Government is fast-tracking its partial privatisation drive this year through major changes to arms manufacturer Denel - including the sale of a third share in the business - and the drawing in of private-sector skills in running South Africa's main port at Durban.
South African white maize on the JSE Securities Exchange South Africa rocketed on Friday on the back of the continued lack of widespread rain in the country's maize belt, at a time when farmers are trying to sow maize.
Agricultural marketing is under way in Mozambique's northern and central regions and there is a marked change to the agricultural trade this season, the latest Famine Early Warning Systems Network report on the country says.
South African- and London-listed breweries group SABMiller (SAB) on Thursday announced an empowerment deal with its gaming joint venture partner, Tsogo Investment Holding Company (Proprietary) Limited.
Automobile manufacturers operating in South Africa are planning to more than double their worldwide exports by 2005, from 120 000 cars in 2002 to 250 000, with the US market taking an increasingly larger share.
The JSE Securities Exchange South Africa (JSE) is expected to open flat to slightly weaker on Monday, taking its cue from the currency. Traders said that with no major economic data due out this week, the market is likely to look to the rand for direction.