Last week, I led a government delegation to the first Russia-Africa Summit, convened in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed what he terms Russia’s commitment to deepening its engagement with Africa.
Ramaphosa held bi-lateral talks with his Russian counterpart.
Analysts say the weak growth in retail trade sales indicates the financial strain consumers with a low disposable income are under.
China’s exports unexpectedly fell in August as shipments to the United States (US) slowed sharply, pointing to further weakness in the world’s second-largest economy and underlining a pressing need for more stimulus as the Sino-US trade war escalates.
Six Marikana mining communities in the North West have filed papers at the Constitutional Court seeking to reverse the R5 billion sale of Lonmin Platinum Mine.