South africa Mauritius

South Africa Emerges as 3rd Largest Export Destination

The year 2012 started off on a negative note with exports in January and February declining by 4 and 9 per cent respectively, compared to the corresponding months in 2011.

07 Jan 2013,

26 of the Most Stunning Spots in Africa According CNN – Mauritius Isn’t There

With its expansive landscapes and formidable animal life, the world's second-biggest continent is arguably the best for photographers.

29 Dec 2012,

South Africa Lags Behind Mauritius In Ease Of Doing Business

South Africa gained one position to 35th among 185 countries in the World Bank’s 2012 Ease of Doing Business ranking after it improved in three categories.

23 Oct 2012,

South Africa: More Than 3500 Dismissed Strikers In Mines

The South African Gold One announced Tuesday 9 October the dismissal of more than 1400 employees, while the small producer of uranium'' Atlatsa will separate minors 2161, after a wildcat strike that began in the first two cases October.

10 Oct 2012,

South Africa Narrows The Tax Gap On Mauritius

In the race between Mauritius and South Africa for the most investor-friendly holding company regime for private equity, South Africa is gaining ground on its island rival.

27 Aug 2012,

Deadly Clashes Between South African Police and Striking Miners

The police in South Africa opened fire on striking miners armed with machetes and sticks Thursday near the mine Marikana platinum, making a dozen deaths, according to footage shot by Reuters Television.

17 Aug 2012,

South African Platinum Mine Union Riots Kill Nine

Nine people have been killed in clashes between rival unions at a South African mine owned by leading platinum producer Lonmin, police have said.

14 Aug 2012,

Good New Reasons to Fly

Air Mauritius has introduced flights to several new destinations in the past few months and is now competing with European and Middle Eastern airlines in offering them to SA travellers leaving from Joburg.

10 Aug 2012,

South Africa Couple Freed From Somali Pirates

Two South Africans held hostage by Somali pirates for 20 months have been freed.

23 Jun 2012,

South Africa Plans Special Economic Zones

The South Africa plans to strengthen its industrialization, its regional development and job creation with a program of special economic zones, said Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies.

17 Jan 2012,

Air Mauritius to operate 3 new South Africa flights from Dec

Air Mauritius will operate three supplementary flights to Durban in December and two in January 2012. This was announced by the vice president sales and distribution support of the national airline company, Raj Deenanath at the the Kuazulu Natal product presentation at the Le Labourdonnais Hotel, Port Louis on Friday. He added that the decision [...]

19 Sep 2011, The Independent Daily

Entries open for Pan African contest

DStv Eutelsat Star Awards, a pan-African student competition targeting students aged from 14 to 19 years in 42 African countries including Mauritius, was launched on Wednesday. The final competition will be arbitrated by an international jury which will meet on September 12 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The winner will be offered a trip to France [...]

23 Jun 2011, The Independent Daily

South Africa will charge a 10 percent tax on gains from investments in Mauritius

22 Jun 2011,

South Africa and Mauritius are looking for more cooperation

Dr Matthews Phosa, treasurer general of the African National Congress, South Africa’s ruling party, is currently heading a Progressive Business Forum delegation in Mauritius

14 Jun 2011,

MTPA, Naiade promote

The date for the third edition of the Indian Ocean Triathlon was announced during a press conference at the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) office on Monday. The event is being held by Naiade Events, VO2maxVoyages and MTPA, in collaboration with Mauritius Triathlon Federation. This event will be organised on November 13 and will act [...]

17 May 2011, The Independent Daily

Lord Mayor attends forum

The ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability has chosen Port Louis, along with four other cities including Cape Town, Maputo, Dar-es-Salaam and Walwis Bay, to work on a climate change adaptation project. The title of the project is ‘Sub-Saharan Cities: A five city network to pioneer climate adaptation through participation research and local action’. In [...]

01 Mar 2011, The Independent Daily

PwC invites speaker from SA

The next edition of the PwC Corporate Reporting Awards will take place on February 28 at Le Labourdonnais hotel, Port Louis. The guest speaker will be the chairman of the King Committee on Corporate Governance, South Africa professor Mervyn King.

25 Feb 2011, The Independent Daily

Too many South Africans in Mauritius?

I settled in Mautitius 16 years ago, after living a long time in South Africa. I consider myself Mauritian and am exceptionally proud of my country. You need to know... Read more »

19 Feb 2011, KotZot