Ed Cropley JOHANNESBURG, July 6 – A century ago, it was the explorers and infantrymen of Europe’s great powers slugging it out for slices of Africa. Now, it is the agents of Chinese and Brazilian capital, but the competition is just as fierce.

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane to talk business in China

International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane would visit China for two days later this week for continued discussion about business and economic issues, her office said on Monday. Her schedule on Thursday and Friday would include a visit to the South African Pavilion under construction at the Shanghai 2010 World Expo and a courtesy […]